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Joe Fortes Whistler, Whistler, BC

Joe Fortes Whistler

4.5
4.5
232 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
For 35 years, Joe Fortes has consistently earned and maintained its reputation as an award-winning restaurant. Guests from over the world have come to expect a dynamic culinary experience in this San Francisco-styled seafood grill, complemented by an award-winning wine list that boasts over 200 wines, and a uniquely personal level of service and hospitality. This iconic BC restaurant is conveniently located in the heart of Whistler Village, with the entrance inside the Mountainside Lodge Hotel.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 932-5858

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Justin Starr

  • Neighbourhood

    Whistler Village

  • Parking Details

    Public lots are available in the surrounding area around the restaurant. No on-site parking available.

  • Public Transit

    Short walk from surrounding hotels.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

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What 232 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Seafood

  • Whistler / Blackcomb

    Best Overall

  • Whistler / Blackcomb

    Best Food

  • Whistler / Blackcomb

    Best Service

  • Whistler / Blackcomb

    Best Ambience

  • Whistler / Blackcomb

    Best Value

  • Whistler / Blackcomb

    Fit for Foodies

  • Whistler / Blackcomb

    Romance

  • Whistler / Blackcomb

    Special Occasion

  • Whistler / Blackcomb

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Whistler / Blackcomb

    Most Booked

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  1. D

    Dazz

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    I was very excited to try this new location of Joe Fortes but had quite a disappointing experience. It started out great with cocktails and oysters. Selection was really good and quality was superb. We ordered our mains and waited over an hour for them to arrive. When they did arrive the halibut was over cooked and the steak was so undercooked and tough that we couldn’t finish it. We were also given the wrong sauces for our steaks. We asked to try a few samples of wine and when they arrived 30 minutes later, they were the wrong ones. Our server kept disappearing and rarely checked in. I was hoping to say something about our meals but unfortunately no one asked how it was. When I pay over $120/person I expect attentive service. I understand it is a new restaurant and some kinks need to be worked out. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’d be willing to give the restaurant another chance for the cost and number of issues.
  2. H

    Hungry4steak

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrating summer
  3. MT

    MarkT

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excessive noise again.! We love the restaurant but the noise level is starting to make us think about other choices.
  4. C

    Croneb1

    Vancouver

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner, salmon and sable fish cooked to perfection. We appreciate the wine list always includes a few more budget friendly choices The staff are great, the whistler location’s staff is greatly improved over its opening time.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was mediocre -service was good
  6. DL

    DonL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the food and the staff made it a very enjoyable experience. The next time we are in the Whistler area we will go back to this Restaurant.
  7. JS

    JayS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food!
  8. KC

    KristinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service we received was excellent. Our waiter, Simon, was very attentive and super friendly. The food was spectacular and the little extras (bread with lobster oil and balsamic, and banana hazelnut truffles) were incredible. A wonderful dining experience for my husband and I.
  9. RS

    RSheen

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent evening! I had the New York Strip, which was cooked to perfection. It was exactly mid-rare, well seasoned, and the fat was rendered to melt in your mouth. For dessert was the Creme Brule. Sublimely creamy and with a great crackle. Other members of the party had the seafood linguine and gnocchi with chicken breast. They all enjoyed their meals. Our server Aliza was very attentive. Even though the restaurant was busy our server was very quick. She also made some good wine recommendations for the meals. Top notch food and service.
  10. S

    Sush

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    I wouldn’t recommend the Joe Fortes Whistler restaurant to anyone other than large groups of 10 or more, which is what they are mainly catering to. The noise level is ridiculous and for the fine food they serve and are known for, the ambience is a complete joke. They shouldn’t be seating smaller unsuspecting parties of 2-4 people in between all the large tables of people. There’s no possible way of having a normal conversation among the insane noise level! Even the servers sheepishly agreed and said weekends are even worse with raucous bachelor parties. Definitely not a place for regular sized parties of 2 or 4 to enjoy a nice dinner!
  11. RM

    RandyM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very noise, This is the second time I have been to this restaurant , both times excessively noisy. So much so I would really re considering returning. Food was good.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Sadly my meal was over cooked, and the steak was half par. Was a little shocked at the steak price given the quality of the cut and presentation.
  13. KY

    KevinY

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently good food and service
  14. HL

    HenryL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with professional service and recommendations.
  15. C

    Cargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking for a nice meal to celebrate my 65th birthday while we were in Whistler, and picked Joe Forte’s. Food was fabulous, (sablefish in miso is a fav or mine, which didn’t hurt.) The staff were wonderful, extremely attentive, friendly, and right on with timing and attention to detail. Very well done, folks.
  16. ML

    MarkL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and quality of food. Server well versed in all menu items and able to provide insights/recommendations.
  17. PC

    PabloC

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    I could proudly say Joe Fortes was my favourite restaurant in town. This was around my 8th 10th visit in recent months, always with groups. Always a great experience. However, This last time the food was not up to previous occasions, protein portions significantly smaller and flavours totally off. I know exactly because wife and I always order the same. The dessert, which is always a happy ending, was a disappointment. Service was good, but far from the typical excellence of previous occasions.

    Joe Fortes WhistlerResponded on June 6, 2022Hello Pablo, We're truly sorry to hear that your last visit did not meet our usually high expectations. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your visit further with you. If you could kindly email your contact information to whistler@joefortes.ca, a member of our management team will be in touch shortly. Kind regards, Joe Fortes Team

  18. W

    Whistlerwoman

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent, attentive but unobtrusive. The food was delicious and beautifully presented and prepared. We dined off the seasonal promotional menu which was a very solid value and the proportions were generous.
  19. S

    Steaklover

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server and manager were top class.
  20. RG

    RyanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Don, was fantastic and made our anniversary dinner memorable! It’s the small touches and personable experience that makes Joe Fortes a notch above the rest (other nice restaurants).
  21. D

    Dubs

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Don and the team took great care of our group. We will be back for sure!
  22. AV

    AndreaV

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outrageous service as per usual!!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We decided to try Joe Fortes Whistler while visiting Whistler for a few days and it did not disappoint. Well done Fortes. Staff were attentive and food was excellent.
  24. R

    Ruth

    Sydney

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable night. Food was excellent and generous serves. Wait staff were lovely. Could be better if the wine was checked more frequently as our bottle was finished before mains and meant we got meals before an extra drink order was taken. Also the restaurant area was too hot compared with the bar area. If we lived locally we’d be back for sure. Maybe next trip
  25. S

    Swirl

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Fortes in Whistler, but frequent Fortes in Vancouver. Great central location, service from Kate was attentive and outstanding. Michael the General Manager was very pleasant, talkative and table checked just the perfect amount. We enjoy the iceberg lettuce with blue cheese. It is huge and then moved on to the Halibut and seafood pasta to pair with the 2017 Poplar Grove Cabernet Franc! And finished with rum coconut truffles to celebrate our anniversary! Well done Fortes Whistler crew!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff
  27. KF

    KeithF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Service was outstanding from Don, our server, the manager and those at the front desk who were warm, friendly in their greeting, and took care of our wet jackets and umbrella. Our steaks were under done but I learned from the manager's suggestion and will in future specify a thin line of pink instead of asking for a medium-well done steak. We each have varying and inexact ways of specifying how we like our steaks done and this also varies by the person cooking the steaks. We would have preferred the music to have been a bit softer so customers voices would not need to be raised in conversations between people at the same table. We could communicate quite effectively at our table but those at a few other tables did appear to raise their voices. We will return to enjoy the food and excellent service.
  28. L

    Lindsay

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food + service was excellent! Loved the slow season 3 course deal!
  29. DC

    DavidC

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The service was good and so was the food. I would have preferred quieter background music.
  30. BS

    BradS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was the best can't wait to come back cya soon.
  31. LO

    LouiseO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were excited to try Joe Fortes in Whistler, but ended up pretty disappointed. It is extremely expensive (which we anticipated), but the food, while good, just didn't live up to the hype. Our server was knowledgeable, but very aloof and not engaging at all - almost had a snobbish quality about him. In fairness, the servers in other sections seemed to be more welcoming, unfortunately ours was anything but. I work in the hospitality industry in Whistler, and I won't go out of my way to recommend Joe Fortes to guests.

    Joe Fortes WhistlerResponded on May 11, 2022Hello Louise, I'm terribly sorry to hear about your dining experience with us recently. I can assure you that this is not the typical Joe Fortes experience. If possible, we'd love the opportunity to discuss your visit further with you. Kindly email your contact information to whistler@joefortes.ca, and a member of our management team will be in touch. Kind regards, Joe Fortes

  32. GD

    GreenDragon

    Toronto

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Christina, our server is really polite and with good recommendations on wine. The seafood linguine and buttered herb scallops that we ordered were so delicious! Definitely we will come back. The only thing is the entrance is so confusing. There were 2 doors that you see but no access and no sign of where is the right entrance. It look time and did not start it good because it was raining.
  33. c

    crystalc

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    the lady serving my table was very rude and discussed amount of tip she was given. unprofessional behaviour

    Joe Fortes WhistlerResponded on May 11, 2022Hello Crystal, Hello, I'm terribly sorry to hear about your dining experience with us recently. I can assure you that this is not the typical Joe Fortes experience. If possible, we'd love the opportunity to discuss your visit further with you. Kindly email your contact information to whistler@joefortes.ca, and a member of our management team will be in touch. Kind regards, Joe Fortes

  34. RH

    RobH

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Love Joe Forte’s, food was great, server was very nice. Only thing that let this down a bit was the service was very slow. Would still go back again.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    I have been to this restaurant twice and both times the noise level is much too high. You can't hear the person you are having dinner with. Not very pleasant when you are looking for a nice relaxing dinner. We couldn't wait to finish dinner and get out of there. Overall not the best dining experience considering the price tag. It would be a good idea to keep bigger groups all in one area of the restaurant and couples wanting a relaxing quiet dinner in a different area.
  36. TB

    ThomasinaB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal, service and ambiance. We enjoyed every minute.
  37. HS

    HarmeetS

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good - Top quality food and service. Bad - Told them we were coming to celebrate a special anniversary. They didn’t bother to even wish us let alone slip a card with our dessert. Very disappointing for a place like this!
  38. JW

    JeniferW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food. Next level. Lots of money but well worth it. A very memorable night :)
  39. A

    Anthony

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, friendly and the food was perfect.
  40. NN

    NoelN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, great food minus the steak i got. Everything else we ordered was great!

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 Whistler is rated 4.5 stars by 232 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 1 time today
Google Map for Joe Fortes Whistler

4417 Sundial Pl Whistler, BC V8E 1G8

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Whistler Village

  • Hours of Operation

    Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public lots are available in the surrounding area around the restaurant. No on-site parking available.

  • Public Transit

    Short walk from surrounding hotels.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Justin Starr

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

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