We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 140 Los Gatos Restaurants

Forbes Mill Steakhouse

206 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 395-6434
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #18 of 140 Restaurants in Los Gatos
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Royce Ave.
Write a Review

77 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    33
    26
    9
    6
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Gatos, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Townsend, Washington
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saratoga, California
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Gatos, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been going to Forbes Mill for years - when I can afford it. It is, obviously, not cheap, BUT it is priced more reasonably than some. Every time I have been there the service has been excellent. But the food has been even better. My wife and I have always had the meats prepared exactly the way we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Woodley, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Great steak and mushrooms, quick friendly service. Recommended if you love a good steak cooked to how you like it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We lived in Los Gatos for 27 years. This is the best restaurant in Los Gatos. It is also, surprisingly, my favorite steakhouse anywhere, and I have been to a lot of them all over the world. Like most good steakhouses, Forbes Mill is not cheap. We usually go there when we have out of town guests and for special... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Woodridge, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

First of all our server was very good and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere. That is about as much of the nice things I have to say about it. Ownership needs to be aware and take some ownership, If you are going to charge $59 for a "Dry Aged NY Strip", you might want to make sure it is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Jose, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

What I love the most about Forbes Mill is the service. It is spectacular, every time. The steaks are amazing (I always, always order the filet mignon - it's fabulous with the sautéed mushrooms as a side), as expected from a first-rate steakhouse, and I have yet to be disappointed by a dish - even the ahi tuna appetizer was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The steaks were wonderful but small and expensive. It took forever to get served. There was a bar with walk-ups from the street coming in throughout lending a probably unintentionally casual feel to the whole place particularly given the prices.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Forbes Mill Steakhouse also viewed

 

Been to Forbes Mill Steakhouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Forbes Mill Steakhouse

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Forbes Mill Steakhouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?