Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Joe Fortes never disappoints! Always great food and the service is top notch!
Everything at Joe Fortes is great; the only unfortunate is that we had difficulty hearing one another.
Friend in from Washington & we shared a booth which was perfect for getting caught up with one of my best friends. Food was great & gluten free for me! You always look after me! Iceberg wedge salad & mussels: my favourite ! 🙏🏻
An atmosphere and charm that stands second to none
Thanks again, always tremendous food and service. We'll be back.
The service was exemplary. Efficient, polite and expedient. The facility was clean and well decorated. The live piano was lovely. The food was mostly excellent. The chowder left a little something to be desired and the calamari, although crispy and cooked perfectly, was slightly bland. The steak and dessert were excellent.
Another amazing dinning experience at one of Vancouver’s premier stops! An outstanding vibe for a Sunday night! Service and food could not have been any better! Big thank to Heather for making sure everything was perfect!
Joe's is a favourite of mine. I am fairly regular and typically take clients. I have alays been impressed by the food quality and service. I do recommend Joes for a higher end experience and would go again
The service was far beyond other places at the same price level. Food was good but not so surprising.
Excellent food service and atmosphere
Excellent service and great value for the quality of food.
I have to say the Joe Fortes has one of the best brunches in town .. The food is more than one can eat and the services and aviance amazing..
First time visit for the two of us. The service was outstanding. Especially the valet! This gentleman was one of a kind. We requested a taxi and he literally ran after it when he saw one available, on a dark and rainy night.
We had always wanted to try Joe Fortes but never had be able to get a table. We are glad we did, but the food was underwhelming. Would we visit again, maybe, maybe not.
Our waitress was very knowledgeable in suggesting the wine pairing etc. The service was excellent. I only gave 4 stars for the good because my salmon was a bit underdone.
Fabulous Birthday Brunch! Everything was top drawer and a memorable experience. Will definitely be back:)
I came from Japan and celebrated my boyfriend's birthday. I was worried because my English was not so good, but I was happy with staff smile.
Everyone on the staff was able to share what I told them.
Also, the performance was nice and the staff was clean.
I'm glad I chose this shop for my boyfriend's birthday.♡
Thank you very much. ありがとう。
This here is a classic and all - guests and staff - know it and act accordingly. You know what to order and you know what you will get and that there will be no surprises, unpleasant or otherwise.
Fantastic service, amazing food, a real treat.
Food was so so, service was good and very on time. However at the end of the night a mouse was observed running against the wall under few tables, when I told the waitress she said she understood but was not the first time !! I advised them hire a pest control company and placed some traps she said she agreed and will do it.
In Vancouver from Winnipeg for my daughter’s dance competition.
Great dinner. The usual at Joe Fortes. It was quite noisy upstairs. Lovely time
We had a very enjoyable meal once again. I would highly recommend this restaurant for the freshest seafood and best service as well as an elegant and lively setting in the heart of downtown Vancouver.
Food was very nice. Wait staff too attentive, I didn't need him to read the menu to me or fill my water glass every time I took a sip. Apart from that he was great
With friends from out of town
Great place with excellent food and service. Drinks were great too. We always get the seafood platter and share a bunch of appies.
Great service with good food. We went for a late lunch and I really wanted the cioppino off their dinner menu and our server made it happen. It really helped make the experience wonderful.
Loved the special prices and the food more.
Our server was excellent. Friendly & pleasant.
Eddie our server was the star of the show. A genuine pleasure and a bundle of joy. He truly made our dining experience memorable!
always enjoy coming to Joe Fortes. great food great service . there blue plate special are a truly great value . i can’t wait to go again . a great placff ed for special occasions
The service and food were absolutely amazing. We spoke to the waiters and found them knowledgeable and engaging wonderful people. Everyone seated around us were having fun and enjoying their food and drink. We highly recommend this restaurant.
Our first time at this restaurant, despite being long term Vancouver residents. The decor is great, especially now with the Christmas theme.
The evening was spoiled by the exuberant (and I think that’s charitable) loud piano playing. It improved later in the evening, when the pianist settled down and played quieter and more reflectively. The portions were huge. The fish was by and large beautifully cooked. The clam chowder was creamy and full of potatoes, but failed to taste of clams.
Hands down the best part of the evening was the genuinely professional and outstanding service provided by our server Wade. In fact all the staff were excellent. If I could change anything it would be the noise level.
lobster was a bit soggy on the 2 platters we ordered
I’m at Joe Fortes for brunch almost every month. Have found the service deteriorate over time and it was especially apparent on this visit. Ordered oysters (they were great) and then the seafood pave which is my go to. The potatoes came and they were very dark. Inspected the bottom and saw that it was black underneath. When raising this with our server, she told me that they’re baked and that’s how they come. Not realizing that this isn’t the first time I’ve eaten the seafood pave. Then she asked “what do you want me to do about it?” I was shocked. Told her it’s fine, and I just ate the top portion of the potatoes. When I was done and only the black layer was left on the plate, I thought that might trigger her to realize that this isn’t ok. But nothing.
Then for dessert I ordered the coffee cake. Had about 3/4 left and asked our server to pack it to go. Only when I got home did I realize that she didn’t pack the honey mascarpone cream. I often order the coffee cake with leftovers to go or entirely to go (it’s that good) and they always pack the cream. Its part of what makes it so good.
It was just too many issues on one visit to ignore.
Good morning, I'm terribly sorry to hear about your last visit with us. Please accept my most sincerest apologies. May I please request that you email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information to further discuss your experience? Kindest regards, Norma Cisneros Restaurant Manager
Good brunch. Great service.
Very noisy with piano playing.
Seafood tower was not worth the cost, clam chowder should be called potato chowder. I had 2 pcs of clam and my sister didn’t have any. The best part of the meal were the truffle fries and the crepe brûlée dessert. Service was good. Water was filled by different servers. The ambience was great, music, new orleans feel. It is a restaurant you would go to once then have your fill.
Always great food and never disappointed. We had the special which was a sockeye salmon topped with a scallop, with mash potatoes and sundries tomatoes. It was delicious!
Best dining experience ever, food was spectacular and our server completely made the night awesome. Thanks Richard L.
Our service was missing as he seemed preoccupied and got my order wrong and blamed me!
Good Afternoon Mary, Please accept my most sincere apology that your service was so poor during your recent dining experience at Joe Fortes. May I please request that you email email@example.com with your phone number and an appropriate time to further discuss your experience? Kind Regards, Kelsey Wickett firstname.lastname@example.org
Ladies birthday lunch. Service and ambiance were just the way we like it: present but not overbearing. Food was excellent and very good value. Nice touch is the free desserts. Thank you!
This was unfortunately a poor experience overall. The restaurant is pricey, and typically out of my budget, but we decided to go here as a splurge to celebrate a new job. We were sorely disappointed by our time at Joe Fortes. [I can say that the oysters were awesome, the only redeeming part of our meal.]
The main issue was that we both ordered steaks which were cooked to perfection, however, both our side dishes on the plate were stone cold. The puree, beats, and potatoes tasted like they were plated at least 20 minutes before our steaks which did not compliment the dish well at all. We didn't want to raise a scene or waste food so we did not make a comment to our waiter.
I also ordered dessert and they did not include all of it in the box and they threw it in there upside down. It was quite surprising seeing that considering the caliber of this establishment.
Sadly, at $320 for a dinner for two, I do not think my partner and I will be returning.
Good Afternoon Larissa, Please accept my most sincere apology that your experience at Joe Fortes fell so far below your expectations, and our usually very high standards. May I please request that you email email@example.com with your phone number and an appropriate time to further discuss your experience? Kind Regards, Kelsey Wickett Assistant General Manager