Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Los Gatos
Staff is always very professionalStaff is always very professional and energetic, well versed in menu and wine list - outstanding service6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always Forbes Mill wasAs always Forbes Mill was excellent. Jessica was friendly and efficient. Food was great.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodWe had not gone to Forbes Mill for quite a while but decided to give it a try last weekend.
The food was great, service was outstanding and the chemistry was nice.
Still nice to know there is a great place to go prior to a concert and can get in and out on time6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA Night OutWe were given a gift card to Forbes Mill Los Gatos. We chose an evening with beautiful weather and so requested to dine at their outside tables. We were cheerfully greeted and seated. The noise level inside seemed rather loud, so we were happy to eat outdoors. The occasional passing motorcycle was loud, but it was fun being seated outdoors. Our waiter was kind, helpful and attentive, as was all the staff that evening. The food was impeccable, delicious and fresh. Actually, perfect. The price was above our normal range and if we didn't have the gift card, we would not have been able to dine at such a nice place. Our experience was relaxing, fun and tasty. We were not rushed at all and enjoyed our little table by the sidewalk.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy neighborhood spotLoved our meal at Forbes. We were greeted by the owner Dean. It was a celebration dinner and they printed special menus for us. Even better the entire Sharks team was there, we got them to autograph our menu. The steaks were superb, ribeye, fillet and new york all cooked to perfection. Also, the salmon was delicious, perfecly cooked and paired. Ken was out waiter, he was just outstanding.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMtop notch diningDefinitely some.of the best food I have ever eaten, as well as superb service. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and made suggestions that went along with what I was thinking. It was a nice clean place with nice atmosphere, my only gripe being the noise from a table near by. Food was amazing. I would go back again for a birthday or other special occasion.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSteak Lover's DreamIf you love beef, this restaurant should be very high on you list of favorite places to indulge. It's not cheap, but it's worth it. Service is excellent with a low waiter-to-table ratio. The menu is setup to allow custom dinners where you pick your main course and then add on a la carte sides. This works well ... you get exactly what you want.
Another nice thing about the restaurant is the location in Los Gatos. There is lots of parking available close behind the mainstreet stores and it is a nice, safe place to walk around after a big meal.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite placesYou know what you get every time you go, and a warm friendly place to enjoy with friends and family after a long week or for a special occasion...5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific Experience!We dined at Forbes Mill in celebration of our anniversary. I know that reviews are somewhat mixed, and over the years our own experience at the restaurant has been inconsistent. However this time everything was just great. We had the full gamut of courses, with he entrees being a filet and a ribeye, both being outstanding. Our server, Jeff, was great! Very pleased with the whole experience!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food served was excellent,The food served was excellent, my wife had the French onion soup and I had a wedge salad , both were very good. My 14 ounce rib-eye was cooked just right and was seasoned perfectly as was her filet. The creamed spinach was one of the best I have ever had and the augratin potatoes were very good too. We finished with a fruit crisp that was a sweet and crunchy delight. Our only complaint would be the too small mojitos for $24, we feel a $12 drink should be a little bigger.The same goes for the $15 glass of wine that was only 1/3 of a glass. We feel that a glass of wine should be at least 2/3 full. Overall we felt this is definitely a place we will return for another steak dinner sometime in the future and we will highly recommend it.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent for Special OccasionWe were impressed that they had a special menu for my husband's birthday celebration. Although we did not order from the menu, I still brought it home to remind us how special the dinner was. Everybody was pleased with their orders. My pear and gorgonzola salad came without the gorgonzola, but once our waitress found out, she brought a little bowl of the cheese ready to throw into the salad. My husband always loved the scalloped potatoes and was not disappointed this time. My son devoured his ribeye steak which was done to perfection. I am sure we will be going back for another birthday/holiday/anniversary celebration.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA WONDERFUL OCCASIONWE WERE CELEBRATING OUR 54TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY! The Hostess greeted us and wished us Happy anniversary. The Wait Staff was attentive to our every need. The food was divine and the atmosphere was romantic.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic experienceI hosted a birthday party for 8 people and the experience was outstanding. The restaurant placed us in a private area off the entry and it could not have been better. The food and the service was excellent- as always.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came for the steaks andWe came for the steaks and we were not disappointed with both the quantity and quality of our meal.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMForbes Mill is a Bay Area treasureThey never disappoint. They keep the menu fresh and inventive, while keeping the favorites within easy reach. They're the top-pick for my family any time there's something in need of celebrating.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DinnerFirst visit to Forbes Mill. It was crowded on Saturday eve, and we had to wait a bit to be seated, but no problem. The waiter was a bit disorganized, forgetting what wine was ordered, and confusion regarding the wine steward. The food was excellent for all of us, with filet steaks for all - very appropriate for a steak house. The Oysters Rockefeller were the best I've had, and the birthday desert as terrific. When I received the bill, there were several charges on the bill that were not ours. Needless to say, the waiter was embarrassed and eliminated the charges from the bill. However, the damage was already done to our confidence with the wait staff.
We will return for the food, but the complete package is lacking.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service, greatOutstanding service, great food, many great wines to choose from too. One can never go wrong having dinner at Forbes Mill in Los Gatos. The staff always seems to go that extra yard to make one's special event even more rememberable.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGluten Free HeavenExcellent steak and craft cocktails. They take do a great job of supporting those with gluten issues. I went home with a contented tummy, which is always welcome. Keep up the good work and thanks.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMneighborhood gem /romantic settingattentive staff excellent food lots of choices love their soups and desserts5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall great experienceEvery food item was wonderful. Highly recommend the Wagyu filet. Server was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and kept our wine glasses full. Only real complaint was the very casual dress of some other customers (I feel shorts and flip flops are not appropriate for a nice steakhouse, but understand Forbes can't control this and is more a reflection on the class level our society).5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA good findWe went to Forbes on a recommendation from a friend who's a complete freak for steaks. I myself love a great cut of beef, so I was all about it. I don't have time for a novel, so let me just say that ALL the food was very good. (the crab cakes were only good) At our table we got a filet, a NY, and a surf and turf which was a small filet and an 8oz australian lobster tail. Everyone had a clean plate and a smile, so I would feel confident in ordering just about anything from this place.
The only area that needed work was the tempo of the meal. When I'm spending over $400 on dinner, I don't want the food to come on top of itself. I felt like we were in the middle of the morning rush at Stacks. Slow it down Forbes...slow it down.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom start to finish, oneFrom start to finish, one of my favorite dining experiences; the food and service was wonderful. I would recommend this to friends celebrating a special occasion - they won't be disappointed.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food but not superbOur server is awesome. He patiently explained the dish, recommended good wine, and served us good food. The 12oz steak my husband ordered (medium rare) was a little over cooked and fairly dry. I ordered the restaurant week menu. My salad, on the other hand, is so well balanced and full of flavor. My two sampler meat portion also medium rare were moist and tender. Love it! In general, it's a good meal. A little disappointed on the meat for a steakhouse though.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife had the Prix FixeMy wife had the Prix Fixe Menu. She said her Macadamia Crusted Halibut was the best and she is very difficult to please. Overall the meal was very good. They made our Anniversary very special.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good meal , but prettyVery good meal , but pretty expensive! My sea bass was wonderful and everyone else was thrilled with the meat. Wine and meal ended up being $100 per person.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper delicious food, nice placeMy husband and I were here on a Sunday evening for our anniversary. The service was average for a high-end restaurant. The food was outstanding. The oysters were the best I ever had, except for one that was bad. When we let the waiter know this, he took the whole serving off the bill. My husband had a delicious fish-and-crab entree. I had a rib-eye steak that was done to perfection. They even had a good decaf espresso! The street is cozy and with a warm ambiance on this the first summer night of the year. The restaurant interior is steakhouse classic, a bit too dark for my taste, but very nice. Large chairs and sufficient space between tables.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Ambiance and Service madeThe Ambiance and Service made the evening a very nice time. I would recommend this to my friends, clients and family. Thank you!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best steakhouse in the Bay AreaThe staff at Forbes Mill was excellent. Our childcare plan fell through and we ended up bringing our 4-month old, unsure of how this would be received. The staff were able to find us a nice booth located where the little ones noises wouldn't bother other diners. They were also very helpful in altering my wife's entrees to avoid dairy. The food was excellent, and the wine list is (IMO) the best in the Los Gatos area.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Steaks and Sides !!!Great food. Steaks are always cooked as requested and very tasty. It's too bad they don't have smaller steaks for kids (They had a 6 oz, but no 4 oz), but they were very flexible about having a larger steak split in two for our two kids. It tends to be a little 'chilly' in there, so definitely prepare for a little bit of a cooler environment. Portions are a good size (not overly large, nor ridiculously small). Sides are good for sharing. Sauteed spinach and the mushrooms were very good. Mac and Cheese was 'ok'. Filet was delicious. French Onion soup was very good, but the red wine within it was a little stronger than preferred, but that's a subject taste.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM***Outstanding! ***My husband & I came here for an anniversary (it was our first time at this restaurant) and I would give it 6 out of 5 stars if I could. Everything from our waiter Tim who was extremely knowledgable and the ambience to the outstanding food was over the top. I had the crab encrusted sea bass and it was the best thing I have ever tasted, EVER! My husband who is not the easiest foodie to please was stunned from the superb cauliflower bisque, the filet mignon that melted in his mouth through to the passionfruit cheesecake. I've never heard him be so silent! ;0)
I would recommend this place especially if its for a special occasion. Forbes Mill Steakhouse will definitely impress the toughest of critics.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA nice place to eat. AskA nice place to eat. Ask for the main room, if you want to feel like part of the restaurant.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur meal was perfect, includingOur meal was perfect, including the wine. Our waiter, Tim, was attentive without being intrusive; "top drawer" all the way.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an excellent dinnerWe had an excellent dinner at Forbe's. We always order the 14 oz ribeye and it has never disappointed us. Cooked perfectly and very flavorful. The drinks are also very good there. Our waiter Wayne was personable and very quick in getting our orders served. I would recommend this restaurant if you enjoy steak.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFun for a special occasionOur waiter was fabulous. Food was delicious. Portion size was just right. My husband had his birthday. He took the option of getting a steak, fish and lamb plus appetizer and dessert for $59. My seafood risotto was delicious. One of my daughters had the halibut and she really enjoyed it. My other daughter had the appetizer sampler. She loved that. Desserts were fabulous. My husband had the chocolate cake, I had the creme bulee, my one daughter had the sorbet. Everything was delicious.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMYou never walk out hungryI've been a patron at Forbes Mill for several years now. It is consistently great food, the prices are fair, and the ambiance is great.
There have been a couple of times when the service is not the best. I would recommend sitting in the smaller rooms, the wait staff seem faster in those areas.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy RestaurantHad a fabulous celebratory dinner for my son's birthday. They even printed their nightly menu with a Happy Birthday message for him. Accidentally when one of the dishes we asked to be boxed up to go didn't get boxed up....they made up a small portion for us to take home. Now that is classy!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMUnfortunately, for the firstUnfortunately, for the first time our meat was not great. My husband had tasteless tough prime rip and my bone in ribeye was very fatty and was about a third grizzle. We love the place and will try again.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMwent because I was cravingwent because I was craving a great cut of meat, tasted the crab cakes and scallops and had a smile on my face the whole next day!
our waiter was a gem!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was good to veryThe food was good to very good. The service from our waiter was fantastic!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had not been here in alongWe had not been here in along time. Everything was better than we remembered!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Pleasantly surprised!Have driven by this restaurant many times without noticing. It's a quiet nondescript building along the avenue. The service was top notch-very attentive. The restaurant asked at confirmation about any special instructions. I told them we have someone celebrating their birthday. Upon arrival, the staff made every effort to make him feel special. Our menus arrived with a personalized prix fixe menu honoring our birthday boy--very thoughtful touch. The food was across the board wonderful, from fish to chicken to steak, all outstanding. We ordered dessert and they surprised us with a special birthday chocolate lava cake with the plate decorated with Happy Birthday written in chocolate. Lovely... From beginning to end this dinner was flawless!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMIts comes down to the serviceIts comes down to the service ... but with this place, both food and service was fantastic... perfect.. Our waiter Tim, was great!!! will be back3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy restaurant, very high-end,Classy restaurant, very high-end, excellent for special occasions.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were celebrating our anniversaryWe were celebrating our anniversary and the restaurant called to obtain our names and then had the insert specials menus reflect a happy anniversary to us. That was so thoughtful. The food was exceptional. Dry aged NY was WOW.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMdeliciousA very nice steak house with wonderful cuts of meat, top level and friendly service, and delicious food all around. The restaurant is really for meat lovers, but they do have some very nice fish and poultry selections. Really a wonderful experience.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was lovely. Loved theFood was lovely. Loved the fried calamari which had flavor of truffle oil. Also loved the Kobe Filet Mignon, it was tender and very flavorful. The wine list was quite expensive, at least for me. Liked the ambiance, very cozy and romantic. Service was very good, however, we didn't quite understand why the server kept on coming back and asking us if we were done with our appetizer. My conclusion was because they don't serve main entree without taking out the plates from the appetizer. Other than that, we had a very lovely dinner.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my first visit to ForbesIt was my first visit to Forbes Mill, after hearing many good reviews from family and friends. My wife and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary there recently. The food was fantastic! Everything was prepared perfectly and exploding with flavor. The only negative aspect was the place was very noisy. it wasn't just one table nearby, it seemed the whole place was packed with diners who were just having a great time. Though it wasn't the anniversary dinner experience we were expecting, the food more than made up for it and we left quite pleased.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always find their steaksWe always find their steaks to be outstanding. I especially liked the pear salad.2/22/2013 12:00:00 AM