Forest Grill

4.9
615 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Forest is a sleek example of casual elegance with a modern European menu to match. The restaurant features a thousand bottle wine cellar, a high end craft cocktail program and a food menu ranging from shareable house-made pastas to a cider and miso duck breast.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 615 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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4.6
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TJ05
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

attentive but not intrusive service. Delicious food and beautiful presentation of each course for each of us. Novel and inventive options as well as the standbys (e.g., pasta bolognese). Restaurant in beautiful. We love this restaurant.

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vipBiJa
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Best restaurant in the area.

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vipMemories
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have really missed Forest! So happy to be back after a long 15 months. All wonderful especially staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Farm egg exceeded expectation! Service was excellent. Server chose a beautiful rose to compliment that egg. Well done!

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Dow59
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

While dining out during this pandemic remains challenging, I suspect that patrons would be amenable to reasonable requests to turn a table after paying the check. We were not able to be seated for 30 min. past our reservation and waited in a lobby area. We did notice that others coming in after us were offered the option of waiting in the bar area. Wonder why we were not.
We were also surprised that our main courses arrived with preparations not defined in the menu: turbot with butter sauce and new york strip with a chinese five season blend sauce. In our experience, added sauces tend to be used to hide something. We thought that the turbot was overcooked, but as it was after 9pm, we didn't send it back.
Our appetizers, soft shell crab and a shared rotolo (actually a main) were fabulous! As was our waitperson.
Desserts, cheesecake and baked alaska, had a nice presentation, but rather lacking in flavor.
We have dined here in the past and really enjoyed everything. I'm sure that we will be back, but perhaps not until we get through the pandemic.

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vipmikie
Detroit
32 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Forest....great food and service. And the atmosphere is very delightful. You actually feel that you are dining in a cool city. Last night was a beautiful night and they were able to open the doors which was an extra bonus to our delightful evening.

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TimB
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch. Everything was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated husband birthday. Waiter was friendly and made suggestions. Hidden gem of Birmingham

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CraigR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always providing the best food, well prepared and creative. Service is top rate and attentive. Always a pleasure as a go to dining experience!

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ChristineS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely gem

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints!

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vipMarloS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!

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vipSophie
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and ambiance were all outstanding!

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vipUsualSuspect
Detroit
46 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another great evening with a group of 5. I've been dining at Forest Grill since shortly after it opened. After moving to Birmingham, Forest quickly became my go-to and I couldn't stay out of the place. The menu here has some outstanding items that I'm glad have endured over the past couple years, like the Farm Egg, the Bolognese, and the Duck Breast. Its always great to get such an enthusiastic reaction from my guests when announcing where we're headed, too.

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LisaLondon
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about Forest Grill. Food, staff, atmosphere. The salmon was amazing and the farm egg is always a great starter!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, service, and ambiance at Forest Grill.

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vipAndrewB
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Birmingham. Bar none.

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GaryK
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to be out again and especially with food and service like we had. Katrina was great.

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MadhuN
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s one of the best restaurants we have been to. The food is just amazing and so in the ambience. It’s a benchmark for us every time we go any high end restaurant. Till now no restaurant has been able to match up to it

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vipKevinB
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent service the same never disappointed

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PaulaS
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant efficient service in a sophisticated contemporary setting. The food is presented beautifully and is excellent. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great girls night dinner ❤️ service was perfect

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vipGloriaC
Detroit
48 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily made our night!!

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DildoraD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Very bad food and. Terrible service.
Will never recomend friends.

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FrankB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was superb! The food was delicious. We had the trufflepasta and thr flavors were dynamic! The arctic char was the best I have ever tasted.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to dine. Food is fantastic, and the atmosphere is perfect. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My only complaint is that we felt rushed out. We hadn’t had a date night in months and finally had a chance to get out without the kids. Everything was great including our server, the food, timing, ambiance. However I had just ordered a drink after dinner when the manager started rushing us out. She apologized but apparently they had lots of reservations and although I understand the closing at ten makes it hard to get everyone in, we felt like we were being rushed before we were ready to leave. This is the only reason I left 4 stars instead of 5.

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SandorP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food and great service. What else could you ask for.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our valentines dinner! My wife and I arrived a 15 minutes early to the reservation. No hustle, got invited cordially. The waitress Ashley was very helpful. The truffles with pasta reminds me of a wild twist to a lemon rice soup only there's no rice here. But then there was Black rice fried impeccable, a twist to tadakh with black rice. The French burgundy wine flowed in complement to Capaccino with my soul mate chosing the duck. The fluffy baked Alaska will only make the entree whine for losing their spotlight.

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CynthiaF
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time
Service was fantastic meals exceptional

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vipRogerT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Emily, she is the sweetest person. The food was great and it was just nice being able to dine inside

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal , delicious food , excellent service

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vipRogerT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Emily was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great experience here. I love the food. They do amazing desserts. The staff are attentive.

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vipSac1
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had issue with attitude of people seating us.

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Chippy
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious and a lovely evening out. Note: Thought the portions were quite small based on pricing.
Also was perturbed by decision to cluster the patrons in a corner near eachother, leaving areas of the restaurant wide open. Thought it was a strange decision given (presumably) precautionary inclination of most establishments.

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vipCJFJR
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Pretty average. Overpriced for the food quality.and presentation. Great service and ambiance

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Forest Grill is rated 4.9 stars by 615 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.