Ambiance, Drinks, wine, service, appetizers and dessert were spectacular, steak (7oz) special was average.
Very cool retro feel to the room the staff was excellent
The server was a bit over attentive. Multiple times she would interrupt our conversation for the most redundant things
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.
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
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!
there are very friendly and kind. so nice. I love this restaurant.
Awesome place. Excellent food
Joes is the best local hot spot in Vancouver ......a beautiful,historical bar !! Thumbs up!!
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!
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.
Amazing dinner for valentines dinner. Thank you very much for a special night.
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.
Service was excellent, but the food did not live up to the hype. We were disappointed as it was a rather expensive dinner.
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 :)
Delightful food, excellent service. Loved our visit!
Always an amazing time. Food delicious service great and a delightful complimnetary dessert! So lovely 🎂
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.
Very good food, great service. The noise level too high. The piano was overwhelming.
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 !!
This was our second time here for a pre theatre lunch. The food was delicious and the service excellent. We will be back soon.
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.
Always amazing! The best seafood in town! Already can't wait for my next visit.
Always exceptional service and food.
Fantastic food a little too noisy at first but it died down
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.
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.
Our waiter was wonderful. Attentive to our dietary concerns & helpful ensuring we had best experience possible.
Loud and busy. Yelling across a table while eating a $400 meal doesn't do it for me.
Awesome as usual .. consistent service & great food & wine !