|Cuisine Type |||Seafood, Steakhouse|
|Ambiance |||In Places, Meet For Drink, Outdoor Dining, Patio Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic Spot, Singles Scenes, Star Sightings, Trendy|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Brunch, Buffet, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Great Wine List, Local Favorites, Party Space, Catering, Cigar Friendly|
|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver City Centre|
|Cross Street |||Robson Street|
|Daily 11AM – 11PM|
Profile Last Updated: February 13, 2009
Located just off fashionable Robson Street since 1985, Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House is a Vancouver favourite. This popular restaurant is always busy with locals and tourists. Because of the prime location and stellar reputation, Joe Fortes is also known to be an eatery frequented by celebrities. Joe’s prides itself on hospitality and ambiance and there are several different rooms where you can enjoy your meal.
Take A Seat
The main dining room has large, cozy booths and is the hub of all the action. In the main dining room there is also a champion oyster bar (but more on this later). On a different level, top-floor mezzanine is where you can enjoy your meal overlooking some of your co-diners. If you are looking for a more casual experience, opt for seating in the bistro and bar area. If you love to dine al fresco, the rooftop terrace is open year-round. The atrium and wine room are also available for dining and private parties.
American Cuisine and Chop
So what’s on the menu? Joe’s serves up brunch, lunch and dinner and daily specials. For brunch, classics like eggs benedict and seafood delights like Joe’s Classic Seafood Hash is on hand. For a power lunch or to refuel while on an afternoon Robson shopping trip, try the lunch offerings like the $10 Blue Plate lunch specials. For dinner, there are several delicious dishes to choose from, but Joe’s is particularly famous for one delicacy: oysters. If you are an oyster-expert you will be wowed by Joe’s large selection of premium oysters. If you are a novice, there is no better place to experience your first oyster. The shuckers at Joe’s are very knowledgeable and can recommend the perfect oyster and toppings for your palette.