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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 3 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 3 days ago

Great! The oysters are to die for!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 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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ConnorM (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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 :)

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SteveC (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Delightful food, excellent service. Loved our visit!

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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HRST (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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barbarag (Portland)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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Wendy (Vancouver)
5.0  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 !!

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Foodie (Vancouver)
1.0  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.

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ChadW (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 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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MeganAM (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Always exceptional service and food.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 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.

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vipJessP (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 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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vipdivineinvancouver (Vancouver)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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