Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Danville

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At Forbes Mill Steakhouse we offer the finest cuisine, Wagyu Steak and Prime Certified Angus Beef, to Fresh Seafood from Hawaii, Australian Lobster, Chicken and much more. Our cuisine is perfectly accompanied by an Award Winning Wine List including local, regional and global vintages 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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OT
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Robert was our waiter, he was wonderful! Very professional and prompt! The food was amazing. We were so glad we can. A+++from some Louisiana people;)

OT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Greek salad and the herb sea bass and both were excellent, as was the service!

TB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I have a hearing problem and loud noise in a restaurant can be quite bothersome; so I requested a quiet table. When we arrived, the person greeting us said she had saved us a booth and that it would help baffle the sounds coming from the other parts of the restaurant. The backs of the seats in the booths are fairly high and so she was exactly right. I noticed the quiet as soon as I moved into the booth. So just based on that I give Forbes 5 stars for service. But the great service continued. When the waiter had a hard time extracting the dried out cork from the bottle of wine we brought, he used some special tools they had on hand to get it out, but in the end he poured the wine into a decanter, which is something he didn't have to do. Another 5 stars for service. The food came out to us as soon as it was cooked and it was well prepared and delicious. Of course we had steaks (rib eyes) which were cooked exactly as we ordered them, medium and medium rare. In the end we spent about 80 USD each but it was well worth it. Corkage was a mere 25 USD per bottle. I would go back again.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The hostess was very gracious when seating us. The food was delicious. Our waitress was amazing - attentive without hovering, had thoughtful answers to our questions about the menu and made us feel very welcome.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Forbes has always been a special place. I’m sad to say that it’s changed. I understand in California it’s hard to run a business anymore. But the quality and the prices have changed dramatically. I’ll try again as I have always enjoyed but am very disappointed.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great experience - from the Hostess at the front, to our bartender, and waiter. My grandma enjoyed her birthday. Thank you!

H
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers were wonderful and food was exceptional.

DT
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

30 minutes to get first drink order - then another 15 minutes to receive the order.
Slow service overall.
Got charged for an expensive bottle of wine, which I discovered when I reviewed my check. There were five of us, and I would have missed it had I not noticed the bill was way too high.

OT
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Forbes Mill is a great place to celebrate a special occasion. The staff was attentive and quickly resolved an issue with undercooked food. Highly recommend.

N
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Their website has photos of beautiful food and wonderful reviews so we were really looking forward to it. We did go for late lunch around 1:30 and it was nearly empty. Hostess was very warm and friendly.

Service was incredibly slow and the food took almost a half hour. That’s for a wedge salad and a crab cake. The waitress, albeit nice and friendly checked back when we were done. The food was very fair. Wheat rolls had been microwaved and had become hard as rocks. Wedge may have been too cold and frozen so it was really wilted. Hard to believe it was really Point Reyes blue cheese on top.

I’m sorry, I don’t see any reason to return because it just wasn’t very good.

BR
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic for celebrations or a very nice business dinner. My favorite local spot when splurging on dinner.

JN
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time from Benicia. We have a standing dinner every month with two of our closest friends. Each one picks a venue each month, drives, pays for dinner, etc. I hit a home run with your beautiful restaurant. I really believe that there are some Benicia families that have not experienced your restaurant and should. We have all been as far as Walnut Creek to eat at Flemings, Ruth Chris, Montecatini's, etc., but this is divine. If I had one comment, the vegetables option could have been more....,but all in all, terrific. Thank you so much for my opinion. Joe the waiter was tremendous and he brought out a beautiful dessert plate for our birthdays at the table. Smashing.

P
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Forbes Mill never disappoints! The food is always great and the service is the finest! It is by far our favorite restaurant in the Bay Area and how lucky we are to live just a few minutes away! We had a birthday dinner tonight and although the restaurant always treats its customers special, they went the extra mile tonight. Neither one of us had steak, but the tuna I had was excellent and my husband, who is a vegetarian was very happy with his meal. We always look forward to returning!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sergio our server and his team did a wonderful job. Glad we selected Forbes Mill for this dinner

CO
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and experience as always. I bring customers here and have never been disapointed

JP
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Service was slow though that might be blamed on under staffing a Sunday night the restaurant was
not busy.
Food was good but over priced.
As fpr ambiance the restaurant and bar are open to each other and depending on which way your facing
you have assorted tv screens as a backdrop.

OT
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! Great datenight with the husband. Forbes Mill been part of us; from occasions to simply just dinner, we love this place. Sumptuous food and awesome service! Keep it up guys!

LW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I book this restaurant often for the executives at my company. Everyone always raves about it!

OT
Mexico City
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great stakes and comprehensive wine list.

F
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Even though the food was ok, the service was appalling. Long wait to order. My husband’s entree (a steak) was brought out with his soup. A $90 bottle of wine was very so-so and should not be on their wine list. We finished our entree, placed our forks on the plate signaling that we were done and even though our waiter passed our table 4 times, he nor did anyone else take our plates. Our $300 meal did not include dessert. It is unfortunate and we will not go back even though they serve the best Wedge Salad I’ve ever had.

LC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

I went here to celebrate my birthday, and ended up being very disappointed. The service that I received was so unexpected because I've been here before and everything was perfect. My entire dinner was ruined because of the wait staff tending to everyone else

EE
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful 69th birthday party for my wife. Service was wonderful and food excellent. They offered a special birthday pairing menu (food/wine) which was great. A complimentary birthday dessert and glass of sherry sealed the deal. Thanks Forbes Mill!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Came here for our 19th wedding anniversary. We have had good service before, but tonight the server was not very attentive. The manager was nice. My wife’s steak was not cooked medium well, but was rare. It was sent back 2 more times, before she lost her appetite. My steak was cold, because I did not want to eat a very special anniversary dinner without my wife. My wife’s steak was comp’t, but our special night was somewhat ruined by poor food quality, and a very long wait for the steak to be re-cooked. Overall very disappointed with the night. We were given a gift certificate for next time, but I don’t think we will try the restaurant again.

ZS
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Use to really like this place. Last two times steaks not as good. Think I need to find new steak house.

AM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went here for our 16th anniversary. Just about the perfect place to take that special someone for a special occasion.
Excellent food and service. I don’t know how they do it but the ribeye just melts in your mouth... no chewing necessary. Appetizers were excellent as well with the calamari being one of the best we’ve ever had. Highly recommended!

DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and enjoyed the friendly service. The waiter made my daughters birthday very special. Thank you
The price of dinner was very expensive and will deter me from stopping by at the spir of the moment

L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was really good! Great service!

JR
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every thing was great.. First time to have lunch at Forbes Mill.. Have had dinner several times. Certainly will be back for lunch.

A
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Had a wonderful time. Beautiful quiet atmosphere.

LD
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and our server was excellent! My husband enjoyed his birthday dinner with his friends, great food/drinks and great service. We dine in SF more but we liked the how even though the restaurant was full, it didn't have the "crowdiness" that SF restaurants have. This place is great for date night and big groups.

p
San Francisco
93 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to this very nice restaurant in the heart of Danville. Best way to describe it: Easy. Easy parking, easy service, easy environment, and the kind and quality of food and drink which you would expect from a top notch steak house.

JW
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time in a couple or years. Party of five celebrating a BDay. From the onset we were welcomed; Chad the Bartender was friendly, helpful and engaging; our waitress was attentive (what a memory), friendly...just the right attention; food was very good and right size portions; we brought our own cake and the did the candles and sang. Highly recommend...I don't think you will be disappointed.

LV
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went out to celebrate my husbands birthday with friends! We had a great meal and the service was excellent. The only negative I have was that there was a large party near us and the noise level was very high! My husband is soft spoken and until the party left we had difficulties carrying on our own conversation. We will still go back!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food & service!! Very loud, though

R
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to restaurant when we are celebrating a special occasion, on a date night or if we are craving for great steak. We celebrated my birthday here on 7/19/2019 and brought another couple with us and their 3 month old baby. It is their first time at Forbes Mill Steakhouse and they were very impressed. Hostess was very accommodating when it came to the baby. We were treated as 5 adults and not placed in a corner to hide the baby in case he cried. Nice touch!! Antonio,our server, took great care of us and gave our friends special attention. Our friends were very happy and impressed with the service and quality of the food.

h
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazing meal at Forbes Mill. The great service started right after I made the reservation. Within minutes the host called me to confirm 1) my seating preference, and 2) which person in my party had a peanut allergy so that they would be prepared. Not only did they verify my seating preference, they even suggested an even better seating arrangement. And double checking on a peanut allergy was a huge plus. As a parent of a child with allergies, it is always stressful when we eat out. Forbes Mill made the put us at ease. The food of course was fantastic. The Wagyu and the Filet were cooked exactly as we wanted. The whole family really enjoyed the meal, and the service made it that much better.

EB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked the Dinner for business gathering. I am very impressed by the service as I booked 2 days in advance and on the dinner day, I got a call to confirm the reservation and in the early afternoon I add one more seat to the table, the person answered the phone knew my order right at the spot. The food was great , so was the wine. The wine was so impressive, one of the executive was thinking to purchase more for his house. The price is a little upper end, I guess now a days cows are not just eating hays. thanks very much for the good dine experience.

L
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and we had a corner booth out of the way. Fixed pros menu displayed happy anniversary, nice touch. Food with wine pairing was very pleasurable. A perfect evening and we will be back.

DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time dining here, I loved it! This is the new benchmark for fine steak restaurants. I wish I had discovered it sooner.

DF
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have been coming to Forbes Mill about twice a year for the past 6 years. It has been a reliable destination for anniversaries, birthdays, couples' night out, etc. We have almost always had a great experience.

I have to say this was not one of those times. Our server was very nice, got the orders right, but was a bit harried. I ordered a filet medium rare, and this time I got a Safeway caliber steak cooked medium. I didn't want to make a fuss at our full table, so I ate it, but had we been there as just a couple I would have sent it back. Asparagus was a bit mushy (and I'm not that picky). Just kind of a "meh" meal.

Don't lose your edge, Forbes Mill. We need a nice, reliable place for quality food!

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