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Forest Grill

4.7
4.7
617 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (248) 258-9400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nicholas Janutol

  • Private party contact

    Allicia Janutol: (248) 258-9400

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Cross street

    Elm

  • Parking details

    We have valet for $7 as well as free street parking surrounding the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 617 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day We enjoyed our meal very much. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We’ll definitely be back!
  2. TJ

    TJ05

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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.
  3. BJ

    BiJa

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Best restaurant in the area.
  4. M

    Memories

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 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!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  6. D

    Dow59

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 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.
  7. m

    mikie

    Detroit

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 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.
  8. TB

    TimB

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day brunch. Everything was fantastic!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated husband birthday. Waiter was friendly and made suggestions. Hidden gem of Birmingham
  11. CR

    CraigR

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  12. CS

    ChristineS

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely gem
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No complaints!
  14. MS

    MarloS

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious!
  15. S

    Sophie

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, and ambiance were all outstanding!
  16. US

    UsualSuspect

    Detroit

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 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.
  17. LL

    LisaLondon

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service as always!
  19. DH

    DeniceH

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Amazing food and service. Comfortable atmosphere. Great for special occasion as well as just a nice evening out for dinner or drinks.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food, service, and ambiance at Forest Grill.
  22. AB

    AndrewB

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Birmingham. Bar none.
  23. GK

    GaryK

    Detroit

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice to be out again and especially with food and service like we had. Katrina was great.
  24. MN

    MadhuN

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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
  25. KB

    KevinB

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent service the same never disappointed
  26. PS

    PaulaS

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great girls night dinner ❤️ service was perfect
  28. GC

    GloriaC

    Detroit

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Emily made our night!!
  29. DD

    DildoraD

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Very bad food and. Terrible service. Will never recomend friends.
  30. FB

    FrankB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 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.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  33. SP

    SandorP

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great food and great service. What else could you ask for.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 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.
  35. CF

    CynthiaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time Service was fantastic meals exceptional
  36. RT

    RogerT

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 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
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect meal , delicious food , excellent service
  38. RT

    RogerT

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Emily was amazing
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have a great experience here. I love the food. They do amazing desserts. The staff are attentive.
  40. S

    Sac1

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Had issue with attitude of people seating us.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

FAQs

Forest Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 617 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Elm

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We have valet for $7 as well as free street parking surrounding the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nicholas Janutol

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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