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Joe Fortes Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

Joe Fortes Vancouver

4.6
4.6
6502 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
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 our Rooftop Garden. Executive Chef Ryan Green 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 30 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 300 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 on our Rooftop Garden.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 132 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 669-1940

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Green

  • Private party facilities

    Visit Joe Fortes and you are welcomed into an environment whose vibrant sights and sounds are as enticing as the menu is. With our name inspired by a local legend famous for his warm, welcoming nature, we naturally believe that hospitality is key in creating a memorable group dining experience.

  • Private party contact

    Norma Cisneros: (604) 685-4040

  • Neighborhood

    West End

  • Cross street

    Robson

  • Parking details

    Valet service available at 4PM.

  • Public transit

    Five minute walk from Burrard Skytrain Station and Vancouver City Centre Station.

  • Entertainment

    Live Piano 7 days a week

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,502 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Seafood

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Most Booked

  • Vancouver

    Most Booked

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  1. WY

    WayneY

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  2. SE

    ScottE

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was my first time eating at Joe Forte’s; the food was really good and the service was great! I will be definitely going back!
  3. NW

    NikkiW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Forte’s never disappoints! It’s energetic, the food is delicious and our server, Hugh, was lovely!
  4. MV

    MarcoV

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went on our anniversary. It was a fantastic experience. The menu came with a congratulatory note on it and they provided a free desert for my wife at the end of the meal. We always go to Joe’s for special occasions because of the amazing food and service, and will continue to do so. First rate!
  5. m

    malibumom

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Wine warm Noisy
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wade is one of the best servers in Canada!
  7. PA

    PenryA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A vibrant great place to eat. Food is exceptional amd service is done with a smile. Highly recommend, but have to book!!
  8. C

    Cevaiani

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent cuisine but difficult to carry on conversation due to noise.
  9. HS

    HSS1

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food pricey and just fair. Very seasoned and salty. Fun place.
  10. T

    Taylormade

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We meet with guests in from Arizona and wanted to give them the real west coast experience, Joe Fortes didn't disappoint.
  11. p

    perpetualo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The service was good. The waitress was friendly and they gave me a free desert since it was my birthday. The food itself was mediocre. I got the seafood linguine which was only average tasting. My partner got the salmon with rice and veggies and that salmon tasted so bland. There was zero seasoning on it and it was a struggle getting it down my throat. The only good thing on that salmon plate were the potatoes and the purée. The salmon and rice was disappointing. I won’t be returning back. The tastiness of the food you get for your money is not worth it in my opinion.
  12. PG

    PatrickG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, Great service, great food… Vancouver institution for a reason
  13. S

    Sean

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny was very helpful in assisting us with our food choices. We arrived in Vancouver late and called to let Joe Fortes know we would be 15 minutes late. The lady who answered the phone was extremely accomodating and actually updated our reservation online and I received a confirmation of the time change immediately on my phone. Very well run establishment.
  14. P

    Predeeban

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Gordon was amazing and he was very helpful and kind.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Try the rooftop patio for an outstanding experience.
  16. SW

    SandyW

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around excellent experience. ❤️
  17. SB

    SteveB

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Service was outstanding. Food was ok/good. The most annoying thing was the two large TV screens on the outside dining area with a ball game on -- it completely ruined the fine dining vibe, and made it feel like a cheap sports bar.
  18. C

    Colleenf

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Way too hot to be seated upstairs to eat such a heavy meal, also took away from the experience. Wanted to be seated downstairs where all the action was despite making reservations. Was not the experience or same ‘wow’ experience with the food as we had in Whistler 2 weeks ago.
  19. RI

    RICHRDC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and superior quality and taste. Definitely a place to visit every time in Vancouver.
  20. C

    Caleb

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love their happy hour!! Best value for oysters and would 100% recommend to friends and family.
  21. R

    Ragout

    Vancouver

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was wonderful - charming, friendly and helpful The food was delicious and perfectly served, We had a great lunch with friends and would happily do it again……soon we hope. Hope others enjoy Joe Fortes as much as we did.
  22. B

    Blessed

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to Joe's Fortes.. Very Impressed.. Food is excellent.. Best crab cakes in a long time..
  23. W

    Wilsinc

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent. Our server Brian was top draw and and helped our family occasion along. It was very hot - but it was a heat wave too…. Live piano was good … and very loud.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience as always. Sean made our anniversary extra special. An awesome summer dinner out on the roof.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the best time! Great service and fast timing with food. It was a very hot day so their air con was working hard to adjust. Even though we were sweaty we had a good time
  26. n

    nicolep

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing seafood, great cocktails and perfect location for a sunny day. Thanks so much Daniel and Emma for taking care of us!
  27. c

    conniek

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  28. DP

    DanP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great evening with some piano background music and the meals great. Vancouver heat wave so it was warm upstairs but nothing you can do. We enjoyed the service and the special touches
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    It was a very poor experience at best. The temperature in the restaurant was extremely warm, either they don’t have air conditioning or it was broken. Several tables beside us didn’t stay because it was too hot. We almost did the same. The steaks were not cooked to the correct temperature. The steak quality felt like it was AA meat, nothing close in flavour or tenderness for a high end restaurant. We will never return
  30. KW

    KimW

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday dinner with my friends and husband. Great food and service. Consistently great experience. Unfortunately, it was a really hot day and AC wasn’t on or wasn’t enough. Felt bad for the servers but they were so friendly and happy. Thanks for another great dinner!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We Went for the happy hour from 3 to 5. It was excellent. Everything we had was delicious. I highly recommend this place and would visit again at any time
  32. RD

    RapD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    No working air conditioning, restaurant was extremely hot and did not make for a good dining experience. Food was okay and service was excellent
  33. JC

    JC01

    London

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last day of the holiday and a fabulous treat. Very good food. Great desserts - and huge! Would recommend…!
  34. HN

    HowardN

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always spectacular from food to service
  35. AS

    AndrewS

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice but needs air conditioning!
  36. BP

    BrianP

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great evening at Joe's. Always an awesome meal.
  37. AM

    AlexM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    I've been to Joe Fortes for dinner and it was amazing. This time we went out there for lunch and it was terrible! Hot and stuffy air inside. Waiters see that we have dirty dishes and utensils from previous courses and don't rush to take them away. So we sit at the table like pigs while they bring more plates. Lastly, the soup was served along with the main course - there, eat it fast and get out of here, we have a line up. Terrible experience. Too bad cause my first time there was amazing.
  38. SJ

    SirJason

    Vancouver

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aly and Victor made our lunch very memorable. If you want amazing food and exceptional service Joe Fortes is a must! If you are lucky enough to be served by Aly and Victor your experience will be just that much better!
  39. NH

    NigelH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding again, not been for 8 years but just the same atmosphere and food, excellent!!
  40. AM

    AMAD

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Overpriced, very hot as A/C was not working, and poor service. Completely overrated.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Joe Fortes Vancouver offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 669-1940.

Joe Fortes Vancouver is rated 4.6 stars by 6502 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 132 times today
Google Map for Joe Fortes Vancouver

777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3V5

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Robson

  • Neighborhood

    West End

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet service available at 4PM.

  • Public transit

    Five minute walk from Burrard Skytrain Station and Vancouver City Centre Station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Green

  • Entertainment

    Live Piano 7 days a week

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (604) 669-1940

  • Private party facilities

    Visit Joe Fortes and you are welcomed into an environment whose vibrant sights and sounds are as enticing as the menu is. With our name inspired by a local legend famous for his warm, welcoming nature, we naturally believe that hospitality is key in creating a memorable group dining experience.

  • Private party contact

    Norma Cisneros: (604) 685-4040

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