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
Very consistent dining experience.
Can never go wrong with this steakhouse when in Vancouver.
a lovely lunch and excellent service. Our server Ashley was exceptional. The standard and quality of service is always absolutely fabulous as is the food and ambiance. A favourite place to have a meal. I wanted to try the blue plate special and it did not disappoint. Both my husband and I loved it. Thanks so much! We will be back :-)
Service, ambiance and decor were excellent.
I had the Caesar salad, artichoke pasta and crepe brûlée. ( 3 course meal option on menu) and we ordered a bottle of wine
The pasta was drowning in the white sauce and the taste was bland. I would not order that again.
Service was excellent.
Great food, great atmosphere, great service! We'll be back.
Everything was great. I found the wine to be crazy expensive.
The food and service were very good to excellent. The noise level on Friday night was tinnitus inducing and it was difficult to hear the others at the table.
We hoped for better! The Lobster Bisque is one of the best we have had on this continent. Then it went down the hill. We had a Seafood Platter (one tier) requested without oysters due to allergy and the best of that platter was the half lobster. The rest of it (Mussels, Clams, Ceviche, Tuna and Shrimp) did not either be cooked and/or fresh. One of us even did not feel that good during that dish.
Manager personally came by to say hello. Very personable and friendly yet professional. Our server was excellent as was the dinner. Large portion beautifully presented.
My husband and I really enjoy dining at Joe Fortes. Whenever we visit Vancouver, we always reserve a table. Fresh Oysters, a wedge of salad, and delicious ocean fish coupled with a glass of wine never disappoint. On our recent visit the Sable fish was candy sweet and the Pavlova was outstanding! Makes me wish there was a location in Calgary. This eatery is a neighborhood gem! We'll be back!
The food was great but what really made this visit special was the excellent service. Our waiters were exceptional.
Fantastic in every way.
My boyfriend and I went there for his birthday, thought we would try something new and exciting. We shared the seafood platter for two and was more than enough food for the both of us. It was expensive but so worth it. Everything was prepared perfectly. The only thing that would have been better if our food came out hot ( came out warm) and stayed warm till we were done. There's just so much food to get through and seafood cold isn't that appealing . Other than that our server Cole C was amazing, kept it classy but also knew we weren't the "high end" kind of people. She made little jokes here and there to liven up the mood and made our stay even more enjoyable. We definitely will be back! Thank you so much!
Amazing food , Amazing Ambiance ! Will be back soon
Excellent service and food. Wonderful! Perfect place to go for a special occasion. Seafood is so fresh!
We had a great experience! Food and service was great!
I’ve been coming here for 30+ years for lunches and dinners. I’ve noticed though that dinner has become very VERY expensive. That being said the food and service is always excellent and the place is always packed (which also makes it very noisy). I think I will continue coming for lunch but will take a miss on dinner. Four oysters, an appetizer, a lamb shank, cioppino, one glass of wine and a virgin Caesar with the standard gratuity was $170. I really don’t think it’s worth it unless you’re entertaining corporately and have an expense account. But still a consistent and popular place after all these years. Reservations highly recommended.
As always, we really enjoyed our evening at Fortes! There is such a fun energy and great ambience. Add to that staff that for a large part, has been there for years, and it is one of our favourite spots for a celebration or date night type evening/brunch.
Thanks, once again!
Staff very efficiently & knowledgeable regarding menu produce & options, meal fantastic , overall a great dining experience 👍
server was very nice made my mom and I feel special
The food and service at Joe Fortes never disappoints. Joe Fortes has been our “go to” restaurant for many years and we always recommend them to friends.
Great dinner. Service excellent attentive but not pushy. Very busy restaurant- is a bit noisy but great food as always. Our favourite.
I have dined here before. It was good. This trip was not acceptable. First after having reservations we were seated in the middle of the restaurant at a tiny table. The restaurant was empty and we were told the booths were only for reservations. We had one! Then we get moved upstairs we’re the music was terribly loud. The seats were all 30 years old and broken. Food was cold! Waited 10 minutes for Malt vinegar. No drink refills or even by to see if we wanted a different drink.
Loved the food and the service, disappointed that I made the reservation quite sometime ago, spent over $450 on dinner and we were stuffed in a corner with no view and very little room, not very comfortable looking at the walls. But the rest was excellent!!
We had a great brunch. If you go there ask for MATT he was terrific. A good time was had by all !
We made our reservation for 6P and the restaurant was not full at that point. The hostess walked us into the bar to a table for two. The ambiance was not the same as the restaurant which had white table clothes and a restaurant feel versus a pub with TVs and high tops. We asked to be relocated, and then they showed us a table for two near a coat rack in a passageway by the staircase. We objected again and they finally placed us at a table for 4 on the top floor next to a party of 10 on one side and a party of 8 on the other. The volume was so loud we could barely communicate with each other. Across from us was a table for two wedged into the passageway waiters used to serve the two large parties. (We were grateful they didn't try to seat us there as we watched two couples be seated there and both asked to be relocated. ) The other tables for two were next to the service station for the bus people. This is not a place to go for an intimate table for two and a romantic dinner. All the tables for two were in the WORST locations. If you go, request a booth and request a dining room table not in a walkway or passageway.
The entire experience was excellent, food, ambience and most of all the service. We especially appreciated being seated to accommodate one of our party with hearing difficulties. You really made our family Christmas celebration special. We are sure to return soon.
Everything was perfect except one thing. We ordered seated at a very small window table for four. We decided to order two seafood platters ($169.00) each and I asked if they would fit on our table. It did, but only because they removed the bread, lobster oil, and a few other things. It was very tight. I would have thought, given what we were spending (including a very expensive bottle of wine and cocktails) that they would have moved us to a larger table. Other than that it was great.
quite pricy and slow. food was average but all the staff were amazing.
Tables and chairs are too close together that its hard to get in and out without bothering people beside us.
First 2 orders are not available.
Great food and excellent service. Everything went perfectly from the reservation to the coat check to the food and service. A tad pricey for everyday dining, but a great choice for that special occasion.
Great service and product knowledge from our server Kathrine
Our waiter was exceptionally professional. He had made our lunch experience an enjoyable one!
Nice restaurant but way too noisy. Would be much more enjoyable at off peak time when Noise levels are lower and you can carry on a conversation across the table.
Our server was wonderful, I forgot his name unfortunately. It was our anniversary dinner and they went above and beyond to make it special. Food was great, arrived in timely manner. Price was well worth the ambiance, food quality and service. Will be back soon.
We arrived early for our reservation and were escorted to two seats at the bar. I had a tasty cocktail off the menu that was while we waited a short while for our table. Our waiter, Richard, was awesome. I would specifically request him again. I had the Manhattan steak and it was cooked perfectly. My wife and I had a great experience here.
Excellent service and food. As a frequent diner we never been disappointed. Always a great place to take out of town visitors...
A wonderful place to dine whether casual or to celebrate, brunch, lunch or dinner - never disappointed. Love the Christmas Season at Fortes - always decorated beautifully.