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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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (31)
Good for Birthdays (25)
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Good for a Date (25)
Business Meals (23)
Romantic (21)
Good for Groups (19)
Notable Wine List (17)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Worth the Drive (9)
Cozy (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Authentic (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Casual (2)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Healthy (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 9, 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 8, 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 7, 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 5, 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 2, 2018

Fantastic service and a delicious meal

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We've been to Forbes several times, and we are always very pleased with the food, the service, the ambiance, are all fantastic. Love the ribeye!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent, & thoroughly enjoyable.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Sadly, this location isn't as good as the other location. Shortly after we got seated, a gentleman approached our booth table and asked whether we prefer sparkling or natural water. Just because we asked for the wine list before we could respond to regular water, he got annoyed. Then a different gentleman came over to take our drinks/wine and the rest of the food order. A real good steak does not need any sauce. My husband ordered the wagyu and for some reason there's this thick brown sauce around the meat. Good thing I specifically mentioned if there's any sauce accompanying my filet mignon to put the sauce on the side. Well the chef or whoever plated my food literally used a tri-plate set where I had my steak on the left, side asparagus middle plate and the scampi shrimp on the right. Interesting plating.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good place for steaks and ambiance but they seem like charge full price for their happy hr although advertised diff price - I’d suggest if you are there for Happy hr and later going to dine, pay your bar bill first ...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Overpriced for the actual quality of the food and service. Beef was best option. Desserts were good. But other dishes weren’t worth the price charged. Service wasn’t terrible, but again, wasn’t attentive and timely as expected by the reputation of the restaurant and the price we paid. Is this place “resting on its laurels”?

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Steak was over cooked and a bit cold. Not their normal

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went there for Christmas Eve dinner, food was great and the service was efficient.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The service was absolutely terrible. The server never brought bread until after the meal. The sides that were order came out wrong but was never able to tell him because he never checked in once while we were eating. Definitely will never return and will not recommend to anyone.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always a great time at Forbes Mill. I especially enjoy the lunches there more than dinners. Great Prices at lunch, great menu choices.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Eh. Just okay. Nice enough atmosphere, but food was mediocre and overpriced. Christmas, so service was a little slow. Great location--wish they would work on the cuisine. The menu reads well, but the crab cakes were over-breaded, deep-fried crab balls that didn't taste like crab, the ahi sliders had little flavor and the salad was underdressed and bitter. Wouldn't go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We had our Christmas Office lunch and the menu selection was excellent and so was the food and service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

We arrived 15’ before our reservation. Restaurant was lit slow that day there a lot table left... wish they would have seated us on time ... we still have to wait for another 15’ after our reservation hour.... didn’t know why... understand if they were busy... the table we was assigned to was empty when we got there ... so overall we had to wait for 30😩

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We were lucky to receive gift certificate to Forbes and snuck out for date night one evening. Was looking forward to some delicious steak, but was disappointed. The food just was not very good. Service and ambiance were good as expected.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great meal! It was our wedding day and mentioned in the notes of the reservation; however, no one at the restaurant even mentioned during our nite. Disappointing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food is excellent at Forbes Mill. For lunch on a Friday during the holidays it was very noisy and difficult to hear friends across the table.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The staff was very polite helpfulquestion about the menu and drinks. The manager even came out while waiting for food and offered a free appetizerBecause the food was going to be a bit longer without us having to ask for anything

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Loved the steak and the quality of the food, it could of been warmer when served but other wise was excellent

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Forbes Mill is a wonderful place with excellent food. Everything has a touch of class and they deliver outstanding food and service.
Only rated 4/5 because my overall experience was left disappointed when the following day I found all of my remaining side dishes from my twin peaks meal were missing from my to-go food. (Had half of everything the meal comes with remaining). The food was so tasty I highly looked forward to eating the other half the next day for lunch. When I opened he box to find it was not included in my package, it broke my heart. Will definitely check my items before leaving next time.
Outside of that, everything was outstanding.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Consistently good and well-prepared steaks and side dishes.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our company enjoyed our Holiday luncheon at Forbes Mill in Danville. The ambiance, food and service was all excellent!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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 4, 2017

Came in on a Sunday night after going to a football game, I understand that we weren't dressed as nice as others and somewhat feel we were treated differently as a result. Servers were pooling their section and even with that we were not checked on enough. Had to flag down support staff for refills on water and bread while watching the same two servers dote over their other tables. Courses were not paced well with huge gaps in time between appetizers and soup then entrees. We wanted to do desert but with dinner taking as long as it did we didn't have time before having to pick up the kids. For the first time coming in to try Forbes Mill after hearing such good things about it, we left very disappointed for what we paid. The lack of service overshadowed how good the steak was. I understand we didn't appear to be the normal demographic for the area but I would recommend not judging a book by its cover and treat all guests equally. My money is just as valuable as anyone else's.

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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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