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Forbes Mill Steakhouse

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206 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030-7207 (Royce Ave.)
(408) 395-6434
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Apex, North Carolina
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192 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great steak. Great service. A little out of the way if you do not have business in Los Gatos. Was pretty pricey.

Thank Mac D
San Jose, California
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157 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow.  Hostesses rock their job.  The bar is fun to hang out in.  The place has a great wine list which you need to be prepared for, but don't be afraid to ask questions. The servers know their jobs.  The bussers need some training.  Good wait staff never disrupt conversations or jostle guests.  At times food delivery felt a bit... More 

Thank roamingtheworld2
San Lorenzo
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with friends. The food and desserts were amazing and the service was outstanding. We will definitely return.

Thank 876lucyg
San Jose, CA
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my wife for our anniversary. We had the sampler for the appetizer which was great. Hot, fresh bread was right out the oven. For dinner my wife had the lamb chops and I had the fillet rounded off with a baked potato and strong beans. Combined with an extensive wine collection and decent beer list, there is sure... More 

Thank CasualHockeyFan
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! We'll be back! We ordered the Painted Hills Grass Fed Filet and a Rib Eye with the Day Boat Sea Scallops and a side of spinach. The scallops were the best I have ever tasted! The flavors of the chutney and sauce were so amazing. The steaks were perfectly cooked and the service was impeccable! To complete the meal,... More 

Thank Lesley B
Anchorage, Alaska
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I think of steakhouses, I think of great cuts of beef, thick, juicy, prepared as you like them, with sides that compliment the steak. I measure every steakhouse against Lawry's in LA which I view as the gold standard. I was disappointed with Forbes Mill. It's hard to put my finger on it -- the service was OK, but... More 

Thank Marc B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Great service from a really interested and knowledgeable waiter - advice on appetizers, wine and food was first rate. Nothing seemed too hard or too custom. The chef did an excellent Pittsburgh Rare on a wonderful filet mignon. Somehow we even copped a complementary creme brulee.

Thank Don C
San Jose, California
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The four star is mostly because of Carlos our server. By the way, as a referenced, I have been customers of The Grill, Alexander, Flemings and LB in Santana Row, in order of my preference. This is my second visit to Forbes, the first was less than satisfactory, mostly due to an obnoxious and pretend to be a beef expert... More 

Thank Eddie L
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

We have been in search of a great steak in the area. This restaurant truly delivered a great steak and appetizers. Definitely enjoyed the food. There are some less than desirable elements unfortunately, the service was lacking ( slow, incorrect meal, and over charged). Not an intimate table setting -- open concept and very loud. They were very busy and... More 

Thank Sharris5001
Los Gatos, California
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Great steaks and sides. Classy atmosphere. Price not bad relative to other streak joints in San Jose. Even a kids menu. Love it.

Thank Troy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030-7207
    (Royce Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: (408) 395-6434

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