What is Forte?


Forte is a restaurant located in Jamestown, New York.

And although that may say it succinctly, Forte is a variety of things to a great many different people. 

Forte is a cocktail lounge. Forte is a wine bar. Forte is a place for great sushi as well as the all-inclusive steak and beer dinner deal in the bar lounge. It’s a sometimes dance club, a rotating art gallery and a part of the growing arts corridor in downtown Jamestown.

Meet the Staff


Peggy

Owner

Ask me about ...
"my new love of bourbon."
Three must haves on a desert island ...
"sunblock. mosquito repellant. ice cream."
You will most likely see me drinking ...
"limon-jitos."
Most likely on staff to ...
"plan a trip to Disney World."

Nick

Manager / Bartender

Ask me about ...
"comic books, bitters or classic cocktails."
Three must haves on a desert island ...
"fresh fruit juices. overproof rum. Polynesian drinkware."
Prior to Forte, I worked ...
"as a writer, blogger, journalist & DJ at a college bar."
Favorite Southern Tier Beer ...
"3 Citrus Peel Out!"

 

Chris

Head Chef

Prior to Forte, I worked...
"At Conewango Country Club & La Fleur."
Most likely to be seen drinking...
"The Kraken"
Most likely on staff to...
"Cheer up grumpy servers and listen to bag pipe music."
Favorite Southern Tier Beer  ...
"Live"

Lacie

Server

Three must haves on a desert island... 
"Fire- in the form of flint, fishing gear, & potato chips" 
You will most likely see me drinking ...
"A Moscow mule"
My favorite Southern Tier beer ...
"Tier de Garde"
I'm the most likely on staff to ...
"Knit you a scarf"

 

Steve

Grill Chef

Ask me about ...
"My kids and wife, and also music."
My perfect day is... 
"Going golfing, grilling and playing drums."
Prior to Forte, I worked...
"at the Heirloom Restaurant in Chautauqua's Athenaeum"
My favorite Southern Tier beer is...
"3 Citrus Peel Out"

Aaron

HydroSanitation Expert

Three must haves on a desert island...
"pocket knife, fishing line, garbage bags"
You will most likely see me drinking ...
"A Moscow mule"
My favorite Southern Tier beer ...
"Backburner"
I'm the most likely on staff to ...
"do a shot of cinnamon whiskey"

Megan Feldt

Server / Dishwasher

Ask me about...
"Anything..." 
Three must haves on a desert island...
"A record player with records, coffee & a lighter."
My favorite Southern Tier beer is...
"Sonnet"
I'm the most likely on staff to ...
"Take it too far."

 

James aka “Red”

Bartender

Ask me about ...
"golf.  baseball.  scotch."
My idea of a perfect day ...
"golf in the a.m. / day on the lake / nice steak at nite / watching the Red Sox beat the Yankees"
You will most likely see me drinking ...
"Mich Light & a shot of fireball"

Chelsea

Dessert Goddess

Prior to Forte, I worked...
"at Shyndigz -- a dessert only restaurant in Richmond, Virginia."
My three must haves on a desert island are...
"sunglasses, rum and cookies."
Outside of work, I enjoy...
"hiking, kayaking and exploring."
I'm the most likely on staff to ...
"bake tasty desserts!"

Ashley

Occasional Hostess

Ask me about...
"My cats"
Three must-haves on a desert island...
"My swimsuit, my hula hoop & yummy mixed drinks."
My favorite Southern Tier beer is...
"Tangier"
Outside of work, I enjoy...
"Hula hooping and spending time outdoors."

 

Michelle Moore

Occasional Hostess

Three must haves on a desert island...
"Tuna crisps, chardonnay and chips & salsa!"
My idea of a perfect day is...
"Lying on the beach at St. Bart's"
My favorite Southern Tier beer...
"Backburner"
Outside of work, I enjoy...
"Chardonnay"

Julie

Chef Emerita

Three must haves on a desert island ...
"ceviche, mojitos, hammock"
Most likely on staff to ...
"make you dinner."
Prior to Forte, I worked ...
"at Hutch's and Tempo"
Most likely be drinking ...
"Hendricks cucumber collins" 

Shannon

Former Bartender

Ask me about ...
"poker! Wanna play??? $20 buy-in..."
My favorite Southern Tier beer is ...
"Compass"
Three must haves on a desert island ...
"chapstick. music. toilet paper."
Most likely on staff to ... 
"eat all the shrimp out of staff meals."