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Joe Fortes Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

Joe Fortes Vancouver

4.7
4.7
8317 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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 our Rooftop Garden. Director of Culinary, Wayne Sych, and Executive Chef, Ryan Green, prepare 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 30 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 200 selections from prominent wine regions throughout the world. Enjoy a delicious cocktail at our bar with live piano music nightly or on our seasonal Rooftop Garden (reservable only by calling the restaurant directly).

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 669-1940
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Ryan Green
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Kelsey Sullivan: (604) 669-1940
  • Neighbourhood
    West End
  • Cross Street
    Robson
  • Parking Details
    Valet service available at 4PM.
  • Public Transit
    Five minute walk from Burrard Skytrain Station and Vancouver City Centre Station.
  • Entertainment
    Live Piano 7 days a week
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 8,317 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Seafood

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Most Booked

  • Vancouver

    Seafood

  • Vancouver

    Most Booked

8,317 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent. We enjoyed the wine and very good service. It was very loud though and there was quite a draft, but we enjoyed it and can definitely recommend Joe Fortes restaurant!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for dinner. Love the ambience and location in downtown Vancouver ! We got the large format 32oz porterhouse, a tiger prawn cocktail and the Ling Cod off the fresh catch menu. The steak was phenomenal as was the prawn cocktail. Unfortunately the cod was a bit overcooked on this busy night. That's the only reason it's not 5 stars. Service was impeccable. Johnny is a stellar waiter and everyone in the entire place was more than nice and accommodating!

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  3. TimM

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good venue for a business lunch, noise level acceptable for conversation, food good, service excellent. Always recommended.

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  4. herveg

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Magnifique brasserie mélange de paris New York. Excellent service Très belle atmosphère Très bonne carte de vin. Cuisine succulente : steak tartare et surtout sablefish Bravo

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  5. MIANDERS

    Manchester

    52 reviews

    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe and atmosphere, with a pianist playing. Service was quick, efficient and polite without being overwhelming. I opted for the salmon which wasn’t great, so I wasn’t happy with the price accordingly. Good selection of wines

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Thank you for another wonderful experience

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible, whilst not inexpensive. Kerri, our server was amazing, as was their sommelier, and obviously the kitchen staff as all dishes were done to perfection. Nice to also see a veteran staff who are all more than competent; a rarity these days.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent fresh food prepared beautifully. Great drinks and wine selection.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was super friendly and helpful! Food taste was amazing and we had a great time

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was an amazing experience! From Happy Hour in the bar through dinner.. Great service and great food!! We will be back. Was my first visit and won’t be the last! Thank you to all staff!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is good. Orders were quickly served - great. Just too expensive. But love the ambience.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. We had seafood and the waiter was friendly and helped us decide the best oysters. Service was fast and everyone was very friendly and welcoming.

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  13. Shuby

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place to dine with soft piano in the background. Oyster Rockefeller was delicious prob the highlight of our dinner!

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  14. AndrejD

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Classical restaurant. Good quality of seafood although the fish could have been slightly hotter

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place, the food and service was espectacular. We enjoy very much the meal.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good experience both swelling steaks were very tough. The service was great and the ambiance was good, a little loud. We had a very good time celebrating my Aunt’s 80th Birthday.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and food. Personally could have done without the piano as noise level was already high!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so helpful and had lots of suggestions to ensure our meal was good. The food was amazing. I will go back and recommend to others.

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  19. StephenL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would be great if noice level is kept at minimum Food was good, service excellent. Will come back

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Joe Fortes restaurant offers a good vibe, great food, and excellent service

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall the food is delicious but the Seafood Cioppino is bit saltly.

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  22. Deanf

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was above and beyond exceptional. Wonderful experience.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    When I ordered the lobster and shrimp roll, I asked my waitress if there was any bell peppers in the roll. She told me and the table no and when it arrived to the table and I took my first bite it was a red bell pepper party. The whole sandwich had red bell peppers inside the sandwich and it made me feel so sick and all she said was I really Thought there was no bell peppers in it. I feel bad so she proceeds to not come check on us after she messed up the order doesn’t ask if we want any more drinks or a refill on any coffee or water it was just really poor service but she did it take the roll off our bill but at the end of the day if I was allergic things would’ve been much worse so I’m just grateful that it didn’t lead to that but overall I ate bits and pieces off my other family members plates, and all the other food was very good so over all everything else was great!

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  24. carmelg

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I were at Joe Forte's on opening night and return regularly. The food, ambience and service have always been ten out of ten. A favorite night out in Vancouver!

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  25. AlexW

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Un imperdible de Vancouver, tradición que se mantienes por la calidad de sus platillos.

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  26. Jason

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Danielle and Devyn were very attentive and thoughtful and made the evening!

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  27. True

    Los Angeles

    60 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We arrived 30 minutes early and were told we had to wait for our appointment. Numerous walk in customers were seated ahead of us. After waiting about 20 minutes a server said our table was ready, but admonished us to stay no longer than 90 minutes. Our waiter was pretty nice, but half way through the service, he advised us that he had to leave and another guy took over. The whole meal seemed rushed and unnecessarily rude. Sadly this use to be one of my favorite restaurants.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome! Food is so delicious! Really enjoyed the waiter and his suggestions.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Slightly rushed, food was outstanding. Definitely come back again.

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  30. Cher

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great service from two servers Danielle and Kevin I believe. They were really good about accommodating our food allergies and have us a great overall experience. The game was on and Danielle didn't have a problem with finding out the scores or what period the game was in. She gave recommendations for dinner options and was spot on with how great the food really is!!!! We were fortunate enough to have some ladies sit next to us that are now friends and that added to an already great night!!!

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  31. Philip

    London

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. Wife had Prawn Cocktail (lovely prawns, sauce too spicy) and fish and chips. I had the Caesar Salad and Chicken (very tasty). Server was very friendly and efficient.

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  32. MemawGoose

    Calgary

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great but Johnny made the night spectacular

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  33. KTay

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch service. Server was attentive and friendly. Cocktails were delicious!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dinner was amazing! Our server was funny and very engaging. I would highly recommend Joe Fortes!

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  35. Steveg

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very nice ups ale restaurant with quality food. Piano music while dining and white tablecloths made it elegant The food was exceptional and so was Johnny , our waiter The place was slightly noisy with table clearing and guests talking in close quarters. The prices were a tad high, but it’s an upscale quality restaurant in downtown Vancouver. So it’s to be expected. We weren’t rushed to eat. The desert cake was awesome! I definitely recommend this restaurant and will probably go back if ever in Vancouver

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  36. JimmyG

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sat at the bar, met interesting people on other side had a really good server, called Elvis and had a first class evening

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  37. PaulinaZ

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Wish the portion is larger. Service is amazing and will definitely be back again!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to Joe Forte Restaurant and will be back. Friends from Europe were visiting and wanted seafood and steak! Perfect place and they loved the restaurant. One guest had a hearing disability so we were seated in the back which was perfect. The ambience of the restaurant was very pleasant and a contrast to what they were familiar with in Munich. The next day they continued to thank me for taking them there. A highlight!

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  39. TomS

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, love the ambience and food was fantastic!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little on the expensive side for the food, but it was delicious and the service was absolutely top notch. Worth it!

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FAQs

Joe Fortes Vancouver is rated 4.7 stars by 8317 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 76 times today
Google Map for Joe Fortes Vancouver

777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3V5

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Robson
  • Neighbourhood
    West End
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet service available at 4PM.
  • Public Transit
    Five minute walk from Burrard Skytrain Station and Vancouver City Centre Station.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ryan Green
  • Entertainment
    Live Piano 7 days a week
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (604) 669-1940
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Kelsey Sullivan: (604) 669-1940
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