Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.

Private Dining

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.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food! Good service.

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Came here for the Benny special and it was so worth it!!! Ambience was nice, There was a pianist playing piano which was nice

AK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent place for a special occasion! Service was outstanding.

JA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every employee was extremely welcoming and helpful!

NI
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reservations are a must, lively busy place. Bar has a great view of the city. Service was impeccable. Kind, attentive and fast. Nothing was forgotten, our whole experience was fantastic.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Jonny was wonderful, great food will be back

JA
Miami
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great experience at Joe’s. Outstanding service once again from Rob, Matt and Brittany! Thank you!

RS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was a great time with my family. The food and service were good.

LV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food and great ambiance! With piano music playing in the background is a bonus 👍🏻😀

GP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good, attentive server. Very quick and professional service. Fantastic options for my dietary requirement (GF, Vegan). Great value for money. Great choice of drinks. Just outstanding!!

K
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sable fish, expensive but worth it if somebody else is paying

t
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, excellent service, great deal for the blue plates. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A nice place to enjoy a good meal and get excellent service.

JA
Miami
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding customer service from the greeting to the meal and everything in between! A special thank you to Brittany for always making my time at Joe Fortes special!

p
Vancouver
63 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Oyster outstanding,
Lobster tail a bit too dry,
Scallop can be bigger,
Shrimp very taste,
Seafood linguine awesome,
Reisling white pair perfect with oyster.

DK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Family Day

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and Service!

R
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good food, good ambience. Nice dining experience. Recommended for seafood and steak fans.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A Vancouver gem.

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AS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food and atmosphere. However, it is a bit loud. We found it hard to carry on a conversation

s
Dallas
58 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have always wanted to visit Joe Forte's for dinner - I had been there for brunch and loved it. Dinner has a different vibe to it. The place was packed on a Saturday night! I ended up ordering the calamari which was delicious, the breading was just perfect! I also had the Miso Sablefish - WOW! This was an incredibly well prepared dish. I will be back to Joe Forte's for dinner!

T
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

Awesome night as always great place

n
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The staff were excellent however the food was poor quality especially for the cost.

MB
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Joe Fortes never fails to impress. The food is as delicious as ever, portions are generous, staff is friendly and professional and the ambience cannot be beat! Few restaurants remain this good year over year, while keeping fresh and relevant. Perfect combination of traditional and current. I have two teenagers who cannot wait to go back. Thank you for a wonderful family day experience!

EZ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter and assistants were very attentive. Food never disappoints.

o
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food tasted fresh..staff was very friendly and courteous..best steak I've ever had..best seafood..I will come again..again..again

TR
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Every time we come here for dinner it’s always such an experience from the waiter to the music and the food is amazing ! Thank you for a beautiful Valentines Day!

OT
Vancouver
39 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic dinner!

MZ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing Valentines seafood tower. Our server was wonderful and very attentive.

MU
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food... amazing service. Peter is the best!

JY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

The ambiance is crowdy and noisy. The restroom is incommodious. I told my server that I would pay by cash. Then she didn't leave away and was always peeping us. Unprofessional and narrow-minded.

CA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

One of the best seafood meals I’ve had in Vancouver! The service was great, our server was very informative and helped us pick some great options from the menu. My only feedback would be for the hostesses. They seemed a bit unorganized and frazzled when we arrived a little earlier than our reservation.
Otherwise a great experience!

CJ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service was fantastic. Joe Fortes has the best crab cakes that I have had anywhere.

b
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

We were seated on the top floor and it is far too noisy to talk. If we return we will sit at the bar or request a table on the ground floor. The noise is a little less there. The food is very good, Caeser salad that we shared. Very nice. The salmon wellington is my favourite. We both took home quite a bit.
Wine was nice.

D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Business dinner for two, seated near the wine cellar so noise level was perfect for carrying on a conversation however with privacy. The food was excellent and fish cooked to perfection.

L
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service, food, atmosphere all fantastic! Overall, an amazing dining experience!

JA
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cada año en febrero cenamos familiarmente ahí desde hace 27 años

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BF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a very pleasant birthday dinner at this restaurant. Our waiter, Zach, was very attentive throughout our meal. Our table was situated nicely on the top floor, although there was a cool breeze as we were near an exit door. There did seem to be a bit of miscommunication between the food runners and the wait staff. We never received bread at our table until I asked for it, which may seem like a small thing, but nice to have at the salad course. The bussers seem very confused with our water too. Those having sparkling water received flat and visa versa! Overall, a great evening. Would definitely recommend it to friends and family. We will be back!

D
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved everything about this restaurant. Some people think it’s too loud but I really liked that type of loudness . The live piano players as fantastic and the food and service was outstanding.. can’t wait to go back!!!

S
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time going to Joe Fortes. We went to try the Benny Bonanza on Sunday. The food,atmosphere,server and experience overall was excellent.We will definitely be back.

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