the michael forbes story
open since 1985.
Welcome to Michael Forbes Bar and Grill! We’ve been delighting Kansas City’s palates for more than 30 years. Located in the heart of Brookside, diners enjoy a cozy, family friendly atmosphere, a large menu offering homemade entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as an extensive wine and cocktail list.
where everybody knows your name
Since 1985, Michael Forbes Bar & Grille wants to make our guests always feel at home with its cozy and casual vibe. It truly is a “where everybody knows your name” type of environment. And if we don’t know your name yet, please introduce yourself. Come in and let us take care of you today!
food done right.
Owner Forbes Cross has forged an accessible menu of gourmet American fare, from fried catfish that's deboned tableside to our famous fried chicken and sour cream apple pie. With nightly featured entrees, happy hour food and drinks, and a special four-course menu for two, you’ll enjoy both the food and the value.
gallery & testimonials
"Just an overall great place to dine or just have a drink and mingle. The staff and patrons are so friendly and welcoming and the food is the bomb. LOL. Great chef. The pork chop and chicken strips are my fav. And the drinks!"