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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
5:00 pm - 9:00 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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Anchorage, Alaska
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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60 reviews
28 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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53 reviews
45 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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9 reviews
4 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
Los Gatos, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is one of the best steakhouses in the Bay Area. Excellent steaks and very personal service. Small outside patio that is covered and heated.

Thank Larry R
Sunnyvale, California
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95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We usually visit Forbes Mill for special occasions as it is VERY pricey. This time is was very good. On other occasions it has been just OK. This was a birthday celebration and the pear salad was outstanding. A little too much dressing for my taste, but it was great despite that. The filet was cooked perfectly and the desserts... More 

Thank gradeschoolmom
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

My birthday dinner was made special by the warm welcome, and personalized menu. Service was wonderful and food amazing. Everything was perfectly prepared.

Thank Valary M
Los Gatos, California
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Want a great steak grilled to perfection? Forbes Mill Steakhouse is the place to go. Excellent service and a friendly bar too. They also have an excellent wine list and a very knowledgable Somm to guide you through the list if you want. Go to their website and sign up for there email list and you'll get notified of some... More 

Thank David N
Los Gatos, California
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

It was Sat on Valentines weekend but our table was ready at 9:00 for a 8:30 reservation. This to me a bad start. Forbes is a nice traditional steak house with all the trimmings in the heart of Down Town Los Gatos with a bit of a LG price tag as well. While all our food was very good, at... More 

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, 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
    (Royce Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: (408) 395-6434

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?