Forest Grill

4.7
425 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
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 glazed lamb shoulder.
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1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner for 4 here this week. The service was fantastic, and we all thought the food was tremendously delicious. Would definitely recommend!!

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D
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new sprint offerings. Gnudi was exceptional. Octopus is the best! Excellent service great wine list.

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TV
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, excellent food and good selection. Hard to get a table but worth the wait. Props to David behind the bar and Emily for good service. The duck entree is a good choice.

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m
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Now of the classiest restaurants in the Detroit Metro area. Great Chef, outstanding service and delightful cuisine.

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p
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight to dine here!! Food is fabulous and the place is bright and fun!! I just wish they would add fresh fruit on the menu for dessert with whip cream and then it would be absolutely PERFECT!!!

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PA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite go to spot! We love everything - especially the French wine!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall, our meal was good. Our waiter was attentive but not very friendly and our courses were spaced very close together. The food was interesting though perhaps not interesting enough to warrant the price. The atmosphere was fun and unique though! The rose water ice cream and cauliflower ravioli were highlights of the meal.

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The server was a bit apathetic, but not rude in anyway. She was knowledgeable, and prompt however. The food was excellent for the price, but I am also from Seattle. So with a comparable restaurant I would expect the tab to be 20-30% higher. As a comparison though my tab was higher at the Chop House in Ann Arbor for comparable food and drinks.

I had the 28 day aged New York, and my date had the Salmon but changed the sides. Which they had no problem doing. For drinks I had two EH Taylor bourbons, and my date had two Grey Goose and sprites. For desert we shared the Baked Alaskan. Everything was fantastic and to a level you'd expect of the price point. I will say nothing stood out to me as uniquely amazing, but that is a very high bar for me. Our total tab was 155.82 with a 20% tip (not included in price).

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B
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Trying too hard to be innovative...food was not up to hopes and expectations...

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SS
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

Our food was sent back because it was cold , came back the same. Manager was fantastic our meal was comped.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé’s 30th birthday! Great ambience, food and staff!

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EY
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service. Good wine selection.

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d
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service always a wonderful dining experience.

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KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This past week my wife and I had a most pleasant dinner at Forest. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs and the timing of the meal. I chose the branzino. It was cooked perfectly, and to my surprise, the quinoa was a great complement. My wife started with the fried egg classic. She was blown away, mentioning it several times over the next few days. This was followed by the pasta with short ribs, which was well prepared(al dente) and had a nice depth of taste. We chose the baked alaska for dessert. It was fine, but nothing special.

Over the past decade we have eaten at Forest Grill on a number of occasions. This was the best meal yet. We will definitely return the next time we are in the area.

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LH
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Forest Grill is always amazing. It’s small, quiet with delicious food and excellent service. Can’t wait to go again

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SG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Our server was awful. He was not helpful with explaining the menu even when questions were asked. He acted annoyed for the entire service. His attitude sucked!!!!! The food And ambiance were both good, although the drinks were overpriced. Overall the service ruined this experience for me and my dinner guests.

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LH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for restaurant week and loved the food and service. The room is beautiful!

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B
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Branzino and Farm Egg. As always, the food was fresh.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Expensive so more for a special occasion.

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K
New England
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Very disappointed with the meal we received during restaurant week. Short ribs is supposed to be a hearty meal. We received very very little meat rolled up in dough. The side was a cooked onion! I had to order potatoes on top of it and they came out cold and had to be sent back. Our whole table received short ribs and were all disappointed. I spent $75 and was not impressed at all! I would have enjoyed a steak for less money elsewhere.... Very misleading on portion sizes. If you unrolled the short ribs from the dough you would probably be receiving 2 oz of meat

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f
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always creative and delicious. Sophisticated atmosphere, attentive service. . . hands down a favorite!

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EM
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! The manager also generously comped us for an expired gift certificate. Thank you so much!

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AG
Detroit
43 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Forest gets it right every time we dine there. The hostess was welcoming and quickly seated us. The wait staff is engaging and very knowledgable on the menu and wine selections. The black rice appetizer is fantastic as are all of the salads. The pasta is fresh, light and perfectly prepared.

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S
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a Gem. Our waitress, Lisa, was awesome. The wine list superb and NOT over priced. The food got better as the courses came along. I am a huge fan of this place. It was my first visit and definitely NOT my last.

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KK
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ivan our server was fantastic ! We come here at least once a week for a guaranteed, wonderful meal!

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EM
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Emily was fabulous!!!

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d
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and great service. Loved the mushroom soup and short rib cannelloni

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Very loud....we were sitting under a speaker and between the music and the crowd...it was difficult to enjoy the company of our guests.

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BP
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time back now that it is Forest! Loved it. Food was wonderful, service was top-notch! Looking forward to a return visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We haven't been here since right when it switched from Forest Grill to just Forest. We were super impressed with the food and service. Highly recommend trying the tasting menu. Glad to see the Forest is back!

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OT
Detroit
127 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unique prep. Wonderful presentation. Great dinners.

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent.
Food creatively prepared and tasty.
Spare ribs were well enjoyed by our guests.
One Trout dinner was undercooked.
Never asked after served if it was to my liking.
Could only eat a portion of an expensive meal.
Ambience is good.
Table spacing is well done.
Appreciate valet parking
Greeters were delightful and professional young people.

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BC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little pricey, however amazing meal! Definitely recommend for special occasions

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H
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is currently our favorite restaurant for special occasions. The food is fabulous and eclectic! Creative masterpieces! The waitstaff is also awesome! Our favorite server is Ashley! Knowledgeable, enthusiastic and always has a smile on her face.

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BA
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious! Our server was knowledgeable about all the dishes, and attentive without being overbearing. Definitely not for the budget conscious, but absolutely splurge worthy.

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AW
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early dinner made into special occasion by great food and lovely atmosphere

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s
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service wonderful. Food so salty I could barely eat it. Brussels sprouts and feta salad was all feta and extremely salty

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DH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was excellent. Unique small dishes very finely prepared. The restaurant has a great ambience. We will definitely be back! Ps. The farm egg is amazing!

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R
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Staff is fabulous. So informative, personable and gracious. Went with specials, ok, can’t even remember what they were. Had a nice evening but thought it was very expensive for a mediocre meal.

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas dinner with colleagues

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