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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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Visitor rating
  • 37
    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
Great food, great atmosphere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
stixx3
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Gilroy, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have been to some of the best steakhouses in the country, and Forbes Mill stacks up well against them all. And at a better price, too. While certainly not cheap, I have seen prices that cause my wallet to shudder. At least here a second mortgage isn’t required. The wine list was quite extensive with a number of less... More 

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Houston, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Went here for our anniversary dinner. They really made it special for us - put our names at the top of the menu and surprised us with an anniversary dessert. Our waiter was very friendly and the food was very good.

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Israel
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 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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Gilroy, California
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137 reviews 137 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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, 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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