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Joe Fortes Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

Joe Fortes Vancouver

4.7
4.7
8053 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 110 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 8,053 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Seafood

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Most Booked

  • Vancouver

    Seafood

  • Vancouver

    Most Booked

8,053 Reviews
  1. SarahW

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Joe Fortes is always fantastic. Great food, stellar service. My only complaint would be the table size is too small and crowded. I get that the tables are smaller to accommodate more patrons however it makes it feel quite congested at the table.

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  2. WesleyR

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always come here for special events or birthdays, never been disappointed ,the food and service is outstanding ,five star absolutely, fresh oysters, friendly people, good atmosphere. We always come back here time and time again and have never had a bad night.

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  3. AngusN

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and food. Very warming atmosphere within the restaurant. Highly recommend.

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  4. bernadette

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Up on top floor… hot, crowded and rushed service. Uncomfortable chairs… 😩

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  5. CNSx

    Calgary

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just an excellent place to enjoy good food and good company

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Brian was FANTASTIC ! So knowledgeable, gave some great recommendations for dinner and wine and made our dinner a memorable one. The food is always good here but the sablefish is on another level. Spectacular dish and I’ll order it again next time. Once again Kudos to Brian for a great recommendation and a job well done!

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  7. julius

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as usual. Consistently the way it is supposed to be, with top notch service and food. Thank you!

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  8. Lucy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The menu was limited and the food very bland. My colleague got onion rings and the batter was undercooked and sweet. He said the steak was tough as well I am vegetarian so got the gnocchi off menu which was disappointing and the sauce seemed packaged and lacked flavour. For the amount of money spent ($650+) we expected better Staff was great though

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  9. happy

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks for arranging a different table for us. The service was amazing!

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  10. ClarkH

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was easy to make a reservation (recommend) and they seated me right away upon arrival. Service is pleasant and professional and the food is good.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best brunch in Vancouver by far!!!

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  12. RobD

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was just what we needed, a great cap for a Saturday night

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  13. Deep

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was a bit slow at times after promising some bread then dipping sauce that had to be asked for to another waiter. The seafood tower was amazing.

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  14. LovesSeafood

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a reservation with the only option to sit outside in the patio tent. We were not offered the option to sit inside despite the empty tables. We could not see our food due to the lack of light and the only ambiance was the other table swearing, the flap of the tent walls in the cold breeze and the hockey game playing. We chose to have our seafood tower on the table as we could not see anything due to lack of light and it being placed too far away. There are no options to have portions of the tower served warm as we have had elsewhere. We were told the kitchen could not offer this. There are also no traditional toppings for the oysters offered. No horseradish or wine vinaigrette. We did receive a nice creme brûlée for my birthday but overall it was a disappointing experience.

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  15. Shan

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Came to celebrate our friends’ recent marriage. Had a reso but were told (despite there being several booths available/open throughout our dining experience) that all of the booths were reserved by other guests. We felt rushed through dinner, multiple staff trying to clear our plates when the food was not finished. Felt a bit disappointed given the $500+ price point and the fact we were there celebrating. Love the food so will be back, but not for a special occasion.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was absolutely fabulous! Recommended the sable fish which was delicious and healthy.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really loved the experience. The food was amazing and the servers really polite and service oriented.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    I gave it a second chance!! Loved it! Well worth it

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  19. TastyMeal

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I always receive excellent service at Joe Fortes. The staff are professional, courteous and proactive, and in my view it is one of the reasons Joe Fortes is so well liked, even when the amazing patio isn’t open! The food is consistently delicious as well, and at prices that are reasonable given the location and quality.

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  20. TimothyM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and food! A most enjoyable experience

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  21. carolee

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very good and the food was very good. A little noisy and hard to talk without yelling but worked out okay. Have been there many many times and always had good service and food.

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  22. SylviaR

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really fantastic food and the service is always top notch.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place was amazing! The restaurant even accommodated us when we were late to our 8pm reservation. I hope to come back to Vancouver and try this place out again!

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  24. neeshhhy

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    the food was amazing! Service was a bit lacking but they seemed very overwhelmed at the time. Maybe too many tables booked and not enough staff. Our server did her best though!

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  25. Caroline

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently hosted my husband's 40th birthday dinner here and we had the best time! From the set menu planning with Melissa, to outstanding service by Kevin and the team, everyone had so much fun and the food was, as always, delicious and plentiful! If you're visiting Vancouver, be sure to add this spot to your itinerary—roof top deck is a fun option for warmer months—and if you're a local, well, iykyk! A classic that never disappoints.

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  26. WennaD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service!! Lovely staff. The 2 person tables upstairs are a bit cramped but overall would still come again for the service, food, and ambiance

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another great experience at Joe and our waiter Kevin was awesome!

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  28. Nate

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The food and service were impeccable as always. My partner and I have never stayed in the dining room so late (approx11pm ish). Unfortunately toward the end of the evening once all the other tables cleared out, a swarm of mice (at least 8) invaded the space and ruined the overall experience.

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  29. dcgif

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful experience- out server Matt did a phenomenal job in serving us and just making it a fun experience! The food was wonderful too! My husband really enjoyed the seafood linguine. The atmosphere was perfect! Thank you ☺️

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  30. SeanM

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If possible, ask for a table with Johnny. One of the original employees at Joe Fortes and he always remembers his regular clients.

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  31. KerryC

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joe fortes is consistently amazing. Delicious food with impeccable service.

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  32. ShelvinP

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you so much to our wonderful server Heidi who did an exceptional job and set the bar high with her service delivery. My friends and I went during happy hour and also ordered food items from the main menu including steaks which takes time to cook. Heidi was on point with everything. Her suggestions were excellent and so was her demeanour. Thank you Heidi.

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  33. Emily

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tempura prawns were nicely done and delicious served with a tasty dipping sauce. French fries were very good, home made style.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never a dull moment at Joe Fortes, food is always top notch and the service is always above and beyond. Defiantly will see me back there.

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  35. Mikeyp

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    At Joe's the food is always delicious... as good or better than any other restaurant in the city. The service is the best that I have ever experienced anywhere. It's as if your table is the most important in the restaurant.

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  36. David

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We requested an upper - outside table as per OpenTable option. When we arrived they advised that the outside deck had been closed for some time. They tried to “jamb us in” to a small table which we declined and decided that we would take the high top seating as they said they were fully booked. We were there for 1.5 hours and they were never fully booked. We have been to Joe’s likely 30 times and rarely get good seating for a party of two.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    there are mice at the restaurant, I think you guys need to call pest control or something

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been going to Joe’s a long time now and once again they never disappoint!! Consistently an amazing experience!!

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  39. SharleneA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing and the service is even better.

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  40. AndreA

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    had a great time there with my daughter for her going away party took advantage of the happy hour

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FAQs

Joe Fortes Vancouver is rated 4.7 stars by 8053 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 110 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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