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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
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Coming back home..

We were three, celebrating my retirement. Apart from the evident excitement, it felt like coming home, to an already visited territory. From the mount Vedeer Napa wine- brought out by our local cloee friend , to the professional attendance of Ken, our waiter- it was a real treat abd a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
ybhk19
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Israel
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Israel
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were three, celebrating my retirement. Apart from the evident excitement, it felt like coming home, to an already visited territory. From the mount Vedeer Napa wine- brought out by our local cloee friend , to the professional attendance of Ken, our waiter- it was a real treat abd a wonderful and unique experience.

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Austin, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

In my opinion, an expensive restaurant with reasonable service and average food. Being the first time there, it appeared very busy with locals and regulars. Given Los Gatos is a small community, this by itself is of little concern. It's the attention the bar/wait staff paid to them that nearly reached the point of distraction. Granted their regulars are important,... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I've been here with my friends many times, and the food is always wonderful. My favorite appetizer is the scallops with the Thai curry sauce and for entrees I love the sea bass or the seafood risotto. This is also the place to go when you want a great steak--you won't be disappointed. For dessert, my friends and I usually... More 

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San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The bad news started with service from the bartender while we waited. Huge pressure to close out the tab and not transfer it to the table to be included with the dinner. The idea of customer service went out the window in what appeared to be a bartender grab for tips. Meal server was aloof and didn't seem to care... More 

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San Jose, California
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We came for a Valentine's dinner and we weren't disappointed. Tim was a fantastic server and made our visit enjoyable and relaxing. What I loved was they didnt' rush you to eat so they can the next customer seated. Tim waited to bring out our next item until we were all done with what we were enjoying no matter how... More 

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socal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Food was great but service was absolutely the worst!! Felt bad for all the guests that attended. The bar across the street named the black watch was awesome!!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

In Los Gatos, this place was probably the best restaurant I ate in over a 12 day stay. The food was fantastic as was the service. The prices are a bit high, but with the quality and the service, I would expect higher prices. If you're looking for that fine dining experience in Los Gatos, this is one to try.

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Los Gatos, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is an upscale steak house with the price to match. I have to save up before going but it is worth it.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

So, since we often stay in Los Gatos, CA when visiting family for the holidays and other occassions, it was logical to enjoy dinner locally with friends from the area. WOW! Terrific steak with many trimmings, great, friendly service and interesting conversation with friends made for an extremely enjoyable evening. The Steakhouse is on the main street (Santa Cruz Blvd.)... More 

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Saratoga, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My husband and I ate here on date night. It's classy and the service is fantastic. The food was outstanding. Forbes Mills is unique because it's high end yet laid back at the same time. If you make reservations far enough in advance they print your name and if you have one, special occasion. It wasn't my birthday the last... 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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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