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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

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (34)
Casual (23)
Good for a Date (22)
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Comfort Food (21)
Special Occasion (18)
Cozy (18)
Great for Brunch (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Fun (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Quick Bite (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Authentic (7)
Business Meals (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Seasonal (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Great Beer (6)
Romantic (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Live Sports (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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·Dined on January 15, 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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 (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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·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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·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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·Dined on January 14, 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

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 13, 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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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had a great time with our brunch party of 8 which grew to 10 and the staff could not be more helpful or accommodating. Thanks!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent service and the salmon egg Benedict was fabulous. All fresh and piping hot. Great Bloody Marys. I have eaten at Michael Forbes many times for many years and it just keeps getting better. This visit constituted a reunion of old friends and we all enjoyed our meals and the excellent service. My only suggestion for improvement goes out to the Manager on site that day. He rushed about in a glum state throughout the lunch time. It’s as though he had a cone of stress around him. Eye contact and a smile will go a long way to putting everyone at ease!

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a great time. This was my first time there. Our waitress was new and a little slow to start, but by the end of our meal we were very pleased with here. Food was great.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent service, table was ready @ reservation time. Excellent value for New Year's Eve special menu. Fun friend gathering.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Despite the double entry doors, the table we were originally seated at had cold air coming in, but they let us move to a table not directly by the door.
I ordered Chicken Fried Chicken, and my wife & mother-in-law ordered the 3-piece Fried Chicken to share. Instead, the server brought out two orders of Chicken Fried Chicken! She left the meal so they'd have something to eat, in the long time it took to prepare the fried chicken. Food was great when we got it. They never brought a manager over or made any bill adjustment.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food & Service has been excellent every time we have visited this restaurant.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Big menu, good prices. Excellent service, we will be back!!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Recently rediscovered this neighborhood gem! I’ve always enjoyed this restaurant and for some reason we hadn’t been here for a while. Stopped in a few weeks ago and had the most delicious dinner and now we have put it back on our list of favorites.

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, People Watching
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately. The wait staff was friendly and attentive, and the food was excellent including the amazing apple pie for dessert. The homemade chips and dip along with fresh-out-of-the-oven dinner rolls were a hit with everyone in our group. The only complaint we had was a cold draft which was quickly remedied when brought to our waiter's attention.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

One of my favorite places in Kansas City , great food always

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Our evening was a celebration of great news with lifetime friends. We each had different menu items, all very good and we'll presented. Our server was attentive, pleasant and friendly. Definitely on our list of "often" places to go. Thank you's to the entire staff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

They were out of 2 entrees, one of which was the special for the night. The waiter didn't bring the malt vinegar for the fish and chips. Some of our party had water and others didn't. We waited at least half an hour for anyone to wait on us. The food took very long to get to us after we ordered. It was an hour and a half before we were able to leave. Way too long.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food, service, price and quality were all great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a group of seven on a busy Saturday night. Our table was waiting for us, lovely service and food. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. First time there and will definitely go back.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Running late but they held our table, waitress was fantastic, mentioned we had a theater show to get to and the food came out super fast.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic service and even better food! Highly recommend the bacon brie burger!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fun, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Romantic, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was the third year I have taken family to Michael Forbes for Thanksgiving brunch. The food is always fabulous. Our reserved table was ready for us upon arrival with water already poured. Wonderful service. Will return again next year and many times in between.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went here for Thanksgiving Day. The food and service was very good. They only had a buffet that day. Would like to go back and order off the menu.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was great until I found a hair in the orzo... until then everything had been fantastic, pumpkin pie was great! Price was fair except for my 13 year old daughter had to pay adult prices when she ate kid size portion

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This is our second year of eating our Thanksgiving meal at MF. The food is absolutely delicious and the staff is beyond kind and helpful! We will continue to make this an annual tradition!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Casual, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Our go-to place for neighborhood dining. The food and service are always good or above standard. My wife's favorite walk-to resturant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was our first time to dine at Michael Forbes. It was a very nice experience. The service, food and atmosphere were what we had hoped for. We look forward to returning again sometime.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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