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Michael Forbes Bar & Grille
Michael Forbes Bar & Grille

Michael Forbes Bar & Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.michaelforbesgrille.com/
  • Phone: (816) 333-4355
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm;
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner 4:00pm-10:00pm 11:00pm friday & saturday
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Continental, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matt Cross
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From 10 to 500 people we provide excellent food and service...Please call Forbes for details..816.578.2324

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brookside
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Michael Forbes Bar & Grille
Great Brookside neighborhood restaurant with a causal feel and freshly prepared food. Steaks, fresh seafood,salads, sandwiches and appetizers. Michael Forbes Grille has been in the Kansas City area since 1985.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "This was our first meal here and believe me when I say we were not disappointed in the least! You begin with your server bringing each one at your table one of the most mouth-watering dinner rolls I've had in a long time. The fried artichoke hearts and the calamari appetizers were perfectly prepared. Will highly recommend the Chicken Fried Chicken and Steak Mirin for your entrees...they were delicious and filling. All of the staff was friendly and gracious (the latter, not being something you always encounter in a "bar & grille"). So all in all a wonderful dining experience for us and our friends. We will be back!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My husband and I had eaten at Michael Forbes several times, so when our dinner group was going to get together, we recommended that we eat there. It was the first time for the other 3 couples. They all commented on how good the food was and all would definitely go back! Waiter was attentive and food was served in a timely manner. The Smoked Red Pepper Pasta is delicious!!! I found a new favorite! This is definitely a place to try and go back to again and again."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had eaten here once before and at that time, determined we would return. Saturday evening in Kansas City found us late without dinner plans. Open Table indicated that Michael Forbes had a table available so we booked and drove 30 minutes. We were seated promptly; the food was terrific and the service outstanding. The atmosphere was quiet; it was a wonderful experience. This may become a staple when we visit Kansas City."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Michael Forbes is a great Brookside neighborhood restaurant. Staff is friendly and food relatively good. Fried catfish is very good."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Food was great and the menu had a good variety to choose from. Our server was EXCELLENT!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Saw a Groupon and decided to give Michael Forbes a try. I came in with my girlfriend and parents before the One Republic concert and was surprisingly able to be sat right away. Our waitress was great! I forget her name but she was a young African American girl, probably in her 20's, very friendly and attentive. The fish tacos, dill chicken and fish and chips were all good. The prime rib sandwich on the other hand was way overcooked and didn't have much flavor. Maybe upgrade from the cheap silverware, too. Overall, I was satisfied. I'll be back for more tacos!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This is truly a neighborhood place. Food was good. Service was great. Good place to take friends out to dinner."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "There was a mix up with my veggie sandwich. They brought me a meat sandwich. Husband's veggie burger was burnt. They took it off the bill. Waitress was good."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "This was our first time to visit Michael Forbe's, and we enjoyed our meal. It is a good neighborhood restaurant that is friendly to families. The food was good and the staff were very attentive."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The food on our visit was not cooked properly or did it taste that good. Messy presentation. Disappointing."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is a great place to stop in the neighborhood to get good food."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We went to try something new and found a spot we will go many times. The food was fabulous and the service was personal and prompt."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was good and waitress was awesome. Our group arrived in increments and she was very patient and gracious with us."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Our server was the best part of our experience at Michael Forbes, she was very good and attentive and had a great personality."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Michael Forbes is under appreciated. Unique calamari appetizer is a must-have. The half chicken was fall off the bone good, and orzo tender and lightly flavored. All around good meal worth it's cost!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were very happy that we tried this restaurant and we will be back!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My daughter and I went on a Sunday evening. We wrote in advance, no black pepper. We arrived and confirmed with the server, no black pepper. The Ahi Tuna was fresh, good and no black pepper. We also got ribs that came with fries and beans and crab cakes. It all, even the fries, had black pepper. Additionally, all of it tasted like prepared food with the exception of the Ahi Tuna. That plate was fresh and good. But we are not going back."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The resturant was extremely warm and humid inside. Beer was served warm. Food was good but probably won't be back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I think you will be pleasantly surprised. The snapper was a wonderful."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The restaurant was bustling, the food was good, and the Groupon deal made it a steal."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the black bean and chicken quesadilla. I also had a prime rib sandwich, which was ok. I would get the black bean and chicken quesadilla again."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We came here to celebrate my birthday with a group of five. The food was excellent and our waiter did an outstanding job, both in serving us as well in making recommendations. We will definitely be going back sometime soon."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My friends and I dined at Michael Forbes Bar & Grille on a Wednesday night, which meant there was a special deal on burgers (+ 1 side ). I had a classic burger with fried, thinly sliced onions, topped with cheddar and ranch. It was pretty good. The sweet potato fries didn't look very appealing but they tasted fine. I would go back and try some of their other specials."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "we went for brunch on Memorial Day. Food was totally average. Kind of like a TGI Friday's or Applebee's."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "They have a terrific breakfast buffet on Sunday. Also the best place ever for a Reuben sandwich. This is a favorite of ours plus it's in the cool Brookside area of KC. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We always enjoy eating at Michael Forbes because our meals are delicious and consistently we'll prepared and come out HOT and freshly prepared"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I always enjoy brunch here, it is my top choice for a brunch location. Also, it is great that they serve their brunch on Sat as well as Sun. This time I took a friend who had not been to Michael Forbes before and she liked it very much, too."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Our server was very informative and attentive. She made our visit most enjoyable."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food was great. The restaurant was not as "fancy" as I thought it would be. The waitress was obnoxious, though. I would go back but I hope it is on her day off."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We took the family to brunch for Mother's Day. The waitress forgot a coffee refill but was otherwise attentive. The food was good given the fact that it was a buffet, but limited in variety. We prefer their regular menu service as the fried catfish is excellent at Michael Forbes."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were seated promptly and greeted promptly by the very attentive waiter but that's where the fun stopped. The booth by the door was warm (it was warm outside) and the food was extremely fair. Right when we hit the buffet, the food was running low and pitiful-looking. Nothing stood out as particularly tasty. To be fair, when we went back to the buffet for fruit, the food had all been replenished and looked hot. It was just a blah Mother's Day dinner."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It was the Art Fair but from the hostess who "greeted" us to our waitress (Carly), we were met with attitudes of indifference appearing as if they didn't want to be there. Customer service is very much lacking here specifically with whom we encountered. That's not to say all of the servers were that way because I did see some actually hustle around and smile but apparently our server wasn't one of them. I also found it disturbing when I saw a stack of cups fall to the floor in the drink station only to be picked up and used for other customer's drinks and the cups being used to scoop up the ice out of the bin which from past restaurant experience I am sure was not allowed due to health codes. On a positive note though, the food was good."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "With 2 hungry kids and the art fair, I was able to secure reservations. The food was excellent as was the service especially considering the entire neighborhood was jammed. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "It took forever to get our drinks. The waitress told me that it would be just a couple minutes on the iced tea and she would bring it to me when it was done. I waited about 15 minutes and she never came back over. Another waiter checked on us to see if we needed anything. I told him about the tea and he went and grabbed it for me. Then after seeing that another waiter was at our table THEN she came to check up on us. We got our food and still never saw her again even after putting my glass at the edge of the table so that I could receive a refill. I didn't get one until I was completely finished with my meal. I had to ask for one to go. We were also charged extra to receive 2 legs and so no that was OK but was still charged anyway."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We were rather disappointed in the buffet selection. The variety was comparable to a hy-bee buffet. I thought for the price we should have been offered a larger spread of food. Everyone in our party was comparing it to other restaurant buffets in town and felt Michael Forbes was not worth a second visit. Our drinks were not filled frequently, most glasses on the table were empty before they offered to refill them. We definitely won't return to the buffet again. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food is awesome, and I have tried a lot on the menu. The service is horrible. Slow on refills, take 9 years to do certain things, forget about you, etc. However the food always comes out piping hot and from what I have tried, I have really enjoyed. The calamari is probably my favorite pick."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Used to eat dinner frequently at the Michael Forbes years ago when it was in Waldo and remember the food and service was always very very good. Had lunch with a friend at the "new" Brookside location and we were both very pleased. We both had burgers, I had the patty melt and it was great!! I especially liked the caramelized onions...oh yeah! I plan to return again and recommend to friends and family!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We went on Monday night and loved it! They have half price bottles of wine under$50 and it's also pasta night. Jay behind the bar couldn't be friendlier or mor efficient. We will return!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I have been wanting to try this place for a while and I am glad I did. My daughter and I went for breakfast and it was excellent. The staff was attentive and the food was very good. I will be returning for dinner next time. I highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Sunday brunch was OK. A bit of a disappointment. Overcooked chicken tenders."
    Dined on 3/30/2014