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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

4.4
3660 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steakhouse
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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
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Phone number
(604) 669-1940
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Wayne Sych
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Robson
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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.
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Public transit
Five minute walk from Burrard Skytrain Station and Vancouver City Centre Station
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Entertainment
Live Piano 7 days a week
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3660 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Ambiance, Drinks, wine, service, appetizers and dessert were spectacular, steak (7oz) special was average.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great! The oysters are to die for!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Very cool retro feel to the room the staff was excellent

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frequentvisitor 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

The server was a bit over attentive. Multiple times she would interrupt our conversation for the most redundant things

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RajanJ 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

As always, Joe Fortes did not disappoint. The food and service were excellent.

The restaurant can be pricey - $160 all-in dinner for two (drinks, salad, main, and dessert) - but if you know this going in, it's not a problem.

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Biggs 
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

We were 7 in a group went out for a get-together dinner. The food was ok. Seafood was great but the not the best place for a good steak. Our server was the worst server ever. Didnt bother explaining to us the food we ordered, not even a smile from him. We weren’t sure why (was it because we were non-white)? At the end of our dinner we got our bill with a compulsary 18% gratuity included. What the heck? Never will come back to this Resto

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food and service was so great. They really went above and beyond with their recommendations and the piano music was a great addition. Would go back in a heart beat!

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

there are very friendly and kind. so nice. I love this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Awesome place. Excellent food

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JanB (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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DaveK (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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JWong (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

A wonderful meal here at Joe Fortes. Great oyster selection and a nice variety of mains to choose from. Classic dishes reminded me of a yesteryear atmosphere. We opted for the classic prawn cocktail, the cioppino and the lamb shank. Everything we ordered was delicious and team that with terrific service, it was a wonderful night out. We were seated in the front room near the oyster bar, so it was a little loud - but there are quieter areas in the restaurant if you request it. We will be back for another special occasion.

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AnneM (Portland)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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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