About Us

A Texas Steakhouse located in the heart of historic downtown celina square

More than 100 years of rich HISTORY

The Forge 1912 is a family-owned steakhouse located in the heart of the Historic Downtown Celina Square in North Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Beginning in 1912, our building was established as the location of Celina’s blacksmith shop, and it would have been a hub for gathering as area residents got wagons repaired or came to Grover Sheets to make tools for their farms. It’s not hard to envision hours spent talking to friends right here in this space, and that’s exactly the vision we have for The Forge 1912.

We are Celina residents committed to creating a community gathering place where our friends, neighbors, and the extended community can gather to enjoy Texas-raised grass-fed Prime Angus steak and Akaushi Wagyu, craft cocktails, impeccable wines, and much more. From the Chef’s Table room to the main dining area to Grover’s Bar and Patio, we aim to make every meal at The Forge 1912 an unforgettable experience.

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Best Steakhouses in America
Year 2021

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100 Best Steakhouses in America,
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Trip Advisor

2020 Travelers' Choice
Best of the Best


LOCALLY SOURCED, Farm to table

Whether you’re looking for grass-fed, Texas-raised prime steaks, Akaushi Wagyu, seafood, or local organic-standard greens at the salad bar, The Forge 1912 is your place for a historic dining experience you can’t get anywhere else locally. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner, a fresh lunch, a client dinner in our Chef’s Table room, or a family celebration in our private room, we’re here to provide an experience to remember.

The Classic Flavour

Discover Our Cuisine

Experience great wines, superior steaks, fresh seafood, locally-raised greens–all with a unique Texas touch.

All of our Prime Angus and Akaushi Wagyu steaks are grass-fed and Texas-raised from Range Hand Meat Company. All of our Heartbrand Beef Akaushi Wagyu is raised in South Texas.



Ethridge Family

Brian, Kristen, Carrie, Linnie, and Bennett Ethridge

The best part about Celina is that this town has a big heart for the people who call it home—including our family. When we first thought up The Forge 1912, we wanted to do two things: preserve the history of this amazing building that has been at the heart of Celina for more than 110 years, as well as create a restaurant that we’d want our own family to eat at over and over again.

As native Texans (our kids are seventh-generation Texans!) we have a deep love for the Lone Star State and knew we could create a restaurant around the idea of both eating healthy and eating local.

To that end, we run The Forge 1912 based the following core tenets:

  • We source local or Texas-based food suppliers, where possible.
  • We are proud to offer Texas-raised grass-fed Prime Angus steaks and Akaushi Wagyu.
  • We prioritize food which is grown to organic standards.
  • We put pink salt on every table because it’s full of minerals.
  • We do not prepare foods using seed oils, we prefer tallow, olive oil and avocado oil.
  • We do not pull entrees out of the freezer—everything is prepared fresh.
  • We present our guests with a world-class wine list featuring Texas wines; as part of our bar offerings, we allow you to pick Texas favorite beers and liquors—but we still also offer your classic favorites.
  • We partner with local Celina businesses fwhere we can.
  • We offer the opportunity for you to host your own private event in our Powder Room, named for our family’s donkey, Powder. 
  • We look forward to helping you create a one-of-a-kind dining experiences in our Chef’s Table room.
  • We showcase the history of Celina and this historic building which housed Celina’s original blacksmith shop, which opened in 1912
  • We give back to Celina and surrounding communities through our Forged in Community program, and we invite every guest to take the opportunity to join us in making North Collin and Grayson Counties the best place in Texas to live, dine, and raise a family.
  • And above all, we believe in faith, family, friends, and the power of a shared meal around the dinner table.

We promise to feed your family like we feed our own.

Thank you for being a part of our dream and our Forge community!

 “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” –Isaiah 43:19 (NIV)