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Forbes Mill Steakhouse

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206 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030-7207 (Royce Ave.)
+1 408-395-6434
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Luzon, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Forbes Mill in Los Gatos came with a strong recommendation from our partners living in the area. It's located in a nice, almost genteel downtown strip of Los Gatos. Service was topnotch especially Carlos, our waiter. Almost all of us had their steaks. Available in different cuts, they're all Certified US Angus and aged 28 days, except for a Dry... More 

Thank hizonfire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

We had a party of 16 people, down from the original 20, the room was cramped and the table was set so cramped that shoulders literally touched. The waiter was good enough but the busser would remove from any side and would actually bump into guests, the same busser when refilling water skipped guests. when the food came out the... More 

Thank James A
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

My friends invited us as they are usuals. We were treated very well all through out our dining experience. We started off with the crab cakes, foie gras and the sampler platter all great. We had a Spanish Red wine to bad they didn't sell full bottles. I would have given this place a 5 star but two of our... More 

Thank joseadolfo74
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

We kept it simple with filet and potatoes au gratin so we'd have room left for dessert. Everything was delicious, the service was very good and the ambience was just right for a date night. Highly recommend.

Thank Stephanie J
Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Forbes has been cooking up good steaks for many years. Pick your quality and pay the price. The oysters were better than usual. The server was very timely with his service without hovering.

Thank Ken S
San Jose, California
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

I have tried dinner at several stake houses in Silicon Valley, and I can say Forbes Mill offers 'beyond customer satisfaction' No more to say. Just try and experience it.

Thank Young Duke C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Nice place, and not just for meat eaters. There’s lots to like for seafood eaters. Quaint place right in the heart of Los Gatos, across the street from Mike’s Bikes. Parking can be the biggest challenge, with street spaces hard to find. Went for dinner on a week night, and the restaurant was pretty quiet. That was really nice since... More 

Thank finestbob
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The Bartenders: Zack, Matt, and Daniel are the BEST!! If you can't decide what you want, you tell them the things you like and they create a drink for you!! Last night, Daniel made a drink for us with Bourbon and it was so delicious!! Service is always excellent!! The cheese plate is a must! We Love the Humboldt Fog... More 

Thank DisneyQueenbee
El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere is great, clean and quiet. Great place for a romantic dinner. From the time you walk in the door you are greeted with a smile and genuine desire to make your dining experience great. Good selection on menu. Staff is willing to mix things up to your taste and liking. Clean well decorated restrooms

Thank Joseph N
Los Gatos, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We love Forbes Mill for date night. Just sit at the bar and have an amazing and romantic dinner! We have often enjoyed the fresh oysters and wonderful, cozy atmosphere. Service is also fantastic from the hostesses to the bar to the table staff!

Thank christinemerritt07

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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: +1 408-395-6434

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?