Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

4.5
4321 reviews
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff was very accommodating with our tight lunch schedule and large group. Quality of food was not compromised. There was even a special something for the birthday girl! Water glasses were always full. Service was consistent each time I dined here.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great date

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m
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Clam chowder was average and I would have preferred it to be hotter. The Seafood Pot Pie was a bit disappointing - especially the puff pastry on top. The puff pastry we got at first was undercooked (?) and doughy. We informed our server after finishing our main and he kindly offered us another piece of puff pastry which was more crispy. I expected it to be the usual very flaky pastry but, as we found out, their style of puff is supposed to be less flaky and has a soft and moist centre.

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H
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Never ceases to amaze me when I make a reservation several days in advance, and arrive on time, that they sometimes try to seat us in some crappy dark corner, when there are lovely tables available as alternatives. Needless to say I always have to complain before being shown to a preferred table.

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B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Food's great. Service eh...waiter tries too hard to upsell making it feel uncomfortable when all I wanted to do was try the place out with the blue plate bonanza event.

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YM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Fantastic food but the service although good should be upscaled to match the quality of food .

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JW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and food was good

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S
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Waiter poured water jug over my lap but failed to apologize. He didnt even come back to see if I needed extra napkins......everything was perfect until that moment and left a bad taste in my mouth after that

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OT
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

On a right Sunday morning we we’re stuck in a dark corner. It was not until we were leaving that we realized how nice it would have been to see out.

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DN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We lucked out on our latest visit and got our favourite server, Colin. We love this restaurant, we love Colin and I can't recommend the Sablefish dish more. It was incredible. Also, make sure you finish your meal with the cheesecake, it's to die for. Can't wait for our next visit.

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LF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary dinner was delicious and a great experience overall.

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ZI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Chicken in a salmon cake? Alright, accidents happen, but instead of owning up to it - telling clients it’s actually a well done piece of fish... pride over a client doesn’t leave a good taste.

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MS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous service & amazing food as always - love Joe Fortes

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h
Houston
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Place looks like old fashioned steakhouse...beautiful n dark. Food was ok but not worth the price

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BC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service. Easy to get to. Attentive waiter. Great food and presentation

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J
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It's been a few years since I last dined at Joe Fortes, and I'm glad to say it's as good as I remember. Went to dinner with my father. I had the sablefish and it was amazing. The flavour was fantastic and it melts in your mouth.

We were seated on the main floor and the restaurant was busy and thus relatively noisy. There was also a live pianist playing which was nice. I look forward to my next visit.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stacey and Philip were delightful, honest, and funny. Food was great, as always!

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AC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was fantastic. Wade was amazing all night long.

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B
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Seafood pot pie was very bland and the liquid contents were thin.

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CK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappointed - always enjoy coming here and would definitely recommend Joe Fortes !

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic, as always!

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious brunch and great wine! Loved the classic and signature Bennies + wine. Only suggestion is to come up with a better brunch playlist - Aerosmith is not awesome and the room is super loud.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Outstanding food and service

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Joe Fortes is my go to restaurant in Vancouver whenever I’m in town and one of my favorite restaurants in North America!

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A
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food as usual. Very good service. Very loud on a Friday afternoon. Music was too loud.

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JA
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Heather was once again the most amazing server ever! It is always a privilege to have you as our server! Simply amazing! Thank you! How can you not have the best time when you are greeted by Brittany's huge warm smile! The best restaurant with the best staff!

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RM
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience as always

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B
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Big shout out thank you to Joe Fortes for huge memory of best seafood dinner ever.
Fantastic experience, exquisite seafood and ambience.
On the costly side so only recommend for special occasions- but total experience worth it.

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MP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in Vancouver! You must have the chicken and waffles, fantastic!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was incredible, great atmosphere and great vibe!

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JM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

FINE DINING EXPERIENCE .Good, but won’t blow a lot of minds. Our server was excellent . amazing personality

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L
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Absolutely outstanding experience celebrating a special birthday. Every little detail was perfect.

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London
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great dinner in a very nice atmosphere with great service

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TT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every aspect of the meal was exceptional: fish, steak, red and white wines, salad, dessert. The wait staff were always helpful and available, without being intrusive. The pianist on our weekend night was fabulous, as good as the meal. Overall, one of the best meals we've experienced in the past several years.

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GO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We flew from out of town and booked a table 2 months in advance and were disappointed we were given a table on the lower level beside the bar which was noisy and did not reflect the atmosphere we were hoping for by dining on the upper levels.

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U
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

The service was nothing special. We were given a time restraint of 1 1/2 hours for our party of 8. The servers were hovering the whole time and monitoring our time which took away from us having a fun relaxing brunch. I found my brunch item to be too salty and didnt bother telling them because of our time restriction and the pouched eggs on my dish were hard not medium cooked as i had requested. I love joe fortes but with this experience i do not think i will be back anytime soon.

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent as usual except maybe for the onion rings. There was too much heavy batter on the on them and they were hard to eat. Other than that, the rest of my family's meal was really good.

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NB
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great meal. The food is consistently delicious and this was no exception. Filet Mignon was on point, and the sablefish is delightful. Server (Jason) was great and we had an enjoyable evening!

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CP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I would recommend Joe Fortes to any of my friends visiting the Vancouver area. The food is amazing, while the staff are friendly, helpful and very responsive to customers needs.

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, as always. Consistantly a pleasure to showcase a unique Vancouver social dining experience to friends and family alike.

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