Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Crispy Fried Local Oysters
joe's classic tartar sauce
local oysters, spinach, pernod, hollandaise
Fresh Shucked Oysters
We have thoroughly enjoyed Joe Fortes in the past, however this time we felt very rushed. The waiters became increasingly annoying trying to clear our table before we were finished. We feel that at the prices they charge we should be able to have a relaxing meal without someone always pestering us! There were plenty of empty tables & no noticeable social distancing, so it wasn’t as if we were keeping others from being seated. I’m afraid our experience was very disappointing & we most likely won’t be returning.
Amazing food and service, we enjoyed to celebrate our 8th anniversary at Joe Fortes!
Service and food were both on point. The live piano music was prefect. Will come back again!
Joe fortes always a great time
Delicious happy hour menu, don't miss the seafood platter and the mini lobster roll. The other dishes are just OK.
This restaurant will never disappoint, wonderful food and service
Really an amazing experience
Excellent food - halibut was cooked perfectly. The waitstaff is outstanding
Joe Forte’s is great spot! It’s a lively spot with a huge staff so service is super! The food is excellent with lots of selections.
Our waitress, Heidi, gave us the best service I have ever received in a restaurant service. Well done!
Overall, servers were very nice and attentive to our needs. Good experience overall. The calamari was very dry and stiff, rubbery in texture. Steak was cooked well! And dessert was a good experience. Overpriced for what the quality is though.
Food was amazing. I would say for the average Joe like me looking for a great place to eat with some normal food options but also some fancy stuff, it is the place to go in vancouver. My wife and I ate at 4 expensive restaurants on our trip and this was by far the best one for food quality and different options
The food was great, a special night treat for us price wise and the service was top tier.
Birthday. The services as outstanding and the food was very good. It was a bit noisy too.
Seafood does not disappoint but the flavouring isn't as memorable as other fine dining establishments. Happy hour menu was good. The tables were a little too close together for CoVid protocols so some may not be ok with that. Overall decent place but I wouldn't place this on my top restaurants in Vancouver.
Gordon rocks. That is all. And the Salmon Cakes, 20+yrs later, better than ever.
Very good service, quality of food was also very good.
Excellent service from our waiter David. Top notch fresh seafood. All dishes made fresh from scratch so they are able and eager to cater to any food allergies or preferences. Dessert also excellent. Good variety including some desserts not often found on menus (Pavlova).
Our 1st time since quarantine and food and service were great….a little quiet was nice
Food was great however the service was poor. Won’t go back anytime soon. A lot better places you can try.
Food was excellent. Kellie did a superb job of looking after us we look forward to coming back to Joe Fortes and having Kellie serve us.
Was a little upset as I phoned and asked about there being crab and there was no king crab just snow crab 🥺. When I phoned to ask they said they never run out of crab. Disappointed as that’s why I was going there was for crab.
We were there for happy hour and stayed for the full 2 hrs. I believe our sever was Brian. He was very funny, friendly, attentive and really made us feel special! The food was good as well and the happy hour drinks were very good!
First time for brunch
A little close to other tables
But other than that great service
Our favourite chophouse style restaurant in Vancouver. Top-shelf service and food, also great atmosphere.
Good meal. Good food. Good service.
The service and overall dining experience at JF is always above par. In this particular dining experience, I was disappointed with the burger I had. The beef patty here is of the fully cooked style, with McDonald’s style processed lettuce and plain bread.
I was expecting something of a juicier patty found in most higher end restaurants, with fancier bread like brioche, etc.
Having said that, i understand JF specializes in seafood and a hamburger could be its Achilles heel. I shall stick to JF’s seafood next time when we return.
The meal and service were both delicious. One of us tried the brunch special and it didn’t disappoint. Generous portion and very good value meal. The Seafood caesar was tasty. The arctic char was delicious. Excellent server. Attentive to our needs. Would come back again!
Consistent quality plus extraordinary service always!
Great wait staff. Good wine list. Excellent food, well plated.
Absolutely loved it here! Cannot recommend it enough
Absolutely a great place for good and excellent service from our server and bar tender.
Our server was a young man named Vincent. He did an excellent job in every way. From the first greet to the end of the evening. He started with a smile and offered excellent advice on food choices. At the end of the evening after were standing outside waiting for a taxi, Vincent came outside to even help us with getting a taxi. Unheard of today with personnel service. Great Job Vincent
Impeccable food and service
Lunch with my daughter before she moves out of the City. Joe Fortes has been one of our "go-to" lunch places for years and we will miss going there together. Food and service were very good as usual.
A timeless spot for an upscale, but not so serious dining experience. Definitely a spot that one can see themselves eat at time and time again with and without a special occasion.
Ce restaurant nous avais été conseillé par un ami qu’il s’agissait d’une belle place de 5@7. Nous avons été souper à ce restaurant. Belle ambiance, beaux décors et confortables pour discuter et avoir du plaisir. Ils font des beaux cocktails.
Pour souper nous avons calmars et moules. Les calmars étaient excellents, pas trop de panure et bien assaisonnés. En plat principale, le spécial de la maison la morue. L’assiette était très bonne le kinoa très bon, la morue très bien assaisonnée. L’autre assiette des pétoncles un peu déçu car il avait seulement 3 pétoncles au lieu de 4 mais très bon.
Il avait quatre choix de dessert correct.
I’ve never had a less than fantastic experience. Everything is always on point.
Our fourth visit to this restaurant and it consistently delivers great food and service.
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 669-1940.
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House is rated 4.7 stars by 5855 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.