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About 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.

128 W. 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Continental, Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Brookside

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 333-4355

Website:
http://www.michaelforbesgrille.com/

Catering:
From 10 to 500 people we provide excellent food and service...Please call Forbes for details..816.578.2324

Executive Chef:
Matt Cross

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Michael Forbes Bar & Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (34)
Casual (24)
Good for a Date (23)
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Comfort Food (22)
Cozy (21)
Special Occasion (20)
Great for Brunch (17)
Fun (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Happy Hour (8)
Authentic (7)
Business Meals (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Romantic (7)
Seasonal (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Great Beer (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Live Sports (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Jay was awesome!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Jenny is such a great gal and she always knows the menu so well . Food was great as usual .

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a very nice dinner. Great location, good food & drinks. Will be back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

The appetizer and dessert were superb. The beef entree was very bland, disappointing since I've had it before. Also didn't care for the Caesar salad. A disappointment although my wife's fish dish was pretty good.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We come back here time and time again. Service consistent, same with food. We especially like Jake, the waiter!

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Quaint little restaurant. Wonderful food with a lot of choices. Great for conversations.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was good, our server was fabulous-she took very good care of us!!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our grilled sandwich came out black. Sent it back. Came out the same way. Manager stopped by our table. Was very short with us and said that is the way it is! He did take it off the bill but we left with out lunch. Pretty disappointed.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We held a business meeting at Michael Forbes and appreciated the ongoing service that was provided. I love the fried catfish there and the apple pie is some of the best in town. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food is always great. There were 4 of us and we couldn't hear each other because of the noise level.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We LOVE Michael Forbes for brunch. The à la carte menu is one of our favorites in KC. The eggs Benedict’s never disappoint... especially the new prime rib bennie. And always opt for a 1/2 order of biscuits and gravy to share first. Service is great & it’s never too crowded, even during a game.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My two girlfriends and I had a GREAT time. Our server, Jenny, was the best part! We nicknamed her "Jenny the Gem". On her invitation, we returned Saturday morning for Bloody Marys - they were very good! We had a wonderful time then, too. Very friendly atmosphere - lots of "regulars" that added to the fun.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food, atmosphere and service is great. The people that work there are very personable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was our first time coming on a Passport dining club card. We will be back! We love the homemade chips and dip and the fresh rolls that you brought out. Our meals were delicious too.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I love this place. Our server Jake makes our dining special. The food is awesome and the staff makes you feel like family.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Good food & service

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband and I went to Michael Forbes for a date night. Unfortunately, we were sat in the bar section. There was a basketball game on and people were yelling at the television. We would have had a much better experience if we could have sat in the restaurant section but it was Restaurant Week, so we were just happy to have gotten reservations on a Saturday night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Loved everything about my experience here. Food was great. Served hot and in a timely manner. Jake, our server, provided excellent service. Drinks were great and reasonably priced. Ambience was nice and cozy. I will definitely be back. Was worth the drive from Lawrence.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was great! The food was good but nothing spectacular. Would eat here again!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We eat at Michael Forbes a few times every year. We have never been disappointed. The brunch is phenomenal, the selection is Gray, and the price is perfect. Mimosas and bloody Mary’s are always a plus! Dinners and lunch here have never disappointed either.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The hostess was incredibly friendly - made the entire experience start out wonderful. The waiter was attentive and made sure that I got gluten-free food. The food was delicious. Definitely worth the drive and will be visiting again soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Visited during restaurant week, and absolutely satisfied! From the food to the service we had a great time! Will be back soon!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The restaurant week menu was amazing. My husband and I were lucky to enjoy for 2018. The brussel sprouts were so yummy. We will be back to try their regular menu

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We came here for Restaurant Week 2018 and enjoyed the dinner very much! There were lots of options to choose from, including many gluten free options that were clearly marked. Our server was friendly and prompt. I would definitely recommend Michael Forbes to anyone!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was delicious. Loved the queso dip, also loved the steak gorgonzola rigatoni that I ordered. I had plenty of food and a masks worth of leftovers.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was stellar. Our only complaint was the seating. We were placed at a table right by the kitchen. We think this is because we were there as part of restaurant week. Would have understood if the place was jammed, but we were there at 5:45 and there were plenty of tables available. My wife had the broccoli cheese soup, all though is was very good it had only one broccoli flower. The server didn't ask if we wanted another beverage and he did pass buy us several times. Service was okay, but once again felt like we were being rushed through the courses because we were not paying full price. All that said, the quality of the food will bring us back.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Home madenchip and dip. Wonderful atmosphere. Great service and good Food. Michaels will be on our list to re-visit. Excellent value for the amount of food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

First time there, using the restaurant week to try different places. Nice place. Nice service. Good food. On a cold day, how can you beat that?

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Everything was awesome!!!!!!! The only negative thing I can say is that it was little dark so I had time trying to read my menu and it was a little noisy but we adjusted. I would HIGHLY recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Live Sports
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Michael Forbes never disappoints. Food is consistently good, as is the service

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Had a wonderful experience. Waitress was exceptional. Thank you Roxy.

Tags: Fun, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Michael Forbes is a favorite. And their brunch cannot be beat!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our server Roxy was fantastic! Went here for the first time because their Restaurant Week menu sounded delicious...and it WAS! Amazing Gorgonzola Steak Rigatoni! Unbelievable Sour Cream Apple pie! Even the coffee was good here! We would absolutely go back & we certainly plan to! Excellent service & food!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Went for restaurant week. Outstanding meal. As always.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We went for lunch during Restaurant Week and it was packed, with only 2 servers working. Needless to say we waited around 45+ minutes to finally ordered our food. My 4 year-old was with us and she was starving by the time the food came (she kept telling me she was hungry while we waited to order).
The food was delicious, and we understood about lack of servers. But next time (if there is a next time) we might just avoid going there during RW.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Groups, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Went during restaurant week and they were not ready. Had only two waiters and the place was full. Waited over an hour for food. Food was good when we got it. People around us were complaining as well to the wait time. Someone did not plan ahead

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

By far, the best weekend brunch spot in Kansas City! And we have been to many of them over the years. The food, the service, the ambience, the selection, and the prices, or unbeatable. This is our new favorite brunch place for Kansas City!

Also, we’ve been to Michael Forbes for dinner and lunch many times, and have loved every dish we’ve had. The quality of the food has never let us down. You will not be disappointed!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Came for restaurant week and was not disappointed! They had a wide selection on their menu and offered plenty of GF options!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I love Michael Forbes. The food is always great and the staff is nice. I will continuing coming here frequently!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is the second time we have gone to this restaurant. Both times the food has been great and the service has been terrible. There was another waiter waiting on the other tables and he was outstanding. He even helped us out.

The rolls are to die for. And the fried chicken is excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual
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