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.
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.
Peter M. Phillips
Music was way too loud, couldn’t have a conversation on 2nd floor.
Sara gave us great suggestions and was always attentive. Never had to wait for anything.
Lovely dinner. Staff were exceptionally nice, explained specials and answered any questions. The food was fantastic, well cooked and very tasty
Great delicious food! Enjoy the atmosphere, amazing piano music and bread with the lobster oil is very tasty and unique.
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!
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.
We had a brunch @ Joe Fortes. Absolutely perfect! Food, service, but the piano music was too loud.
Busy location, nice vibe, food was good as was service.
It was a great evening.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great food. Great service.
Got moved from our table for another party so that was an interruption but otherwise good meal.
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
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
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.
The food was excellent as well as the service. The only downside is the noise, with the pianist is too noisy.
Had a large birthday dinner for 8 people. The food was great and the service was impeccable.
Thanks and it great time having dinner there will come back again!
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
Genuino restaurante de Pescados y Mariscos locales. Ambiente muy animado. Ubicación en zona comercial y amplia carta.
I was quite disappointed with my meal yesterday for the cost - I would be expecting more from a expensive place
If you have to cry to have cobversation with your neighbour, something goes wrong ....
Cultivated dining goes another way - I hope !
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent overall experience and consistent quality over many visits. An institution in Vancouver!
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.
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.
Foods are tasty.
I like the location and the service. The foods are delicious and the atmosphere is excellent. I highly recommend to anybody.
The chef never let's you down, food is always fantastic. Chairs could be replaced, getting a little wobbly!
Great atmosphere, very tasty food, and great service. Very generous portions.
Would recommend this restaurant.
Excellent service. Food was exceptional.