Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

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Seafood
Joe Fortes has been specializing in classic, American cuisine since 1985. The turn-of-the-century inspired dining room features 30-foot high ceilings and six unique dining venues that include brand new green roof top patio. Executive Chef Wayne Sych prepares each dish with a focus on natural flavours and features the finest ingredients from Pacific Northwest farmers, fishermen and other food artisans. Serving more than 50 kinds of fresh fish, premium oysters and thick chops daily, Joe’s signature dishes have become a favourite with locals, celebrities & tourists alike. Joe’s is known as the best oyster bar in Vancouver and is home to some of North America's best oyster shuckers. Our award winning wine list features over 400 selections from British Columbia, California, the Pacific Northwest and prominent wine regions throughout the world. Enjoy a delicious cocktail at our bar with live piano music nightly or at our Roof Garden Bar.
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SandyM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service.

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Sharon
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food quality is amazing as always. Never disappoints

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ClaytonR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We took our friends from Japan here their first night in Vancouver (their honeymoon). We all loved it! Oysters the Crab Cake and Tuna Tartar for appies, then Sable Fish, Salmon and Steak entrees followed by a Creme Brule dessert. The Server was fantastic and we all left with smiles on our faces. If you're looking for a great spot to celebrate something special put Joe Fortes on your list!

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vip604XFR
Vancouver
42 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The food is always great at JF and it was a bonus for them to open up the “blue” lunch menu for every weekday. It was a bit disappointing that the server was too busy to manage all his tables so there were delays in taking our drink order and then delay in n our food order. A bit pricy for glass of wine or beer. Great wine menu but limited draft beers.

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vipNatalie
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Peter was phenomenal. He was spot

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HowardS
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As always outstanding first class service and foods although a tad steep on pricing

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KalaG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible. The oysters, the salad and the dessert really shined. The 26 ounce bone in was cooked just right. Ambience is second to none and our server was A+. My only complaint was we were really snuggly/tightly fit it in with our table. And one of the four guests was constantly bumped from another guest at a close table. But all in all, this restaurant is a must.

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MichaelG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Blue Plate Special is special indeed. I highly recommend Panko Crusted Haddock!

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bobk
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

everything was 1st class.3 course blue plate was super great value
fully enjoyed,will be back

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Lindsay
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went for the blue plate special which was fantastic and such a good deal. The Thai BBQ chicken was so good and they accommodated my diet no problem and made substitutions for me.
I will definitely be back for lunch again.

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sylviac
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Still one of my favorites after all these years!!!

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ShirleyM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite lunch destination. The food & staff are the best

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WillB
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great old school find with amazing seafood. Would definitely go back.

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SLou
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent live music, good food and friendly service

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RalphW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Both our meals were excellent, and served very professionally. The ambiance was great, including the live piano player.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great seafood!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came to celebrate our son’s 11 birthday.

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NatVan
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Brunch was disappointed. Potatoes felt reheated :(. Great desserts!

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djnt
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was great and that is always consistent with Joe Fortes. Out waitress was wonderful, knowledgeable and came around often enough for whatever we needed. The restaurant is always busy so this is really an appreciation for the ability of the wait staff to be so attentive. Food came out fast and was great for the most part, potatoes were a bit overdone but still edible. JF is a place we will always go back to.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great brunch last weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal and service - I am currently in a wheelchair and staff could not have been more attentive!

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Fragola
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Crab cake, cioppino and ahi tuna was delicious however raw oysters on the half shell were not cut from the lower adducter muscle so we could not slurp them into our mouths. Instead we had to pick (and rip) them out with escargot forks.

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lyleC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When we travel to Vancouver we always try to have a meal at Joe fortes, always wonderful!!!

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MarkA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. It is noisy, so seat yourself accordingly

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KenH
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Had lunch here. Food was very good and served quickly. Servers were courteous and friendly. It was a excellent experience.
Ken Herbert

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Mariela made our whole evening. When I reserved I informed the restaurant that it was my Wife’s birthday.
Mariela wished her Happy Birthday right away and that began our evening of great food, service and they treated her to a special dessert.
Thank you Mariela and the whole staff for providing us with a total dining experience.
Five Stars folks.
R & E Newell

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vipAlphonso
Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This was another lunch with my daughter. She works down the street from Joe Fortes so we are there every month or so. I had the mussels which were very good. Lots of tomatoes and other goodies in the broth. My daughter had a curried chicken dish which she really liked as well. Service was excellent as usual.

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DebD
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Friendly - not stuffy.
Superb food.
Would highly recommend!

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stphbrwr
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Stopped in for brunch to take advantage of their Benny bonanza. Price is right. Food was good, nice sized portions. Service was not great. Our waitress had a bit of an attitude and wasn’t very friendly. Not what we expect when dining at Joe Fortes. Usually the service is outstanding. Will be back.. will avoid our waitress. Grabbed coffee cake to go. Must have!!

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vipCyndiA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here!!

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DLimCA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was attentive without being overbearing. The food was delicious. I would recommend it to friends.

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SunsetLovers
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

I came for a birthday and not one mention of the occasion from staff. It was booked for a special occasion. The server didn’t make much of an impression at all. The food was amazing at least.

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ErnieH
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were here for the first time for my wife’s birthday. Everything about the experience was perfect! Jole, our server made the visit special, the food was fantastic, and the ambiance amazing. Can hardly wait to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy brunch and they had someone playing piano! Really enjoyable atmosphere

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DeniseM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Birthday dinner, came in from PG, one of our most favorites restaurants to visit! Service was outstanding and food is always awesome!

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SteffanyT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the lobster bisque. It was awesome. This restaurant is definitely on our list for top food, service, ambiance, decor etc. Love it!!!

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DaveH
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Service & Food. We have enjoyed going to Joe Fortes for years and recommend it to anybody that wants great fresh seafood and exceptional service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and the atmosphere is very inviting.

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2020
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The overall experience exceeded our expectations. Thanks

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MargaretT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were great! Music was a bit loud, especially when the place got busier during lunch - hard to hear or speak without yelling. Wish we could have sat upstairs for lunch. Overall Joe Fortes is consistent over the years - great food and service!

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