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The Forest Grill

735 Forest Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009-6429
+1 248-258-9400
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“duck confit” (5 reviews)
“black rice” (4 reviews)
“branzino” (8 reviews)
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French, American, Gluten Free Options
735 Forest Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009-6429
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

excellent atmosphere, great food, nice and quiet overall, good service. All you need for a nice evening.

Thank Milo M
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

There are two of us who meet twice a week for dinner. We have eaten in most of the Birmingham and broader ares restaurants. We each had the duck which included the black bean serving. My friend ordered the duck as the chief recommended. I...More

Thank foxcale
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The ambiance isn't much as the decor is very plain but the cocktails and food are delicious and more than make up for the lack of scenery. We loved the Feta and Brussels starter along with the Ricotta Gnocchi. Our expert server, Katrina, suggested we...More

Thank Lori L
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Second timers to this restaurant and hugely disappointed! The menu is limited to 4 fish, 4 meat and 6 pasta dishes. The Appetizers are fetching, such as the octopus, ended doubling up on delicious truffled fries. Duck confit was a disaster, fish dishes were acceptable...More

Thank mirsar
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This "high end" place offered excellent food although the offerings were VERY modest in size (bring you reading glasses to FIND them). Unfortunately the "dinner density" for 2-tops is simply NOT acceptable. I do NOT want to be closer to an adjacent stranger than to...More

Thank wwalker2016
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I went with some friends for dinner. The atmosphere is great, food is awesome, and the service was excellent. I ordered black rice as an appetizer, very unique. I had Branzino as an entree and it was superb. Also, their cocktails are great

1  Thank Sandra T
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We loved the food, we loved the service. The farm egg and the octopus small plates to start were our favorite and the lamb and the branzino entrees were outstanding. Our water was SO attentive and friendly, ask for John :) They even called the...More

Thank Gilda H
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Food (duck, black rice, short ribs), service (Joshua), and ambience exemplary! High end restaurant with a relaxed and friendly feel. Executive Chef Nick and general manager Alicia really deliver. Highly recommend a visit! I will definitely return.

Thank fancygirl523
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Nice octopus/fennel/candied-lemon combination as a starter. Branzino on the skin done well; tasty. Duck breast with carrots, sweet potato puree excellent. Nice wine selection (albeit seriously overpriced by the glass; glass of 'Shatter' almost the price of a bottle when bought retail). Service pleasant. Inventive...More

2  Thank Martin A
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Better the last time. Menu variety, preparation, décor, lighting all getting tired. probably won't go back.

Thank DrG48301
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, 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 Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009-6429
    (Maple & Woodward)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 248-258-9400
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