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

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4.2

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4.3

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3.9

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (31)
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Worth the Drive (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Cozy (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
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Creative Cuisine (5)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

It was great! Can’t wait to go back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

great food, great service, great time
waitress was very helpful

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·Dined 4 days ago

First time there for Valentine's day and service was way too slow. I understand it was vday but it took 30 mins for the server to take our order. I think he forgot to get back to us. We had to flag him down to get our order. I believe if we did not flag him down, it would have taken forever to get to us. We were hardly checked on. A bit disappointed.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Staff was very accommodating and efficient. Nice setting fo a special occasion.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

It was a Valentines Day dinner. They were busy like every place would be. We were seated, but we were not acknowledged for about 15 minutes. However the host that sat us noticed and apologized. That was good looking out on his part and offered a free appetizer. We did take the offer. The pork wings were tasty and just enough heat. My wife's Filet Mignon was perfect. However I ordered my New York medium. It was more rare to Med rare. I didn't want to ruin the dinner so I ate it as is. It was good but a little too rare for my liking. My wife did not like the use of the IPad for the wine ordering. Esp the amount of light it puts out for a dim restaurant. She would prefer a traditional menu like the food and desert menus. I will try to get her to give it another try , she is so use to Flemings and has always preferred them. We will have to see.

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

We enjoyed a quiet lunch at Forbes Mill. The waiter was appropriately attentive, the bread before our meal was hot, the food from the menu was delicious! We are returning diners and will recommend Forbes Mill to others.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, great service. We had a very nice time at Forbes Mill.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Lunch was delicious and, Robert, gave us phenomenal service!!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We were celebrating a birthday and the service was great...Our server was very personable! Most of us ordered the fish & chips and it was good...I asked them for tarter sauce and although they don't normally have it, they came out a few minutes later with their homemade tarter sauce and it was delicious!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Service was slow. Waitress prefers to "remember" the order and say it back rather than writing it down. Food was very good. Ambiance is very nice. Everyone is friendly.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Though I have lived near this restaurant for many, many years, I'd never been. What a shame! The food was outstanding. Our steaks were perfect and I'm still dreaming of the amazing mashed potatoes. We were celebrating a family birthday and the night out was just great. My only complaint would be that it is a bit noisy. It was tough hearing people across the table.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

So good like always! If you are a meat lover , you definitely need to go there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

There was too much time between the starter & the service of the entre. It was a kitchen problem & the same thing happened to friends of ours the week before. This previously had not happened.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I thought the quality of the food was not quite worth the price.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We were very disappointed as we had chosen this restaurant to celebrate my 70th birthday. Made reservations 2 weeks in advance. We were offered a table next to a table of 8 loud men instead of a cozy booth. They had just seated a walk in couple in the last booth. Our waiter did the best he could but had 10 tables to take care of so the service was very slow. The food was Okay but it was so noisy we had a hard time visiting. I won’t go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Very good service (Team serving), Fine selection of both fish and meat dishes. Outstanding dessert menu.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Amazing experience. The staff was very attentive and the food was amazing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This place continues to be a "Go to" restaurant for me. The staff is ALWAYS attentive and knowledgeable. I had a steak and my wife had sea bass. My wife wasn't sure she would like the sea bass "as advertised" on the menu and asked if they could do a "simple grill" with salt pepper and a fresh lemon squeeze - they prepared the fish perfectly and to my wife's liking with no fuss. BAM! A great night!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Disappointed. Previous experiences were excellent but not this latest occasion.
Mediocre service, less than mediocre dinner.
Only positive experience was dinner guests, otherwise evening would have been a total loss.
Hoping my comments will be acknowledged as constructive criticism and necessary actions taken to regain previous consistency & quality.
At this I DO NOT recommend Forbes Mill. Danville. Take your money & expectations elsewhere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The steak was really good! The sides were just ok with a lot of cream. The service was odd with two servers. I went there expecting white table cloths but they had white paper on top of the table cloths and thy didn't take away the crumbs after each course. We were told they would get us water but we ended up having to ask again. The menu was great in that it said "Happy Birthday" on the insert which was a really nice touch! Unfortunately they forgot it was my husband's birthday and brought the desert with no candle when throughout the night they had delivered deserts with candles to various other tables. The ambiance was ok but not like a true steakhouse--more like an old house. The carrot cake was cold and they were taking down tables and moving them around us before we started desert. The drinks were just ok. Would come back for just the steak.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

One of the best filets I’ve ever had!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food. Server with a bad attitude and argumentative with our friend. Noisy with toddlers running around screaming and parents allowing. Will return again and again but not on a Saturday at busy hour. Food was superb!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Weird vibe in this place for some reason. The food was good not great. When we got to the entrance I was wheeling my disabled wife up and the hostess didn’t bother to open the door for us she just sat there looking at us. The wait staff was cold and unfriendly. It felt very unwelcoming. The thing that really turned me off was that when I payed the bill, a server came back to the table to get the signed receipt and looked at it while we were standing there to check the tip. I thought that was very classless. Once they saw we left a nice tip everyone spoke to us to tell us goodnight. I don’t think we will be ever returning to this place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

For a steakhouse the steak was mediocre at best. Not the first time. Won’t be back except maybe for cocktails.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I took my family here to celebrate my retirement. We had an EXCELLENT meal. Everyone at the restaurant was very nice and attentive. The only disappointment was that we had 6:30pm reservations on a Sunday and they ran out of Prime Rib. Apparently there was a large party and most ordered the Prime Rib. We were also sat next to a table that was loud (celebrating a birthday)...but that was NOT a big deal. Two of us had the surf and turf (fillet and lobster tail). It was delicious...but for $76/ea We thought it was a bit small). Overall, the night was wonderful. I have been to this restaurant before and will absolutely be back!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was excellent, as always.
Only complaint is the ridiculously outrageous corkage.
You don’t offer the wine my friend prefers so I brought a bottle.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My husband and our four children went on a Sunday for dinner. We decided to get the Prime Rib. I would definitely recommend it. It was perfection. The little ones got the Chicken Alfredo pasta(pictured). They enjoyed it

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Best Salmon Dish I've had in a long time! A definite must try!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Honestly my dinner sucked everyone told me this place is the best, i got the ribeye spent $80 and the taste sucked no flavor at all my wife’s food was wrong ,for a $200 dinner without drinks the food should of been perfect no excuses . I go to haps in Pleasanton their food is 10 times better and cheaper will never go back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

There were 6 of us for dinner. The best part of the meal was the appetizers - I highly recommend any of the appetizers on the menu. If I go again, I'll go just for the appetizers and a drink at the bar. The bartenders and drinks before dinner were great. The service during dinner was poor. Someone asked us if we wanted bread between our appetizers and before they took our order for dinner - there was a long time between the appetizers and someone taking our order for dinner. We didn't get the bread until after our dinner was delivered when we asked our waitress for it since it had not been delivered. All of our salads lacked dressing. One person had ordered one of the entree salads for dinner and asked for more dressing because her salad was so dry. The dressing was never delivered, and the waitress didn't come back to check. So, she ate her salad, dry and needless to say it wasn't very good. The waitress remembered when she was clearing the table and asked if she wanted dressing for the 1/2 of the salad she didn't eat. At that point, we were all done with dinner, so she said no. They didn't offer to take it off the bill or bring her something else. The rest of our dinner entrees were good - nothing spectacular, or nothing I would recommend. If you go - go for the appetizers!

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

For the price, the service was lacking and the food needs an upgrade. The steak was fine, but the sides are bland and need an overhaul. Asparagus and mashed potato sides seemed afterthoughts and not very well executed: neither were flavorful.

The wait to get a dessert menu was inordinately long. Our leftovers were packaged and delivered to our table and we still hadn't seen a dessert menu. When we finally got dessert, it was disappointing. I really don't know how you can mess up carrot cake, but the cake was dry and flavorless, and the frosting has been refrigerated way too long - it was crumbly and bland. I wish they would return to a more shallow dish for the creme brulee - using a deep dish instead of a wide and shallow one throws the whole creme to crunch ratio totally off. It still tastes good, but I prefer the shallow dish.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Food was fine. Service was perculiar. Slow and inattentive. Plus an odd insistence to clear plates and asking guests to pass dirty plates to server.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

WE HAVE ENJOYED DINNER HERE SEVERAL TIMES AND ALWAYS ENJOYED THE FOOD AND SERVICE.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We have now had 3 different date nights where the food was 30 min delayed out of the kitchen and the food was so so. My husband ordered a filet that arrived luke warm after being told the plate was extremely hot, it wasn’t .Sadly we won’t be returning to our favorite steakhouse. Definitely had the b-team last night.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Had only been there once for lunch. This time, I made a reservation and requested a quiet and low profile table...such thing doesn't exist there, it was loud - very loud!
Staff was nice, food was good - nothing spectacular. I'm not complaining, but the restaurant's noise disrupted my mood (I like to hear background music when eating a good steak) on this Friday night.

Tags: People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The steak was good- had the prime-but didn't seem to be as good as I remember it from the previous times we ate there. the salads the ladies had were very good but the onion soup the men had was mediocre. The parmesan steak fries were awful. seemed to be leftover baked potatoes that were fried until more than crunchy and were over salted. The crab in the twin peaks wasn't very good.
Maybe the food wasn't up to par since we went on a Monday. We were disappointed because we had always had good meals on our previous visits.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service by Tyler and Chris was outstanding! They both went above and beyond the normal level of service! My sister's filet mignon was perfection - taste and level of doneness. My ribeye, on the other hand, tasted very delicious but had more grissle and fat than I thought it should have had. I did not send back but think the quality/grade was a little lacking. Despite my slightly over grissly ribeye, my sister and I had a wonderful dining experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had an absolutely spectacular dinner last night at Forbes Mill! I wasn't expecting to be wowed like this. The service was friendly and prompt also our food came out steamy hot and plated so beautifully. I ordered the Fillet & Shrimp. It was divine. I think the only thing that topped this mouth-watering dinner was the desserts! I couldn't resist, so I ordered 3! So glad I did. I had the Bourbon Maple Kona coffee Brûlée, Lemon ginger cheesecake and the Carrot cake with candied bacon! I mean come on, these are 'world class' desserts! Right here in Danville?! Exceptional. 5 star category. Go!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Service has been great every time I have dined there. Ruben is very good, fantastic. Great suggestions. Have NEVER been disappointed with any of the meals. Family loves it and we definitely love going to Forbes Mill!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fantastic service and a delicious meal

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