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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

4.3

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (21)
Casual (19)
Comfort Food (15)
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Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Cozy (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
Great Beer (4)
People Watching (4)
Romantic (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is my FAVORITE place to eat! I recommended it to my friend for her birthday so we came in with 7 people over the weekend. No on in the party but my boyfriend and I had ever been there (we're getting to be regulars!) and they all LOVED it!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Fun, Live Sports, Authentic, Romantic, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The cat fish is the best in the city. Our waiter Phil was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. He provided us with excellent service.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We always enjoy dining at your restaurant. It is a good value without the fast food experience. It is just a cozy casual dining restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As usual food and service were excellant

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food is always great and the service is always excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were there on a late Saturday morning for a birthday brunch. Service was excellent. They got everything right and even had a high chair in place as requested. Good value. Can't say enough about the great service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had the chicken, mashers and veggies. Very good! Excellent service every time we go. Great place for a family or date night dinner.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Been going there for years. Still my favorite place to eat 😃

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We made a reservation for a family birthday and this was written on the reservation. The server never mentioned this until we were on our way out the door, the restaurant was empty however we were seated right by the front door. The service was average at best. We received one of our meals on a dirty plate and another with very tough meat. So disappointing especially for the price.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A lot for a low price! Great brunch

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Love, love, love to have brunch here. The staff is always so friendly and quick. The buffet has more than enough choices without being silly. The food is always great and they keep refilling the items regularly. Your choice of having pancakes or grits cooked to order and brought to your table with the buffet. Just a really nice place for brunch and Bloody Marys.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Prime Rib, Yes!!! been here many times and will return soon.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Took my girlfriend and our teenage kids out for a little family night and the kids picked the restaurant.

We were quickly seated and our service was very good. Place was busy but not crazy.

Was treated to some homemade chips, gratis, which was very nice.

Food was very good, Burgers, Tacos (Taco Tuesday), brownie sundae and creme brulee

Kids wanted to come back again, so that says it all!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is one of my family's favorites! Their food is always delicious and has great price tags. If you make a reservation, they always have your table set up beautifully when you arrive. The atmosphere is great for a date night with my husband, a night out with the girls, or a celebratory dinner. The last time we were there they even had a magician going around to different tables. The waiting staff is always jolly and take great care of their customers! Not to mention every meal comes with free dinner rolls AND their homemade potato chips with their wonderful onion dip (Win-Win)!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was great! Staff friendly. Love the location.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Ben to Forbe's many times. Prime Rib was excellent!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 6, 2017

A wonderful experience, we will be back. The shrimp appetizer was great and our dinner even better.

Tags: Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

So good. Loved bed the food. Charming waiter. Will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food and service are great. Lots of good choices on the menu. The Will and Grace watch party was super fun!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Visiting from out of town, we loved the food and ambiance! It was a great meal with a great friend!

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fantastic time! They were able to take care of 4 children under 5 and three adults with no problems! They were great and that is why we keep going back! They love our kids and always taken great care of us! Thank you!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Vegan, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Bit of a disappointment and I wish I could have my money back. Our server was great, but the food was underwhelming. I would not recommend the fish & chips or the philly cheese steak sandwich.

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Simply a great casual place to go where the food is consistently great. We don't hesitate to drive 40 minutes to get there just so we can order the Steak Gorganzola Rigatoni . . . it is fabulous!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The service and food were excellent!! We arrived with 3 kids under 3 and the service staff was amazing and paid attention to all details. I would recommend this to anyone!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Love this place! The food is delicious and the prices are very reasonable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Great Beer, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Disappointing service and average food. Saturday night and place was packed (older crowd) -
we only saw our server three times in 45 minutes - it was as if 2 or 3 servers didn't show up for their shifts because our server had half the restaurant. Waited 15 minutes on our drinks, appetizer wasn't brought out until after meal, once food was delivered by a staff member from kitchen, we weren't able to track anyone down for silverware until we'd be sitting there with our food for 10 minutes. Not a good experience and no plans to go back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Catfish great as always. New server (for us) who was great fun. Left glasses on table. Very accomodating.. after phone call held for next day pickup.

Tags: People Watching, Casual
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

I took my spouse to Michael Forbes for a birthday dinner. We were pleased with the food, ambiance, and service. I would recommend this restaurant more so on a weeknight or during the lunch hour. I love the Brookside area. It was very cozy and the prices were just right. The selection of entree's and appetizer's and daily specials are great. I think it is a great place for a date or friend's get-together. Bon appetit!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We made reservations and our table was ready when we walked in. The free chips and dip was great to munch on while we waited for our dinner. I had the filet and it was excellent (very good for the price) and the garlic sauce is phenomenal.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Brunch - decent selection on the brunch buffet. Food was good and hot. Brunch menu limited - little available for the health conscious. Just love this little place - good food, fun to people watch! 😊

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Great value for filet and sides. Loved the complimentary house chips!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Jake is the best server ever! Food is great! Parking is easy!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Took family from out of town to have brunch at Michael Forbe's and we all really enjoyed it. Lots of foods to choose from but especially enjoyed the perfectly cooked bacon and the chicken tenders. Attentive service, couldn't have asked for more. Everyone left fat and happy!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Excellent meal & service! Enjoyed the salmon salad and burgers.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 15, 2017

perfect for our quick dinner before a movie! Had a burger and a beer and it was fast and delicious!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I was visiting my son and his family in Kansas City and discovered the restaurant while shopping in the Brookside neighborhood. I checked to see if it was family friendly for my 2-yr old granddaughter and 6-month old grandson.

The staff was very friendly; I think each one of them stopped by the table to talk to the children and make sure we had everything we needed. All of our food was very good.
I will definitely pay another visit the next time I am in town.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The Thursday special of steak, mashers, and corn was delicious, and our waiter, Jake, was attentive, efficient and friendly.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 11, 2017

We live an hour away, so don't get to dine at MF's nearly enough!
My all time favorites are the onion strings, fried catfish, and sour cream apple pie!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Great Sunday dinner with friends. We had the Fried Chicken, Steak Demi, Salmon and Catfish. All were excellent and our table was very impressed with our service from Christine. She was there for all of our needs. Great nieborhood restaurant with really fresh and great tasting food.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Good value for the brunch buffet. Service was great! Very accommodating to our group of 4 kids and 4 adults

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