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Joe Fortes Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

Joe Fortes Vancouver

4.5
4.5
6675 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. Executive Chef Ryan Green 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 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 300 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 on our Rooftop Garden.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Seafood

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Brunch on patio! Beautiful weather great food good service. One of the best places in Vancouver
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    25th Anniversary Dinner was truly amazing, will definitely go there again. Superb dining experience.
  3. KT

    KarenT

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We’ve dined at Joe Fortes before & have always enjoyed it. This time it was very busy which meant it had a great atmosphere but it was very noisy. The service & food was good but it is pricey
  4. AC

    AngusC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a large family dinner with Brian as our waiter. His attention and service was second to none. I had dined here 7 years earlier and was visiting from overseas and was determined to have dinner there. Our expectations were fully met with a memorable experience. Thanks JF and Brian for a great night. Wish we had one of you restaurants in Australia.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    It really is overrated but food is good. Server was “odd” and coffee was Luke warm. I’d skip it.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and incredible service from Norm!!!
  7. VD

    ViviD

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny was brilliant. Made us feel special and welcome. Appreciate his candor and suggestions!
  8. D

    Dagi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent seafood and beef and very kind service. My favourite socket salmon was as good as I know it already since 16 years
  9. K

    Katina

    San Diego

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a perfect evening in every way!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitstaff and goof were great
  11. GB

    GarethB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As soon as we walked in we know we had hit the jackpot…. After Googling where to eat in Vancouver we came across this gem !! Everything was on point food service and Ambience .. thank you for a wonderful evening
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration and the surprise dessert really made the day! Love the oysters , beers and drinks and the wonderful services!
  13. AD

    AngelinaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spent a fabulous happy hour with friends. Every food item was perfection and the drinks were great. Will definitely be back.
  14. K

    Kellyk

    Edmonton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We had the Surf and Turf platter. Lobster and mushrooms were very good, everything else was average. Service was okay. It's a place to go once, but that's about it.
  15. MH

    MikeH

    Vancouver

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    excellent service , good quality food and portions , love the atmosphere there. One of my favourite restaurants in Canada!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great night! Fortes is our go to for special occasions and we are there several times a year. Great evening on patio!
  17. A

    Awesome

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matt was our waiter and honestly he made our experience! Food was amazing, live piano was perfect. It was our 15 year anniversary and we got free dessert which was a great extra
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    Matt was an excellent waiter and John on the piano was a very nice touch. Tables seemed too crowded to each other. The tomato soup was our favorite.
  19. SA

    ShaneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. In the top 3 favourite restaurants of mine in the City. You can not go wrong with Joe Fortes. Food,service, ambience all on point.
  20. ET

    ErinT

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our anniversary was given a lovely surprise with menu and dessert and greeting when we arrived. we were incredibly touched. Sean our waiter was excellent. Thank you very much . Our food was some great some average . Shrimp cocktail was excellent. Steak tartare was okay my husband felt. My seafood pasta was not particularly flavourful. Fresh just not wow. But we still had a lovely time, thanks! Dessert was excellent! Erin and Rolfe
  21. DC

    DanielleC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant. We have been coming here for years and every time is exceptional. Crab cake always a big hit and love that they have non alcoholic options as well!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner. Our server, Kevin, recommended the sablefish and it was absolutely amazing. The miso marinade complemented the buttery flavor of the fish. It was served on a bed of roasted quinoa, mushrooms, onions, and kale, for a very satisfying meal. My husband ordered the scallops, which were cooked perfectly, fresh and buttery. The service was top notch. We will definitely return the next time we’re in Vancouver.
  23. RS

    ReginaldS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were both stellar. I ordered oysters and scallops- all Devine. I planned an extra day in Vancouver to enjoy the restaurant
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish I could give Joe Fortes 7 stars. Wade - our server - was spectacular. Attentive to detail, charming and wasn’t afraid to give his opinion on how to have the steak done. The meals themselves were done just perfectly, flavour was fantastic, and came out right on time for our appetite. Make sure to ask for the bread, they’ll give you as much as you’d like, served with lobster oil (trust me it’s delicious) and sweet balsamic vinegar. I’m still salivating, and Wade, thanks for making our date night even more special!
  25. K

    Katgil

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe! Iconic feel!
  26. KB

    KevinB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food, service, and ambiance was excellent. We celebrated a special occasion and our waiter went the extra mile. I have been a couple times while travelling for work, but this was the first with my wife. We both really enjoyed our evening.
  27. EP

    EP2222222222222222222222

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Thé hostess was not very inviting. The food was nothing really special although the presentation was fine.
  28. NL

    NigelL

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easy to understand why this place is so popular! Lovely to dine in such a vibrant setting.
  29. GD

    GraemeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and Great Service. Always a good experience going to Joe Fortes.
  30. LP

    LaurieP

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best service we’ve had at a restaurant in years! Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Vancouver.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Michael, our waiter, was top notch! The food and drinks were just poor. Watermelon tomato salad was lazy in massive chunks with basically no mint. It felt like a “do it yourself dish”. The crab cake was okay. The steak although cooked well at a medium-rare, was so tough I had to take it home. It was a strip so must have been a bad piece of meat. The drinks were meh. With all this said, it was disappointing because it was regarded high on most “where to eat in Vancouver” lists and the prices are expensive. For context I am from NY, where steak houses are abundant and many of them are excellent.
  32. g

    gotoguy

    Seattle

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food! First time and loved it. Will be back!
  33. CM

    CarolinaM

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience! I truly recommend having a dinner there or go for a happy hour. The service is excellent.
  34. b

    brighidc

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food, wonderful server, patio was awesome
  35. LC

    LauraC

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was marvelous!
  36. S

    Savoury4me

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joe Fortes is a first class establishment on every level when it comes to dining out. I love it.
  37. J

    Jiggy66

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Went on Monday night with my family. So busy and so loud. We could barely talk to each other without yelling. Food was excellent as always and we love the seafood.
  38. AB

    AdeenB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nevers disappoints! Excellent! Be back any chance we get!
  39. DH

    DennisH

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful classical decor, lots of life, great food and service. Really great restaurant to have celebrated a special birthday.
  40. JD

    JenniferD456

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Server was not attentive, empty plates were sitting on table for longer than normal times, oysters were shucked in a way that the shells were inside making them less enjoyable. Patrons with young children should not be sat by the noisy bar side.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Joe Fortes Vancouver offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 669-1940.

Joe Fortes Vancouver is rated 4.5 stars by 6675 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 105 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

  • 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, Takeout, 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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