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Forte

Certificate of Excellence
Japanese, American, Bar, International, Sushi, Pub
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114 E 3rd St, Jamestown, NY 14701
716.484.6063
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our anniversary spot

My wife and I come here every year for our anniversary. The staff has remembered us and the day I proposed to her in the restaurant. The food is magnificent and a gluten free selection for my wife.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I come here every year for our anniversary. The staff has remembered us and the day I proposed to her in the restaurant. The food is magnificent and a gluten free selection for my wife.

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Thank Mike P
Jamestown, New York
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Location is good as there's usually plenty of street parking. Forte is small. You have to pass by the bar to even get to the hostess and it's a tight squeeze. Once you finally get to the dining area it is somewhat cramped. We sat by the window which was very drafty and cornered. The windows were covered with a... More 

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Thank flowerkatj
Cherry Creek, New York, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My daughter and I had a wonderful dinner before heading to The Reg Lina for a show. We had so much fun we went back after the show for dessert! Get food and service!!

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Thank Shelley L
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Jamestown is not the center of the culinary world and if you are looking for Michelin star food, keep on driving. That being said, Forte does a nice job of delivering to the market. The location is great. Right in the middle of the historic downtown district and next to the amazing reg lenna theater. The restaurant is small and... More 

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Thank Blackleaf
Newark, New York
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

On a recent weekend in Jamestown my wife and I decided to give Forte a shot. We are all sorts of glad we did. Love the location and the ambience. We were greeted promptly and seated immediately. We had reservations which are highly recommended. The service was paced just right. Our server was attentive but not too attentive. The food... More 

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Thank chayes604
Jamestown, New York
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

What can you say? Great place! Service is awesome, food is great & atmosphere is perfect. Try the sushi, steak and beer at the bar & the beet salad!!!!

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Thank Qazmlp3868
Jamestown
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The menu changes often but is always tasty. You can have a casual meal at the bar or an upscale experience in the dining room.

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Thank Jennifer M
Ohio
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90 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised to find such an eclectic menu in this small town! Being that we were there during Comedy Fest, reservations were needed for a table - we ate at the bar without a reservation, which turned out to be a good choice. The full menu was available plus a bar special (Beer & Steak for around $15),... More 

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Thank Deb022
Jamestown, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Love the $12 steak and beer special.. decent cut of steak, side ceasar salad and smashed potatoes all washed down with a pint of Southern Tier Brewing Company beer! They have 4 taps.. all STBC products but plenty of bottles. Great liquor and wine selection too. Try the Fortini! I've never had a bad meal here and the waitstaff is... More 

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1 Thank Megan A
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

In a sea of mediocre food in the area, Forte delivers a great atmosphere and thoughtfully prepared food. The dessert is always a must! Also, for simple and easy, make a reservation for the bar, and have steak and beer! Never a disappointment!

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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: Japanese, American, Bar, International, Sushi, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?