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The Forest Grill

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American, French, Bistro
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735 Forest Avenue, Birmingham, MI 48009 (Maple & Woodward)
248-258-9400
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    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
Outstanding dinner, terrific wine selection

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
VaporK8
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Southfield, Michigan
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southfield, Michigan
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329 reviews 329 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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248 reviews 248 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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87 reviews 87 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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

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