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The Forest Grill

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American, French, Bistro
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The Forest Grill
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735 Forest Avenue, Birmingham, MI 48009
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735 Forest Avenue, Birmingham, MI 48009 (Maple & Woodward)
248-258-9400
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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: Reservations
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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Wonderful food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2014
M E
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Rochester, Michigan
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rochester, Michigan
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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166 reviews 166 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I went on a Tuesday night at 6:00 and there were just a few other tables seated. I was able to find a parking spot on the street right in front of the restaurant. The restaurant is casual but nicely decorated. I had the farm egg for my appetizer. It was awesome. A soft boiled egg in fried onion straws... More 

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

This is the second visit to the FG on business in the past few months and it was a very pleasant experience on both occasions. Decor is contemporary inviting with two walls of glass which overlook a relatively quiet side street just off Woodward Ave. The tables are nicely spaced and the noise level is quite low allowing for easy... More 

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Farmington Hills, Mi.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We've been there twice...Lunch & Dinner, both times, with another couple (2 different ones). I remember very good Service, and Excellent originally prepared dishes, served in un uncrowded, open air tpe of setting....and Not Formal, but Casual. It was also Not Cheap either, but the other item is it's Location. It is NOT in the midst of that "pain in... More 

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Michigan
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105 reviews 105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Creative from scratch food. The chef is committed to local and seasonal ingredients. He even has his own garden. Everything was delicious.

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Chesterfield, Michigan, United States
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110 reviews 110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

My family and I are repeat diners at Forest Grill. I love there space. It is a very modern and comfortable dining room. The food is amazing! The charcuterie is wonderful, the farm egg is not to be missed and the tart flambe was fabulous. We enjoyed a couple of very nice cocktail, where were both inventive and tasty. I... 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: American, French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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

Questions & Answers

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