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Joe Fortes Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

Joe Fortes Vancouver

4.7
4.7
6357 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

    Norma Cisneros: (604) 685-4040

  • 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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What 6,357 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Seafood

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Dan was fabulous on the rooftop patio.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good all around
  3. SH

    SHERRYF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best server, the best service by Michael P.D. and the most amazing food. Snow crab and Seafood Linguine for the win. Best Seafood pasta on the planet, omg the size of the seafood. (BIG EYES) First visit and won't be the last. Thank you for treating us so well!!!
  4. K

    King

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood is very good, very fresh.
  5. CA

    CoraA

    Vancouver

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food was delicious. Our server Norm was friendly and efficient. The crème brulee is the best in the city!!
  6. NS

    NeelamS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is superb and always consistently delicious. We had the corn crab fritters, spring and sockeye salmons, and the key lime pie which was heavenly. The service was excellent. One of our most favourite restaurants in Vancouver!
  7. RH

    RobertH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I’ve visited Joe Fortes 3 times in the past and had a wonderful meal. Sadly, I cannot say the same this time. We had the crab cake that was average with too much sauce to mask the flavor of the crab cake. My wife had the artic char and enjoyed it. It was flaky and flavorful. I had the steak and was underwhelmed. The steak should stand on its own and can see why they push the sauces. The service was the best part of the meal. Donna was attentive and engaging.
  8. CS

    CarS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Loved it. We were un Vancouver And visites twice!
  9. A

    Anonymous

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Food was fabulous, however, service was extremely slow and unattentive.

    Joe Fortes VancouverResponded 2 days agoHello, Thank you for your feedback. We're truly sorry to hear that you last dining experience was not up to our typical Joe Fortes standards. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss further with you and rectify the situation. If you could kindly email your contact information to info@joefortes.ca a member of our management team will be in touch shortly. Kind regards, Joe Fortes Team

  10. n

    nickster

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Jenn was professional but a lot of fun at the same time. I had the seafood linguini which was amazing!!! My friend's tenderloin was perfection, she said. The ambience was lively but not overbearing. I met another employee named Brian, he was lovely to chat to! Will be back!
  11. D

    Dragon

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food as always at Joe Forte. Make sure you make a reservation for happy hour, it can get super busy here. Will come back for sure and you should try it out too.
  12. TS

    TamiS

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! The service was great and they even treated our birthday girl with a great dessert. Nice surprise!
  13. CA

    ChrisA

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was our 50th wedding anniversary and our server, Tim, was awesome. He was attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. At the end he brought out a special anniversary dessert which was delicious.
  14. L

    Lilo

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    truffle fries no longer carry the truffle aroma. appetizers are seasoned slightly too salty even though i paired the food with an alcoholic drink
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was amazing
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our server, Tara was great. Steak cooked perfectly Oysters were so fresh!!! Rosemary sprig in the onion ring tower was a really nice touch.
  17. GS

    GraceS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  18. DW

    DerekW

    Vancouver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fish treo ‘to die for! Server (Brooklyn): knowledgeable, friendly, attentive! Great experience all around…
  19. EK

    EK2022

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service & great food!!! Will definitely go back again sometime to try their dinner menu!
  20. CJ

    CoriJ

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great happy hour menu and delicious cocktails
  21. j

    john

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Osyters and calamari good. Crab cake had no flavor and not much crab. Fish and chips, fish was mushey. Tab was $165 for 2 of us and just beers. They sat us next to 2 big tables that were very loud. Would not go back.
  22. AM

    AngelaM

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Very average food could have been due to the number of diners. Very busy
  23. LN

    LisaN

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dominic the server was amazing and attentive
  24. TF

    TimF

    Saskatoon

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal on the rooftop patio at Joe Forte's. The service that Ryan provided was outstanding, he made great suggestions and was attentive at the right time. I've been there before, and I'm not surprised it was a great experience, but it's definitely worth mentioning again.
  25. VD

    ValerieD

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing as usual. We come here only on special occasions. Love the Caesar salad of course but the seafood is always fresh and high quality. Love the ambiance as well!
  26. t

    tmcs

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food and service, but pricy. one of the few places where fish is not over cooked.
  27. A

    Alice

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday brunch
  28. SS

    SteveS

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent meal at Joe Fortes. It’s our go to place for dining when we go to Vancouver. Never had a bad meal.. service is excellent. Great place. Will be going back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were both great!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were there for my in laws 50th anniversary. Our waitress was amazing and helpful. The food was delicious!
  31. AS

    AnnaS

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistency great food and service
  32. S

    Soaphead

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great venue for happy hour, though some of the oysters & part of the seafood platters didn’t taste fresh.
  33. LL

    LeonL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good food and service. Kid friendly. Staff was helpful
  34. GB

    GBHSC

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Dinner
  35. RT

    RonT

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent server (David). Nice old style steak house. Unfortunately, two of us had to send steaks back. Way undercooked, but came back cooked properly (medium). Would return.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff and food were fabulous. Will visit every time we are in Vancouver.
  37. e

    elainey

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Our server did not seem to be having a good night or maybe we did not "get" his demeanor. Service was ok but we felt like we were a bit of a nuisance. Food was good. Atmosphere good but patio closed was disappointing. We felt a little crowded at the table we were given

    Joe Fortes VancouverResponded on June 21, 2022Hello Elaine, We are truly sorry to hear about your last visit at Joe Fortes. We can assure you that this is not the typical Joe Fortes experience, and would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your visit further with you. Kindly email your contact information to info@joefortes.ca and a member of our management team will be in touch. Kind regards, Joe Fortes Team

  38. NC

    NanaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall a really good place, lively, adept servers. Needs help bot diluting and appropriating Japanese marinades.
  39. A

    Allan1050

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a blast with awesome food and atmosphere 😎
  40. WN

    WilfN

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    While we have enjoyed Joe Fortes in the past, last night’s celebration with out of town visitors was overwhelmed by the pianist who blasted out honky-tonk songs that precluded any decent table conversation. Really frustrating and asking for it to be lowered seemed to have no effect. The food and service, while good, will be forgotten because of this and last night might well be the last time we dine there. A meal that expensive should be in an atmosphere conducive to conversation and social interaction. This unfortunately was not.

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 4.7 stars by 6357 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 98 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

    Norma Cisneros: (604) 685-4040

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