I was invited by former Vancouver DJ, Buzz Bishop, for a Dot Com lunch brainstorming session. I have to tell you, very few things get the brain storming more than fresh oysters from Joe Fortes. The restaurant has achieved legendary status in Vancouver.
For almost 25 years, Joe Fortes has consistently earned and maintained its reputation as â€œVancouver’s Best Oyster Barâ€. Guests from the all over the world have come to expect a dynamic culinary experience in this San Francisco styled seafood grill that always delivers. Located at 777 Thurlow Street, just off of the very swank Robson Street, Joe Fortes is the place locals and visitors alike come to enjoy the freshest seafood and chops in town, complemented by an award-winning wine list that boasts over 400 wines.
Joe Fortes is following a trend I see more and more Vancouver fine dining restaurants doing – the prix fixe lunch. It’s very similar to the prix fixe dinner but in lunch size. You get a three course lunch that include a starter soup or salad, a nice main course and tasty dessert. All for a very affordable price of $16.95. Since Joe Fortes is know as the best oyster bar in Vancouver, we just had to order up a dozen of the raw stuff as the brain storming opener. My lunch consisted of a New England clam chowder, 5 oz sirloin steak and a Vanilla CrÃ¨me BrÃ»lÃ©e for dessert.
From start to finish, lunch at Joe Fortes was exceptional and considering how inexpensive the lunch was, the service level was amazing. I highly recommend the place for your next Dot Com brainstorming session.