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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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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Steaks! Specialty whiskey!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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San Jose, California
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  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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San Jose
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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 6 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 16 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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: 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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