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
My absolute favourite staple restaurant in Vancouver! Would always recommend for outstanding food, portion sizes, and the best service in the city
A lovely dining experience with friends. Three of us ordered the halibut and one had salmon Wellington. Delish! Server was charming.
Awesome s always
Just an all round great experience
Excellent in all areas
Our wait person, Tim, was very friendly and quite competent. Except for the acoustics (it was hard to hear or be heard by my lunch guest), it was a pleasure eating there.
Really crowded seating. People bumping into us constantly. Everything else was great!
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.
A group of us went to the lunch special. The server, Brian, was great. He was funny and very accommodating. and knowledgeable. The timing of the food was great and we receive all entrees at the same time. the food as tasty and good value at the special price.
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.
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.
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.
Fantastic food but the service although good should be upscaled to match the quality of food .
Great service and food was good
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
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.
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.
Anniversary dinner was delicious and a great experience overall.
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.
Fabulous service & amazing food as always - love Joe Fortes
Place looks like old fashioned steakhouse...beautiful n dark. Food was ok but not worth the price
Great service. Easy to get to. Attentive waiter. Great food and presentation
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.
Stacey and Philip were delightful, honest, and funny. Food was great, as always!
Service was fantastic. Wade was amazing all night long.
Seafood pot pie was very bland and the liquid contents were thin.
Never disappointed - always enjoy coming here and would definitely recommend Joe Fortes !
Fantastic, as always!
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.
Outstanding food and service
Joe Fortes is my go to restaurant in Vancouver whenever I’m in town and one of my favorite restaurants in North America!
Good food as usual. Very good service. Very loud on a Friday afternoon. Music was too loud.
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!
Great experience as always
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.
Best restaurant in Vancouver! You must have the chicken and waffles, fantastic!
Our server was incredible, great atmosphere and great vibe!
FINE DINING EXPERIENCE .Good, but won’t blow a lot of minds. Our server was excellent . amazing personality
Absolutely outstanding experience celebrating a special birthday. Every little detail was perfect.