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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our visit to Forbes Mill

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Stuart B
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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 

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Saratoga, California, United States
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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 ....

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Omaha
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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.

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San Jose
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

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Los Gatos
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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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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Went this last Tuesday for J’s birthday as we went to Odeum last year and I wanted to do steaks this year. When we got there it was a little before our reservation time so we bellied up to the bar, like that’s different for us. The bar help and bartender were super nice and some people were making a... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My husband and I had dinner here many times over the years, and once again we had a great dinner. The food, prix fixe menu, was a great choice and the service was just awesome!

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Love the surf-n-turf, filet mignon, and specialty cocktails. Atmosphere is refined and subdued. We were treated to personalized menus commemorating our anniversary and custom cocktails.

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Named after an old original Mill the mountains out of town. It is very, very upscale and worth of its name and ambience. Prices are a bit high but also a bit good. I recommend it if you want a highly touted eatery in town.Outstanding service from very experienced servers. Happy Hour is enjoyed also.

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Bay Area, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My wife took me here for my first Father's Day dinner and had a great evening. Being in Los Gatos, just adds to the wonderful atmosphere. It was a nice day so it wasn't too bad to walk a little as the restaurant's own little parking lot was full. The inside is clean and had dim lighting to really set... 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: Large groups, Doing business, Romantic
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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