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Forbes Mill Steakhouse

206 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 395-6434
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Ranked #20 of 132 restaurants in Los Gatos
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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67 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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English first
Emerald Hills, CA
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I made reservation for Forbes Mill go my wife's and my 5 year wedding anniversary. They impressed at every turn. They customized a pre fix menu for us on a special menu congratulating our anniversary. And all of the food was delicious from salad to the wonderfully presented lava cake for dessert. What truly have this a 5 star rating... More

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

That was my second time in that restaurant in 2 months. Both experiences were the same. Say first, i am a beef lover, and i am very difficult to satisfy when we talk about steaks. So, I had (both times) the bone-in ribeye, cowboy cut (72$). Asked to be cooked Medium- or medium rare + That was cooked at the... More

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Hollister, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I just had a wonderful dinner experience at Forbes Mill. We started with the Oysters Rockefeller. They were delicious, but a little small. Next, we split a very nice Pear & Gorgonzola salad. She ordered the center cut filet mignon and I had the Tajima Black Wagyu filet mignon. While hers was good, mine was superb. I... More

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Sunnyvale, California
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Senior Contributor
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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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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