Forte

4.7
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31 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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About

Forte is a restaurant located in Jamestown, New York.

And although that may say it succinctly, Forte is a variety of things to a great many different people.

Forte is a cocktail lounge. Forte is a wine bar. Forte is a place for great sushi as well as the all-inclusive steak and beer dinner deal in the bar lounge. It’s a sometimes dance club, a rotating art gallery and a part of the growing arts corridor in downtown Jamestown.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(716) 484-6063
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
What 31 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.7based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I do not eat here enough though I live nearby. I have never had a bad meal here

PS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a great place for a special evening out. From the atmosphere to the menu. Would go more often if I lived closer.

P
Grand Rapids
22 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Always great food with a changing menu. The staff is attentive, food is very interesting, the chef does a great job

l
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was very good (I had the crab cakes and my husband had the noodle bowl) and my drink was particularly good.

MP
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I thought it was great, but the meals were a bit over-priced.

OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food! Well worth the drive from Erie!

DG
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice dining spot in Jamestown. Would return if in the area. Good food and well priced. The space is small and the noise was large.

DB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Any time I have ever been to Forte, I have never had a bad meal. This place is always my first option when meeting friends out for a nice evening. I would recommend it to any one looking for unique for with a great atmosphere.

HG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Surprisingly Excellent restaurant in Jamestown where the restaurants are few

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lots of unique entrees, everything we had was very good. They could use a bigger wine selection, but the wine we did have was very good.

B
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Jamestown for the National Comedy Center and had reservations for dinner. It was outstanding. I loved everything about this place.

NS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great and an interesting atmosphere. They didn't get the reservation I made on opentable, luckily it wasn't too busy and we were still able to get in.

TA
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been coming to Forte for years. Amazing food everytime.
It was a little warm in the dining room, and construction was going on outside, but it was an overall great experience. I would recommend Forte to anyone.

KS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A very nice place for any occasion in the heart of Jamestown. Upscale and imaginative m by with mid-level pricing. Highly reccomended!

WN
Columbus
39 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding meal at Forte last night! Our party ordered pho, shrimp lomein, seafood risotto and mahi-mahi tacos! Everything was delicious and portions were very generous. The shrimp was cooked to perfection and delightful. We had reservations at 5:30 and finished in time to see RBG at the Reg next door! The movie was funded by Forte as well! So great to see local business supporting the arts and small films. Thanks Peggy for all you do in Jamestown!

N
Puebla
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food in an intimate restaurant in Jamestown, N Y. Also had very good cocktails and with an offering of local brews and well priced wine list.

a
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

the sushi i ordered was not what was brought to me and it was tasteless. the beet salad was swimming in dressing and the vinaigrette was overpowering. the wine and roll were delicious. wish there was more music playing. a $100 dinner for two that wasn't good.

SP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food delicious. Service very good. Pleasant atmosphere.

E
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first visit to Forte was a very pleasant one. Dark walls with local art, high old tin ceilings, no loud music (thank you!) and friendly, efficient service. Most of all, very good food. A sushi appetizer of poached lobster and sriracha with crisp asparagus was fresh and well-made, although the sriracha might have over-powered the delicate lobster a bit. (There's an entire sushi menu that was very tempting.) A creamy squash soup was mellow and satisfying. Shrimp risotto and a double-rib stuffed pork chop in a saltimboca style were both excellent entrees. The rice perfectly cooked, the chop juicy and tender (a rarity for the pork chops I've sampled in the region). Delicious truffled mashed potatoes. There's a solid wine list including several good choices by the glass. Didn't sample; but there's a craft beer list, too. Just the sort of neighborhood place you hope to find in Western New York but seldom do. We'll be back.

JP
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brought out of town friends...they really enjoyed the food!

n
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks! The specials are outstanding! We had the Risotto ball appetizer with garlic aioli and it was amazing. I also had Lobster bisque that was outstanding. Great seasonal items to try along with a good solid standard menu

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect! Service was paced exactly to our needs. Food was delicious and beautifully prepared. My only suggestion would be more vegetarian options.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Forte! Amazing food, creative drinks, friendly staff, and a great atmosphere all around.

OT
Toledo
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great staff and service. Open face steak sandwich was a bit awkward to eat. Bartender/server was very engaging and enthusiastic. We sat and ate at the bar by choice and it was pleasant and conducive to talk. We were too early for entertainment but could come back again later. A very pleasant experience!

T
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleasant surprise. Delicious dinner. Interesting preparation.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The choice of beers was disappointing. I asked for pale ale and was given blind ales that tastes like fruity nuts. I was given three different selections and couldn't drink any
I opted for Yuengling and was charged for all. Food selections were average to mediocre. The quality of your food seems to be slipping. Very disappointed

CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, wonderful service and everything was delicious!

S
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. The curry soup and the sushi were delicious. Nice selection of beer. Highly recommended.

CT
Pittsburgh
34 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful sushi and tasty NY strip steak! Good value on wine list too.

O
Richmond
149 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great find on OpenTable in Western NY! Portions were generous and service attentive.

n
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Love Forte! It is the nicest little find in Jamestown! Great food (seasonal menu), so there is always something new and exciting to try. The drinks are great too! Also, they have local artist's work on display for purchase. Just a great place all around!

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