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Forbes Mill Steakhouse

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206 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030 (Royce Ave.)
(408) 395-6434
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great prime rib

Great food but noisy and long wait even with reservations. Hard to park. Not good for kids or older people, mother in law was 95 and we couldn't please her.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Business meetings
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San Jose, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was on a Wednesday early evening, no one was there when arrived arould 5, but when we left at 7:30, it was packed. The service was very good, all men staff. The food was very delicious and worth the price. It is expensive, but for a special it is worth it. Hope to go again. To the person who... More 

Thank Deborah F
Los Gatos, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Went with my wife on our date night. Craving a nice steak. We go once a quarter, but that might be our last trip. The place just feels old. Wait staff are so-so, food is good, but very expensive. Decor is aging fast. When you walk in, it seems like every other table looks over to see who you are... More 

Thank Derek Y
Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

A group of 6 of us had dinner at Forbes Mill over Labor Day. It was okay. The food was good, but on the very high end of the price scale. Service was slow. And after telling the hostess we preferred outside, she let another table have the outdoor table. Sitting inside was dark/noisy and very hard for my elderly... More 

Thank LizK83
Saratoga, California
Level Contributor
20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The food was very good, but too pricy since it's a "high end" restaurant. Service was great by our waiter. All that couldn't overcome the fact hostess gave us a table in the side section (only us there) while there were several empty tables in the main dining. When we asked if there's table in main dining before we sat... More 

Thank Cathy S
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great food but noisy and long wait even with reservations. Hard to park. Not good for kids or older people, mother in law was 95 and we couldn't please her.

Thank M4006MDkims
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We visited on a Friday night, so the place was busy and full of life. For an intimate dinner Friday night is perhaps not too good, pick a mid week night for that as the bar area was full of frivolity! The service and food was 1st class. Expect to spend a $100 + each for a meal and wine... More 

Thank Stuart B
Saratoga, California, United States
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Good steak, but too expensive and too noisy! If you're part of the Forbes Magazine family, maybe, otherwise ....

Thank Ken W
Level Contributor
36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Came for a work event. The food was wonderful! There was a personalized note on the menu. Every piece of my meal from the appetizer to the dessert was just delightful! Service was impeccable.

Thank Bibitybobityboo
San Jose
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We were not impressed with Forbes Mill. Billed as an upscale steakhouse, we found the prices very high for the quality of food and the steaks in particular to be underwhelming at best. Our favorite part of the meal was the scallop appetizer ($16), and though it was just two medium sized scallops, they were served on black rice and... More 

Thank Jennifer100SanJose
Los Gatos
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

When I'm in the mood to splurge I come here. They cook my steaks just as I like them - charred rare. Not many restaurants can get order right! The atmosphere is very plush and well suited for a date night or intimate conversation with a small group. The service is excellent and the bar is an exceptional place for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 206 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030
    (Royce Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: (408) 395-6434

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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