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
market fish, mussels, clams, tomato broth, jasmine rice, grilled bread
buttermilk mashed potatoes, market vegetables
Enhance your dishes at home with the delicate and rich flavours of Joe's Lobster oil
I had lived in Vancouver previously for a long time and now back I thought it was time to visit Joe Fortes. Having lived on the East Coast the Fortes grand bar and grill was great, the piano was delightful and the oysters and fish stew will have me returning.
Always a fantastic experience; lovely space, great service and ambiance, and the food always deelish.
This was the second time we have eaten at Joe Fortes. My husband and I do an annual trip to Vancouver in January and we were delighted to discover this Vancouver restaurant gem! The entire experience was fabulous, again! Oysters were divine. The cod special was one of the best seafood meals I have ever had (and hailing from Halifax, I have had quite a few). Hubby had pork, which he enjoyed immensely. Our server, Richard, was gracious and provided lots of great suggestions and info. We can't wait to go back!
Our server Heidi was amazing as always
Our server Richard was amazing . We are coming back for my friends birthday just to be served by him! Food was fabulous ! Couldn't have asked for a better dinning experience
Amazing Place, the ambience is so cozy and service is over the top exceptional
Best lobster I have had in two years. Waiter was so sweet, patient and accommodating.
Had a great night celebrating our 30th anniversary. We used to eat at Joe Fortes when we were first dating. Our server was a seasoned pro, he made great reccomendations, the food was first rate and the menu selection was just what we were looking for.
Had an absolutely amazing Birthday dinner here. 10/10 for everything thank you so much.
Especially for a birthday outing, the experience was amazing and will be a memorable one. The service was sincere and the entertainment with John Hall on piano adds to the warming atmosphere. As for the menu, it is priced fair given their generosity with plating. Based on what we ordered, for seafood lovers this is a MUST and we will certainly be back! Another big thanks to you Joe Fortes for making our night !
Took our grandson for his 19th birthday dinner. It was an exceptional evening, as always. Service was spot on and the meal fabulous. We enjoyed a lovely caviar service followed by fresh prawn cocktails. The Sablefish in Miso broth was the highlight. We think of Joe Fortes as our special occasion restaurant and try to have many special occasions through the year.
Love joes! Always a great experience and their happy hour is the best in the city! Always at the top of mine & my boyfriends date night list for this reason. I appreciate that their servers aren’t highschool or college kids that just don’t care. Always have experienced, older servers that take the job seriously and are good at it. Love that you don’t have to sit up to the bar to enjoy happy hour and we can actually make reservations for it. Don’t change a thing!
Best service and best yam fries in town! It’s one of our favourite spots!
The food was excellent. Our server Eddie was so wonderful.
It was a great night out for my daughter’s and husband’s birthday.
The prawn tempura was very oily, but everything else was wonderful.
We went for brunch to celebrate our anniversary at Joe Fortes. I mentioned that it was our anniversary when booking our reservation, not expecting anything to come of it but we were pleasantly surprised as we were greeted with a “Happy Anniversary!” from the staff when we entered the restaurant. Our waitress was so kind and brought us a complimentary appetizer and dessert for us as well. It was such a pleasant experience!
It is a historic place. One of the oldest and the best. Good selection of cocktails. And the food is more than good.
My friend and I been here many times, everything worth in general. However, after pandemic, bread would be on your table upon request which we did this time, but I felt that lobster oil with balsamic vinegar wasn’t as good as before so hopefully their food can keep the standard not going worse side because of less business.
Had a wonderful time. Oysters were delicious, had a delicious steak and the creme Brule was unreal. Great service too.
We had so much fun at happy hour - delicious food options at good prices. Colin and Richard took excellent care of us. We shall be back!
Great food, service and atmosphere
Was awesome as always!!! Food was delicious and the service was perfect. Thank you !
Our waitress service was mediocre. We've been in Joe Fortes several times. Each time our waiter/waitress has been amazing. This time not so much. I was celebrating my birthday. She did not ask if we were celebrating any special occasion. They use to give you a whole loaf of bread now we only got 2 small buns.
This app should say when a place is closed. Not allow bookings
Our server was spectacular. The service she provided was up to the highest standards. The food was delicious. Loved the oysters!
Excellent service, food and ambiance. The seafood is amazing! Would come again!
A bit disappointing... I booked a table more than a week in advance specifying that it was for a birthday celebration. When we arrived we got a tinny table for the 4 of us. We could barely fit our orders and drinks on it. We didn’t have any particular attention whatsoever even if we asked for a bigger table. The one we got should really only be for 2. While the mussels were really good, I was not impressed with the side lobster tail which has nothing special but steamed.. I was expecting a little bit better for a $29 sides. We also got rushed all the way through our dinner. The whole experience was quite disappointing to celebrate my 35 birthday.
We chose to enjoy brunch at Joe Fortes to celebrate our anniversary.
We were very satisfied with the experience: very good service, ambience, food - Roben, our server, was very pleasant as was the piano music.
Food was great, recommend the oysters! So fresh! A definite must try
Me and my girlfriend went here for dinner and the food, drinks and service were fantastic. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great dining experience.
The 2 hour window for dinner service on a Friday night is very tight for most tables of more than 2 people. It might be necessary to have 2.5 hours for groups of 4 or more to make the meal more enjoyable.
Great atmosphere, food/drinks, and service. The Happy Hour is a good deal, with a representative range of offerings. Felt very safe re. COVID protocols.
Great lighting and live music (piano). Food is always excellent if you are a seafood fan.
Food and service are always top and that makes you come back
Good atmosphere/like the partitions they should stay. Service above exceptional. Food quality is what i would've expected.
We had a very pleasant evening at Joe Fortes. The server was helpful, engaged and we had a great chat with him. We continue to come back as the food is constantly good and the servers are knowledgeable and personable. This also happens to be my husband’s favourite restaurant in Vancouver.
Joe Fortes was a very accommodating dining establishment. We needed to bump our reservation from 4 to 5 on short notice. Food was terrific. Service was lacking in that the place was overly busy being a weekend into the New Year and most places were busy and the servers were shorthanded. Music ambiance was great and I know that the guests I had with us really enjoyed the piano. Overall it was a great place and I would recommend it to anyone.
Great service and food. Fabulous restaurant.
great service, good good, will definitely re-visit
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House is rated 4.7 stars by 5564 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.