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Joe Fortes Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

Joe Fortes Vancouver

4.7
4.7
8241 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.


Booked 118 times today
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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 8,241 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Seafood

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Most Booked

  • Vancouver

    Hot spot

  • Vancouver

    Seafood

  • Vancouver

    Most Booked

8,241 Reviews
  1. samanthac

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff are so amazing with their service!!! Very attentive and knowledgeable. We absolutely loved all the food. The oysters were delicious.

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  2. TinkB

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our visit. Food was superb, staff were excellent. Great experience overall

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service with Kent was amazing. He was on top of it, made good jokes great recommendations. The food is always amazing. Love it here

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  4. Treblecleflittlebunny

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very good time there. I really like Melissa who served us. She is very cheerful and funny! Food was good. Piano man is very talented. He asked us if we are Japanese or Chinese. He played us a Chinese song and we were very impressed. Had a good chat with him before we left.

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  5. KarlyO

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phyllis was a fabulous and the other staff were on point . My friends and I always love coming to fortes . Great vibe

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    By far one of the worst dinner experiences I’ve ever had. My filet was so dry (cooked to medium) the butter compote on top was more like a paste. My husband’s fish and chips was so bland and unseasoned he didn’t even finish it.

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  7. BrianB

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This will go down as one of the most memorable brunch experiences of my life.

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  8. MommyLu

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The meat was really tough and flavorless. Definitely a lower grade of beef than you would expect. Other dishes were just okay. Waitress was nice.

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  9. Sunflower

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Too noisy, food overpriced for the quality and depth of taste lacking.

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  10. Bernadette

    Vancouver

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best happy hour. Excellent value! Always great service and our server Donna was fantastic.

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  11. FrankV

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is by the most amazing dinning experience you will have. The food is prepared to absolute excellence matched with professional service.

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  12. Karen

    Saskatoon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing as always. The calamari is a must have.

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  13. GreciaP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The birthday dessert was amazing, for sure we would back

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  14. NatalieH

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding. The atmosphere pleasant. Our server was Donna and she went above and beyond allowing us to split every course between my husband and I. We enjoyed the clam chowder, crab cakes and seafood linguine. Everything was so delicious. We also shared the yummy key lime pie.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great experience with service and good being top notch!

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  16. CaraH

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and fabulous service from our waitress Jennifer and all the other staff. Our water and other drinks were never empty. Food was delicious.

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  17. Movinguy

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favourite. Food was awesome and service just as good

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice brunch and excellent food and cocktails. Fantastic service from Tim!

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  19. RNNW

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Very very disappointed...evening for 2 ..over $400 tab but got seated beside a table of about 20 (at times very loud) young men celebrating something. Seemed staff could care less of the impact on other nearby tables trying to have a nice dinner at Joe's. This event did not belong in the middle of the Saturday evening dinner crowd. Finally after an hour or so, we had enough and had to ask to get moved. So much for an expectation of a nice dinner out. Another party stopped by our table on the way out and voiced to us there displeasure as well.

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  20. AltafV

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff were very accommodating. Just found the place very noisy and crowded.

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  21. Shanecro

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service The mussels were outstanding and the Filet with the dinner entree was to die for

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  22. EricC

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and ambience was good. Food was underwhelming.

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  23. LauraT

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Melissa was great. She knew the menu and answered all of our questions. Food was fantastic.

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  24. DavidW

    London

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Big brash and bold. Huge portions. Great servers.

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  25. Bethanddave

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were at Joes Fortesto celebrate a birthday and we’re completely satisfied with service and meal. Will definitely be back.

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  26. HollyV

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joe Fortes is the absolute best, food is amazing and the service is exceptional!! I make it a point to visit evwrytime im in Vancouver!! Highly reccomend it.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Muy bueno y recomendable! La comida muy rica y fresca, y todo de la mejor calidad!

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  28. DannyS

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has it figured out for service and do a great job

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  29. Mummacaron

    Palm Springs

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently nurturing staff and gorgeous dotty salad.

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  30. fordrocks

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner at Joe's again! The food and service is always outstanding 👌. Our favorite place for appys and dinner in Vancouver.

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  31. Jaye

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favourite places in Vancouver for steak and seafood.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the restaurant. Great service. Very fresh and delicious seafood.

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  33. MiaF

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Top notch food & service. Interior could benefit from a remodel.

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  34. EboneyC

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food ,great ambience. I’ve been here many times and it never disappoints. Also the drinks are fantastic!!!

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  35. farmersdotter

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for the Sunday brunch and was seated on the rooftop patio which was awesome since it’s less noisy than inside. The service was great and the food was very good. My only complaint was the beef tartar starter that I ordered was way overdressed to the point it looked whitish/grey and the meat was very irregularly chopped, all you could taste was the dressing and it looked unappetizing. It also didn’t have an egg yolk on top, but with the amount of dressing on it that really didn’t matter as the beef was completely lost anyway. Other than that the waiter was awesome, the drinks were fantastic and the rooftop patio I highly recommend.

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  36. DavidZ

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall very enjoyable with great service. Very good menu and food was superb.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, nice atmosphere and good piano

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food excellent service. Never have a bad experience here.

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  39. ChrisP

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an excellent dining experience at Joe Forte’s.

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  40. Chrisa

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful experience from the perfect service to the absolutely dialectable food. We highly recommend you visiting this restaurant when you’re in Vancouver!

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FAQs

Joe Fortes Vancouver is rated 4.7 stars by 8241 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 118 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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