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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

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $69.00

Special valid Oct 1, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017 all week from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Happy Hour at Forbes Mill Steakhouse, Los Gatos

Special valid Nov 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Specials

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $69.00

Special valid Oct 1, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017 all week from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Details

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $69.00. Excludes Tax and Tip. Entree wine flight add 30. Special valid Oct 1, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017 all week from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

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

Happy Hour at Forbes Mill Steakhouse, Los Gatos

Special valid Nov 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Details

Happy Hour is available everyday from 5:00-6:30 at the bar. Discounted bar fare, specialty cocktails and discounted beer and wine. Excludes Tax and Tip. Offered everyday at the bar from 5:00-6:30. Special valid Nov 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM.

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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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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (59)
Good for a Date (51)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
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Fit for Foodies (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Authentic (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Cozy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Casual (6)
Fun (6)
Hot Spot (6)
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Local Ingredients (5)
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·Dined 5 days ago

This place has the best food and service. We come for every bday

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

We went to Forbes Mill for my birthday. They had a special menu with my name on it and a complimentary delicious dessert. I love the ambience,quiet and elegant. But, most of all, the filet was absolute perfection. I think it was the best filet I’ve ever had. It was cooked perfectly, you could cut it with a butter knife and the flavor was scrumptious. I got the trio of sauces - peppercorn, Demi-glaze and bernaise. Yummy, yummy!

Tags: Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Healthy
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

I chose a restaurant which specializes in steaks as our guests enjoy top quality beef, cooked perfectly. Two of our steaks, ordered rare, came slightly pink. It is difficult to send food back when you are entertaining, but in retrospect, I wish I had done so. The service was lacking; the wait staff were enthusiastic but did not seem fully competent. The wine flight with the prix fixe meal arrived 10-15 minutes after the entree.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was very good. Food was good. The lighting was pretty bad, very dark and dim with no individual table lighting. Value of what you get for the money wasn't great bit wasn't bad either. Overall, it was a good but not great experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our food was very good as you would expect at this price point. Pleasant, but nothing exceptional or novel.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent food service and ambience. We were celebrating our sons 20th birthday and they wrote Happy Birthday Grant Joseph on the menu. Was a very nice touch as well as brought us dessert.
Definitely go back.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

This is definitely one of our favorite places to eat. Everything is always done the best possible way. The food is always phenomenal and the service is awesome.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went to Forbes Mill for a birthday dinner. They nailed that aspect — everybody from the seater to our waiter wished my wife a happy birthday, and her desert was beautifully and appropriately presented — and everything else. The food is very good (including maybe the best Oysters Rockefeller I've ever had), the service was attentive and super-friendly without being over-bearing, and the atmosphere was fun without being too noisy. There's no denying that it's notably expensive, but it's a great "occasion" venue, the bar area looked good for a casual counter dinner, and it absolutely delivered both for us and our young son. One of those places where you sense they've being doing this a long time, and know how it's done.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Extremely noisy, sat near a table of eight getting hammered and a screaming infant. Not going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent service, solid food. The pre-fixe is of great value. Two of us went on a splurge for our anniversary and ordered 3 appetizers, cowboy cut rib-eye, black wagyu, plus 6 sides and 5 drinks all for less than $350. Would definitely come back again!

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food/Service was outstanding!! Highly recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent as always! This place never disappoints. The service is the best around, food is always done perfectly, and the wine list has 600+ options.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was perfect. Great dining experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food, wine and cocktails were delicious. It’s was spendy but worth every penny.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants but I was a little disappointed recently. I noticed the prices on some of the entrees increased by $4.00 but the food was the same
Maybe even a little smaller portion. Also, I usually order a glass of wine and the 2 Cabernets I like were not on the menu any longer. They only had 3 to choose from and 2 were 25.00 and over per glass. The other I did not like. We like to dine here every Friday or Saturday night but may choose another restaurant next weekend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing food, service, and steak, steak, and steak with all the sides!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Our server was awesome, food was excellent!
It was my wife's birthday, they made a personalized menu with my wife's name on it that made us felt welcomed!

$150+ for 2, for a full course dinner is indeed a value for money!

having a kid's menu, high chair/booster only proved that they are kid friendly.

Loved it when they did their best to accommodate our request to be seated at the booth so our daughter can seat beside us.

Complimentary desert is best!

*Cant help but compare it to Alexander's where we paid $200+ and not kid friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Forbes Mill is the best steakhouse in Los Gatos. All of the red meat dishes are notable.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Delicious steak house, with wonderful ambience and VERY attentive service done with a smile!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The steaks were very good, Our server was attentive and friendly. I didn't love my veggies, but the potatoes were epic. Definitely worth an anniversary trip.

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

Very nice steak house,1st time here, had a birthday celebratory meal as well as happy hour prior to dinner. We will be back :)

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The servers need to be able to follow request. The food was warm however good, and there were fish bones in our appetizers. We celebrated a birthday, and the personal touch to the menu was impressive that is the reason we did not walk out. Still tipped however we would have tipped 40% not 15% had our needs been met.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Perfect, as always. Steaks cooked to perfection, as was everything else.
Service: Perfect
Convenience: Perfect

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We have been dining at Forbes Mill for decades and it has always been a wonderful experience. This is the first time we have had any complaints. The service was slow and the waiters and bus personnel were unattentive and the restaraunt was only half full. Our steaks took 25 minutes to arrive after we finished our appetizers even though we ordered everything at the same time. Our bus boy, not our waiter, brought our meal and initially brought the wrong order. I had to ask for horse radish sauce from 4 different people before it was actually brought 10 minutes later. Unfortunately, we were disappointed celebrating our anniversary, given the top-dollar that is charged for the food and the large cash tip we always leave, since we know many of the people there. I am sure we will return in the future but not while this experience is in our minds.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

My waiter was amazing- recommend the steak and lobster and salmon

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Have eaten their many times, but I will say their steaks have drastically improved. I have eaten their at the bar many times, large groups, but last night took my youngest son for his 20th bday and he ordered the steak and lobster; it was well worth the price and highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The food was absolutely delicisious. It was a fantastic meal.
The only complaint I have is about my leftovers. I had steak oscar.
When I opened up my box last night to enjoy the crab, creamy potato, and steak - I was so disappointed to only find the plain steak. I was looking forward to the crab and potato leftovers even more so than the steak.
I would definitely go there again. Everything was delicisious!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wonderful dinner. Rather expensive but food was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

This was our second time and everything was excellent! Birthday celebration, 4 of us. Minuses service was way to slow, very dark so bring your glasses to see the menue. Brought a bottle of DP champagne and the waived the $25.00 corkage fee!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had a wonderful time celebrating my daughter 's bday ! Amazing food, really nice professional service. We will definitely come again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

the side dishes brought the food down a bit..mushrooms and the scalloped potatoes were just average.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great place. I love the food and the bar. Great action

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

My food rating would have been excellent because it was. But the presentation was substandard, no creativity. Just stuff plopped on a plate.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Forbes Mill is one of my favorite restaurants. Fabulous steaks is there specialty, but the entire menu is fabulous. Kind of pricey but totally worth it. Home made Gelato across the street as well as in the restaurant. Enjoy !!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had dinner for our 5 year anniversary and they personalized the menu, were very attentive, and the food was wonderful. We really enjoyed our experience!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Grandson's 24th Birthday, great meal, great service. Thank you , Jaime

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I made reservations on OpenTable. Received a phone call to confirm our reservations and was asked if I was celebrating anything. I told her yes, I was celebrating my 21st Anniversary. When the waiter handed us the menu, it had "Happy 21st Anniversary and our name on it. Wow, such a nice touch. We received amazing service and the food was fantastic! The best part, the waiter came back with the dessert menu and said, your dessert is on us. We got two delicious desserts to share with our kids. We've gone to other steakhouse restaurant before but the service and food here at Forbes is definitely the best. Can't wait to come back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Casual, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We have always had great food and service up until this last visit. We went for my husband's birthday and the experience was not up to it's usual standards.

The service was "ok". The waiter forgot our sparkling water, so we had to request it a second time. We asked for more sugar for our coffee and the waiter never brought it.

Our food came out and it was luke warm. For a meal of that price I would have expected way more.

Not sure we will be going back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Not only is the food excellent, but the service is fantastic. If you are lucky enough to get Matt, you'll have an even better experience. We love this place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Came to Forbes Mill for a special occasion. We were early so waiting only a few minutes before being seated. Server was prompt and attentive. For whatever reason we didn't receive a cocktail menu (only the extensive wine menu), so we assumed there was a full bar and ordered cocktails accordingly. We ordered the Surf & Turf and the Ribeye. I had higher expectations for the lobster tail, especially at that price, but it was kind of tough and chewy (but I didn't want to be that person who sent stuff back). The steaks themselves were good. We were pleasantly surprised that they gave us a chocolate pot du creme on the house for our anniversary.

In summary: decent service, definitely on the pricey side, food could've been slightly better, appreciated the free dessert, but not dying to return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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