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114 E 3rd St, Jamestown, NY 14701-5402
+1 716-484-6063
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very small, but well done, Forte is a fine dining experience on one side, and a small bar/ lounge (large beer (including our local Southern Tier) and wine selections as well as cocktails) on the other. Specials that are worth planning for, as well as an all the time favorite, the $14.00 steak and beer meal. That's right, a beautifully... More 

Thank Betty K
Falconer, New York
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

It's a little difficult to get a table here sometimes so call for reservations. The specials are creative, the menu, to me at least, has the perfect balance of selection and taste range. We tend to prefer the window table in the bar. If you have a chance to go more than once don't miss the steak and a pint... More 

1 Thank Tracy S
Oregon, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Visited Jamestown for a hockey game from out of town and asked where there was a good place to eat by hotel staff. The both said "Forte" so... off we went. Wife ordered the Steak Frites. When it came, it looked good but it tasted like it was soaked in gasoline. I ordered he Curry chicken pot pie. WOW! Looked... More 

1 Thank Mark M
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for an anniversary dinner. It was so delicious that we've been back 3 times in two months! Menu is very inventive with a Japanese influence. There are even cocktails made with sake. One of our favorites is the mussel appetizer, the broth is out of this world! Great waitstaff, attentive but not annoyingly so. Great place for a... More 

Thank robred2016
Frewsbug, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Food, drinks, appetizers and desserts. One word, AMAZING. All wait staff and bartenders are super friendly. Love to go there all dresses up or in jeans and a hoodie, or stop in while riding and looking all blah

Thank Melanie Z
Jamestown, New York
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I have been here several times with friends. Service had been awful in the past but the person is no longer there. It is a higher end establishment so they do come off a bit rude at times. They have a great steak and beer special but you have to sit at the bar to have it. Which can be... More 

1 Thank Zuma1020
Margaret K, Owner at Forte, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! But, I am so saddened to hear that the staff comes off "rude at times." We love what we do and enjoying sharing all that Forte has to offer with every guest that walks through the door. It makes me upset to hear otherwise and that we had failed in making you feel welcome.... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Come to this place and see for yourself. Enough food for everyone. Plentiful and I saved the best for last, once more;

Thank Karynne R
Lakewood, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The bartender was amazing and I left my beer choice up to him. His selection was very very good. The steak was done perfectly and I can't wait to go again

Thank Veronica H
Jamestown, New York
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

They have awesome Sushi and dinner entrees! Definitely need to make reservations as they tend to be busy most of the time especially on the weekends.

Thank mjf822
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

What a fabulous find this was!! Right next door to the Theater and on the main 3rd Street drag, the special Steak and Beer dinner for $14 is a MUST!!!!

Thank LMG9216

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Sushi, Japanese, American, International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 E 3rd St, Jamestown, NY 14701-5402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Jamestown
  • Phone Number: +1 716-484-6063

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