Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Los Gatos

4.7
2981 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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 cuisine is perfectly accompanied by 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.
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.


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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 2981 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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vipwjk1
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great location and food. Waiters exceptional in service. Owner comes over to say hello

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vipMicheleY
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and it was an outstanding experience with impeccable service, excellent wine, and brilliantly prepared food. The scallops appetizer and crab cake appetizer are a must have! Our entrees, filet & prawns and filet & lobster were absolutely delicious and are highly recommended.

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RonS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great! The food was very good. The French Onion Soup is different than it used to be. Still good but not as good as it was before.

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BenFA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great staff!! Enjoyed the time. Steaks are fabulous

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vipBSW2015
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! We had a great table with heater—plenty warm. Delicious food as always and our server, Ken, was awesome!

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kloe
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food, the waiters are knowledgeable and attentive. I love the new paint colors inside and out, looks great!

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vipTaceyT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best steak house in the area

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vipRoxyGirl
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and the heaters made it very cozy...Service was great also

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RichC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our first time eating with them for outdoor dining due to COVID. the setup was well thought out. Plenty of heaters to keep you warm on a cool night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, it’s a classic steakhouse that has everything you’d want

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JessicaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening to cap off a crazy week!

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chrisd
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating was not an issue.Heaters very good and everyone was very comfortable. Our Server Mack was very good.The steaks were cooked perfectly and the Owner came by to say hello also....Great night!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Really bummed with my experience tonight.. we have been to Forbes mill multiple times over the year.. it has always been one of our special places. We were really disappointed to find that even though the menu online and via the QR code at the table showed “dinner for two” options, these were not honored for our meal. Supposedly they are take out only options, even though nothing speaks to that.. we ended up ordering a la carte and the waiter gave the impression that since we were there for our anniversary and, i assumed because of the confusion about the dinner for two menu, he would give us a complimentary dessert. That didn’t happen either. Two disappointments in the same night on our anniversary. Really bummed over the whole experience. :(

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Valentine’s Day dinner. We were seated outside as everyone else but our heater was running low on fuel. The server offered to change the fuel but we had to ask 2 more times before it was finally changed (during our appetizers). Speaking of appetizers, ours came and we had to wait to eat them because we didn’t have utensils ready on the table. We were also moved to a different section during our main entrees to get a decent heater and lighting. Summary: the food was good enough but the service and overall experience could have been better (especially for the occasion).

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Waiter and staff were fantastic! Cocktails were good. We were there on night with limited valentines dinner menu. The steak was tender but bland with no flavor. Almost as if it was broiled in a oven with absolutely no seasonings, the mashed potatoes were runny and grainy as if they were instant mashers. I was somewhat disappointed in the food. The ambiance was great especially with being limited to outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time time here. We loved it.

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Hungrygirl
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were amazing. We had crab cakes & French Onion soup for appetizers and filet with scallops & Surf & Turf with creamed spinach for dinner! Can't wait to return!

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vipOutandabout
San Francisco
376 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job of putting together a wonderful outdoor environment. Both the rib eye and the filet were perfectly seasoned and cooked. Excellent creamed spinach and the service was excellent . Always one of our favorite dinner spots.

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vipDarylD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had to sit outside (cold evening) and there were no tables with heaters (the wife was not happy). However, the owner (Darren) pulled an audible and found a heater somewhere. Between Darren, myself and some kind folks at the next table over, we dis-assembled part of the new awning Darren had recently installed, fought with the heater for 15 minutes, but finally got everything working. Definitely a team effort, and the wife was very happy! This was an example of the owner and a couple of customers pulling together to make hay of this COVID scourge. Would do it again in a nano-second to help the local business owners of Los Gatos.

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Thorneak
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was pretty cold outside, so I recommend bringing a blanket. They said they have heaters ordered. The meal still came out hot and delicious. The area was set nicely. It’s not their fault, but the cars were pretty loud at times. Overall they made the best of what they have to offer given restrictions.

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happy
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service and food are always the best here. The only thing is they should invest in some outdoor heating

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LesleeG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience at Forbes Mill. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was outstanding. We sat outside and had a private table for our daughter's birthday. They made the evening very special!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious and the servers were very friendly. Temperature checks at the front and mask worn all around.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Great staff, food, cocktails. 5 stars every time.

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vipKentS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Ken. He always makes the experience unique and enjoyable. The food was perfect and this is a great place for couples’ night or date night.

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silvie
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent!!! ThNk you.

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Davet
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service-Jaime was amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive service and great food. Love FM whether for a biz meal or taken out during COVID.

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eurotinker
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

top quality steak and side dishes, nice wine selections, friendly and attentive staff, indoor dining has proper distancing, convenient parking, just a really nice place to go for dinner

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dirk6370
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

COVID_19 room limitations for some of your areas lack ambiance - only the main dining area has this, plus what's now expanded outdoors, w/out heaters - DOH

Service has ALWAYS been slow at Forbes Mill - Ugh

When we asked for a 'Trio of Salts' (something many steakhouses offer) our waiter had a visible negative reaction to the request.

His facial expression was : Are you questioning this restaurant on how we prepare our steaks?

Sorry, Man - that's not customer service.

Dirk

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vipSte95118
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This was our first indoor dining since shelter in place and we were craving Forbes Mill signature menu.
So disappointed when we sat down to see the menu. Overpriced and only à la carte. We decided to stay but were very close to leave.
The food was really nice, but this was not what we hoped for.

JS
vipJohnS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and a very nice outdoor setup. The tables were space well beyond 6ft. The was windbreaks, but not enclosures. The service was excellent. The food was outstanding!! Can't wait to go back.

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vipWendiM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food is always great!!!

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vipRobM
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Steaks were so so with little flavor and when I asked for sea salt I got iodized salt and when i asked for sea salt again, I got Himalayan salt, then I gave up. Also ordered the wagyu which through Dio Deko or Sundance is phenomenal but here, tender but no flavor. Lastly, the ambience and atmosphere was weak. Would be nice if they invested in nicer chairs and tables vs furniture one could buy at Target.

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vipToddL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. We ate inside and everything was spaced appropriately for safety. Overall great experience.

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JulieL
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. The pomegranate cosmo was the best!

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cshoes408
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We went to Forbes Mill for a birthday dinner and the food and service were fantastic! We all six had the filet, and they were all cooked perfectly. I actually thought it was the best I've had in a while. My only complaint is that for the price, we shouldn't have to pay extra for the starch. The steak came with two little pieces of broccolini and one baby carrot, it's kind of a strange presentation on such a large plate. You have to pay extra for the potatoes and that's the least expensive ingredient. Most places give you the entire meal and those are the places I will continue to go to. It's kind of a sticking point with me, $12 for a side of mashed is kinda silly with a $50 steak. If they ever change their practice, I'll be back for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice setting

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Dawnie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forbes Mill is a great restaurant the food is always great never changes over the years can’t wait for them to return to serving rolls with dinner miss that greatly but would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone!

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YalimD
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Too expensive for the dishes served. Tried once won't be revisiting.

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Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Los Gatos offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 395-6434.

Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Los Gatos is rated 4.7 stars by 2981 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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