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The Forest Grill

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735 Forest Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009-6429 (Maple & Woodward)
+1 248-258-9400
11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 my dinner companion. The tab for two, lightly fed and with 3 glasses of wine... More 

Thank wwalker2016
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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

Thank Michigander T
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 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 next day to ask us how our dining experience was. The decor is understated and... More 

Thank Gilda H
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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
Bloomfield Hills, United States
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 cuisine. Will come back for more.

2 Thank Martin A
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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108 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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

Thank DrG48301
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We ate here as a group of three on NYE, each getting the five-course prix fixe menu instead of the seven-course tasting menu. The restaurant was elegant and the service was impeccable throughout the night. The first course was soup for everyone, but I don't remember the type (maybe leek?), just that it tasted nice. My selections for the rest... More 

Thank Jen P
Cleveland, Ohio
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128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 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
Cleveland, Ohio
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

WoW - very impressed from our attentive waiter (from Toledo-so we were like family, I guess; he just made our evening), lots of great suggestions like the starter poached egg appetizer (yummy-had to have a second) to the duck confit, bronzino fish with quinoa and delicious short ribs. They did not have the champagne we originally ordered-instead upgraded us to... More 

bloomfield hills, MI
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 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 

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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
US$25 - US$100
French, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?