Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Los Gatos

4.6
2961 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
What 2961 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
1 review
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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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
4 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
21 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jamie was THE absolute best!! Made our night and made our birthday guest feel special. If you go there, definitely request sitting in her section. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss. The food was absolutely delicious, but Jamie will certainly be a reason we return.

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gaelleg
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the steaks were cooked to perfection, and very flavorful.

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happy
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Forbes is our favorite place to eat. The service and food are the best.

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Joveeal
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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David
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Both of our meals we excellent, and fairly large portions. Our server (Jeffery?) was excellent , with a very good knowledge of both the food and the wine. The presentation was maybe on the weak side, but that is not of major concern to me. Naturally, it was outside dining, but our table was on the sidewalk, rather in one of the offset patio areas. This was a bit disconcerting, with the passing people with dogs.

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Steph
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

My husband and I decided to go here for dinner, based on the reviews we wanted to go somewhere delicious. Overall the food was ok, the service was great, but we were seated outside. Being outside you can’t always avoid bugs, loud cars driving by and people walking by staring at you as you eat. This establishment has a large parking lot, where I feel they could better accommodate guests to make dining more private. As we dined we also over heard the manager or owner, not sure, having a LOUD conversation about seating and placement with an employee. He was clearly upset and scolding the employee, they moved the conversation “inside” but we could still hear the conversation. A leader, manager, and/or owner should never attempt to resolve or address an issue where customers can hear, it’s just unprofessional. Even though the food was good, I probably wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben and Javier were amazing!!

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vipJeff
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice dinner for anniversary celebration. Food was excellent, outdoor dining but nicely prepped, and service was great.

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anonymous
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

ingredients are not fresh.
recipes for food for not delicious or creative,
feels like a ghost town and depressing.
$15.00 for four pieces of tomato and old mozzarella cheese salad -
no Value of money

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KristinaL
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We love Forbes Mill and this was our first dining out experience since Covid. We were excited to be able to eat outdoors- and the food was great. Service was also consistent and servers were great. The piece of feedback I have is that on the street, there were a lot of people not wearing masks (which was very surprising). While I understand that they cannot control the people on the street, there were A LOT of people walking up to the hostess and walking into the outdoor dining section without wearing masks. This made us feel very uncomfortable - and I hope that the restaurant enforces mask wearing (at least until people get to their tables) - which should be in compliance with county guidelines as well.

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LynneM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vip1stTimer
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service here is terrible.

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VeeTee
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Have always loved coming here. Food is always on point. Unfortunately service was exceptionally slow on Friday night - we had to track waiter down multiple times to put in drinks orders as well as wait for our red wine reduction sauce so long that the steaks were too cold to enjoy. Too bad because it's always my go to place.

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AngeliqueP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Both mine and my husband's steaks were overcooked, and my lobster tail was smaller than menu advertised. I do have to say it was still tasty and a relaxing dinner.

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RachelC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff was awesome - food incredible. We'll be back!

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ToddC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Sunday nights - steaks are overdone (twice now). Other times steaks were fine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great like always but the minimized menu removed some favorites of ours.

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Filetlover
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to Forbes Mill for an Anniversary Party. Unfortunatley it was the hottest day in Los Gatos in years. I do have to say that although we were outside due to the pandemic the temperature had dropped to the high 80s which made it better than earlier.

The food was great and Mac, our waiter, was spectacular. Will go back there again soon.

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vipHeidiE
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Forbes is a Bay Area staple, with wonderful steaks and really fresh seafood. We've been going for years, but just visited during COVID. It was a delightful experience, especially finding our server Ken was still there to help us. Ken always takes time to make every visit extra special and we always request his assistance every time we dine at Forbes.

Great place for a relaxing, civilized meal!

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K1919
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks and all the sides are delicious. Lemon drop martinis are great.

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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 4.6 stars by 2961 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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