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About Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Los Gatos

At Forbes Mill Steakhouse we offer the finest cuisine, all natural Tajima Black Wagyu, and Prime Certified Angus Beef. Less than 1.5% of beef is elite enough to meet CAB brand prime standards. Our menu also includes, Australian Lamb Chops, 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 award of Excellence" list featuring the finest domestic and international wines to please any palate or budget, all thoughtfully selected by our resident Sommelier.
We offer 2 private rooms to accommodate any occasion. Our vasona room is completely private, and seats up to 38 guests. Our wine room is semi private with a curtain enclosure, a stone fireplace, and seats up to 12 guests. 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.


206 N. Santa Cruz Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Californian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Only: Sunday thru Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm - Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Royce Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 395-6434

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

Catering:
Catering options will be considered. Please call to discuss.

Parking Details:
Small private lot, with large public lot behind restaurant

Executive Chef:
Brian Weselby

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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 38 comfortably or more if your having a stand-up cocktail function.

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Private Dining

We can make your private function a complete success with numerous options available; birthday, anniversary, graduation, retirement, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, you name it, we can accommodate it. We have several room options available. Please contact Laura for more details.

Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Los Gatos Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (63)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
Good for a Date (46)
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Romantic (30)
Notable Wine List (29)
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Bar Seating (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Cozy (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Casual (7)
Fun (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
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·Dined 7 days ago

If you’re craving excellent steak in a cozy elegant restaurant with the plus of being located in a superb city for browsing shops, this Los Gatos restaurant is located in the middle of a beautiful downtown Los Gatos.
Come early and have a pre dinner cocktail or glass of wine at Oak and Rye or one of the other wonderful bars.

Tags: Organic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

The service here is excellent! Carlos is the best server that I've ever encounter. He's very attentive and always checked on you to see how is everything going. The price is reasonable and the same as other restaurants.

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

Our tab for two adults and a child with no alcohol was $250 without Tip. It was quite pricey for two steaks and a kids meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

I was disappointed by the size of my 11.$ Cesar salad, much too small even for a side dish- and in comparison to my friends' pear salad. Vegetable side dish needed to go back to the kitchen for some more cooking - just too raw. And the waiter had too many tables to really attend to us. Lovely cocktail.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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food3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The filet was excellent, one of the best I’ve had. The server, Tara, was also excellent, professional yet very friendly. My only concern was that our table was positioned so that bus people bumped my chair several times during the evening, never saying “Excuse me.”

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Forbes Mill was a mixed bag. Some of the food was excellent and some was not all that good. The service was also mixed. While most was good we waited 15 minutes for our table to be cleared after the main course and finally had to get up and find the busboy to get it done.

There are better choices

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was delicious and came out fast and hot! Was pricey and would be nice to also have some lower cost flexibility. But the steaks were great! Nice treat!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Overall good but steak I had was bit salty.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent as always!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent good and service. I had the filet rossini as my entree and the lemon pastel for dessert -- very happy with both items. Wish I lived in the area so I could return frequently!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We enjoyed New Year’s Day with family. We had a wonderful evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Our server Jamie was very kind and attentive. It was our first time dining here and Jamie explained the january prize fixe meal to us. We we were celebrating our anniversary and the restaurant even went out of their way to have our names and congratulating us typed on the menu.

The January prix fixe came with a choice of starter, three 4oz pieces of filet mignon, swordfish, and venison. We added mushrooms, and the prix fixe meal came with a lemon dessert. Everything tasted deliciously Devine! We added the wine flight to our meal which added a great touch to our meal.

We would definitely dine here again for another occasion!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

I can't wait to return. I went for my father's birthday and they personalized menus and our server was delightful. This place is worth going to and the food was amazing!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Ambiance was dated. Service was awkward. Food very pricy and not great/special.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Our waiter Carlos was superb — competent, helpful, and dedicated to us having a great time and great meal. Food was great across our group of four. Prix-Fixe course is a very reasonable price considering the quality and variety.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We enjoyed New Year's Eve dinner and the service was amazing, but I have to say I was a little disappointed in the actual meal itself. My filet mignon was enjoyable, but only maybe 1/2 inch thick? Looked more like a top sirloin when it was served. And the potatoes were barely warm. It was New Year's Eve, and they were very busy so I can understand why the meal wasn't the best I've had there before.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overpriced. Not worth it for what you get. Better to go to Morton's. The food was just ok, nothing special.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to celebrate new years eve with an early dinner. My wife had the filet minon and I had the seafood risotto. The risotto was perfectly cooked and the seafood especially the scallops were divine. My wife's filet was exactly as she wanted and the creamy spinach was to die for. Two very minor hiccups with service were easily overlooked and we would definitely go again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great meals for all in our group. Waitstaffer Ben provided excellent service and conversation throughout our stay. Food choices are thoughtful and superlatively prepared/presented. We will return again for another memorable experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The service was great, most notably the head waiter... the food was also very good for each of us while served hot! Thank you very much - we will be back again soon.

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent food and service! The drink and wine selection was superb. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food and service. Many interesting menu items.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The steaks were very delicious!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food, great service. That's why I keep coming back.Dependable for a good overall dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent food. Too loud

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 (Galway)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Good steaks and fish. The wine list is quit extensive.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We always have a great meal and service. It's our favorite special occasion restaurant for 2-20. Non- red meat eaters can enjoy excellent fish dishes such as sea bass, salmon or lobster. The creamed spinach is a must.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, People Watching, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Doesn't anyone use their indoor's voice any more ? Food was delivered cool. 2nd bite of steak was cold. Friend's order was cold as well. She ended up taking most of it home, where she could heat it up and eat it later. Staff was extremely busy, maybe some called in sick ? Checked on us in passing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

excellent value in Los Gatos with a great menue offering.
Service quite good

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great Steak and wine pairing, excel Service but lots of noise.....hard to hear across a table

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Have been here in the past and has excellent food. This time the lobster was not that good and got cold and my son's steak wasn't as good as the past either. Both meals were a bit to flavorless for paying those prices.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Weak service
Spinach side editable
Over priced
Needs a decorator and a chef
Steak dinner at home would have been better

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

I recently took some clients to Forbes for dinner and they did not disappoint. The food was great, lively atmosphere but not so much that we could have a good business discussion. The only thing I was disappointed in was the inflated Wine Menu pricing. There is not a bottle under $125 and most of the $300 bottles are $75 at best....especially based on the wines in the area.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Birthday for seventeen year old. Seven of us in the middle of the restaurant. 7pm - fairly noisy to hear each other but doable. Excellent, knowledgeable server. Perfect food preparation and solid wine choice assisted by server. Great evening

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

My first time and had an excellent experience and the food was outstanding!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We love the food, ambience and service, (especially Ken), and plan to have another
family dinner, December 22nd to celebrate Christmas.

Kathie Heidenreich

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Girlfriend Holiday Dinner

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Loved the food and our waiter was really nice and friendly

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We took our son here for his 18th birthday. The food was delicious and the service was great. A wonderful time was had by all. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food

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