Forest Grill Brian Polcyn David Gilbert Forest Grill

Forest Grill

735 Forest Ave. (South Elm St.)
Birmingham, MI 48009
Cuisine: American / Continental
A must for serious food lovers, with intriguing, locally sourced dishes and an extensive wine list.
Openings: Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.


Forest Grill Restaurant Review:

Cooking what nature provides is the tagline for Forest Grill. This is realized in a seasonally driven menu emphasizing locally grown and produced foods, heritage breed meat from local purveyors and heirloom plants. The resulting dishes include beet salad with warm goat cheese, candied walnuts and petite organic salad greens. The Euro-American preparations come courtesy of executive chef David Gilbert, who cooked at restaurants in California and Europe. Meanwhile, chef-proprietor Brian Polcyn is an expert at charcuterie, which is served with house-made mustard and a choice of three salads. Other tasty offerings include andouille-stuffed quail with crawfish jambalaya, clay-roasted free-range chicken, and steak frites with béarnaise sauce. The wine list is as distinguished as the menu; featuring some 300 selections, about 40 of them are available by the glass and half-glass. One might expect the prices to be over the top, yet most entrées cost $30 or below.

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