expensive delicious steak. first of all, the steak there are pricy, but they are sooo good. The same reason why you would buy those shoes, why you would buy that car: just because they are sooo good and irrestable. On their menu they match which wine goes well with which dish for you and their dessert is deadly tempting too. [ i was full after the steak that I didn't try out their dessert. :(] but i can see why people don't like their service. it seems that the restaurant is so busy that their servers are a little bit tense towards their customers.
Color me impressed...... It was a birthday celebration w/ impeccable food and service. I ordered surf and turf which was excellent. My friend took the plunge and ordered the super luxe prime cut 8 oz. Kobe filet. We went there for good beef so we ordered the good beef. Side dish was creamed spinach (delicious). There was a small mix up when they brought out our plates so my friend had to wait an extra 10 minutes for his filet. I can tell you right now - it was worth the wait. I have never tasted a more amazing piece of meat. It didn't even feel like I was eating beef. The texture was velvety and it truly did melt in your mouth. To make up for the delay in dinner, we were each given a complimentary glass of a delicious Tawny Port and kona coffee creme brulee for dessert.
Steaks That Melt In Your Mouth. Wow! Forbes Mill Steakhouse is top notch. No need for steak knives. Every steak is savory and mouth-watering. Side dishes: cream of spinach, mash potatoes are perfectly cooked. Wine selection is superb. No other other steakhouse compares. Very social restaurant with a few tables for intimate dining.
Excellent Steak and Food. We went to Forbes Mill Restaurant back in July (2004). We had excellent, attentive, informed servers--so nice!! I can't remember our appetizers, but I remember they were very good. I ordered the brie and smoked chicken pasta--very, very good. My friend ordered the ribeye steck with bleu cheese and maui onions--It was EXCELLENT, next time I am ordering that! We also had the sample of desserts, every dessert we tried was fabulous. Overall an excellent dining experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Top Quality Food/Service.
I've ventured into this place 4 times this year and my most recent was probably the best experience I've had in a long time. The Kobe style aged steaks are amazing. The side dishes are very good too along with a nice selection of deserts. Most importantly they have a superb selection of wines which compliment the meals. The service is fantastic, attentive and responsive. A wonderful place for a romantic dinner or even to treat yourself or as a group eating out all dressed up (or dressed down).
I'd reccomend that you try it out.
5 star dining!. I went here for the first time on a Friday evening at 6:30pm and had a fabulous experience. We of course had reservations, and were seated after 5 minutes of waiting. I had the filet that warmly melted into my mouth and my boyrfriend had the aged rib-eye that was cooked to a perfect medium- rare. I am very critical of the way my steaks are cooked because I've been a frequent visitor of 2 other steakhouses that are in this review, and Forbes Mill is by far the BEST steakhouse within 40 miles!
Go Somewhere Else....
The service is terrible. The food reminded me of a standard dinner fare at any major hotel chain. Some of my side dishes were hot and some were cold on the same plate. The steak was not cooked properly. The good thing I can say about this place is that they use good quality meat. Other than that, they do very well at failing in every other area.
The timing of our dishes were off as well. There are many good restaurants in downtown Los Gatos so why not go elsewhere and have an enjoyable dining experience?
NEW KING OF STEAK in the South Bay. I am so glad that I don't have to travel to San Francisco to enjoy a top notch steak. Forbes Mill is excellent. Steak that melts in your mouth, Excellent Wine list and great service.
Well to all those who think that a trip to Forbes Mill isn't worth it, try again. HAve you ever tasted steak that melts in your mouth with a juicy finish bite after bite. You like sauce? Four to choose from...But prior to all of this you can have the caesar salad, and crab cakes - MMMMMMM!
Try the spinach with the steak and whatever else you want, it's all GREAT! I can't believe all the bad hype I am reading, must have some amateur steak eaters out there. If you hate steak, go out on a limb and try the Short ribs...Out of this world smooth and decadent with a sauce that melts the palate. Creme Brulee is to die for too!
Our real problem was the service. During the appetizer and the main course, our plates were whisked (and I do mean whisked) away before everyone was finished, The result was that the "slowest" eater was left with the only plate at the table and having to apologize as being too slow. Not what I expected from a restaurant of this apparent quality.
The final straw was my guest had her almost empty wine glass whisked away before she was done. In short, it felt like that they wanted us out so that they could get someone else to the table.
To demonstrate my unhappiness, I left the waiter not the normal $60 but instead left one penny.
I live in Los Gatos and for the life of me, given that I have a great choice of local restaurants, I can't see why I'd go back to Forbes Mill.
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