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About Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

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.

777 Thurlow St
Vancouver, BC V6E 3V5
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steakhouse

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

Cross Street:
Robson

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 669-1940

Website:
http://www.joefortes.ca/

Entertainment:
Live Piano 7 days a week

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.

Public Transit:
Five minute walk from Burrard Skytrain Station and Vancouver City Centre Station

Executive Chef:
Wayne Sych

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (96)
Good for a Date (69)
Good for Birthdays (65)
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Good for Anniversaries (62)
Fit for Foodies (49)
Notable Wine List (48)
Business Meals (47)
Romantic (47)
Happy Hour (45)
Worth the Drive (45)
Fun (44)
Great for Lunch (44)
Good for Groups (43)
Hot Spot (42)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Bar Seating (37)
Casual (36)
Great for Brunch (33)
Live Music (32)
Local Ingredients (31)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Authentic (29)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
Cozy (28)
Comfort Food (27)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Seasonal (22)
People Watching (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Tasting Menu (17)
Late-night Find (14)
Kid-friendly (8)
Healthy (8)
Great Beer (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tapas (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome place. Excellent food

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·Dined 3 days ago

Joes is the best local hot spot in Vancouver ......a beautiful,historical bar !! Thumbs up!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Tapas, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food, drinks, and service are impeccable, as usual. Joe's is an absolute must! Portions are big, wine list is excellent, and the service tops it off. Highly recommend Joe Fortes for any occasion!

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

Well impressed. Service was prompt, despite it being Valentine’s Day. Server was friendly and knowledgable. Food was amazing. An enjoyable first time at JF for both myself and my partner. Definitely will return.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing dinner for valentines dinner. Thank you very much for a special night.

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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was excellent, but the food did not live up to the hype. We were disappointed as it was a rather expensive dinner.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was really nice in the restaurant and the food was good. Our server was really great- super attentive and funny. Perhaps a little bit over priced but that’s how they market themselves. A great place for a date :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined 7 days ago

Delightful food, excellent service. Loved our visit!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

Always an amazing time. Food delicious service great and a delightful complimnetary dessert! So lovely 🎂

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Tapas, Fun, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

Food and service was great. Also enjoyed the live piano music. Only downside was that they sat us in the lounge even though we had made a reservation several weeks prior.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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·Dined 7 days ago

Very good food, great service. The noise level too high. The piano was overwhelming.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We enjoyed, yet, another amazing dining experience at Joe Fortes. The restaurant was extremely busy but a manager, Richard, helped our server and made sure we were well looked after. The meal was wonderful and we had such a great time that we made reservations to go again this weekend !!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Happy Hour
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

This was our second time here for a pre theatre lunch. The food was delicious and the service excellent. We will be back soon.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Went with my wife for an early valentines date, and "splurged" on the $165 seafood platter for two. A few unfortunate things overall with our dinner. First off, even though we made a reservation many weeks in advance, we ended up at a 2 seater situated between the bathroom hallway (literally under an exit sign) and the bar. So lots of traffic and noise. We immediately asked to be moved to one of the open tables in a better location.
Our meal started off great. Some of the best salmon I've had, but the rest was mediocre.The muscles were fishy and Luke warm, the shrimp was under seasoned, and unfortunately the butter for our crab and lobster was cold and it took 4 times for the candle to finally stay lit in our butter warmer. At that point the lobster\crab was completely cold, and we waited and waited and finally settled on barely warm butter to dip it in, but basically it was all cold.
For such a large dish it really should have come in stages or courses, as its a lot of food, there is no way 2 people are going to get through it fast enough for it all to stay warm.
Unfortunately we had to keep flagging down our server to re-lit the candle, with took time and was frustrating.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always amazing! The best seafood in town! Already can't wait for my next visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always exceptional service and food.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic food a little too noisy at first but it died down

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was great the ambience I am sure would of been great too except they put us at a table on the third floor by the patio door and we couldn't see anything but the wall in front of us.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Neither me nor my friend had been to Joe Fortes in a few months. We’ve always loved the restaurant, and after our last meal, we will definitely go back more often.
The service was awesome. Our server, Colin, was attentive, informative, nice and funny. Our food was amazing. We both went with one of Colin’s recommendations and were very happy. The resto was very busy, but we were seated in a little quieter section, where we could talk and catch up on life.
All in all, a wonderful meal and evening.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our waiter was wonderful. Attentive to our dietary concerns & helpful ensuring we had best experience possible.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Loud and busy. Yelling across a table while eating a $400 meal doesn't do it for me.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Awesome as usual .. consistent service & great food & wine !

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We don’t like sitting at the tables immediately adjacent to the booths. It’s very difficult for people to walk around the tables without disturbing them

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great Service with a great atmosphere.. Food is always very good!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great as always. Food and service top notch. A true landmark of the Vancouver food scene.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

best meal and service ever
thank you very much

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We greatly enjoyed our Sunday Brunch at Joe Fortis. Our Classic Eggs Benedict was excellent, as was the service. And the ambiance was wonderful. We greatly enjoyed the live piano music during our meal. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food, friendly and tentative service. Food came out a bit slow. Waited for 30 minutes before our food arrived.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good food. I went with my family and we each got a brunch item: chicken and waffles (mom liked it, though she couldn't finish it), turkey clubhouse (dad finished his plate) and seafood pavé (I finished it all off - there wasn't enough hollandaise personally, but otherwise, the salmon and prawns were spiced lovingly and the eggs were to die for. The parmesan potato pavé was something new and was superb).

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Went back to Joe Fortes for Dine Out after several years, and was delighted to see it still held the same high standards. Service was very prompt (almost too prompt), though we never really felt rushed. Every food item, from the appetizer to the dessert, was absolutely delicious. All in all, excellent value for the price!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

I had been at Joe's before but my husband and friends had not . Loved the food but oysters were amazing. It was a fun night . I believe our friends will be going there now.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Tapas, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

my favourite restaurant in Vancouver by far..🙂 Great service..

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Our family came to joe Fortes for dine out Vancouver, we’ve been here 4 or 5 times for dine out and other occasions. The ambiance was nice and hostesses and our server did a great job. The negative points of our dinner that night was the steak and the constant asking to push in my chair. Firstly, my steak was not rare, I believe that another family memeber received that steak. (I don’t be like to send back food because 1. It’s a waste and 2. I don’t want be eating alone) Also, the steak wasn’t a tender and tasty as it has been in the past. The biggest thing that ruined the dinner was that I was asked to push in my chair 3-4 times while eating. I was already sitting very close to the table and I am not big person. Why isn’t the person behind me being asked to push in his chair? And why is the table set up there if there isn’t room to walk past? Anyway, that left a sour taste in our mouths. It didn’t just annoy me, my family also noticed and commented on it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I had a great experience in the past. That was why I chose this restaurant to come back to, when there was Dine Out Vancouver. However, I didn't remember the customer service was not outstanding for such an awesome restaurant. Our waitress didn't seem to care, she just wanted to do the bare minimum and get us out the door. She kept addressing us as "girls". She didn't refill our drinks promptly. Even when we asked, it took a VERY long time. I understand that it was a very busy restaurant, but she didn't even seem like she wanted to be there. I would go back for the ambience and the food, but definitely not for the customer service.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We enjoyed our recent dine out experience. Great wine list. And the food always meets expectations. A tasty selection of fresh oysters. The service is friendly and helpful.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Joe Forte’s Blueplate lunch can’t be beat.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Went during Dine Out Vancouver. Although we have lived in Vancouver all our lives, this was our first time there. Enjoyed the selection on the Dine out menu. Our server was very friendly and talkative. Definitely a vibrant place and we were surprised how busy it was on a week night. Suspect a lot of diners are visitors to Vancouver.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

So good. Over the years my wife and i have been back around 10 times. Most memorably it was our last meal out before our daughter came since my wife went into labor the same day :) benny breakfast specials and a long walk induce labor apparently. ;)

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Food and Ambience of the restaurant was top notch. Service was good but just a bit slow because of the "dine out" rush. Overall, it was a great dining experience. We had front row seats for the live pianist. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Excelente lugar, muy centrico y la comida de lo mejor

Tags: Great for Lunch
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