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Forbes Mill Steakhouse

206 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 395-6434
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Ranked #27 of 131 restaurants in Los Gatos
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Royce Ave.
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English first
Sunnyvale, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We came here to celebrate my birthday, my choice. I've been to all the steakhouses in the bay including Alexander's before they lost their Michelin star. Gotta say Forbes was just alright. We had 2 ribeye entrees at $50 each for my hub and son. I got the filet medium rare, $49. It was a bit dry, ribeye was better.... More

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Sunnyvale
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

By son took us to Forbes for my birthday last week. The steak I ordered was cooked exactly as I requested. They have a great wine selection but my son brought a bottle he wanted to use. Reasonable cork fee. All of our dinners were cooked perfectly and portions were just enough; not too much and not too little. This... More

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san francisco
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Forbes Mill is always good. I have enjoyed the experience every time I have eaten there. This time I went there on my birthday. I got a personalized menu given to me as I sat down for dinner. Everyone working at the restaurant seemed to know it was my birthday and wished me a happy birthday. There is something for... More

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California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I gave this restaurant a bad review last time I was there — just three years ago. I am glad I went back. Last night four of us, family members, had very good meals and a very pleasant evening at Forbes Mill. Looking forward to the next time!

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Israel
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I've already been there. At least ten times. Only tonite was special. My old friend brought an 2008 californian cabernet. We started with some oysters, then went to the seriousness of 14 oz aged New York center cuts . Together with fresh asparagus and the wine, it trandesced some boundaries we haven't met before. Hilarious. Great service. Do not miss.

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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

On my last night in Los Gatos I decided to have a steak. I made the good choice of going to Forbes Mill. The food was expensive but excellent. You get what you pay for. Service was excellent. I will return again for a business dinner.

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San Jose, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Who would of thought.....the seafood was great but the steak was so-so!!! They say don't go to a steakhouse and order seafood but we had good experience with the seafood. Person #1 had the Seafood Risotto and #2 had the Steak and Prawns. The Seafood Risotto was cooked to perfection with a mixture of prawns, scallops, mixed fish, and herbs.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The service was very considerate. The wine was yummy. The salad and sides were very tasty. BUT, the steak that was so expensive was tough and fairly flavorless. Very disappointing for a $53 piece of meat. Too bad but we won't be returning.

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Los Gatos, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I like a great steak as much as the next person, the service and food at Forbes Mill is amazing and goes beyond steaks. The setting is romantic and formal while not being oppressively so. Great for a date night, a birthday celebration or even a business dinner. Can't speak to their lunch experience, but dinner is fantastic.

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Los Gatos, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Take a great bottle of wine (corkage is reasonable) and order one of their fantastic steaks and sides. Not exciting but a good night out. Ambience is decent and food is very good.

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