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Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Los Gatos
Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Los Gatos

Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Los Gatos Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.forbesmillsteakhouse.com
  • Email: opentable@forbesmillsteakhouse.com
  • Phone: (408) 395-6434
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Only: Sunday thru Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm - Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Californian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Brian Weselby
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering options will be considered. Please call to discuss.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We can make your private function a complete success with numerous options available, birthday, graduation, retirement, you name it we can accommodate it. Please give us a call to set up your next party. Our room can hold 36 comfortably or more if your having a stand-up cocktail function.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Royce Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Small private lot, with large public lot behind restaurant
A word from Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Los Gatos
At Forbes Mill Steakhouse we offer the finest cuisine, all natural Kobe and Prime Certified Angus Beef. Less than 1.5% of beef is elite enough to meet CAB brand prime standards. Our menu includes, Australian Lamb Chops, Veal Chop, Australian Lobster Tail, fresh Ahi Tuna from Hawaii, and a wide variety of seafood entrees for every guest to enjoy! Our cuisine is perfectly accompanied with a Wine Spectator "Best of Excellence" list featuring the finest domestic and international wines to please any palate or budget, all thoughtfully selected by our resident Sommelier. 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
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Diner Reviews
  • "Went here with my husband for my birthday. The waiter was perfect. Calamari, decent, well spiced and breaded, but could have been a bit larger pieces (I am a stickler when it comes to fried foods having more meat than breading). Seafood risotto, completely wonderful. Scallops were perfect and some of the best I have ever had. The sea bass was spiced and cooked very well. Shrimps were of a decent size and cooked to a buttery consistency. Rice and sauce was completely scrumptious. Lava cake was very light and fluffy. It could have been better without the salted caramel sauce (not a fan of salty deserts). The vanilla ice cream on the side was decent, but tasted better with the cake and chocolate sauce. Overall a wonderful meal!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We decided to try the Forbes Mill Steak House in celebration of a friend's birthday, and we were very pleased with every aspect of the night (except the very high price!). We do plan on returning, however, in spite of the high price because the food and atmosphere were so good."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The food is always wonderful and the desserts are the best. They have kid friendly foods. We enjoy coming here for birthdays and anniversary celebrations."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food was amazing our server was rude and made me feel uncomfortable like he didn't think we should be there."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Everything was outstanding. My Lobster was the best I have ever had."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My fiance and I are embarrassed that we don't remember our server's name since he helped us alot with our first time experience at Forbe Mills Steakhouse. Our server was very attentive and very patient. We had questions regarding the food and wine list and he answered all of our questions in great detail. Only problem is that a good chunk of customers did not follow Forbes Mill's dress code. It completely affected the business/romantic atmostphere that the restaurant have."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "dessert was great!!! Was second try here - wanted to give them another chance, but not too happy!!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We had the fixed price menu which is an expensive fixed price, but this whole restaurant is tailored to expense accounts where nobody cares. The fixed price menu included a flight of 3 wines to go with each of the three (small) entrees: steak, lamb and fish. The salad was brought out almost immediately which told us it was sitting there ready to go; about 3 minutes later the wine flight showed up, including a chardonnay that would have to sit there for about 15 mins before we figured we would get to the entree. The only saving grace was the entree also showed up almost immediately so the wine didn't warm up too much (but not what you want). We were in and out and down $250 within an hour. We felt like we'd been had."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I've been to your restaurant in the past and had one of the best ribeye I ever had so on my anniversary I wanted to return. When my steak arrived it was so difficult for me to cut into it with a steak knife due to all the tough strings in the meat and it was fatty and not enough marbling. I also ordered the Brussels sprouts as a side and it was burnt black. I don't know what the chef was thinking if that was ok to send to a table, hoping I wouldn't notice? The only great thing about our experience is that our server was great."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was out first experience dining at Forbes Mill and it was quite enjoyable. Food was very, very good, service was excellent. Loved Zac, the bartender. Very personable and friendly. The ladies at the front desk were very friendly and cordial. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends. I liked the fact that the restaurant called to confirm our reservations, very nice touch. All in all, it topped off our evening with a very good start. Thank you"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We were greeted like royalty. Loved our table. Adore the mood. From then on service was a bit spotty...kept having to ask for water and the waiter had to do it...don't know where the "water boys" were. My lamb was full of gristle. I thought it was sort of "cheesy" to charge me $2 for a bit of Bernaise Sauce for my steak. Desserts totally unforgettable. Out of six in the group, 4 were very happy. 2 of us were more ho-hum..Could be because we ordered the price-fixed dinner and should have stuck with the regular menu. Still, this is a restaurant where dinner was $100 per person, with drinks. I don't think it's worth it. I wrote a note for the restaurant, but exceeded characters allowed. Please advise me how to send along...or I summed it up."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Waiter took away my half eaten salad without asking. Used plates were stacked in front of guests with prawn cocktail cup turned upside down. Food was great but services is not professional for the price range/class of this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Well, over all every thing was exceptional. From our dinner table to the end. We were seated at the half moon booth. Awesome. We were there for my son's 25th birthday. We've been here before and everything was over the top as expected. The hostess Danielle was so kind and pleasant. Our Host was very attentitive. The only reason I am rating this a 4 instead of 5 is because when we arrived home and receive a phone call from a family member to ask us "how was the wine that I sent to your table?" We didn't receive that expensive bottle that he sent. Miscommunications happen. It would have been a perfect touch though. That is the only reason I rated it a 4. Otherwise, this evening would easily be a 5. We had such a lovely evening!!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is the second time my fiance and I have been to Forbes Mill and both times they absolutely delivered. This previous Tuesday was my fiance's 30th birthday. I called ahead to make a reservation and they asked if it was a special occasion. When we arrived the restaurant, inside our menus was a special menu that had a personal happy birthday message to my fiance. We even got a complimentary dessert after our meal. Love this place!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Food was very good in general, scallop appetizer and filet were outstanding, wine list was decent. Our server was particularly slow even though the restaurant was not very busy, but he seemed to have plenty of time to hang out with the hostesses at the front of the restaurant instead of taking our order or refreshing our drinks. He was also not able to identify some of the components of the dish that he served to us, which was really disappointing given the high price tag for each menu item. Would I dine here again? Probably not. There are plenty of other restaurants to take out-of-town guests that know how to deliver exceptional service and food without the high price tag and superior attitude."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food was prepared ok. I prefer more seasoning than how the food was prepared."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I've been going here for years and it is consistently an excellent restaurant. This particular time my GF and I each had the Ginger Soy Short Ribs. I want to be clear ... Forbes Mill's Short Ribs are the best Short Ribs anywhere. They are almost candy! Tender, tender, tender with a suite taste. Absolutely amazing. The only thing that is disappointing is they serve them only during the month of March ... it should be on their normal menu! Additionally, the only thing that is consistently not good about Forbes Mill are their desserts. Have an amazing meal and then go find dessert somewhere else. It's really their only weakness ... they need to hire a real pastry chef and make amazing treats, and then change/update the menu often."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have not been to Forbes for couple yrs and booked my bf's bday dinner as it's his favorite place for steaks. We had a private room and our waiter was extremely attentive and friendly. A few things did occur throughout the evening that made me question if I will return. We had the appetizer platter with ahi tuna, calamari and crab cakes. The star of the plate was the calamari, extra crispy! I ordered the rib eye, mac & cheese and creamed spinach for sides. My meal was ok, yes, I said ok. It was nothing spectacular and I'm left wondering if my taste buds have just evolved. I may give Forbes Mill another chance, but probably not any time soon. Which is just too bad as I really used to enjoy a nice meal there."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This restaurant is great for special occasions. The food is delicious, although a bit pricey. The steaks were cooked perfectly. The sides were delicious, especially the roasted brussel sprouts. The wine list was lengthy and contained many wines unfamiliar to us. The waiter was very helpful in selecting a bottle of wine and we appreciated that he steered us to one of the less expensive bottles. The service was excellent with the meal nicely paced. The only negative is that the noise level in the restaurant can be a bit high. Having eaten there before, we requested a booth as we find that area of the restaurant to be a bit quieter."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Came for birthday celebration - seated earlier than reservation, with personalized menu. Efficient service. We had appetizer of prawns (4) and crab cakes (2). Bottle of Pinot Noir 2012 Moshin Russian River $60 (prices range from 60-120). 24 oz. Porterhouse, NY strip medium rare with mashed, baked, and asparagus. Steaks tender, good size and thickness, flavorful, aged. Vegies were al dente - a little too much (same as last visit). Creme broulee, lava cake, and coffee for dessert. Bill with tip approx. $330. Nice dining room, quiet, pleasant bar area. Good steakhouse for a special occasion although can get pricey with bar bill, desserts, and ala carte items. Recommend."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Our family are regular diners at Forbes Mill and last Friday we were excited to celebrate our daughter's 13th birthday at Forbes Mill. Unfortunately we had a very disappointing experience - our table was located in a strange ante-room which was completely void of any atmosphere, acoustic ceiling tiles were not quite the design we understood Forbes Mill to pride itself on. The food and service were lovely however we will hesitate to dine here again - more likely to dine somewhere with an atmosphere commensurate to the food and service. Previously we have booked directly with Forbes Mill- this is the first time we used Open Table. Unsure if there is a correlation here?"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food was good and price was fitting! Polite and curtious staff! Definitely will come back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Perfect for a romantic evening! Something on the menu for everyone and the service is phenomenal."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Went on a Monday night for our Anniversary (our 3rd time) and the food was delicious! Had the Beet salad, my husband had the Wedge salad, our plates went back empty. The seafood risotto was something I wanted to have, (on a previous visit my friend let me try hers). It was a very good portion with a lot of shrimp, scallops and fish, they were not skimpy on the seafood. My husband had the Dry aged NY, but still liked his bone-in rib eye better from our last visit. You can't go wrong with the cream spinach, much better that other high-end Steak Houses. Our server was the best, he knew exactly when to stop at our table with out hovering. His name was Alexander, and of course comp our dessert! This is a perfect spot for any Special Occasion."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Really excellent food... Steaks done perfectly, sides and salads great....really good desserts and our waiter, Jim, was spot on."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Always superb! I have NEVER had a bad meal there. Took my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday and neither of us were disappointed. He had the Wagyu Filet Mignon (that was like butter) and I had the surf and turf (6 oz Filet with 8 oz Australian Lobster tail). We were smiling ear to ear throughout the meal! We also did a split of two sides (mushrooms and brussels sprouts), but since our entrees came accompanied with au gratin potatoes and veggies, did not really need them. I always have the chocolate lava cake for dessert and am never disappointed. He did a Kona coffee creme brulee with macadamia nut biscotti that was divine. Impeccable service as well."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I have literally been going to Forbes Mill since day one. It's a terrific restaurant that continues to get better ... albeit at a glacier like pace ... but that's ok because it started off great to begin with. The long ongoing weakness of Forbes Mill is apparently refuse to get a real pastry chef. So for all these years there desserts have been disappointing and nearly unchanged. So, once again I looked at the dessert menu too see if there was anything new ... there was a special but not something I'm interested in. Therefore, my GF and I opted for dessert somewhere else after our meal. But again, terrific steak house, with great sides ... and aside from dessert another great experience. Our waiter was particularly personable and nice."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This place is close to being perfect, if you order the right meal. The steaks were cooked just right and came soon after the salads were finished. I would stay away from the Ribeye. Like a typical Ribeye it was a little chewy and fatty. OK if you bought it and cook yourself but not worth $40. The Filet was great. Don't bother with the sides unless you're really hungry. The wine list is very extensive but very pricy. Bring your own bottle to make the evening more affordable."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "It wasn't worth the $200 I spent. The food was good but the service was - well, I don't know what to call it. He just seemed a bit arrogant, was not engaging... I had the fruit cobbler for dessert and it was just way too dry and bland (too many oats on top). I felt like I was eating something healthy rather than a dessert. We had mojitos at the bar before dinner and the bartender was nice but the mojitos were kind of watery and the mint was not muddled. I just wasn't really overly impressed with anything here and definitely not for the price."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We had steaks for our anniversary a rib eye and a filet mignon, and it was excellent! When u don't need any sauces to dress your steak and appreciate it for what it is, then you know it's good! I had leftovers the next day and it was yummy! Don't forget to order the crab cakes, au gratin potatoes and the chocolate torte!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "A hard to reserve place with great steak and service. Was surprised to see families with kids at this high end restaurant, but it is Los Gatos ;) The service was great and would go back. They have an outstanding beer and wine list with many delicious items to compliment a fine dinner."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "They personalize the menu for your special occasion and computer dessert on a plate decorated with chocolate writing! Such a special touch!!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We love this restaurant. We have eaten some very nice meals here..The food is always perfect. The service is good, they are very busy and sometimes this shows in the service but for the most part all the servers we have had have worked hard to be sure our experience is a good one. The parking can be difficult at high seasonal times. Be sure and leave enough time to accommodate a bit of a walk to the restaurant. The nice thing is the surrounding area is clean and easy to stroll."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Restaurant is known for the steaks, and yes they are very good. I had the prefix dinner which included salmon. I have had better salmon in other restaurants."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We have dined at this restaurant many times with success in regard to service and food. This evening was the exception in a negative way. To simplify, here is what happened: 1. Server came to table with pen and paper and asked if we wanted to order. 2. I said we would like a drink (wine/cocktail) 3. Ordered our drinks and our meals. I said we wanted to start with the calamari. 4. He delivered the calamari and 2 salads at the same time 5. I said we were not in a hurry and would like the calamari with our drinks and the salads later. 6. He said he would put them in the refrigerator for later. 7. Our salads came followed by our entrees. 8. Not one time did we see him or did he come by to ask us how our meal was. 9. He brought the check"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We owed close friends a special meal and chose Forbes Mill because it is one of our favorites and new to our friends. Everything was perfect. Our waiter was excellent and the food unsurpassed. Our friends were impressed and said this is their new favorite restaurant. Dinner is expensive but for a special treat a Forbes Mill is perfect and worth the money."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I took my fiance here the night we got engaged. Food and waitstaff were excellent. The steak was the best I've ever had and the lamb was superb. Very attentive waiter...it was nice to see the napkin folded neatly after coming from bathroom. It was a bit dark with all the blinds shut, could have used a touch more light. Memorable."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Just because we did not ordered wine, we got ignored the whole time we were there. The hostess made stupid comment about my girlfriend weight, how rude! We've requested a nice, quiet spot, instead we got seated in the middle of the room? We sat at the table for at least 10 minutes of no one come to greet us. Finally the waiter walked by our table, didn't even stop and look at us and shout out he'll be with us in a minute (what kind of service is that?). Every course we had to wait at least 5-10 in between, the waiter spent more time at other tables than at our table. The waiter only address and made eyes contact with me, he totally ignored my girlfriend, what culture does that make it ok? I would NEVER recommend this place to ANYONE."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Lovely and elegant from the warm cordial greeting at the door to professional service & delicious meal. They even adjusted appetizer due to my food allergy. Tim (manager) was attentive without hovering-enjoyable conversations. Tim (server) was thoroughly professional with impeccable timing. Due to illness this was my VALENTINE DINNER and worth rescheduled date."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "This resturaunt was great however very expensive. Dinner for two with appetizer and dessert and no alcohol was a little over $200. So unless you got money I would recommend this as a once a year special occasion place. Very good food, very good wait staff. Tables could have been more secluded as there were only about 4 booths the rest were 4 person square tables."
    Dined on 2/17/2014