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Forte

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American, Bar, Sushi, Eclectic
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114 E 3rd St, Jamestown, NY 14701
716.484.6063
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 41
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  • 2
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Small Town Big Flavor

For such a small town like Jamestown, NY this place makes you think of big city fine dining. The staff was great and very knowledgable and the food was as good as you would pay $100s for in NYC. If you ever have a reason to be in Jamestown put this on your to do list.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Greg V
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Jamestown, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I went there with 6 of my coworkers for dinner one night. Its a nice place but it's on the smallish side. If you have a party of more than 6 you might have some issues getting a table if its after 6pm. The menu selection isn't very expansive but it is a little expensive. They had a $12 steak... More 

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Jamestown, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

For such a small town like Jamestown, NY this place makes you think of big city fine dining. The staff was great and very knowledgable and the food was as good as you would pay $100s for in NYC. If you ever have a reason to be in Jamestown put this on your to do list.

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Bemus Point, NY
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I've visited Forte several times now and I have to say they do an amazing job, I first started going for the steak and beer special in the bar area which really can't be beat for the amazing quality and price, a steak so delicious it's a shame to add any sauce or seasoning to it! If ordering off of... More 

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orchard park
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This restaurant is a delightful surprise! We went twice over the winter this year. Now, Jamestown is in the heart of the WNY snow belt, and both times we were there, it was absolutely frigid outside. Forte is warm, cozy and sophisticated. Dinners are upscale, with a twist on classics. We had one vegetarian with us both times, and she... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Stopped in while traveling for business. Restaurant is well decorated and I enjoyed the atmosphere. Would also be great for a date or romantic night out. Ordered the 8 oz. sirloin with garlic mashed potatoes. Very good, especially for the price (around $18). Also added the salmon soup (don't recall the exact name). This was alright, could have been better.... More 

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Branchville, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Everyone said to eat here. Long wait at bar. No reservations available. Our steak special was tough. One in party ordered chicken that was tough as well. Go to taco hut across the street. No wait, cheaper, better food.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Forte is an eclectic fine dining restaurant located in the heart of downtown Jamestown, New York. Their menu offers a variety of ethnic flavors including Vietnamese short ribs, Japanese sushi, Thai noodle soup and Curried potpie. Yet seafood, burgers, gumbo and steak are also featured. Forte’s crimson walls and candlelit ambiance make it a hot spot for those wanting to... More 

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Jamestown, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Delicious very unique menu. Food is presented beautifully. Service is excellent. Nice atmosphere! Very conveniently located in Downtown Jamestown.

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Jamestown, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

After a busy day at the office and a seminar in the evening, we were hungry and tired. We arrived late - near the end of serving time - but the host made sure we got seated and we were attended to quickly. The service was amazing, the food was outstanding and we were all glad this was the restaurant... More 

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The food was outstanding! The Tuna Crisps, Braised Short Ribs and Thai Noodle Soup as well as my friends duck sandwich were fantastic. I am polishing off the remains as we speak. Apologies to Forte. We had to dash before our main course. The staff were very supportive and understanding. Highly recommend Forte and Jamestown night life.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 E 3rd St, Jamestown, NY 14701
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Jamestown
  • Phone Number: 716.484.6063

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Sushi, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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