Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Canada
  3. Vancouver / British Columbia
  4. Vancouver
  5. West End
Joe Fortes Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

Joe Fortes Vancouver

4.6
4.6
6536 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 102 times today
Private dining

Private dining

Book your next event with us

View details

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

  • 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

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

Popular dishes

What 6,536 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Seafood

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Most Booked

  • Vancouver

    Most Booked

Sort by

Filters

  1. CW

    CrystalW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My husbands lobster was mushy texture and his steak was under sized. The manager was great and so was our waiters.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Waited over an hour for our entrees
  3. SM

    SusanM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Because the restaurant was not air-conditioned, it was a very uncomfortable hot humid experience and we left as soon as possible. Our waiter was visibly sweating and uncomfortable as well. The food was only average in taste and presentation, considering the high prices of the meals.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating with reso changes and last minute changes to # of diners. Must meet the LD at the Oyster Bar - so friendly and knowledgeable and served amazingly fresh oysters to boot! Outstanding service by Wade and Brett - thank you and we will definitely be back again!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    You can never go wrong at Joe Fortes. The food is always fresh and perfect. Our server was very friendly and took special care with my dad who is hard of hearing. I'll be back.
  6. BL

    BrigitteL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Our server was not friendly, abrupt and seemed to rush the process

    Joe Fortes VancouverResponded 1 day agoHello Brigitte, Thank you for your feedback. We are truly sorry to hear about your recent visit at Joe Fortes. We can assure you that this is not the typical Joe Fortes experience that we are known for. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to learn more about your experience so that we can make things right. Kindly email your contact information to info@joefortes.ca and a member of our management team will be in touch. Kind regards, The Joe Fortes Team

  7. JS

    JennS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food … little pricey but the atmosphere was fantastic.
  8. KN

    KathrynN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sit at the Oyster Bar and we always get 5 Star service.
  9. A

    Andreana

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were stunned by how well we were treated! We adored everyone! The staff, down to the food and of course the ambience. We were in love with the place and one bite took us to another place!
  10. AW

    AndyW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The tables were quite close to each other and it was pretty warm, felt like there was no A/C, food was okay. I was surprised they charged us a "birthday treat". The server didn't mention the restaurant would charge us on this as we didn't request or demand the arrangement, it was presented to us as "we got a little treat on your birthday" so we thought it was complimentary.....maybe I should had asked. The service was great, I really like the server for our table.
  11. CG

    ChrisG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  12. FP

    FPepoon

    Sacramento

    186 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    186 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner from start to finish. We were greeted promptly, asked about our seating preference, and given a lovely table. Our server was friendly and professional and made some excellent recommendations. Our meals were delicious and dessert (the Lemon Ice Cake) was worth every calorie. I had the Sockeye Salmon special and my husband had the cedar plank salmon, we both enjoyed our meals.The wine list has some good selections and the prices good.
  13. VS

    VancouverSue

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Birthday celebration. Had happy hour menu. Tried 90% of menu. Prices were reasonable for the happy hour dishes. All prawns were well prepared and were succulent. The raw oysters were fresh and served quickly.
  14. MA

    MargieA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Definitely a great dining experience as we had never been before but way too over priced for the food. Although my husband really enjoyed his steak which was cooked perfectly. My seafood linguini unfortunately had hard shells or something that I was biting into so that was unfortunate and I couldn’t finish my dinner because of it.
  15. SH

    SophiaH

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We were looking forward to dining at Joe Fortes because of its reputation in Vancouver but left slightly underwhelmed. The dining room has an old world feel which is quite romantic. Service was great. We ordered the special that night which was Atlantic char served with potatoes and asparagus and the seafood cioppino. Both dishes were good but quite basic in terms of flavour. Overall a positive experience but probably wouldn’t go again
  16. G

    Giovanni1

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our dining experience was made even better with Nyat being our server! She made our dining experience at Joe Fortes a memorable one! Great atmosphere and vibe along with a great menu. Definitely would recommend this restaurant! Cheers 🍷
  17. DP

    DanielP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A but loud but great service and food. We enjoyed it.
  18. MS

    MonicaSJ

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent brunch experience. Everyone raves about the chicken and waffles, and they were good, but the fish & chips and the cocktails were even better. Incredible service, too. Beautiful rooftop garden area. Just a lovely experience overall.
  19. JF

    JuergenF

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    CorrineA

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    Worldtraveller

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2022

    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.
  22. AM

    AveryM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2022

    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!
  23. j

    joycej

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2022

    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
  24. AS

    AmyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    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!
  25. CA

    CAIRINE

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

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

    Henric

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    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.
  28. m

    mikep

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

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

    twistedangel26

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    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
  30. WY

    WayneY

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  31. J

    Jenjenparedes

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

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

    Diane

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

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

    ScottE

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    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!
  34. NW

    NikkiW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

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

    MarcoV

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    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!
  37. m

    malibumom

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Wine warm Noisy
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

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

    PenryA

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

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

    Cevaiani

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

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

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 4.6 stars by 6536 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 102 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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, 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

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo