Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Danville
Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Danville

Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Danville

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.forbesmillsteakhouse.com/index.php
  • Phone: (925) 552-0505
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Adam Bortolussi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: A private room that comfortably seats 36. We have the ability to craft menus to suit your function and budget.
  • Private Party Contact: Kevin Gordon 9255520505

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a public parking lot in front and rear of restaurant
A word from Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Danville
At Forbes Mill Steakhouse we offer the finest cuisine, all natural Kobe and Prime Certified Angus Beef, fresh seafood from Hawaii daily, Australian Lamb and Lobster tail, and much more. Our cuisine is perfectly accompanied with a wine list featuring award winning local, regional and global vintages, all thoughtfully selected by our resident Sommelier Jeremy Vassalo. Our professional staff is dedicated to crafting a memorable dining experience for our guests, and they share a commitment to quality and a passion to serve you. Sit back, Relax and Enjoy the Ultimate Steakhouse Experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Danville reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (70)fit for foodies (43)romantic (42)neighborhood gem (39)notable wine list (34)good for groups (30)great for lunch (21)vibrant bar scene (8)great for outdoor dining (7)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Special Occasion
    Cellar
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    First time dining at Forbes Mill and it was over the top. Our server helped make decisions with our food and wine to make our experience the best ever. I am a beef lover and both my husband and I can't remember ever tasting a filet like this...perfectly seasoned and so tender. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We were very disappointed in the food. Our entries were over seasoned and overall not very good. The salads were great and so was dessert but with four of us ordering all different items we were all disappointed with the food. We will probably not go back to this restaurant. Great ambiance but for almost $300 for dinner we expect our meals to be exceptional.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food friendly atmosphere
    Cinnamon
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Have visited this restaurant a few times and never been disappointed. Last visit was with my family and I reserved one seat short, came too early for our reservation, no problem - they seated our group even if one person was quite late. Excellent customer service and absolutely great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed.
    Schmitter
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Several thing went wrong at dinner. No rear prime rib?? At 6:45 res. ran out of baked potatoes? Really!! Then when dinner was served they forgot the sides. We were aost done by the time the sides came. What a disappointment.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chefs table experience was awesome!
    Mmmg00dVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I would highly recommend the splurge of the chefs table with wine pairing for a special occasion. We ate and drank our way through a great anniversary meal. Service was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch
    lindaqVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Lunch menu is great with lots of options. They will also accommodate you if you want to "mix and match". Prices at lunch are very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing dinner!!
    Steaklvr
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great service and amazing food!! Best steakhouse in the Bay Area besides San Francisco!! Great ambiance and food was delicious!!! Steak was cooked to perfection. Amazing!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Details are important
    Bluemuffin
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We've been here many times, but this was the first in a long time. As usual, the reservation process was easy, and my special requests were met. It was my husband's birthday so our server acknowledged him, and it was written on the menu. We also got the booth and birthday creme brûlée that I had requested. Overall the service wasn't bad; it was odd. I hope the evening's experience does not reflect what will be considered normal in the future. When we entered the restaurant, we made eye contact with the hostess, who quickly shifted her attention to a gentleman, who clearly was after us. When we were seated, we received our menus upside down. At the end of the meal, no one (including our server) thanked us or acknowledged our departure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slightly recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I have eaten at this restaurant three times now (2 dinners and 1 Lunch). I had the bone in rib-eye for both dinners. It is a bit pricey but it is a large cut. The first time I thought it was one of the best steaks I have had; however, the second time I was disappointed. Both times I ordered the steak prepared medium-rare. On this last visit the steak looked like it was cooked properly but it was tough and not flavorable. I have no idea what could have caused that but after hearing comments from the waiter, I would advise to stay away from the restaurant on Sunday evenings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Danville
    RitchieG
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I frequent this restaurant probably 6 times a year. Great prime rib and steaks. Get there before 8 if you want prime rib on a Friday or Saturday as they make over 100 lbs but it is the best seller among men. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 words...
    Turk
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Perfect like always!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good Friend's birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Exceptional service by a new waiter who's been at Forbes for only one week. They provided menus with 'Happy Birthday John" written across the top which really impressed our guest. The service and food were, as usual, excellent. Two of us ordered Twin Peaks, one ordered the Petite Filet and one ordered the Filet and Shrimp. All great choices and the appetizers, Stuffed Mushrooms and Calamari were perfect choices also. Thanks for a memorable evening with good friends on a special occasion from everyone at Forbes Mill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my top ten...
    dencurt
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This restaurant is everything you want from a dependable restaurant. The ambiance is great, the food has been very good 4 out of the 5 times my husband and I have been here, and the pricing is just right for what you get. The one time when we took some out of town guests and the food was just not up to par that night, they did try to make it right, but when they still weren't hitting it and they realized it they gave us a gift card to come back and that's all you can ask for so they even got it right that night in my opinion. Will continue to go when in the mood for steak. I have just discovered they have amazing prime rib but still love their filet mignon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The service and ambiance were very good. The food was disappointing. I ordered a steak that was given a sauce I did not request, and I was never asked what side dish I would like to have with the steak. We ordered a risotto that was barely edible. The rice was crunchy, and the sauce had an overpowering lemon flavor. Overall, I was disappointed in the meal. The meal was average.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive, maybe not worth it all
    elizcaVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I gave this a second chance. Service was OK. The food is still heart stoppingly expensive for what you are served. I don't think I will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good as ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Weonce again enjoyed an evening with friends at Forbes Mill. Service was excellent, the menu was diverse, and the food was very well prepared and hot at the table. Drinks were a bit slow in arriving, but that'd be our only gripe for a great evening out with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you like salt....
    thead1stVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Had not been in a while - decided on a late lunch visit. French Dip / French Onion Soup (altered choice from menu) / Wedge - packaged lunch special for $17 Service was fine. Slow to get food out with an empty restaurant Yelp reviews stated French Onion was good - but we found out that is was based with the same liquid from the AuJus used for the French Dip and all we can say is "someone dumped too much salt in there" even the waiter seemed to know this was an issue from side comments So he recommended we try the Fresh Clam(less) Chowder - enough said there Meat on the French Dip was dry and over done -had zero opportunity to state if we wanted med rare or dead and dry Wedge was completely uninspired - no nuts berries or adornment
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love2EatVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This was our first time at Forbes. We were celebrating an 85th birthday. The service was excellent, very attentive from start to finish. The menu selection was fresh and the food was excellent. We will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, prompt service!
    SpecialK9347
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I have been to Forbes Mill a number of times, and I have never been disappointed. The food is always cooked to perfection (I'm a huge fan of their filet mignon) and the service has always been exceptional. The ambiance is also perfect for an anniversary or date night - low, warm lighting and minimal noise!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair experience - prime rib
    onlyprimerib
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Since we were there to celebrate my sister's 40th birthday, it was very disappointing that her dish did not meet expectations. She ordered the Prix Fixe menu and did not find any of the dishes offered (there was a little bit of everthing (filet, fish and crispy quail). The filet was tasteless, the fish was dry and the crispy quail was soggy. On the other hand, the prime rib I ordered was great. We determined that if we go back it will only be for the prime rib.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Night
    Foodlover
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food is superb and equally matched by its service. Everyone from the hostess to the waiter to the runners are friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent steak and service
    steakordie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I had our first anniversary here and the service was excellent. They even printed out a menu for us with our names and a happy anniversary greeting on it. The food was excellent and my 14oz NY Strip was supurb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consitently Excellent
    markandlori
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We lived in San Ramon for over 10 years and this was a staple. Having been in San Francisco for two-years now, we happened to have an opportunity to stop by (coming from Sonora) and were concerned it wouldn't be the same. We couldn't have been more delighted. Everything was wonderful, Surf and Turf was exceptional and the Mac and Cheese was a must have. Creme Brulee was perfect in flavor and texture and Adriana was a doll. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants (and did I mention we live in the city)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!!
    grkindanville
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent service and excellent food and very good accommodating kids. A sure fire place to come back to.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hit and miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great wait-person, food is good as expected, but cold. Our calamari appetizer, my husband's steak and the vegetables were all hot. But my prime rib was lukewarm and the mashed potatoes I had were ice cold. I never complain for fear that staff could get upset and do something to the food once returned. I'm sure this wonderful restaurant wouldn't do that, but I'm old school. I shouldn't have to ask that my food be brought hot...or at least warm. What's disappointing is the same thing happened about 6 months ago. Maybe they plate the prime rib first and wait for the other guests' food to be cooked. I had hoped it wouldn't happen again, and it did. At $140 tab for two, sure wish my food was hot.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    Cook811
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food was great, service was outstanding. The only issue were a set of parent allowing their toddler to scream all night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steak is great, but salmon is awful
    DanvilledinerVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    One person in our party ordered steak and she said it was delicious. My husband and I ordered salmon and other items and they were awful. The salmon, spinach and potatoes were laden with oil.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rushed
    PattiK
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have dined at Forbes Mill several times and it is usually much better. On this occasion, dinner was good, not great. Service was very rushed, which was a disappointment given the amount of $$ we spent. I understand it was a Saturday night and they were eager to turn the table over. We hope this was an exception, otherwise our $$ would be better spent at Ruth's Chris.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Birthday Outing for 2
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We've dined at Forbes Mill a handful of times in the past. It's pricey but generally a good place for steaks and accompanying sauces. While our server was a sweet as she could be, once we were seated, we weren't approached for 10 minutes. After placing drink orders, they didn't arrive until our first course was served. We would have preferred the cocktails before the first course. Wine pours were sloppy (drips on glass base) and shrimp and skirt steak were tough (filet OK). While we were regaled with multiple desserts for the special occasion, we left disappointed. Maybe they were short staff? We won't be back for a long time. Esin, Piatti's and Bridges are better options in Danville.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have dined at Forbes Mill many times and generally we have had a wonderful experience. However, on our recent visit to celebrate a special family event we were very disappointed with the service we were provided and the quality of the food was not up to expectation, especially given the cost of the meal. Our server appeared to be not very experienced and was not attentive to our needs. He did not handle properly a premium bottle of wine we carried into the restaurant, was slow to react to our requests and when we finally got our dinner, one of the plates had to be returned since the dish was extremely overcooked. We hope this was an isolated experience as we would hate to take our family and friends elsewhere in the future.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    beetlejude
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Steak was like butter melting in my mouth! The restaurant is a little on the loud side, but the food is great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice dinner with friends
    DaraDimples
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was so tasty and was nice and hot when coming to the table. The service was impeccable and the decor was lovely. The noise level was very high for this type of establishment which surprised me. All in all, the evening was very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good local steakhouse
    Stella
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Only our second visit. Really empty for a Friday night. Not sure why. Almost nobody at the bar. Food was great. My husband's steak and my ahi tuna roll - all perfect. Server felt like she was trying to rush us. Which given that the place was 1/2 empty seemed totally inappropriate. But, I like that is a local restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great place for a business lunch
    Erica
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    forbes mill is always solid. the menu lacks creativity, but the food is always very good. i like to come here for business lunches because the food is good, the place isn't too loud, and it's got a nice, comfortable, but still somewhat fancy vibe.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The oyster is good
    LeungVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I like the fresh oyster very much. The lobster looks cute too. But I do not like the dessert. It is too hard and too sweet. The booth we are assigned is quite small, considering ladies usually have purse, jacket and scarf with them. Not much room to move or put down my stuffs when I sit down. And it is not cheap to eat here. The average expenditure per person including tips and tax could be more than $80.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner
    Terrie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food and service were really wonderful. Our waiter was exceptional! We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Resturant Love the ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I dont eat steak but there always great options outside of the steak menu. My dinner guests rave about the steak here The desrt sampler plate is to die for if you like desert
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Forbulous
    nll94002
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Forbes didn't disappoint. While a little pricy - the quality of food was quite good. Service was good, but the acoustic ambiance was a little too much (of a good thing) "Energetic"- is the selection I made above but energetic doesn't allow casual conversation with your table-mates... Over all a good experience -
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Goodeatin
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Our waiter was OUTSTANDING!! It was our anniversary and he made us feel so special. It was our first time at the restaurant - we now understand why everyone has told us we must go to Forbes Mill - and we will return often!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forbes Mill
    RitchieG
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This is the only place I know where you can get an excellent wet - aged prime up for under $40. The meat was tender and we'll seasoned and perfectly cioked. You will not walk away hungry!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 77 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1027 reviews are from the Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Danville reviews archive.