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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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate New Year's Eve with Joe's! Enjoy a festive a la carte menu, featuring premium steaks and fresh ocean-wise seafood. Dance the night away with live entertainment and ring in 2018 in-style! Two seatings available.

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (84)
Good for Anniversaries (70)
Good for Birthdays (67)
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Good for a Date (65)
Fit for Foodies (54)
Business Meals (49)
Notable Wine List (48)
Fun (47)
Hot Spot (43)
Worth the Drive (43)
Good for Groups (42)
Romantic (41)
Happy Hour (39)
Vibrant Bar Scene (37)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Bar Seating (36)
Authentic (34)
Great for Lunch (34)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Live Music (32)
Great for Brunch (31)
Local Ingredients (31)
People Watching (30)
Casual (27)
Comfort Food (26)
Cozy (26)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Seasonal (17)
Late-night Find (14)
Tasting Menu (12)
Healthy (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Scenic View (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Waterfront (2)
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was amazing and th staff so friendly. Definitely check in my bucket list.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent food and service!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

As always, excellent food and seevice. The only disappointment was, we were a group of seven put into a six top with two people sitting on the end, very tight.

As we had the reservation for weeks I think they could have provided a better table.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Amazing food, great service. A little pricey but 100% worth it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Steaks were not tender. $ 120 for a large porterhouse and it should be the best I have had. No such luck. My wife's rib steak ruff also. Will not go back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

First experience at JF for brunch and it was great. Went with 6 other friends for a Pre-Xmas get-together. Everyone ordered something diff and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. Service and ambience were nice as well.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Birthday.
Great service as usual here. Food great. As always.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our office Christmas get together and we all had a terrific time! The oysters to start were amazing, as always. One of our fellow diners had never had oysters and she fell in love with them! I'm betting she'll be back for the oysters alone.
Salmon, Arctic char, lobster and steak were among the entrees ordered and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Joe's never fails to deliver a marvellous meal and the service was over the top!
Thank you for a memorable dining experience....again!

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, People Watching, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our meal server was very attentive; the food was delicious however we were seated next to a party of at least 40 persons that stood in the isle way talking and visiting very loudly. This busyness next to our small table intruded in our space. We could hardly carry on our own conversation due to the noise. We asked for another table and were told by a server (not ours) that there were no other tables available but we could go up on the roof. The temperature outside was 4 degrees and raining therefore we thought him quite rude to suggest this.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Exceptional atmosphere and an outstanding server made for a great evening. Food was excellent and innovative for both seafood and meat dishes. Overall a great evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food and exceptional service! Had an amazing night out

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was phenomenal, our server Vincent, beyond perfect. I will be back, many times over.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Hot Spot, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful seafood platter for two. Delicious seafood. Service was impeccable. The only drawback was that we were very close to another table and the waiter was constantly squeezing between my wife and the table behind us. She was constantly having to squeeze in to let the waiter serve the people behind us. The noise level was incredibly loud.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Truly excellent service! We've gone every year for our anniversary and each time it has been phenomenal. Highly recommend

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Service was very good and I’ve been here several times but the lobster was partly stuck to the shell which shouldn’t be if it was steamed properly.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

expensive but Just! ^_^ delicious food very clean place

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

This was a great evening at the beginning of the Christmas season. We have dined here several times over the past few years, usually on our annual trip up to Vancouver. Always have a great time and the food and wine are super!! Brought some friends last year and they came back with us this year again and loved it. Our waiter, Michael, was fantastic and would highly recommend anyone to request him. Very personable and had lots of suggestions for food and wine. A great time again and will return the next time we are in town.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

It would b3 more welcomed if waiters smile more and friendly.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Mike and Phillp provided awesome service. It was a great evening out with my wife.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Service was outstanding. The waiter was able to recommend dishes to my wife who sometimes has a hard time deciding.... and for someone who is pregnant, there was many dining and drinking options available

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Overall the entire experience was great! The food and service was amazing! The place was packed when we were there, but we were greeted and brought to our table quick. Our server was very polite and answered any questions we had about the menu. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone! Great service, fair prices, and great food!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Lovely belated birthday dinner - our server Jamie took good care of us and made our night special

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

the food was very good, especially the sable fish. excellent!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Nothing beats the professionalism of the Joe Fortes staff. Great food and ambiance especially with all of the Christmas decor.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Disappointed. Over rated restaurant.
Our guest said it best “comparable to a Keg steak with Gotham prices”

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was incredible, the service fantastic and the ambiance wonderful. I was thoroughly impressed and will come back. Even the use of the comments was taken fully and they went out of their way to make it a special evening

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were looking for a good steak and fish restaurant and I remembered having been to Joe Fortes over a decade ago. I can honestly say we had a great meal and the restaurant has managed to maintain their high quality over the years. That’s rare in a restaurant. I had the ling cod special, encrusted in pumpkin seeds. Just delicious. The rest of the group had the steak prix fixe meal available during the week. A great deal with 3 courses for $44. Steaks were delicious and done to order, a full 7oz sirloin. Our mains took a bit longer than usual, not that we minded, but the chef sent out some amuse buche, candied smoked salmon. Lovely touch and great.
Our waiter was amazing and the restaurant was packed on a Wednesday night. For dessert the tiramisu and creme brûlée were both yummy. We had a wonderful evening.
Highly recommend and would definitely go back!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Piano player and piano too loud for us to have a business discussion. Wait staff, was good, in restaurant but bar seating area staff were inflexible.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Was there for a birthday.. Had the steak. It was cold and not as good as I remember the last time I was there.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The service was excellent, the food phenomenal.
This is overall a great place to have a wonderful dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

We love to go to Joe's. First of all for the food, which for us is always seafood. Best Caesar salad anywhere. Loved the carpaccio. And we always have the pavlova for dessert. We are small people, we do not eat a lot, but servers always happily split entrees and salad. The servers and bussers and everyone is always friendly and competent. Employees stay there for a long time and you can tell it is a good place to work. The piano player has been there since it opened 33 years ago. They even turned the music down for us! And put us in a warm booth!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good place to hang out with friends and family. Pricey but good service and good food you can expect.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Have a wonderful birthday brunch with our family! Food and service was amazing! Only downside was that we ended up at the table closest to the kitchen doorway, so there was constant traffic going by our heads throughout the meal. Very tight, they could have given up a little room for more comfort. Will be back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Awesome food
Great server... thanks for the experience 😊

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The best servers in Vancouver, especially Jamie!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Fun, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

10/10 first time doing my birthday here and I enjoyed every bit of it! good drinks and food and the live piano was very soothing!

Tags: Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Live Music, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Cozy, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I picked this place for lunch as my final stop for my visit to the city. I had oysters, followed by clam chowder and tuna tartare. Food was excellent. Oysters were very fresh but not many options were available. They do offer lunch sets as more economic options. The restaurant has high ceilings and natural light in, which gave it a romantic ambiance.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I booked a table to celebrate my 70 th birthday on my own as part of a week of dining with friends. I was pleased that my table request was honoured so I had a prime seat to people watch as well as drink in the ambience of rich brass, oak, and Christmas garlands and lights. The service and food were impeccable and the meal finished with a lovely surprise- a creme brule complete with candle. Thank you to everyone who made this a memorable evening. Cheers!

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food and service were excellent....as expected! Thank you as it was father’s 80 Birthday dinner. The noise level made conversation difficult for half deaf folks but overall- very enjoyable.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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