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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)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Disappointed in appetizer. Oyster Rockefeller which was insipid. Waiter said they would get fresh ones, took too long and our main meal arrived before the appetizer. Waiter told us they were on the house so despite arriving after our main course we didn’t send them back. The replacements were awful too. Worse though was they did charge us. Manager said basically they didn’t charge us for replacement oysters. Whoa something wrong here. Didn’t charge us for bad food delivered too late. Joe Fortes is no longer a classy place. Sneaky cheap Manager should be running some third rate joint not a restaurant that had class until recently. Wasn’t the cost of the oysters. Our bill was over 200.00 for two people and the half order of oysters was 11.00. It was the sneaky way they charged us and tried to tell us we were lucky as the replacement oysters were free. Whoa. Oysters were insipid, made up way ahead of time, delivered too late and we should be thankful they didn’t charge us. Joe Fortes going downhill very quickly.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very good services and excellent Christmas mood!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The best steak and sea food in Vancouver’. If you came to Vancouver and don’t visit Joe fortes, you don’t know Vancouver.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Although an expensive place, it really is worth the cost. The food was all delicious and good portions for a high end restaurant. Service was fast and friendly. My only complaint would be that where we were seated happened to be right by a door... other patrons at nearby tables were too hot and constantly opened the door causing our table to be hit directly with an ice cold draft (it was late december and almost snowing)... not too pleasant to say the least. Otherwise, I will be back again, especially for happy hour

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Ordered wine, waited forever to be told they didn’t have it. Ordered another bottle, waited forever and finally told they didn’t have it. Finally settled on a bottle that we didn’t particularly like but we were tired of waiting.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Wonderful holiday date restaurant!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Very friendly staff in a spectacular building. Although this is a pretty high end restaurant, it’s not pretentious at all.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excelente opción , aUnque si es algo escandoloso.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food was great and the service top notch. My only complaint is the atmosphere and the layout of the restaurant. I went there for date night and it didnt feel too special. Feels like the owner couldnt decide between a lounge bar or a high end restaurant. It is VERY tight, hardly any space to move around. The tables are small and it is very LOUD. If youre looking for a romantic ambiance and talk to your date without shouting h6then go else where!

Tags: Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 18, 2017

It was a good lunch. The restaurant was busy and vibrant, the service was friendly, and the food was well prepared. The food would be more delicious if it came to the table hot. Ours was on the cool side, though we didn't complain to our server at the time. At the outset, we were a bit disappointed to be seated half an hour past our reservation time.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Never disappointed when we dine at Joe's, great food excellent service!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We chose to visit Joe Fortes for my boyfriend and I's anniversary, and boy were we glad we did. The service was phenomenal with great recommendations for delicious food. Our server Johnny was genuine and went above and beyond to ensure our experience was exceptional. Joe Fortes really cares about their guests and it definitely shows throughout your dining experience. 11/10 would recommend, especially if you're celebrating a special occasion!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fun, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent food and service!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 7, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 5, 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 3, 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

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

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vip
 (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 2, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 1, 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 1, 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 November 30, 2017

Great food and exceptional service! Had an amazing night out

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 30, 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 November 30, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 29, 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 28, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 27, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 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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 (Vancouver)·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 25, 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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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 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 25, 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 24, 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 23, 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 22, 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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