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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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4.6

service

4.6

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4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (50)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
Good for a Date (38)
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Good for Birthdays (30)
Romantic (28)
Business Meals (26)
Notable Wine List (24)
Worth the Drive (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Cozy (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Fun (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Healthy (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Casual (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
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Kid-friendly (2)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

The pre meal service and the post meal service was just terrible. I had to search out the waiter to pay the bill. If you get Carlo as your waiter, ask for someone else. Anyone else.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent! Towards the end of the meal I felt like we were being rushed to leave. I finished my drink and before I could blink our waiter had picked up the glass. Other than that the experience and the food was great.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Went there on Saturday with my wife and a few friends for my birthday. Excellent service, atmosphere and food. I have been coming to this restaurant since it opened and I have always enjoyed it. I highly recommend it for a great steak and fantastic service.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Steak was great, but the soup and sides were average at best, which was a huge disappointment considering how much I paid for dinner!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We had the most beautiful Valentines/Date Night dinner! I think our server was Carlos. From start to finish, everything was prepared with delicious care. Our cocktails were tasty, the calamari was crispy and came our right away. They split our caesar salad for us and were very attentive to replacing our necessary utensils. My steak and lobster pairing was perfectly prepared, the au gratin potatoes were so creamy and the side of mushrooms were very flavorful. My husband’s filet was perfect and tender, the mac&cheese and mashed potatoes were wonderful. We finished with a hot apple crisp with vanilla gelato. We will be craving Forbes until our next date night!! Excellent service and delicious dining!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was fantastic, appetizers were good, mushrooms were great, Brussels sprouts were average, steak was lacking flavor. For the price point for the quality of food, not satisfactory. I don’t mind the price tag, but at that price point, you kind of expect better.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed a fantastic Valentines dinner with wagyu steak and lobster. The food was outstanding and our server was superb. She was friendly and helpful but never disruptive. Our only sadness is that the beef carpaccio isn't on the regular appetizer menu...it was absolutely delicious! We look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We both had the waygu beef which was amazing but very different from my girlfriend and I! She had a medium and I had a medium rare and hers's tasted so much better

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner. Very rushed...felt like the restaurant was trying to flip tables as soon as they could. Main course came before appetizer was finished. If you stopped eating someone came by and asked if you were done and wanted the food to go. Happened 5 times. Didn’t offer desert...had to explicitly ask. Overall very disappointed!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Great experience as always

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

I like to plan for things in advance and have done this on many occasions. I made a reservation through open table for Valentine's Day with a note on the reservation saying that i would like the corner table so me and my wife can share the evening in our own special way. Our hostess seemed to have her own agenda and seated us against the wall where they put all parties of 2. I noticed that the table i had requested remained unseated for the better part of 30 minutes. Until i saw a couple take the private booth, they seemed to be very chummy with the staff and the hostess. Food and other staff were all excellent as always, as for next February 14th, i will pass on Forbes Mill. I just cant stomach nepotism and sucking up to other guest as others get pushed to the side.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food and great service in the beautiful Town of Los Gatos.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Combination of special events to celebrate.... service was attentive, dishes arrived at key times without you wondering “where is it?”, plate service was equally attentive, food quality was just excellent, overall so much better of a total experience than a few other high-caliber restaurants we’ve tried. We’ll be coming back for sure!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

First of all, we were celebrating a wedding anniversary and loved how they put our names on the special menu. It was such a cute touch. Then everything else was awesome. The food was delicious, our waitress was wonderful and the ambiance perfect. Love this place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

After 20 minutes at our table we had to get up and find someone to come serve us. When the food came the waiter disappeared and never came back to check on us. After we were done eating it took 45 minutes for us to get the bill. The food was decent but the service was bad enough for me to never go back. And the cherry on top...... They added the gratuity to the bill.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Warmly met at front door by GM Bryant then directly to my fave table. Our guest was 20 minutes late but during that time our very professional server Matt made perfect suggestions for food and pairings!! Choices were perfect. Another delightful evening!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Amazing experience. Made us a personalized menu for my fiancé’s birthday. Loved the food. Perfect experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food and service where excellent as usual. Had Wayne whom is an excellent waiter again and enjoyed his service immensely. However, something was up with the seating last night as our 7:45 reservation pushed into 8:10. Forbes Mill is usually pretty on-time but there was definitely something wonky going on Saturday. Either way, still love this place and will be returning.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place to have a dinner!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Good food. Subpar services. Went for birthday dinner but no “happy birthday!” writing/icing on the dessert plate? All other tables were getting it. Nice touch with birthday message on the menu, though. Felt like the services were all very rushed. Asked about vineyard for one of the flights and was told that he would check it but no answer.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Good food, attentive service ... my Porterhouse was cooked to perfection. The Passion Fruit Cheesecake was very good & combined with the French press Kona coffee made for a great ending.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We came here on a whim because we had tried all the other steak serving restaurants in Los Gatos. Though they are the most pricey, they did have the best steaks. We had fillet mignon and aged NY steak. The au gratin potatoes were wonderful too! Our only complaint was the noise. People were yelling over each other, but they were having a good time! The bar is part of the dining room for all practical purposes so that added to the noise. We got there at 8:45 and it started getting more quiet as they closed at 10pm. We got the dessert sampler and my favorite was the coffee flavored creme brule.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our server was amazing , the food was amazing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Well the food was good as usual, the service was especially slow that night. We’ve been to the restaurant many times, even hectic times like New Year’s Eve. However that night was especially slow with very minimal interaction. Perhaps it was because we were in the private dining room, albeit with other folks.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Very noisy.....waiters even had difficult time hearing

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Unbelievable

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 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 7, 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 5, 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 5, 2018

Overall good but steak I had was bit salty.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent as always!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 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 1, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 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 1, 2018

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

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