Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Visit Joe Fortes and you are welcomed into an environment whose vibrant sights and sounds are as enticing as the menu is. With our name inspired by a local legend famous for his warm, welcoming nature, we naturally believe that hospitality is key in creating a memorable group dining experience.View Private Dining Details
We always enjoy our dinners at Joe Fortes, when we are in Vancouver. The food, the service, everthing is consistently great.
We had an awefully loud and obnoxious, f-bomb throwing woman at the table next to us. That was unfortunate. I wish Management would not be so worried about repercussions and actually tell people off and deal with these kind of guests. This is a fine dining restaurant, people spend good money to enjoy a fabulous meal, but some people just don't know how to behave in public. Having said that, this will certainly not discourage us from returned when we are back in Vancouver. This is an amazing place!
We enjoyed a fantastic brunch ! Absolutely delicious!! Topped off with the best carrot cake ever! Our server, Tim was outstanding!!! We’ll be back soon!
Love the fried chicken Bennys. Very delicious. All the eggs were cooked to perfection!
Always a great experience at Joe Fortes; service and food-wise. Definitely my go-to restaurant for seafood and fine dining.
Food was great and our server Michael was fantastic. He was friendly but not pushy and gave us great recommendations on oysters and wine
Great restaurant. Amazing service
Great lively atmosphere, amazing service, excellent food.
Server made the experience great. Fast service for a busy lunch.
The halibut is perfect! Wonderful wine selection and delicious desserts.
Brian was great
Service was outstanding and food was mediocre at best. Cannot understand why restaurant is rating so high. Clearly Vancouver has excellent dining - save yourself money.
Best seafood and service we get when we travel to Vancouver!
Excelente! De vacaciones con mi Esposo e Hijo. La pasamos muy bien
A-ma-zing!!!!! The best meal we have had in a long time. The service was exceptional, a big shout out to Dan who really contributed to a great experience.
Johnny was our server. Been there for 30 years he said. Excellent. Helped us choose some great seafood.
We started in the bar. Jamie and Glenn were amazing. They guided us to some local BC wines and were very friendly and helpful
Then we had dinner in the restaurant and Donna was our server. She is beyond a server, I have never seen a server more knowledgeable than she was. She knew everything about the menu items and pairing the wines.
ALL of the food and service was far beyond 5 stars!!
I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and would return.
Amazing and beautiful place with extraordinary food.
A little bit expensive but worth it.
Great environment and wonderful music with good pianist.
Food was excellent and the portions were huge which I didn’t expect
Sunday Brunch :
Friendly service, really fun atmosphere at this popular spot. We enjoyed cocktails and a few appetizers, all delicious.
We were disappointed after hearing such good reviews. My husband’s steak was not very tasty or tender. His potato “brick” was not creamy but somewhat hard and not hot. My three fish entree was fine but the shrimp third was a bit spongy and tasteless. The waitstaff were quick to pick up on my husband’s response that his appetizer was “fine” and made a substitution. The service was very good but our experience was certainly not what we expected.
My husband and I were in Vancouver over the weekend and Joe Fortes was an easy walk from our hotel. We were seated upstairs and were comfortable, even though the noise was a bit overwhelming from adjacent tables. Our food was delicious and plentiful (fish and chips and sockeye salmon). We splurged on dessert (cheesecake) which was a decadent treat!! We made reservations and were even seated a bit earlier than requested. Our server was terrific and very knowledgeable about the menu!!
I tried the pork belly Benedict. The benedict was decent instead the potato was great!
I would still recommend JF to friends, but not during their Benny Bonanza. We have always enjoyed the food and service there, but our last visit was really disappointing. The special benny (pork belly) we wanted to order ran out which is fine, it's 'while quantities last'; however, it is not acceptable to wait 1.5 hours for our orders to arrive. Our group was larger (9) but it shouldn't have taken that long. If possible, wait until their promotion is over to visit.
We have come to the conclusion that you go to Joe Fortes for the ambience, and not particularly for the food. The food is ok, nothing to complain about. But when you add the above average prices to the average food quality, it causes you to ponder the overall experience.
Came for my wife’s birthday with 4 of our closest friends. First time at Joe Forte’s, the food was excellent, the waiter was great, and we really enjoyed the live pianist. Will definitely be back!
Excellent. One sign of a good restaurant is when you just ask for a standard cocktail, in my case a Manhattan, which isn’t on the card, but which every bartender should have in their repertoire- Joe Forte’s didn’t miss a beat - came straight back with “Which bourbon or rye would you prefer sir?”. My wife’s steak was cooked exactly as she asked, and my rare ahi tuna was delicious. We’ve been several times now, and we will be back.
Awesome food and service.
So delicious!! Had Salmon and it was wonderful!
The meringue dessert is so awesome I went back to the restaurant the next night and sat at the bar and just ordered the same dessert again!!
Came once before and our second visit reaffirmed that this is one of the best seafood restaurants ever! Oysters as recommended by our wait person, Stacey, were awesome. Fish mains delicious. We hope to make athird visit someday! Loved the Lobster Oil and Balsamic dip for the bread.
NO!!! I explicitly asked for decaf -- had a conversation about it -- and I got regular coffee and a sleepless night. That is not acceptable.
There is definitely an old world experience that must be had. We ordered the West Coast platter for two and felt the amount of food was not worth the high price tag. The service was excellent and the hostess was wonderful and attentive. Just don't expect to walk away full, no matter how much you spend.
Thank you to Heather and Matt for another incredible Sunday brunch. Great food, fantastic service.
Truly amazing once again as always it was incredibly busy but are serving staff was on the ball and our food was amazing I was skeptical at first because it was so busy but they truly surprised me with how professional they are serving staff is I highly recommend Joe fortes they have never let us down
My friends were visiting Vancouver from South Korea and I would like to provide great experience and foods. It is the reason why I chose Joe Forte! We really enjoyed our dinner and atmosphere as well. If we have a chance, we definitely come back to have more fresh oysters.
We had a lovely brunch and were very impressed with the level of attention and frequency of attention we received from our server. Our drinks were never empty. Service was delivered with a smile. Food was outstanding and of good value.
Outstanding food and service. My wife and I’s favorite restaurant hands down
Was recommended to us by a local in a bar, would definitely return. We both had the seafood linguine, it was outstanding.
The ambiance was very good. Overall the food was very good. I was warned about the tuna only being seared but it was a little under-cooked for me. The service was excellent.
It was my birthday, I go every year. Xo
Our waitress was very good. The food was good, presentation was attractive and appetizing, the waitress addressed allergies, service was prompt. My only complaint was the serving staff served my meal over top of our guest twice, I would have expected more. They could have accessed my seat easily to serve me from the left.