Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
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.
Vancouver, BC V6E 3V5
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
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Live Piano 7 days a week
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.
Five minute walk from Burrard Skytrain Station and Vancouver City Centre Station
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.