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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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We are open Christmas Eve for dinner. Come join us for a wonderful dinner.

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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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4.7

service

4.7

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4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (13)
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Bar Seating (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
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Cozy (7)
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We dine at Forbes Mill about twice a year. We like to celebrate special events at Forbes Mill and my husband is a direct descendent of the founder of the Forbes Mill. (Not the restaurant but the original mill.) We were very surprised that though we had a reservation and the restaurant was very empty, we weren't seated for twenty minutes. We had arrived at the 6:30 reservation time. We were greeted at the table and the waiter promised to send over the cocktail menu. It never arrived. He returned in about 15 minutes wanting to know our drink order. When we said we hadn't received the menu he commented, "if you want something right, do it yourself." And though the waiter had personality he wasn't a good waiter. I think it is really poor service when you don't get your drinks until 40 minutes after being seated. Everything was very slow. People around us received their meals and left the restaurant and we still didn't have our dinners. We were about to ask for the manager when our dinners were served at about 9:00!!! Yes, we like a leisure dinner and yes we had ordered salads but that was almost an hour after we had received and finished our salads. So either the kitchen was behind or our waiter hadn't turned our order in. Either way, I will think twice before returning and I would ask for another waiter. Yes, the waiter comped us the appetizers but that is still not the service you expect from Forbes and on a $440 bill. Perhaps, that is why the restaurant was so empty on a Saturday night.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent service. Excellent food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Great staff who are very attentive and cater to your requests and pay attention to detail. Very good dining experience and plan on returning again in the future.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food was excellent, well prepared, right temperature and tasted great. Wine list was pretty extensive. Overall great food and drinks, only complaint would be pricing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Steak was quite tasty but a little fatty. The vegetables were all delicious. The service was superb.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The good was great, the prix fixe was a good value, and the menu had a lot of great-sounding choices.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

You know what you can expect every time you visit Forbes Mill. You will get an amazing steak cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. Appetizers and sides are wonderful too.

Tags: Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Creative cuisine. Excellent chef. Attentive service. Always an enjoyable evening at Forbes Mill.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The food was great as usual,the Martini's are too small though? MY Husbands steak had a little too much fat but it was Tender and the beet salad was AWESOME!!! We will definitely be back and this time the table was PERFECT and Our Romantic and quiet table was the one by the bar!!
Thanks for My Great Birthday dinner with My name written in and the free dessert with Happy Birthday was a Beautiful touch!!!

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fun
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·Dined on July 5, 2017

The staff printed out a special menu for my Father's birthday dinner with "Happy Birthday Daymond!" printed across the top. Both of my parents were very touched and impressed when they noticed this. :)

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Good food and nice place. Fairly expensive but your prepared for it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Come here often with my wife. The food and service is always outstanding.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fun, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great meal and service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Went here to celebrate a belated birthday dinner for my wife. The restaurant printed her name on the prix fixe menu wishing her a happy birthday, which was a nice touch. Ordered half a dozen oysters as an appetizer - selection from Canada and Washington state (yum). She ordered the 3-course prix fixe...1st course was clam chowder (a little runny). Next was the entrée, which included "small" (not really that small) portions of bison, halibut, and wagyu - all quite tasty. Dessert was a cherry and almond tart, also pretty good.

I ordered the blackened ribeye, which included crispy onion strings, green beans, and mashed potatoes. The ribeye was huge - I ate about 2/3 of it. Everything was great.

Our server recommended a Pinot Noir that paired well w/our dinner. When my wife wanted to add a Manhattan, he also told her about a specific kind that was different from what she wanted, but she decided to try one and really liked it.

Overall, we had a positive experience and will definitely be back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Group of 4 of us go out for each of our birthdays. Place looked nice but dinner left much to be desired. I don't recommend the prefixe menu at all. Steaks were tough and halibut very over cooked. Service was great but wouldn't go back. Emailed them directly to no response.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food, Service was great. Beautiful location.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2017

The food here is excellent. But when I pay $89 for a steak, I expect the service to be over the top. The service here was good, but not high end. The waiter kept cheerily talking to us and it was very noisy. At this price point, I like a quiet place where the waiter and servers are nearly invisible. The waiter told us we could have any entree in the tasting menu as a single ala carte item. But then he didn't know the price of that choice. Also, the server began clearing our table before I had finished and tried to hand me my bowl of soup. Both are sore spots in serving for me. The food really was delicious and made me very happy. Finally, the wines are expensive. At that price, I'd like a sommelier.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We went to Forbes Mill for our Anniversary dinner. Both food and service were excellent. Our server, James was attentive and very friendly. The best Rib eye we've ever had. We also appreciated the custom made menu and Anniversary dessert. Thank you for a memorable dinner experience. We will definitely go back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Wish I could remember our server, she nailed it. Made for a great dining experience

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This was a splurge for us, for a special pre-Father's Day treat. But the food was excellent, the service was good. We had a 12-yr old with us and he was treated great (some restaurants don't give kids much respect & treat them like a pain, but Forbes was awesome with him.)
One tweak, was our waiter did "one thing at a time". He was polite & cheerful - but he didn't greet us right away, and when he came to the table he just stood there, so my husband said "hi, how's it going?". Then when coming to the table he would do one thing (i.e. get us menus, but didn't take a drink order. Brought rolls, but didn't ask if we're ready to order.)
Anyway, he was nice, the food was good, and we're glad we treated ourselves to a night out!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The food was great, the service was Vantassel take in the overall experience was outstanding

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Graduation

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 6, 2017

All of the food was phenomenal. Our steaks were perfectly prepared and beyond anything we had ever eaten up to this point. Why did it take us so long to decide to eat here??

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Food selection and preparation were spot on. We were disappointed with the service. For such a special occasion at a high end restaurant, attention to our table was really lacking.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The service was outstanding and the one in ribeye delicious

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Enjoyed our dinners. This was the first time we have dined here. Had salmon which was good and had unusual burre blanc sauce. The halibut was also very good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Love cocktails at the bar before dinner. Great bartenders make perfect cocktails. Excellent service and food in the dining room.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Forbes Mill was all the rage when it opened several years ago. But the food, service and ambiance have remained stagnant. It's not bad, but it's pricey and I would have expected more. Feels really old and dated. No innovation on the menu. They're in cruise control.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on May 21, 2017

We had diner on a Sunday evening with reservations and were seated immediately. Forget the price, it is well worth it. The filet can be cut with a fork along, the sides (creamed spinach and asparagus) were delicious and the Chocolate Pot-au-Creme was to die for. Let's not forget the service (Jim) was awesome along with the staff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Absolutely divine. That's all I need to say. No more, no less.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Not our first time, won't be our last. Great food, great service. Thanks

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Very good meat. Great Mother's Day options!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2017

I had a wonderful birthday dinner here. The food and service were excellent. I can't wait to come back!

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Mothers birthday

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

As always the food and the service were fantastic. The price is as well. Save it for a night when you're happy paying more to create a special occasion or when price is no object.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant! Excellent service and the food is incredible! The citrus roasted halibut is delicious and my husband loves the Wagu filler. We try to dine here every Friday night. Great way to start the weekend!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 4, 2017

This was my father-in-law's 93rd birthday celebration and he was treated like a king. There was a special menu announcement inside the menu.
Everything was done to perfection and to top off the meal he was brought in complementary birthday chocolate dessert on a handwritten happy birthday plate.
He loved it, what a great experience.
Thanks Forbes Mill!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 1, 2017

The Monday special dinner price performance is great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Whenever we want to take someone for a special dinner we go to Forbes Mill. Beautiful setting with exquisite food and wonderful service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Server Jim was excellent and the steaks were cooked perfectly to order. Sides were excellent as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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