Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

4.5
3893 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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 brand new green roof top patio. Executive Chef Wayne Sych 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 50 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 400 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 at our Roof Garden Bar.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm

*Happy Hour from 4:00pm-6:00pm daily
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Phone number
(604) 669-1940
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Wayne Sych
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Robson
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Parking details
Valet parking is available Monday to Friday from 11:00am - 11:00pm and starting at 6:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. There is also ample street and parkade parking within easy walking distance.
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Public transit
Five minute walk from Burrard Skytrain Station and Vancouver City Centre Station
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Entertainment
Live Piano 7 days a week
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
3,893 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
65%
Very Good
24%
Good
6%
Fair
3%
Poor
1%
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SF
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Uur waiter not only provided excellent "professional" service but enhanced our overall dining experience with his wit and charm! We will return before departing Vancouver. Make it a point each visit to dine at Joe Fortes.

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OT
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Servers were extremely nice and prices weren’t too bad - went there for lunch and really enjoyed the experience.

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j
4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

As always Joe's was great. Go every time I'm in Vancouver.

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s
4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Everyone enjoyed their entres and the service was very good. The price is in line with the quality of the food and service. I’d recommend for a special occasion but the noise level was a bit high.

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l
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great food, the rooftop is great inside they have music.

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JB
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The crantinies should have frozen cranberries like they used to and the drink service was a little slow but then again it was very busy. It would be nice to order off the Happy Hour menu even when your not seated in the lounge. Other than that we had a great evening as usual and will continue to enjoy your establishment when we are visiting the downtown.
Thanks for the memories,

James Bond

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A
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Food was awful, service was far from good. Will not return.

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a
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The food was great, the place and the music were really good, but they didn’t give me any special treat even though they mentioned my birthday, not even a coffee.

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l
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We visited Joe Fortes twice during our Vancouver stay. Once for linner @ 4:00 without a reservation, and later in the week for a business dinner with reservations. The food is amazing and there are plenty of choices for all kinds of tastes.

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J
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We were a group of 6 friends meeting up by coincidence in Vancouver at the same time.. The food was good especially the oysters and mussels and the service excellent. The piano player was unnecessary and added to the noise level which made talking hard. Very busy place, need reservation.

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D
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great experience- table was on the patio. Perfect evening!

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KM
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Everything was spot-on as per usual. Only critique, a very small one, is that the bread should come to the table warm. Otherwise, my go to steakhouse every time I go to Vancouver.

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SB
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

We were visiting Vancouver with another couple from California. We chose Joe Fortes based upon other reviews and we were not disappointed. Each of had different dishes. The absolute home run for our table was the miso glazed sable fish. Service and food quality were outstanding. This is a justifiably busy place with a bit more noise than we might have preferred, but definitely worth it. We will be back.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

We were celebrating my mom’s retirement party and my promotion. Everything was amazing, food, drinks, wait staff, ambiance. We did sit in the bar area for dinner which was a little louder than we like but nothing we couldn’t manage.

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A
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Went with a business partner and we were greeted by an elegant and charismatic server (from Rumanian descent) who spoke excellent Spanish and took care of us with exceptional ease for lunch. Oyster starters, wine selection and salmon mains were all on point and very tasty. Will go back next time in Vancouver and shout out to management who clearly understand how to “wow!” their customers.

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p
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Food is good as expected.
Johnny D. - our server , really nice, always carry a smiley face, which makes my dinner more enjoyable.

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l
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Joe Fortes has always been our go to restaurant for special occasions and dinner for visiting friends and relatives. Our meal on July 1st was excellent. Our server, Colin, was attentive and friendly. From the moment we arrived, we felt we were not only welcomed but treated as a special guest. Our meal was excellent. Service was excellent. This is definitely our favourite restaurant in Vancouver.

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OM
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

We have been visiting Joe's for over 20 years and have never been disappointed! It was our 22nd anniversary and they made it so special with a special touch with the message on the Feature sheet! The wine was fabulous, the food was outstanding and as always the ambiance was fantastic with the piano!! LOVE LOVE this place!

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g
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Food was take so long to serve

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KT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Always perfect! Above and beyond staff. Exceeds expectations every visit. Thank you

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SW
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Went to celebrate our wedding anniversary,had such a great night -from super friendly, prompt service to wonderful fresh food and plenty of it; not skimpy portions! Just delicious and great selection of wine.Loved the life piano playing in background.

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KT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great atmosphere. Excellent food. Exceptional service. Definitely with the visit .

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BK
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We got a recommendation from a waitress from another restaurant. She always comes here with her parents. We are from California and will pass on the recommendation!

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JA
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Excellent food. Our server David was superb, as usual. Reception staff made an effort to seat us at requested table.

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FF
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Always our Vancouver favorite - great menu and amazing seafood choices!

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OT
4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Mathew at the rooftop bar was excellent!

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RB
4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Food was very good but the service was a little erratic. Our coffee came cold and was not replaced until we had eaten dessert. We sent it back.

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DY
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Joe Forte's is a great place to enjoy a beer, a glass of wine and a hearty meal albeit seafood or meat. The service is impeccable and given the energy in the establishment, a very enjoyable visual place. But the food is why you go there as it is first rate with hearty portions and very tasty.

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GK
1.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Sorry, The Food is Not good and it Is Not Worth to Go!

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MP
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Excellent service and food. We always enjoy a meal at Joe Fortes as a couple or with friends. The service is very professional and the wait staff can answer any questions about each item on the menu. The food is perfectly prepared and the seafood options are fresh.

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SY
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Service was impacable. Food was great. One of my favorite place in the lowermainland.

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WW
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at Joe Fortes. Food is delicious. But the service was exceptional.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Great food and we really enjoyed the roof top seating!

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J
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Very loud but still a lovely atmosphere with live piano music. Service was outstanding - Thank you Mike and Philip. They were attentive, knowledgeable, and personable. Food was fantastic, as always.

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K
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Service and food were great. My husband wanted Halibut and our server made it happen. A must when in Vancouver

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s
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

really great food, and fresh oyster, much better black and blue!

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AC
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Amazing birthday brunch-- friendly and professional servers, amazing menu and food, nice bubbly cocktails, live music and a beautiful rooftop patio and garden. Thank you!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great food

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OT
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great 40th birthday dinner! Excellent Halibut cheeks

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BH
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

I have been going to Joe Fortes for 25+ years. The food and the service are always exceptional. It’s my favourite Vancouver restaurant!

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