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“FANTASTIC!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
777 Thurlow Street (at Robson), Vancouver, British Columbia V6E3V5, Canada (Downtown)
+1 604-669-1940
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Ranked #25 of 2,863 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $38
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Robson
Description: In keeping with the reputation of the man whose name we adopted, Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House has achieved legendary status in Vancouver. For 29 years, Joe Fortes has consistently earned and maintained its reputation as an award-winning Vancouver restaurant. Guests from the world over have come to expect a dynamic culinary experience in this San Francisco styled seafood grill that always delivers more - more hospitality, more variety and more buzz. This iconic Vancouver restaurant is conveniently located just off of bustling Robson Street. Joe Fortes is where locals and visitors alike come to enjoy the food in town, complemented by an award-winning wine list that boasts over 300 wines, and a uniquely personal level of service and hospitality. Quality, service and reputation - that's the stuff that we are made of. And that's what you can look forward to experiencing on each and every visit to Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House. We look forward to serving you.
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

4 of us ate there a few weeks ago following a Friday wedding. The atmosphere and food was fantastic! This is NOT a place to go for a quiet evening; it's busy and FUN! What MADE our evening was our wait person Alisha! She was efficient and very hands on. Her personality and sense of humor was amazing! Thanks Alisha!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ten Boer
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House is a popular restaurant on Thurlow Street, just between Alberni and Robson. The sunday evening we ate there it was busy, as it was most of the time I passed by. The food served is good, the atmosphere OK. On the other hand, it is not spectacular either. Just good value for money.

Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Exceeded our expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

It's a big place, but decorated in a way that you don't feel it. Food is really excellent, and the service is very cordial and efficient. Good value/quality ratio.

Visited June 2013
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“Awesome dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

The concierge at our hotel suggested this restaurant for its wonderful seafood and steaks. Well, he was spot on, as Joe Fortes offers fabulous food. Three of us had seafood which everyone loved. I had a steak and it was filled with wonderful flavor. Service was a little slow, but with good food and conversation, it didn't matter. The restaurant is very, very loud. If you want to be able to talk or hear yourself think, I suggest you make a reservation for the garden deck. Otherwise, everything there will be awesome.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Versailles, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Nice evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Very fine seafood. I had great halibut cheeks, and my wife ate a special with salmon and scallops, both of which were perfect. The waiter advised that the seafood is better than the steaks, so that's why we ordered as we did. Very nice wine-by-the-glass menu, and a fine Caesar salad, which is definitely sized for sharing. Very professional and attentive service.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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