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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.
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
We love to go to Joe's. First of all for the food, which for us is always seafood. Best Caesar salad anywhere. Loved the carpaccio. And we always have the pavlova for dessert. We are small people, we do not eat a lot, but servers always happily split entrees and salad. The servers and bussers and everyone is always friendly and competent. Employees stay there for a long time and you can tell it is a good place to work. The piano player has been there since it opened 33 years ago. They even turned the music down for us! And put us in a warm booth!
Have a wonderful birthday brunch with our family! Food and service was amazing! Only downside was that we ended up at the table closest to the kitchen doorway, so there was constant traffic going by our heads throughout the meal. Very tight, they could have given up a little room for more comfort. Will be back!
I picked this place for lunch as my final stop for my visit to the city. I had oysters, followed by clam chowder and tuna tartare. Food was excellent. Oysters were very fresh but not many options were available. They do offer lunch sets as more economic options. The restaurant has high ceilings and natural light in, which gave it a romantic ambiance.
I booked a table to celebrate my 70 th birthday on my own as part of a week of dining with friends. I was pleased that my table request was honoured so I had a prime seat to people watch as well as drink in the ambience of rich brass, oak, and Christmas garlands and lights. The service and food were impeccable and the meal finished with a lovely surprise- a creme brule complete with candle. Thank you to everyone who made this a memorable evening. Cheers!
My favorite restaurant in Vancouver. Miso marinated saba is a must!
- nice selection of fresh oyster
- decent wine menu
- very fresh seafood
- service is beyond awesome
- great atmosphere if you do not like too quiet
- Well, it is a fine dining place after all. Cost can add up very quickly
- Not a quiet dinning place. Be alerted for the "noise" level.
One of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver. The seafood is always fresh, the steaks are always of a proper cut and cooked exactly as ordered, and the staff is always courteous and aiming to make each dining experience that little bit better than the previous.
Two for $100. Good food, enjoyable environment, thoughtful service. We had lobster soup and today's fish duo and fish tacos. The soup and fish tacos are of great value, yet the today's fish duo is not recommended. The cocktails are also not bad, plenty of choices.
I was disappointed with the quality of the food at brunch. For $16 I got a large plate of dried out bacon, dried out toast, dried out sausage, dried out potatoes and rubbery scrambled eggs. The service was generally pretty bad. They did keep the coffee and coming around, so that was good. However, I expect much more out of a restaurant that has such a good reputation in Vancouver.
Restaurant was very nice, came early but was not allow to order off the happy hour menu, even though we had a reservation. The freshness of the Oysters was fantastic, the local varieties of fresh fish was also excellent. We also shared a large Rib Steak family style and it was perfectly prepared. Would not hesitate to go back, but being unable to try items on the Happy Hour menu, when we were ready to spend a business dinner there did bother me a bit.
Awesome table. Great hosts. Excellent service. Decadent food. Wine selection was good and priced affordably. Menu has plenty of steak options but we decided to share a generous seafood platter that included crab legs, a full lobster and plenty of other goodies. Plenty of sides to choose from.
I chose this place for me and my partner's anniversary, and we really enjoyed the night here. Our server recommended us a big hot sea food plate for two and that was right amount. We had lobsters, salmon, scallops, mussels, crabs, everything was so delicious. Our server offered to take a photo of us which was sweet.
we were sitting at the worse table ; half moon shape 6 on one side and a walk away on the other. hard for conversation, very noisy spot . the service was extremely slow , waited a long time for our meal. nevertheless, the waiter was very nice and courteous and the food was delicious. next time if coming with a large group will specially ask not to be at that table , if i would have known i would have not gone that night !
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