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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
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Ranked #27 of 3,705 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $37
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Robson Street
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 30 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.
Victoria, Canada
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“I love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

I have been to Joe Fortes twice and both times it was delightful. Its not cheap, and its not quiet its a bustling steak and seafood house.. beautiful decor.. and piano plays through most of dinner, and the staff are so professional.. swear some of the waiters have likely been there for decades! But what I can't stop thinking about was the food.. its so good. I dream about the wedge salad with blue cheese dressing and crumbled bacon.. the oysters, the lamb shanks.. I also shared an excellant creme brulee.

Visited January 2014
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“My favourite restaurant in vancouver”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Could not fault this place. Amazing service. Great atmosphere. All food was so delicious. The piano player who is there from 6pm on every night added to the fabulous experience. Child friendly. Love this place.

Visited January 2014
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Richmond, Canada
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1,222 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Joe Fortes 1940's Yellow Cab”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

We attended during the first day of Dine Out Vancouver. When reservations were made 2 weeks in advance, given we going for dinner it was assumed we would be seated in the dining room and not in the lounge. Beside us on one side was a table of 4 school age young adults one of whom was attired in a bright red t-shirt and a red baseball cap and on the other side was another adult wearing a hat both while dining, though all were very well behaved, the dress was too casual for the ambiance and calibre of dining Joe Fortes is trying to portray. The restaurant was very busy and you know the tables are too close together when the server serving the table next to us has his posterior come to within about 4 inches of our table. The staff is pleasant from the greeters to the servers. We enjoyed the New York steak and Steelhead trout, both were cooked well and to our liking. Look for their 1940's yellow cab parked in front of the restaurant

  • Visited January 2014
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vancouver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Might be a little dear but the seafood is fantastic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

This is one of our favourite seafood restaurants, again the crab was beautiful, and this is from a true meat lover who would normal eat meat if it's on the menu.

Visited January 2014
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Sydney
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Always the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

Its something we always look forward to having when we head to vancouver. They never fail with faultless service, impeccable knowledge by wait staff and amazing food.

  • Visited January 2014
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