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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/
  • Email: michaelforbesgrille@gmail.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
  • "I would not go back. Food was not good. Service was not good."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "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
  • "Michael Forbes is in a great location in Brookside, an interesting and vibrant neighborhood. Upscale (but not annoyingly so) bar and grill with a comfortable feel to it and a menu that presents a lot of variety- it's a good place to go. A cozy place for conversation, good food and wine. Had a great shrimp scampi and a good wine. Wonderful night."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "There were four of us for dinner and we all were very happy with our food. I had the steak mirin and it is so delicious. We live in south Overland Park and wish there was a Michael Forbes in our neighborhood so we could eat there much more often. However, it is worth the drive."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Good menu, reasonable prices, comfortable neighborhood place to eat. Our server, Jennie, was exceptional."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I have been here for lunch and dinner several times and have always been very pleased with the food and service. However, it is my go-to spot for weekend brunch. Very nice selection and range of menu items, and really wonderful wait staff."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food was great and the prices are very reasonable for this market. The apple pie was outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "My wife and I really enjoyed our date at Michael Forbes. She thought the chicken fried chicken was excellent. I enjoyed the chicken with dill sauce. Our drinks were delicious, too. The server, Jacob, from friendly and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food was outstanding - trout was perfect, and that's an easy dish to ruin. Service was attentive without being over-solicitous, and there was no waiting for anything. We had a varied group with respect to entrees - from a hamburger to the trout - and every meal was excellent. My friend and I love hard ciders, and they had an excellent one on tap - good choice. Hope its there through the spring and summer, at least! We will be back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great service. Food was outstanding and a warm atmosphere. My favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We were greeted by someone who wasn't having a good day. Service was slower than expected. Food was average."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We had a group of 6 family members, including a grandparent and toddler meet here for dinner on a Friday night. Everyone was well accommodated and enjoyed the experience. The food was excellent, ranging from the sword fish special to fish tacos to burgers, and the desserts went quickly, despite the fact that everyone swore they couldn't eat another bit before the desserts were delivered (sour cream apple pie, brownie sundae, white chocolate bread pudding). Apparently, the bar (which is small but cozy) is popular with locals."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The restaurant was quiet; it was a Tuesday night, after all. Very few staff in the restaurant. The interior design left something to be desired, but the bar was nice. The bartender was nice, made a great dirty martini, and for a pretty decent price too. Our server had a suggestion for every type of dish. Dinner was really delicious. They have quite a range in prices. I had the Seattle-style salmon, which was very good. The orzo pasta was SO good."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Thank goodness for Jenni, our server. She made a merely decent dinner very enjoyable on the the Saturday after Valentine's Day. Two of us had the filet with mashed potatoes, a very good choice, as part of the Valentine Special. The Merlot was a great start, with the ____ to share. Our friend had a the crabcake special, and was quite pleased. The downer was a side of asparagus. It was too peppery and not very tasty. Finally, we choose the white chocolate cake for the final course of the special. Somewhat disappointed. It was not as flavorful as it looked and was also a bit dry. Jenni provided excellent service, being very attentive without being obtrusive. She reminded me of Drew Barrymore!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Everything here was good but not memorable. Went with my boyfriend and after dinner he said "eh, there's a lot of places around like this, no need to return...""
    Dined on 6/23/2013
  • "Michael Forbes is becoming a favorite for us. The food is great, we have a hard time deciding which of our favorites to choose each time. Very nice people."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was my first time dining at Michael Forbes. My guest and I came in on a cold, late, Wednesday evening. The ambience was warm and the dining room was very quiet, minus a few rowdy patrons in the bar area a little ways over. I really liked the restaurant separation between bar & dining room and the food was honestly very very appetizing. I'd ordered a Hollywood Sandwich with Sweet potato fries and was extremely pleased with my menu choice! Overall great restaurant, attentive service, and warm ambience."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "First time I'd been to this location since it changed ownership. We went for restaurant week and were looking forward to a nice dinner. The server was nice but quite awkward. They brought out some bread that was dry and not worth eating, even covered in butter. We had caesar salads that were drenched in too much dressing. The chicken tender appetizers were good, both in portion and taste. For dinner she had fish and chips and I had steak mirin. The fish was okay but heavily breaded; the steak was good but nothing special in my opinion. For dessert we took the flourless chocolate cake to go and I will say that was pretty good. Overall it was nothing more than just an alright experience. I probably wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Michael Forbes is an institution in this part of town. The atmosphere is quite comfortable. Happy Hour Drinks are very reasonable. Food is Good. Our waiter gave us a good textbook run-down of daily specials and was flexible on getting a happy hour special while ordering from the dining area. The salads were brought before asking if we were finished with our drinks or were going to have another round. The same delivery held true for the main course, as it was brought out before our salads were finished without checking whether we needed more time. The food came with an introduction of "Ready for some food, Guys", ready or not. How about "Folks" or just "You " or "Everyone/Anyone" rather than "Guys" or "You Guys". TGIFriday's anyone?"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "A very enjoyable dining experience. We will definitely go there again."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Went on Tuesday night and they had a Taco special. All the tacos were very unique and very tasty. Would put their salsa up against any Mexican restaurant in the city. Great food and experience."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "First time visitor to Michael Forbes. We loved their sandwiches so much, we plan on going back to try their brunch."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Restaurant week in KC - great food at great price. Tummy warming broccoli cheese soup, light and crispy fish and chips, lovely apple pie. Don't normally like coleslaw, but this was crunchy, vinegar-based sweet and sour greatness!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Loved the hummus wow it was amazing! I ordered the prime rib pizza and I would not order that again. The vegetables were not cooked on it so didn't work with my tast. Drinks were good. Service was great and fun setting! we would go back!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We frequent this establishment quite often for the food, service and the cocktails. We have found that Jenni is the sweetest and most attentive server and always has many recommendations for us on food items to trying new cocktails. The atmosphere is not rushed and that is a plus in any restaurant. We just want to thank Jenni for a lovely evening on Saturday. See you soon."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Calamari is THE BEST! Would have given 5 stars on everything except we had a grumpy waiter. Did not offer much in the way of suggesting items on the menu."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had an 8PM reservation on a Friday night during restaurant week, but arrived early. We were seated immediately. Our appetizers (calamari and artichokes), entrees, and dessert were very good and an excellent value. Imagine our surprise when they started stacking the chairs across from our booth before 9PM. The sweeper followed. There were other diners who were just receiving their meals. This knocked off several stars for me."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This was a decent experience. I took advantage of the restaurant week special at the restaurant. The food was good. I felt a little awkward, since I had a late start and the restaurant was empty by the time I was finished."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week, but after reviewing the menu it wasn't really any savings to eat off the menu so I ordered something else instead."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Food was delicious, service was wonderful and timely! Even though they have vegetarian options they created a delicious off the menu sandwich for my picky friend. Definitely plan to return."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "reasonably priced upscale bar/grille. If I lived closer it would be a regular stop."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Middle of the week, too tired to make dinner, and want a reliably good meal, good service and comfortable atmosphere, Michael Forbes is my recommendation."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Every time we take new people to Michael Forbes, they truly enjoy it. We have been long time fans, and enjoy introducing new people to one of our favorites."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "what a great restaurant...food is excellent and a great warm neighborhood place....love the smoked red pepper pasta, nothing else like it in town.."
    Dined on 10/7/2013
  • "The service was Awesome!! Our server Jacob was on point. We requested a booth and that what we got without delay. The food was delicious and we were thoroughly satisfied!!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We go to this restaurant on a weekly basis. The food is great with a wonderful atmosphere. The prices are very reasonable and service is great."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I had the salmon salad. Very good - a nice size piece of salmon with lots of blue cheese & spicy pecans. Very tasty & not skimpy. One of thepoeple I was with didn't care for the chicken salad - she said the chicken was "mushy." But overall, everyone was satisfied."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Michael Forbes is a great place to go for a lovely meal."
    Dined on 12/27/2013