About Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Danville

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.

200 Sycamore Valley West
Danville, CA 94526
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
San Ramon Valley Blvd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 552-0505

Website:
http://www.forbesmillsteakhouse.com/index.php

Parking Details:
There is a public parking lot in front and rear of restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Adam Bortolussi

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Danville Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
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Good for Birthdays (24)
Business Meals (23)
Romantic (19)
Notable Wine List (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Cozy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Casual (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Authentic (3)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Great steak options and good consulting by the waiter who knew his food and what the offering was. That made it easy. A place for that special evening. Ask ahead for a booth if you want privacy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Waiter was distracted- we had to remind him we didn’t get bread then he forgot about the soup order. When we reminded him wrong one was brought out. Then 5e correct one but the French onion soup has a small piece of bread floating lonely and no yummy cheese cap.... what the heck? We sent it back...

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We took our good friends our for a holiday dinner, and this was a perfect night! The ambiance was excellent, the food was very delicious and the service was great!

Tags: Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was our second trip to Forbes Mill and I doubt we’ll be back. We were seated 15 minutes after our reservation time (although we were on time) and waited another 5 minutes at the table because it wasn’t set right. After being seated we waited another 7 minutes to see the server and get the wine list. Our steaks were excellent; however, the baked potatoes were over cooked and crusty. We requested sour cream and butter when we placed our order and it was not served; we had to request it again along with salt and pepper as there was none on the table. Our server (blonde females) was ambivalent throughout our meal. I expect a much higher level of service at a restaurant of this caliber. Our experience simply was not worth the price we paid.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The steaks were prepared perfectly and were delicious. Overall a great restaurant, excellent service and we will return on special occasions. We always get a good table.

Prices are on the high side. Steak options were somewhat limited.... had to choose between a 6 oz fillet or a 14 oz NY. Would have liked to have ordered an 8 oz NY.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

My rib eye steak was horrible, under cooked and grisly tough not well marbled. The service was slow. This was not a first visit. I have been here many times before. There is no consistency and this visit was awful.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great service and best steakhouse in town!
Enjoy every dinner here with family.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Some dishes were good but some very tasteless. Price for some of the food was too much also. For having steak it’s great but anything else it’s okay.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great atmosphere, great service, very attentive

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

A nice spot for excellent steaks with a very good wine list and great wait service. The lights are somewhat dimmed creating a romantic & relaxing environment. The only con:would not recommend the Half & Half Sides(2 sides in one), as they are small portions and were not very warm(!)

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

During my first visit on July, I was not so happy about the service, but I wanted ti give anothe try and made rezervation for meeting with my friends after 7 years break.
After I made the rezervation, I red the reviews and terified. I was at the edge of cancelling my rez. But it was to late to do that.
That night started at the bar and I got very friendly treatment.
But the real thing, was having Alex and good meal. We were ofered different tables for our choice, and after Alex showed up, I was so happy that I did not cancelled my rezervation. He made our meeting a wonderful one.
Thank you for everything.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Love that they have a combo lunch where you can get a half sandwich with 4-5 side choices. It’s the right amount of food and the price was right -$12. Last time I was there I had a prime rib or brisket sandwich au jus and it was amazing. I did not see it on the menu this time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

This was are first time eating here and it did not disappoint! The booth for two we had was great, the waiter and waitress that served us were very courteous, the steaks were amazing and the complimentary birthday dessert for my wife was a great touch. It's on the pricey side but we will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Fantastic experience. We really enjoyed every aspect of our time there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was slow and sporadic. We waited a long time to get replacement flatware and napkins. My wife never received the wine she ordered.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a party of eight for dinner with one couple splitting their entree. Six of us had a glass of wine, but none of us had dessert. The bill with 20% required gratuity was $462! We have been to several fine dining restaurants in the San Ramon to Walnut Creek area the past several years. This was by far the most expensive place we have eaten and have no plans to return as a group or as a couple. The service was great, and by being at the corner table, the noise was minimal. The atmosphere was excellent. The food was delicious, but I guess the three of us did not realize when we ordered the Seafood Pasta, that the sauce was quite spicy. My wife had the Twin Peaks sirloin, and it was fantastic.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We really enjoyed a nice dinner at Forbes Mill. The service was warm and attentive, and all courses in our meals were great. Our friends who drove in for dinner were very pleased with the pick.

We started with a cocktail before diner and they were very good. They hostess were helpful in accommodating us since we knew we were going to be a bit late. The wine selection was also nice and brought out with our entrees, as requested. The filet mignon were perfectly prepared and delightful. All the courses of the dinner were excellent. One plate we ordered was just a bit overcooked, but nothing offensive. I recommend spending a little extra for the prime. Being our anniversary the restaurant did provide a nice desert sampler, with a nice touch including "happy anniversary" written in chocolate on the plate.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always a good place for lunch. Many options on their menu. Very affordable.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Anniversaries here have been a great pleasure each year. Everyone is most welcoming and accommodating, much appreciated! And the custom event menu is a joy.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

always a great place with great service. make sure you call ahead for prime rib.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My guests told me how much they enjoyed the food and the evening

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were disappointed! The lighting was not good,,,,too dark. We wanted a nice Chardonnay by the glass,,,not good selections. It was VERY noisy.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

the staff was not friendly at all, very cold atmosphere

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our meal was fine, the food took a long time to come out, but the appetizers and drinks were quick. The service was good, and the quality of the food was ok -- nothing to write home about honestly. We went here because it was close to our friend's house. I would not return unless it was a similar situation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Ordered filet medium rare. It came out well done. Didn't bother sending back, as it would inconvenience the rest of the table and make the evening awkward. Would never go back!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food and service were impeccable but the dining room gets quite noisy as it fills up.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Outstanding, group of 8 for my son’s 18th birthday....great overall!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Delicious filet steak cooked to perfection with excellent peppercorn sauce. Baked potato was also great with all the fixings
Creamed spinach was simply too rich with too much meat in it and heavy cream
My husbands blackened ribeye was heavily sauced and covered with carmelized onions -again, wat too rich . He had to scrape it off
Next time we will order with this in mind- keep it simple Our server was efficient but quite stuffy - not my style

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great steaks! Charred Prime Filet, baked potato with the works, great wine with friends; tough to beat!

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I spoke with the manager while there. Service was poor - waiter and waitress were not attentive, never introduced themselves, and spilled wine when pouring glasses. Steaks were very good. The rest of the food was average. We had a party of 6 and our steaks all came out 2 at a time about 2 minutes apart. Bad experience. Would not recommend to others. Seems overpriced for the level of service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Went Sunday nite and they were out of 3-4 menu items, like prime rib etc. It's pricey so they need to step up their game to compete with other restaurants.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

My only criticism is that it was my mother in laws birthday and her first time visiting.... our party arrived 15 minutes early and had to stand right in the front door until our table was ready.... my mother in law is on a cane.... maybe rethink the waiting area for parties with children..... I understand that if we didn’t have the children we could’ve waited in the bar area I’m assuming.... just a suggestion.... overall she had a great time and I would recommend Forbes

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great place to dine. The food is Awesome as well as the Service. I have dined here on many occasions and have never been disappointed. The staff always makes my guests feel extra special. I give Forbes Mill SteakHouse a Bizillion Star Rating :0)

Tags: Scenic View, Great Beer, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

First time at Forbes Mill for a birthday dinner. Every member of the staff was courteous and polite. Our server and his backup were especially attentive. The food was delicious and the presentation was artistic. Great wine list. Definitely adding Forbes Mill to my list of go to places in the east bay for a night out.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very slow service.
We wait one and a half hour to receive our steaks :(
They forgot to bring bread.
Probably - Not enough waiters for Saturday evening people amount.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Dinner was fine, but they charge $25 for corkage, which is ridiculous! We always share our wine with our server, & typically they waive the corkage, but we shared with 2 servers who were jointly waiting on us. One was gracious, but the other poured a good size glass for himself. So to be charged $25 for corkage is ridiculous. Won’t ever go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Worst hostess ever. Food below average. Wait staff courteous but totally disorganized,

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Way overpriced, too too much fat in Rib Eye, been before but probably not again

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent service. Outstanding menu and wine list. To die for desserts!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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