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The Forest Grill

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735 Forest Avenue, Birmingham, MI 48009 (Maple & Woodward)
+1 248-258-9400
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Cleveland, Ohio
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118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent sturgeon duck bronzini Will definitely return Appetizers dederts also great Good wine list Good chef consistently good but not great yet

Thank rsegraves
bloomfield hills, MI
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

The new decor is very nice. The table settings all very new and beautiful. The prices average for downtown Birmingham. But the portions, really? I had the pasta bolognese and it was a little swirl in the middle of a giant bowl. It was tasty but why so little? My husband had the Bronzino which came with a quinoa. The... More 

Thank blondbear
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

I was here once before when it was the Forest Grill. The Forest, as it's now called, is in a completely different--higher--category. My NY strip steak was the best I've had in the Detroit area and as good as I've had in New York. The Home Fries that came with the steak were unique and delicious and the homemade catsup... More 

Thank Mark B
Birmingham, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016

Hours before we were set to try the new Forest Grill we all read a lukewarm review in a local magazine. Hard to believe this was the same restaurant....4 of us each had a fantastic experience. The updates to the dining room were great and make the space more approachable and inviting. The size makes it intimate - a neighborhood... More 

Thank spj1
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2015

High quality and careful flavoured local cuisine. Reminds me very much of the outstanding restaurants in Portland, Oregon. It is a bit pricey, but I remember the meal well.

Thank LM M
Franklin, Tennessee
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1,729 reviews
1,192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 628 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Anthony C
Detroit, Michigan
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165 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank lindz3
Southfield, Michigan
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558 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank VaporK8
Los Angeles, California, United States
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423 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Ian B
detroit, mich
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112 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank avalonandl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
French, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 735 Forest Avenue, Birmingham, MI 48009
    (Maple & Woodward)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 248-258-9400

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