Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Los Gatos

4.8
3051 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
At Forbes Mill Steakhouse we offer the finest cuisine, all-natural 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.


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 3051 people are saying
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vipAmazing
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went for my husband’s birthday and was very excited to come here as I’ve been hearing good things about this place! Was excited to try a new steakhouse.
The ladies at the front were very nice! The place didn’t smell like a steakhouse, instead smelled like seafood! Which was very unexpected. (Yes we’ve been to steakhouses that serve seafood and it didn’t smell like seafood). Our waiter took a while to greet us after we were seated. Our water was not refilled/we weren’t asked if we wanted more water!(I even put my empty glass at the edge of the table). Our waiter had a very different attitude towards us than he did with his other tables next to us and near us!
The food was ok. It was good but not great! We got the sift and turf and the bone in rib-eye and a few sides. With the prices I was expecting to be wowed. The whole experience here was just ok.

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Pepito
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A very nice and expensive restaurant located in downtown Los Gatos. No real complaints except I can get the same quality meal for 1/2 the price just about anywhere else. Still, a very nice place and ambiance.

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vipBelly
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday celebration

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VeniceN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much wonderful food and service!

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vipLandreaS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

85th birthday dinner for my dad. Great service as usual and great ambience on the patio

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good, wine, and service. Forbes Mill never disappoints!

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was incredible! What I like the most is the service was so unobtrusive, allowing us plenty of privacy to visit without constant interruptions. There was some difficulty providing the wine we wanted but that eventually was solved. Also, I had to ask for heat since we were outdoors. But they provided that very promptly. Thank you all for an overall very pleasant experience!

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Bashfulblossom
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

❤️21st Anniversary ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary! Best decision to celebrate with Forbes, overall great experience and food was amazing!

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vipwjk1
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fish absolutely delicious, along with salads.
Waiters know our names and greet us

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Ricky
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food. Wait staff is awesome. Great place. Outdoor dining was very nice.

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TheresaS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service excellent! It was very loud, but our table was in a corner and nice.

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vipWorldman
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We opted to sit outside. Now that it gets dark before 7pm and if you opt to sit outside like we did, be prepared for constant headlights hitting your eyes not to mention the loud noise of cars laying scratch for no reason other than for millinneals to show off. It was irritating.

I have been to Forbes a number of times and its usually quite good. This evening, it wasn't. My date ordered the 16 oz Ribeye. It was so fatty, and tough that there was hardly enough good meat to eat. A total waste.
The other meal was so-so. I've had much better short ribs. The mashed potatoes were very bland. The vegetables were too raw to eat. They were a good 4-5 minutes short of being cooked Al dente. We probably should have sent back the meals but it was getting late and we didn't bother.

On the bright side, the service was top-notch and the cocktails were wonderful.

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KathyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely evening outdoors with wonderful service and extra friendly staff. The food was melt in your mouth delicious. Will go here again for sure!!

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MichaelO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for our anniversary and made note of it, but the staff didn’t mention anything. However, the lady who called to confirm our reservation did.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I went out for his birthday dinner. The wine recommended to me by our server was excellent. The braised short rib was perfect and the bone in ribeye although it didn’t look good was really tasty. My husband’s carrot was cooked perfectly, mine could have cooked for about a minute more. The mashed potatoes, asparagus and mushrooms were great. The lobster tail and the scallop were absolutely on point. The creme brûlée was really good. Our server was great in the beginning, but disappeared near the end. Overall a great experience.

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MattW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Service was great. Prices a little steep, but to be expected in Los Gatos. Nice comp dessert for a birthday!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the way we were greeted upon arrival, to the wine, food, and ambiance was amazing. Our server took extra care with everything and we never felt rushed. Great experience, and will definitely be back!

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DrKR
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fabulous but my husband's order was put in incorrectly and cooked wrong. For the price you are paying you expect it to be perfect.
The waiter had some communication issues. Our ticket was messed up and we were charged for several things we didn't order. But the food was delicious!

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MikeD
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Frobes Mill. Hadn't been in quite a few years, but our meal and the service was excellent.

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marcusj
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great steaks and service, expensive but so is everywhere else in LG

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EmeraldT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The filet was a little salty but the prawns were out of this world. Drinks were a bit too stiff. We came in to celebrate a work anniversary and got a little bothered that the waiter didnt want to acknowledge that it was military service. The bottle tea was great. The attire states business casual but its more like wear anything you want. People are going in with tennis attire looking all sweaty and exhausted.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. I had the Wagyu New York and it was cooked to perfection. A very nice wine pairing as well. The service was great as always!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server was attentive and knowledgeable. My wife had dairy issues and they accommodated it. The ability to eat outside was great plus you can’t beat the weather. In the end they brought out a special dessert for our 13 anniversary

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happy
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat. We tell all our friends and family to go here. Food and service is always perfect.

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Jason
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Four years ago it was really good. now it is just mediocre.

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vipKathleenJ
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was not that good for what it was priced for. Won’t be going back there .

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vipwjk1
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a great staff. They know your names .
Waiters very knowledgeable

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vipMark
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good is great and Theresa is fantastic!

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MichelleZ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service. Special occasion location. Great whiskey offerings.

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WarrenJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Experience.......the service was very good and the food was well presented and very good......

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DeeW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite restaurant! We can count on great service and food done to perfection……

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DorothyW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner and good service. Tables were a little closer than I was comfortable with but we ate inside. They also had outdoor dining for those who prefer that.

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BCGARZA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 14 year wedding anniversary here. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable.

The old fashioned is a must try! Our steaks were cooked perfectly and the potatoes al gratin were delicious. We were surprised with a happy anniversary dessert plate.

This place never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The service was really poor comparable to the Outback Steakhouse and the food was average.

I agree with the other reviewer Anna S. The ownership needs to get rid of the creepy manager. He is the reason for the poor service at the restaurant and unfortunately it migrated to our waiter. I'm sure, not all the other waiters are like the manager and want to provide the best service, but are being hindered by this manager.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect: the food, drinks and service.

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JeffS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is our favorite Steak House, food is always outstanding, our server, Chris, was excellent, very professional and engaging. We always are well taken care, well fed and made to feel we are valued customers. -js

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Erey
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t let the $$$ scare you off. The food is outstanding. Worth every penny. The service was friendly and spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We sat outside on a lean since the extension floor was not level, but we made a joke out of it because we were happy to be together and ready for good food. The service was slow- it took 20-30 mins to get our first drink orders and it remained slow from then on as well. One server was good, but the others were lacking in either desire to be there or experience working with customers. Nevertheless, the food was amazing!! Everything was beautiful, fresh, tasty- just excellent food, exactly what we expected from Forbes Mill. Drinks were delicious and food was great- just wish service was par with the quality of food. I will say, it was very nice that they provided a birthday dessert for my husband without us asking- that made it special. Overall, we had a good night and will likely come back for the amazing food!

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PamelaC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and the service and food were just excellent. Our waiter was the best, very attentive even offering to take our picture.

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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 4.8 stars by 3051 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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