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Joe Fortes Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

Joe Fortes Vancouver

4.5
4.5
6716 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

19:00


Booked 180 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

    Kelsey Sullivan: (604) 669-1940

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 6,716 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Seafood

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Most Booked

  • Vancouver

    Most Booked

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  1. ES

    EdSa

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great service and location but unfortunately the food was subpar for the cost. I ordered the sirloin steak and it was tough and chewy despite it being cooked medium rare. I ordered a 1/2 lobster and it was the most anemic lobster I’ve ever seen. It’s too bad because you can tell that this restaurant has lost its focus on food quality and now is just about the name and reputation.
  2. LW

    LisaW

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were out for a dinner with friends on a Monday evening. We started with oysters, which were excellent. The Caesar salad was pretty standard so it felt a little over priced. For our main, we had the striploin with peppercorn sauce. The flavor was delicious and it was perfectly cooked. Unfortunately, the meat itself was very tough. I had a hard time cutting it with the steak knife provided. We sent it back without an issue and had the halibut instead. That was also perfectly cooked and it was delicious. Overall, the service and ambience was excellent. It was very busy - quite warm and noisy, but not unpleasant. We have been to Joe Forte’s several times in the past and we will return. Probably will not have the striploin again though !
  3. ST

    SusanT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outdoor deck was much quieter than inside, living wall, lanterns. So lovely. Good was extraordinary!
  4. RP

    RobP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great Seafood and great service, we had a great night.
  5. GF

    GregF

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was pretty good. Waiter did not have much patience or time for us nor did he even bother to say thanks after taking $400 off us. Pretty poor.
  6. DH

    DaleH

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply wonderful.
  7. KM

    KathyM

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best jumbo prawns ever and fresh oysters on the half shell were spectacular
  8. KM

    KenricM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening spent on the roof top of Joe Fortes.
  9. J

    Joey

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice happy hour menu and environment, but need to make reservation in advance.
  10. GS

    GailS

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere and decor with live piano music attentive staff who are friendly
  11. CS

    ClientSS

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Joe’s. The food was great, the service as well.
  12. J

    J88luv

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration… the waiter had awesome suggestions for drinks and diner options….too bad I don’t remember his name… lovely ambiance… wld definitely dine again… thank you… 😋👍🏾☺️😉
  13. LT

    LindaT

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service, love the vibe. Be sure to make reservations
  14. d

    daniellep

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The bar was set low by some of the reviews. We entered and it was magical. The piano playing, the mahogany wood, it felt like a piece of Vancouver history. Now lets talk about our server Matt. What an amazing personality. He connected with us immediately and made it known that it was important to him we had a great experience. Which we did. I am from San Francisco and love Seafood but wanted to try it all-Lobster, scallops, oysters and shrimp. He helped me customize the perfect dish and got us exactly what we wanted. We chatted wine, shoes, Calfornia and everything in between. He made our experience which was already awesome, just that much better. Would definitely come back when visiting!
  15. J

    Jeff

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent special family dinner. Range of food from fish to pork chop was very good. Service was tremendous.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The rooftop patio seating is stunning in the sunset. Great service and the food was outstanding.
  17. KH

    KarlaH

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall experience from the fantastic food to the friendly experienced staff.
  18. HT

    HelenT

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a recommendation, what a rooftop venue and what a beautiful Meal ! Husband and I from Australia love our fine dining and Joe Fortes does not disappoint. An honour to have a sumptuous lunch in this spectacular building. Top shelf service matches everything else. Thank you.
  19. SK

    SueK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere always. Live piano and a happening vibe. Appreciate the whole team service model. Food was spot on; refreshing oysters, perfectly done NY strips, ample Chinook salmon portion and brussel-sprouts I’d feed my Thanksgiving guests. It really is a perfect West Coast slice.
  20. HS

    HelenS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Had catch of the day way overcooked n dry seasonal vegetables were tiny cubed zucchini Fir $58 it was a big disappointment
  21. KB

    KathyB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner and excellent service! Valet parking is the way to go. Can hardly wait to have a Sunday brunch there.
  22. KN

    KelleyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always. Food was superb, service was excellent and the atmosphere was wonderful. Can’t wait to return.
  23. AM

    AlexM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mike is the best !!! Mike is the best !!! Mike is the best !!!
  24. F

    Food4ever

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went here for a business dinner and there were four of us...we were seated in the lounge area in a booth. The level of noise is substantial but luckily where we were seated we could still have a conversation. We had a fabulous waiter, David, who made our dining experience very enjoyable. The food was great! We shared a bunch of items from the menu such as the Seafood Tower, Carpaccio, Calamari & New York Striploin. Then we each ordered our own desserts. Mine was the Pavlova which was just divine! Oh and don't forget to order a cocktail...can't go wrong with the Beaches and Peaches!
  25. JB

    JerryB

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambience and service. We loved the steelehead trout and fish/shellfish bowl. Great wrap up/goodbye to our Vancouver vacation.
  26. VL

    VanhelleL

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing service and amazing food. The place is gorgerous. Not every wine on the menu were available. But its the perfect place to celebrate.
  27. SP

    StephenP

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Highly recommend, our server Ken was exceptional as was the food. Do us a favour and open in Sydney
  28. VP

    VeroniqueP

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gordon our waiter was incredible. The food was delicious. Only negative comment I have is that they don't have air conditioning (a minus thing overall).
  29. HW

    HeatherW

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience at Joe Forte’s. Food was fantastic, drinks were delicious and the service was outstanding. Really enjoyed our evening out.
  30. LC

    LauraC

    St. Louis

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service & food were both amazing & outstanding! The piano player was too loud. You felt as if you were at a concert rather than dinner with background music, was not conducive for good conversation.
  31. RN

    RobertN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    This place looked to be one of the most popular in Vancouver, always busy when we passed and difficult to book. However, unfortunately it did not live up to expectations. The service was rushed, as if they wanted the table back to resell as quickly as possible, and the food was average at best. Clam chowder tasteless and presented with a small plastic packet of crab biscuits. The pork chop, which I thought might be their signature dish, was underdone despite asking for it to be medium/well done. Bright pink meat near the bone was very off putting. My wife had the fish and chips, the fish was mushy which strongly suggests that it has been twice frozen or more. This is a highly priced restaurant too, so we expected a much better service and good quality food. We will not return.
  32. M

    Marybeth

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely birthday dinner ❤️
  33. B

    Buck

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, pricey but good food!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious We had the west coast platter and enjoyed every lad bite Service was impeccable
  35. n

    noooods

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff at Joe Fortes is always so kind and attentive. Our server was very fun and friendly. The service is always great and the food is even better. We arrived right as they opened and our food made it to the table in record timing. They even gave my sister a very delicious dessert for her birthday. There is nothing to complain about here - food, drinks, service, atmoshpere, everything was absolutely amazing.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is good, good service too, but a bit noisy overall 🤣 not a very good place if you wanna have a quite night or conversation lol
  37. SH

    StuartH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Sat/Sun brunch menu. Very good quality and the food comes out fast.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Brunch on patio! Beautiful weather great food good service. One of the best places in Vancouver
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    25th Anniversary Dinner was truly amazing, will definitely go there again. Superb dining experience.
  40. SC

    SteveC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great friendly service with knowledgeable staff. The pan seared scallops are to die for plus I could drink the lobster oil mixed with balsamic vinegar they give you for the amazingly fresh bread that is served before your meal. Having a pianist on the stair landing playing all evening was a treat.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 4.5 stars by 6716 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 180 times today
Google Map for Joe Fortes Vancouver

777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3V5

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Robson

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • 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

    Kelsey Sullivan: (604) 669-1940

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