Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Service was outstanding and food was mediocre at best. Cannot understand why restaurant is rating so high. Clearly Vancouver has excellent dining - save yourself money.
Best seafood and service we get when we travel to Vancouver!
Excelente! De vacaciones con mi Esposo e Hijo. La pasamos muy bien
A-ma-zing!!!!! The best meal we have had in a long time. The service was exceptional, a big shout out to Dan who really contributed to a great experience.
Johnny was our server. Been there for 30 years he said. Excellent. Helped us choose some great seafood.
We started in the bar. Jamie and Glenn were amazing. They guided us to some local BC wines and were very friendly and helpful
Then we had dinner in the restaurant and Donna was our server. She is beyond a server, I have never seen a server more knowledgeable than she was. She knew everything about the menu items and pairing the wines.
ALL of the food and service was far beyond 5 stars!!
I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and would return.
Amazing and beautiful place with extraordinary food.
A little bit expensive but worth it.
Great environment and wonderful music with good pianist.
Food was excellent and the portions were huge which I didn’t expect
Sunday Brunch :
Friendly service, really fun atmosphere at this popular spot. We enjoyed cocktails and a few appetizers, all delicious.
I tried the pork belly Benedict. The benedict was decent instead the potato was great!
I would still recommend JF to friends, but not during their Benny Bonanza. We have always enjoyed the food and service there, but our last visit was really disappointing. The special benny (pork belly) we wanted to order ran out which is fine, it's 'while quantities last'; however, it is not acceptable to wait 1.5 hours for our orders to arrive. Our group was larger (9) but it shouldn't have taken that long. If possible, wait until their promotion is over to visit.
We have come to the conclusion that you go to Joe Fortes for the ambience, and not particularly for the food. The food is ok, nothing to complain about. But when you add the above average prices to the average food quality, it causes you to ponder the overall experience.
Came for my wife’s birthday with 4 of our closest friends. First time at Joe Forte’s, the food was excellent, the waiter was great, and we really enjoyed the live pianist. Will definitely be back!
Excellent. One sign of a good restaurant is when you just ask for a standard cocktail, in my case a Manhattan, which isn’t on the card, but which every bartender should have in their repertoire- Joe Forte’s didn’t miss a beat - came straight back with “Which bourbon or rye would you prefer sir?”. My wife’s steak was cooked exactly as she asked, and my rare ahi tuna was delicious. We’ve been several times now, and we will be back.
Awesome food and service.
So delicious!! Had Salmon and it was wonderful!
The meringue dessert is so awesome I went back to the restaurant the next night and sat at the bar and just ordered the same dessert again!!
Came once before and our second visit reaffirmed that this is one of the best seafood restaurants ever! Oysters as recommended by our wait person, Stacey, were awesome. Fish mains delicious. We hope to make athird visit someday! Loved the Lobster Oil and Balsamic dip for the bread.
NO!!! I explicitly asked for decaf -- had a conversation about it -- and I got regular coffee and a sleepless night. That is not acceptable.
There is definitely an old world experience that must be had. We ordered the West Coast platter for two and felt the amount of food was not worth the high price tag. The service was excellent and the hostess was wonderful and attentive. Just don't expect to walk away full, no matter how much you spend.
Thank you to Heather and Matt for another incredible Sunday brunch. Great food, fantastic service.
Truly amazing once again as always it was incredibly busy but are serving staff was on the ball and our food was amazing I was skeptical at first because it was so busy but they truly surprised me with how professional they are serving staff is I highly recommend Joe fortes they have never let us down
My friends were visiting Vancouver from South Korea and I would like to provide great experience and foods. It is the reason why I chose Joe Forte! We really enjoyed our dinner and atmosphere as well. If we have a chance, we definitely come back to have more fresh oysters.
We had a lovely brunch and were very impressed with the level of attention and frequency of attention we received from our server. Our drinks were never empty. Service was delivered with a smile. Food was outstanding and of good value.
Outstanding food and service. My wife and I’s favorite restaurant hands down
Was recommended to us by a local in a bar, would definitely return. We both had the seafood linguine, it was outstanding.
The ambiance was very good. Overall the food was very good. I was warned about the tuna only being seared but it was a little under-cooked for me. The service was excellent.
It was my birthday, I go every year. Xo
Our waitress was very good. The food was good, presentation was attractive and appetizing, the waitress addressed allergies, service was prompt. My only complaint was the serving staff served my meal over top of our guest twice, I would have expected more. They could have accessed my seat easily to serve me from the left.
Great food! Best trout I have ever had.
It was ok food not as good as it use to be. Felt like staff was stressed to impressed. I miss the way it use to be
Outstanding service from the time you are greeted to the completion of your meal. Not a poor thing to say. Very attentive to your needs and goes above and beyond to respond. Will always treat Joe Fortes as my favourite spot to wine and dine. Recommend this remarkable restaurant to everyone. John Wayne MacMullin
Great night. Started with drinks at the bar. Nice conversations with bartender. Moved to table with no issues. Great meal and service. Would definitely visit again..believe the reviews.
We go to Fortes quite a lot. This time got a terrible table upstairs. Service was great food was good just lacked the usual excellent experience that restaurant gives. Didnt meet their standard. Good but not outstanding
I am a long time Joe Fortes customer it is my favourite restaurant but this past Saturday I was disappointed in the service we had to flag the server over 3 times for drinks and other items. Not up to the usual service standard but the food was excellent.
Joe's is our 'go to' for seafood dining in Downtown Vancouver. The food is always prepared to perfection, the service is impeccable and the atmosphere fun and comfortable.
My girls treated me to a birthday brunch and couldn’t have picked a better place. Our service team was so attentive and surprised us with a birthday creme brûlée’s Spectacular!!
Pleasant ambiance, very friendly and attentive staff. The first 30 minutes of piano music was
overly energetic ( sorry to say - painfully loud) making for frustrating attempts at conversation.
However, this was followed by much more pleasant choice of music, appropriate for the lunch hour .
As far as food was concerned, my two friends were well pleased with their choices. I had the seafood pave, and unfortunately found the potatoes not only lacking seasoning, but actually being too hard though not hot and almost bitter tasting, as if not fully cooked.
This is a Vancouver destination. We got a booth opposite the raw bar; easily one of the best situated table in the joint! Professional service- old school style attention to every detail. Classic pick for toasting your anniversary or promotion.
Thanks for the lovely dessert. We had a great anniversary meal
Food took over 1 hour to get the Sable Fish and it was just ok. Was not worth all the hype we won’t go back for dinner. We were upstairs on the patio which is really nice ambiance maybe just for drinks.