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Michael Forbes Bar & Grille

4.5
731 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Continental, Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(816) 333-4355
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matt Cross
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Catering
From 10 to 500 people we provide excellent food and service...Please call Forbes for details..816.578.2324
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Brookside
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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4.4
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ambience
4.5
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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Went for my Mom's birthday everyone loved their food and we had a great time. Will definitely be back

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

When we arrived, we were told they did not have us listed for a reservation. I followed up showing them our open table reservation. Then we were told they no longer accept Open Table reservations. However, they had room for us. Our service was quite good & the food very tasty. In our party of 4, we had a patty melt, Reuben sandwich, shrimp, & a burger with no bun. All our food was served as ordered & at proper temperature & attractively plated. We then ordered a piece of pie to share even though we are all on a diet. Delicious.
We were allowed time to visit before we ordered---not rushed & really enjoyed our time there. All in all, what started out as a question, ended up great. We will go back.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

It was nice that it wasn't crowed and was quiet, but felt weird sitting among three tables full of food during the photo-shoot.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Always a good dining experience. Our go to restaurant when we want to get together with friends or have a late lunch.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The family went to Michael Forbes for Sunday Brunch and everything was fabtabulous! The service was great as well. The kiddos want to go back very soon.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Early for our reservation, but were seated immediately. Friendly, attentive service and excellent food, reasonably priced. (And it didn't hurt that we found a parking place right in front of the door!)

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

It was our first visit and we will certainly be back. The food, service, and atmosphere was wonderful. Thank you for a great experience!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service and excellent Sunday evening magician!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Jay was awesome!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Good food & service

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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