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Joe Fortes Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

Joe Fortes Vancouver

4.6
4.6
6517 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 105 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 6,517 people are saying

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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

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  1. JF

    JuergenF

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and an outstanding service. All drinks had the optimum temperature.
  2. CA

    CorrineA

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing as usual, such a beautiful spot, we always love the ambiance, super classy place!
  3. W

    Worldtraveller

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Happy hour was good value. Food though was suprisngly just above average considering we were expecting well above average (although the carrot cake was 5 stars). We visited in August and the restaurant was uncomfortably warm. Overall, the experience was good. But nothing to write home about.
  4. AM

    AveryM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely recommend sitting on the rooftop if you can during the warmer months. Great food and service. My mom and I ordered salmon and was truly delicious—some of the freshest salmon! My mom also ordered oysters and said they were the best she had ever had (from Chef’s Creek from Banes Bay). Such a highlight of our visit to Vancouver! Also our server, Boyd I believe, made us the best iced coffee ever!
  5. j

    joycej

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and meal. Food was awesome as usual and service was outstanding. It was for a birthday and they made sure we had a good time
  6. AS

    AmyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best steak I've ever had. Always my favorite restaurant in Vancouver! The maitre d really helped me find a table that wasn't too hot. No air conditioning and very loud inside. What a vibrant restaurant this is!
  7. CA

    CAIRINE

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good value and selection for Happy Hour. Very noisy and crowded.
  8. H

    Henric

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food served by excellent staff. Our main server Victor was a blast
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambience was fantastic, but the wine menu was extremely confusing and put a bit of a damper on our evening. We thought we had ordered a bottle of wine for a certain price, but it was actually per glass. Our server handled it wonderfully, but I think the wine list needs to be more clear. We’ll definitely be back, but will have to rethink our wine order. The wine itself was excellent.
  10. m

    mikep

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    not the awesome place it use to be, sorry but will not go back
  11. t

    twistedangel26

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is our first time dining and trying Happy Hour at Joe Fortes. The food was superb, everything came so fast. Our server was fantastic, she truly made us feel welcomed and have been very attentive. Thank you
  12. WY

    WayneY

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  13. J

    Jenjenparedes

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing service and food when I come here! So worth it. Always there for happy hour and oysters
  14. D

    Diane

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The walkway to the washroom upstairs was very narrow; the washroom themselves were not impressive.
  15. SE

    ScottE

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days 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!
  16. NW

    NikkiW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriends birthday, was such a good experience!!
  18. MV

    MarcoV

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 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!
  19. m

    malibumom

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Wine warm Noisy
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

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

    PenryA

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

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

    Cevaiani

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent cuisine but difficult to carry on conversation due to noise.
  23. T

    Taylormade

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

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

    HSS1

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food pricey and just fair. Very seasoned and salty. Fun place.
  25. p

    perpetualo

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    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.
  26. PG

    PatrickG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

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

    Sean

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    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.
  28. P

    Predeeban

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Gordon was amazing and he was very helpful and kind.
  29. KS

    KristaS

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    The server was rude, barely spoke to us, and did not even take a drink order until 30 minutes after we arrived. After we complained to a manager we got slightly friendlier service, but by that point it had ruined our evening. They are clearly catering to tourists, and not interested in repeat customers. For the price, I would definitely not go back. Not worth the money!

    Joe Fortes VancouverResponded on August 4, 2022Hello Krista, Thank you for your feedback. We're truly sorry to hear that your latest visit at Joe's. We can assure you that this is not the Joe Fortes experience that we are known for. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience further with you to ensure that the issues you experienced are not repeated. Kindly email your contact information to info@joefortes.ca and a member of our management team will be in touch soon. Kind regards, Joe Fortes Team

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

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

    SandyW

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around excellent experience. ❤️
  32. SB

    SteveB

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    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.
  33. C

    Colleenf

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    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.
  34. RI

    RICHRDC

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

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

    Caleb

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

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

    Ragout

    Vancouver

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    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.
  37. B

    Blessed

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

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

    Wilsinc

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    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

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 6517 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 105 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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