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

Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Los Gatos

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.forbesmillsteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 4083956434x
  • 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: Seafood, Californian, Steakhouse
  • 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Los Gatos reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (93)notable wine list (58)romantic (58)fit for foodies (47)neighborhood gem (29)good for groups (28)great for outdoor dining (16)vibrant bar scene (15)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (6)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Food good, but disappointed
    tinadonovanVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A mixed review follows our Saturday evening dinner for four. The hostesses (four !!) were polite, but un-helpful. The bar area was full with people dining & very little space for enjoying a drink before dinner. The bar staff did not venture out from behind the bar to provide any service to the four of us. The dining area is very open with a "cattle" feeling! Tables very close together! Our waiter (Tim) was great & the food was very good. But, I won't rush back :(
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If I hadn't been to Press in Napa the week before, I might have enjoyed our dinner at Forbes Mill more than I did. The salads and steaks were fine but certainly nothing spectacular. The hostess stuck us in the back room behind the bar with a couple of large parties, and the waiters seemed more intent on taking care of them than us. There was a long delay between our salads and entrees, and my water glass was empty for most of dinner. I hadn't been to Forbes Mill in a couple of years, and based on this experience, I'm not in any hurry to go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    liketoeat
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went to Forbes for our Anniversary.. Decided to sit outside,since we have never sat outside. The first table they seated us at was sort of hot, even with the shades.. we asked if we could move and they were fine with us moving down to more shade.. Ken was out waiter, whom we have had before , we just love him! Dinner was awesome, as usual.. It was fun to sit outside and people watch. Since it was our anniversary, they comped us a delicious chocolate fudge brownie and big scoop of vanilla ice cream with a candle it in.. Also they had "Happy Anniversary"written in chocolate that had been chilled around the edge of the plate. you'll also have a special page in the menu with your names on it if you mention your names at reservation time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable
    DrChris
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Asked for a quiet, nice table and was put in a noisy, crowded area in spite of there being lots of empty tables. The hostess did reseat us when we asked. Service excellent. Steak a little overdone. Lambs Chops excellent. Lots of food with entree. Lamb came 2 vegies and beef with potatoes and vegie. Not a romantic place but quite enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great spot in LG!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    really enjoyed our dinner at Forbes Mill. They happily accommodated our gluten-free requests as well as my weird prejudice against garlic. Definitely would return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!!!!
    FoodLover
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I wish I could give Forbes Mill more stars! This is our special occasion restaurant, and they always please us. The service is fantastic, we weren't rushed through our meal. Our server this evening, Haven(sp?), was just the best. We came to celebrate my husband's birthday, with our two young daughters, and we were all impressed with our entire experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great meal.
    diner2013
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We dined here to celebrate a family member's 1st wedding anniversary and wasn't disappointed. The meal was delicious and the service was excellent. This was our guest's first time at the restaurant and they greatly enjoyed their visit. We had an enjoyable time and didn't feel rushed. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Service
    MandR
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The wait staff and hostess were exceptional. They made special accommodations for my elderly mother and were charmingly attentive throughout the evening. Although we were having a light meal, without wine, they treated us like we were high rollers. We enjoyed the decor, lighting, and quiet ambience. A charming place to enjoy a meal, which brings me to the food . . . The steak melted in our mouths, as did the sea scallop appetizer. We thought the al dente asparagus was nice, but kind of blah. A drop of lemon juice or something would have been nice. The blue cheese dressing on the wedge salad didn't seem freshly made (tasted like bottled), so that was disappointing. Still, we'd return for the delicious ribeye and the warm people!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat
    Lissa
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Definitely go for the wine and mixed drinks, stay for the meat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a meal!
    lynpow
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had a great time. The steaks were fantastic, as were all the sides, the service was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, great service
    cogwac
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    very professional and experienced service from the waiters. We chose an outdoor table on a nice evening and felt it was much better than what we saw inside -- darker and nosier.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Event Spot
    TryAlexandersVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I dine here for my special occasions, special birthdays and special celebratory events. The service is great and the food expertly prepared. They prepare their steaks precisely as requested, so medium rare is really medium rare, and the sides are large enough for sharing. They have a great wine list and represents a complete and high-quality dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good but not exceptional
    Pollux
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Had $65 pris fixe menu. The main dish was good but not exceptional. I would have given it 3.5 stars ff that kind of resolution in the ratings were available. The dessert was fantastic and the service was exceptional. I found it to be too noisy, however. I like some noise to have that "high energy" feeling, but this was loud enough that it made it difficult to understand what my table mates were saying.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service; food, not so much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We're not newbies to pricey steakhouses. We took my mother out for her 80th birthday, The Good - waiter service was great (Benjamin). He did everything well. Some ribeyes were good. Mac and cheese was great. The bad - wine list is very expensive. My rib eye was too fatty. Some side dishes were not hot when served. Restaurant was too bright for our tastes. The ugly - the bathrooms It just seemed VERY pricey for average cuts of meat and average kitchen performance.
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  • Nice night out
    Howie
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    As a party of four, we each ordered something different. We each found our dinner fixed perfectly and delicious. Our waiter, Tim, was very attentive. It was a birthday celebration and the restaurant had a special Happy Birthday for her on the menu and brought her a special dessert. As expected, the cost was quite high, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good
    gapsmom
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Forbes Mill was a good choice for a "grown up" night out. Noise level was good, waiter was excellent, knowledgeable and helpful with suggestions. Parking was easy, location was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner!
    Rbtaylor
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I made reservations that afternoon, stated it was our 18th anniversary. The chef had put together a special menu (3 course), with a 'Happy 18th' on the top. The waiter gave us wonderful wine suggestions. We ordered off the standard menu and everything was absolutely delicious. Dessert came on a plate with 'happy anniversary' written on it in chocolate. The meal was very pricey ($300 inc tip & 2 half bottles of wine), but for a special night out, it was worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • comeagain
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Enjoyed our dinner very much. Good food, good service. We went on a Thursday eve and it was fairly full and pretty quiet. One of my top priorities for a restaurant these days is a noise level low enough to have a pleasant conversation. FM passed the test. Would have to try the restaurant on the weekend to compare.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Filet Mignon
    Elsie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Again we descended upon Forbes for an occasion - belated Happy Fathers Day. By providing them with this information beforehand, they printed the specials of the day with our occasion title at the top. Classy! The service was excellent. When one of our group made a last-minute decision to get a side dish, it was met with a smile and the side dish delivered immediately. Four of our seven ordered the filet mignon. All were cooked to perfection. We tried the potatoes au gratin this time and it was delicious. Thinly sliced rounds of potato with a light cheesy cream sauce. A different, but delightful take on the dish. All in all, it was perfect... again. Thanks Forbes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steakhouse
    reviewer3
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I think this is a typical upscale steakhouse. Service was very good and all the food was tasty. Server made good wine recommendations. If you want an expensive steak, this is great place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Things are not the same
    Dsnake
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Service was great, but steaks were not what we remembered from last time, think they may have changed the recipe.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My favorite steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Always consistent quality and I love to entertain guests here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Steaks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I can't remember a better tasting steak. I asked for A1 out of habit but after the first few bites I quickly realized that any sauce would have ruined such a perfectly tasting steak. If you like a good steak, this is the real deal. Pricey, but I guess you get what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Content
    Satisfied
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Staff was very friends, ambience was amazing. It's a bit pricey but it's worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    wait staff very forgetful and poor memory. He could not get the order straight. Tried over four times. He should have written the order on his hand. Lighting is very, very dark-- bring a flash light. Maybe good for date night, when you really don't want to see the person across from you. Food just ok.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have Had Better
    suszz
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Hubby wanted steak for Father's Day. Have had fabulous blackened ribeye in the past. Ordered this on busy Saturday night before Father's Day. The meat was definitely not prime quality, had a little "beefy gamey taste." Served on our plate like it has been stacked. Carmelized onions were flat and not tasty. Was a little disappointed with the overall food, but the service was great. Maybe the secret is not to go on Father's Day weekend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special events!
    Kelli
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    High touch service for special events - really makes you feel special!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Karenda
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Forbes Mill Steakhouse is an excellent restaurant to go to for a special occasion. Haven is an very attentive server, and very friendly. We were seated near the bar area and at times it got a little louder than my liking for fine dining. We were celebrating a 50th anniversary, a birthday, and Father's Day and Haven and Forbes Mill definitely helped is celebrate! Thank you for a memorable evening, and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I took my boyfriend there for his high school graduation dinner and was pleasantly surprised that the waiters treated us no differently than they treat other guests. Many restaurants don't take teenagers seriously so I was a little concerned, but it was not an issue at all
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok but enormously overpriced
    foodinator
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Nice setting. Service was excellent, no complaints there. Food was good but not outstanding, yet the prices were definitely outstanding; outstandingly high. Dinner for three $400. As an example: the wine list starts around $100; very few bottles under that. I expect wine in a restaurant to run at most 2x retail, for an average or moderate bottle. I'm pleased when I find a restaurant that only charges 1.5x. We had such a bottle that retails for $50, their price was $125, or 2.5x retail. The special prix fixe was nice. Veal chop was good. The blackened ribeye was a disappointment; they drown the steak in a mediocre sauce, which is not appropriate for anything blackened.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • over priced
    steak2steak
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I paid $67 for a porterhouse steak that was good, but not $67 good . Wife had the salmon for $30 that was OK but have had better for cheaper . We also had sampler appetizer with prawns, scallops, and crab cakes for $36 and the best thing on the plate was the prawns . For a $240 dinner for two I expected more . If you sell a $67 steak it better be awesome, not just put a high doller amount on something and expect it to taste better or be a better piece of meat . This will be a one time experience for my wife and I . ( rethink pricing )
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank goodness - great steak house
    Spike
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Walking into the softly lit warm wood foyer being met by smiling and welcoming young ladies is consistent. They checked my reservation and after being greeted by the manager and sommelier we were led to the table we had requested. It is in a quiet corner and near enough to the bar that we can enjoy the interactions of guests and the bartenders. The steak I ordered was slightly over, but not enough to send it back and it was presented in a simple and very appetizing fashion by our attentive and professional server. The wine recommendations were perfect with our dinner choices. FORBES is consistently our 'go-to' steak/chop house with food, service and ambience comfortably reassuring and worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal and Exceptional Service.
    CasualDiner
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We ordered from the 3 course Prix Fixe menu. Although this restaurant has a reputation as fairly pricey, the Prix Fixe menu price was quite acceptable considering the service, presetation, quality and amount of food served. We will certainly return as a repeat customer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too expensive!
    Bill
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Food and service were excellent, but still not worth the price. We spent $240 for three people who only ordered one glass of wine!.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Superb dining in the neighborhood
    janjack0702
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Forbes Mill is an outstanding steakhouse. This experience was outstanding. Despite the fact that it is busy, there is a relaxed atmosphere and the service was excellent. I guess you could call it pricey. I feel we get what we pay for and it was well worth it. We had a superb steak and a most delightful Argentinian Malbec. We live close by in Los Gatos and it is great to have this treasure.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place for our Anniversary
    lockjaw1VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My husband and I went to Forbes Mill for our Wedding Anniversary. At first I was disappointed that we were seated in the side dining room, but after going through the main dining room back and forth to the ladies room, was I relieved that we did not sit in there WAAAY too noisy and chaotic. The food was wonderful. My steak was perfect, the sides complemented the meat well. The dessert left a bit to be desired, very small and unimaginative. The only thing that I really did not like was watching the elderly waiter (not ours) put his hands all over the waitresses. Yuk. Otherwise, Forbes Mill is great. Plan on sitting outside next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • notthrilled
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I had a filet and it was fabulous, my husband had a rib eye and it had a lot of grissle. The asperagus was not cooked. It was hard as a rock. The Augratin potaoes had no cheese so they were creamed potaoes. Our waiter had no sense of humor. But the service was good. Over priced and over rated.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Birthday venus
    yachtgollfer
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    I took my special friend for his birthday. I asked for a quiet booth-like maybe in a corner. I got one but it was next to the kitchen. My fault not theirs. Learned a lesson from that. They produced a menu with my friends name and Happy Birthday on it. Made it special. We both had the price fix menu which was very good although I wish it had a little bit more vegetables. We also ordered soup which came with the price fix. I had a broccoli cream cheese soup. okay but would not order it again. My friend had the French onion. very good. In addition to the price fix we shared Oysters Rockefeller. Probably the best I every had. The place is pricey bill-- $205 for 2 drinks and corkage with the meal. Good for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    animal82VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Second time to Forbes Mill. Steaks have been good both times. A pleasant surprise is the service. Often at upper end steak houses I find good food but slow or snooty service. Tim was a great waiter and seemed very engaged in making sure we had a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another happy celebration at FMS!
    TGIFfriends
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    As always, great food and exceptional service. We couldn't think of a happier celebration venue - this was a graduation. We were treated as returning friends. The prix fix menu was a great variety of flavors and styles. The bar drinks and wine was superb, perfectly matching our respective orders. Looking forward already to our next celebration!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.