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The Forest Grill

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French, American, Bistro
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735 Forest Avenue, Birmingham, MI 48009 (Maple & Woodward)
248-258-9400
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, service and atmosphere...

Came here for dinner with customers who recommended to us. The service was spot and helpful and the special cocktail drinks were yummy. We had everything from the appetizers thru dessert. The apps were chatturiceire of meats. (Duck, Chrizio and others), there was a flambe that was delicious also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Anthony C
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Franklin, Tennessee
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1,337 reviews 1,337 reviews
910 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Came here for dinner with customers who recommended to us. The service was spot and helpful and the special cocktail drinks were yummy. We had everything from the appetizers thru dessert. The apps were chatturiceire of meats. (Duck, Chrizio and others), there was a flambe that was delicious also. We all had some sort of fish for the entree. I... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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93 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Elegant restaurant with servers who serve in a professional and caring manner. My husband and friend said that their Manhattans were the very best they had ever had…they are true connoisseurs!!! The food was good…not excellent, but good. I had the flatbread pizza type of dish and it was only fair. My friends were happy with their food. Dessert was... More 

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Southfield, Michigan
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270 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We enjoyed an outstanding dinner and wine one, recent weekday evening here just after 5pm. Aside from the staff, the place was nearly empty. Matt Ashley, the bar manager was immediately friendly and engaging. He suggested a terrific white wine to go with my companions's beef carpaccio. The ginger lemongrass soup poured over grilled gulf prawns was amazing especially with... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant. Imaginative ,fresh and beautifully presented food. The service was attentive and our waiter very knowledgeable. I found the wine list very interested and in perfect harmony with the food. Lots of good choices by the glass. All in all and excellent experience.

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detroit, mich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Dinner on saturday night. We shared appetizers of Salsify and Farm Egg. Then split a Sea Bass entree. This was plenty of food. Service was grcious and expert. The food was unusual and outstanding. Great Place, had a good wine list too.

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Rochester, Michigan
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

A bit surprised by the location and it's parking and the restroom situation but food and service will make up for it. Be brave and try anything on the menu and it will be executed well and tasty all the time. Wine offerings are excellent and skillfully served. I love the manageable size of dinning room and it's warm feeling... More 

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Bingham Farms, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Recently we read that Forest Grill is closed for lunch but they will do a “walk-in” lunch. After reading about this we decided to try the walk-in lunch. We called and found that the chef would serve a chef’s choice lunch and so we made a reservation. We arrived, the restaurant was dark but the door was open. We entered... More 

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Waterloo, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Awesome very inventive food. Creative lunch n dinner menus. Sea bass and egg appetizer are to die for. Very friendly service. Ambience is a bit too corporate and formal. Nice and comfortable but sedate. The food more than makes up for it.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

We've been to The Forest Grill several times. Really great food and good service. Give this little gem a try!

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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61 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

New menu, new look, new wine list, but the same solid food, prep and service. We went on a Saturday night with another couple. Our server was knowledgeable, and let us pace the dinner to suit our mood and conversation. WIne list was creative, with a nice collection of wines-by-the-glass. Chef Polcyn is famous for his charcuterie, and you shouldn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 735 Forest Avenue, Birmingham, MI 48009
    (Maple & Woodward)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: 248-258-9400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: French, American, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?