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
Good meal. Good food. Good service.
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
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.
Great place, excellent service & food. Would have rather sat on the main level rather than Upstairs.
Absolutely horrible service, server forgot numerous things, cramped in between two tables so tight the server kept stepping on my husbands feet. Undercooked potatoes and the server didn’t want to return the gift card with money left on it.
We booked at Joe Fortes for my father’s birthday. We were sat on the main floor in a small corner with the feeling of a storage room and rather small for 6 people to comfortably get up. This is despite making two calls to the restaurant to indicate that this was a special occasion and that I was looking for a table by the window or on the mezzanine which has better lighting and view. Communication was incorrect - 2 hrs prior to arriving I double checked the seating arrangement and was told that the mezzanine was closed throughout the month of September!! When we got there I found out that the mezzanine was in fact open, yet our table for my special occasion was set up in the worst possible place - hard even for the waiters themselves to get our plates on the table or pick them up.
Great service and delicious food! The best Chicken & Waffles!
It was our first time dining at Joe Forte’s and what a lovely experience it was. The staff were incredibly lovely, from the greeters/hostesses through to our incredible waiter, Brett. The food was delicious with good sized portions. The wine list is extensive and so is the cocktail menu. While we didn’t have dessert, the menu was truly hard to walk away from. I would highly recommend Joe Forte’s and will be back again!
Did not appreciate the two hour table limit but overall a good experience and will be back.
Good food and great service. Always recommend this place for a nice date night or special occasion.
We requested for a quiet table and our request was fulfilled. Thanks.
David was incredible. Nelson there to support. Us ladies had an incredible evening.
I was pleasantly surprised at the service and food in this restaurant. It made my boyfriend's birthday extra special. I'll definitely be back!
I’m afraid Joe Fortes has (presumably) suffered from staff loss related to Covid, as the drinks and food (at least at happy hour) served yesterday are a far cry from the many excellent past experiences we’ve had over the decades. The front end service was good, just the food and drinks were below the high expectations we took for granted.
I hope that they are able to make the necessary corrections, including the substitution of iceberg lettuce in place of the buns for the previously best Lobster Rolls in the city.
What a great experience! Thank you so much for the amazing delicious food and the perfect service!
Joe Fortes never disappoints. It is my favorite restaurant in Canada hands down.
Waiter and staff provided great service. Took into consideration that our table was going to share the entree and served us individual plates saving us the trouble of us asking for additional plates to do it ourselves. Great tasting food. Cocktails were great. Will definitely come back.
Mom’s birthday: server was really great & food was very yummy!
Best restaurant experience during COVID!
Food is excellent and service was amazing!
Amazing experience celebrating my brother in law's birthday, our out of town cousin visit and our recent engagement. Johnny was our server and made the whole experience so memorable and fun. Consistent food and service always. Thank you Joe Fortes!
It was really a nice restaurant and great food. Service was also great .
As always, a great meal at Joe’s. Matt was amazing. Thank you!! :)
Great service and delicious food. Exactly what we hoped for.
Always a great experience. Food and service on point.
They made us feel so special for our anniversary, even printed out a little feature menu that said happy anniversary! Treated us to dessert. The steak and mashed potatoes were phenomenal and I had the seafood fettuccine… the amount of seafood in it was astounding, and the scallops were cooked to perfection. Hands down one of the best dining experiences of my life. Our server was so on top of it and kind, really was the cherry on top. We will be back!
Food was great. Service was fantastic.
Wade, Nelson, Jen and Adam were all very attentive and personable.
We dine here about twice per year when the family is in town. pleased to see some of the same faces each time. Obviously a great place to work. Thank you for a lovely experience.
We chose to dine here with a girlfriend of ours from the US who had never been to Canada. Joe Fortes has been a staple for us of course given we are locals. And just as our friend’s entire experience in Canada was beautiful and amazing (in her own words), she absolutely loved Joes! She (and I) had the sablefish which was just amazing. Best dinner we’ve all had in a long time!! Thank you for your hospitality!!
Incredible atmosphere and service. Pricey but worth it for special occasions!
The rooftop patio was a great experience and great food with good service as always.
Went there for a birthday celebration. We reserved ahead as we knew it would be packed even on a week night. Excellent service and quality of food just like the "old days". Live piano music makes you feel like you've transported back in time.
Food was excellent. Atmosphere was entertaining. Server was quite good. He was funny, informative and provided us with excellent 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 5832 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.