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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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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    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:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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English first
Bay Area, CA
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We have eaten here many times over the years and have never been disappointed! I have had company dinners numerous times as well as intimate dinners with friends and family and Forbes is always consistently good. Definitely recommend the Furikaki Ahi Tuna appetizer.

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San Jose, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My experience at Forbes Mill was a mixed bag, food-wise. The service, however, was attentive and efficient, although one of my sides was forgotten and had to be asked for mid-meal. No complaints with general service. The decor is sophisticated and nicely appointed, so I was really surprised at how LOUD the dining room was - it was not a... More 

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San Jose, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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
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224 reviews 224 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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83 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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

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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: Doing business, Romantic, Large groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?