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Date
Fri, 4/20
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11:30 PM
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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

4.4
3749 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • 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 3749 People Are Saying
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4.4
food
4.5
service
4.4
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4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Very good oysters but very very small, mussels rocked but again tiny, crab cake tasteless dry and sauce on side worse than mayo. Champagne excellent but way overpriced.

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Composing a nice email about Kevin's service and Sophia's energy and my phone are it.

Absolutely the worst ribeye I've ever eaten for the price 55 CAD. Filet overcooked . Service:4. Wine: OK Valley merlot 5. Food quality, except scallop dauphanoise and green beans (which were perfect) was very poor quality. mashed potatoes had no seasoning. Whoever is buying your beef may be robbing you blind because the ribeye was perfectly cooked, but no one could cook the piece of crap I was served any better. A terrible last meal at the end of our 2 week trip to BC. A sin to use Joe's name on your restaurant.

Sincerely,
Peter M. Phillips

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Music was way too loud, couldn’t have a conversation on 2nd floor.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Sara gave us great suggestions and was always attentive. Never had to wait for anything.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Lovely dinner. Staff were exceptionally nice, explained specials and answered any questions. The food was fantastic, well cooked and very tasty

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great delicious food! Enjoy the atmosphere, amazing piano music and bread with the lobster oil is very tasty and unique.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

I planned a special 55th birthday dinner, as we'd been to Joe Fortes in the past, with great success. Unfortunately this time left a different taste in our mouth..
I ordered the steak (bone in rib steak), and my wife ordered the chicken (roasted chicken breast), we were both disappointed with our meals... Mine was difficult to cut, with quite a few "stringy" pieces, and my wife's was more potatoes than anything...
The next day my brother asked how our dinner was, I rated it a 7, and my wife said a 5.
There's always my 60th!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The server was helpful, friendly, and exactly "there" if we needed anything. The food was perfect, delicious, and well presented (pretty but not ridiculous). The cocktails were also perfect and pretty, served in correct and beautiful drink ware. (I'm a picky martini drinker - balance is important to me and I wouldn't have changed a thing.) The ambiance is exciting but not irritating - and it's elegant. Thank you Joe Fortes. We'll be back every time we get to Vancouver.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a brunch @ Joe Fortes. Absolutely perfect! Food, service, but the piano music was too loud.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Busy location, nice vibe, food was good as was service.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was a great evening.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Love the atmosphere and service but the food was very much Pub-like in terms of quality and presentation which was disapointing consider the plate price and generally active environment.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The food and service was outstanding!! It was very busy and our table was a bit tight for space and while the music was playing it was hard to hear each other talk but my god the food made up for that. Outstanding food and wine menu. We will be back.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

My wife and I went to Joe Fortes on a recent Monday night with another couple. The place was absolutely packed, which I generally think is a good thing, but on this night, the ambient noise level in the restaurant was off the charts. Conversing across the table was very difficult to say the least. But, the place definitely has a happening vibe and there was a positive energy in the room. The food was good, the service was excellent and our friends from out of town enjoyed it. I'm not sure we'll be back for a while, just because of the noise level. Yeah, I'm getting older.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was great! The only downside was that our waiter did not check in with us, so we were not able to ask for additional condiments during our main meal.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food. Great service.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Got moved from our table for another party so that was an interruption but otherwise good meal.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Joey's was fantastic. It was expensive, but I'll pay for good food time and time again. We had the Seafood platter for two and it was so fresh and delicious. Already trying to find an excuse to be downtown soon again. Good job Joey Forte

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Service was very good but the food was not. My rib was sinewy and tough($54) and my wife’s filet was so tough she couldn’t swallow it. Waiter noticed and was excellent but by the time it was replaced it was too late. A waste of money and time for an anniversary dinner

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2.0Dined on April 2, 2018

I've been to Joe Fortes about 5 years ago and the food and service was amazing!!
This time, I was very dissapointed...
The soup lacked flavour.
The seafood pasta had way too much sauce.
The server never asked how are meal was.
Value was very poor, I've had better quality food and service at Red Lobster, and thats not saying much.
This was supposed to be a special date night for me and my date, but unfortunately Joe Fortes Failed to impress this time.
Feeling ripped off actually.
I dine out a lot and rarely leave a review, but this was so bad i felt i needed to let someone know.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The food was excellent as well as the service. The only downside is the noise, with the pianist is too noisy.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had a large birthday dinner for 8 people. The food was great and the service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Thanks and it great time having dinner there will come back again!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The food was amazing
We had the seafood platter for 2
And the chefs creation (Halibut cheeks )
The in house bourbon was a nice treat
Staff were perfect what one expects in a really fine dinning resturaunt

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Genuino restaurante de Pescados y Mariscos locales. Ambiente muy animado. Ubicación en zona comercial y amplia carta.

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I was quite disappointed with my meal yesterday for the cost - I would be expecting more from a expensive place

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

If you have to cry to have cobversation with your neighbour, something goes wrong ....
Cultivated dining goes another way - I hope !

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Exellent !

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Really great place! The food and service was spectacular. However, I was a little disappointed that we were seated along the side wall on the ‘bench’ seats even though I made a reservation. Thankfully my gorgeous girlfriend was the only view I needed anyway.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our waiter was so gracious and took time to make a connection with us. It was my grandson's birthday and they brought him out a fab dessert. It's the little things that make it memorable.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This was our second visit and it was a great experience. The food was amazing! We were celebrating my birthday and my only complaint was being seated in a cramped corner upstairs.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had a great time, seating was quick and service was excellent, the waitress recommendations for the different styles of oysters we tried was very good definitely can’t wait to go back. Also the story of Joe Fortes is heartwarming. Of course the beer was very good also. A little pricy but worth the experience.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent overall experience and consistent quality over many visits. An institution in Vancouver!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I regularly meet clients and business contacts at Joe Forte's for lunch. Consistently excellent food and service. Blue plate specials are a great deal.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Service was above outstanding. Awesome waitress, she was always very attentive to all her tables. I’ll for sure go
Back and refer to friends.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Foods are tasty.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

I like the location and the service. The foods are delicious and the atmosphere is excellent. I highly recommend to anybody.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The chef never let's you down, food is always fantastic. Chairs could be replaced, getting a little wobbly!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great atmosphere, very tasty food, and great service. Very generous portions.
Would recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent service. Food was exceptional.

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