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...
"rum, limes & mint."
You will most likely see me drinking...
"Diet Coke."
Outside of work, I enjoy...
"kayaking adventures."
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...
"Most likely to keep calm and carry on!"
Favorite Southern Tier Beer  ...
"Kraken"

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 ...
"Mango Crush"
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 idea of a perfect day is... 
"grilling by some water in the summer."
I’m the most likely on staff to...
"Sing!"
Prior to Forte, I worked...
"at the Heirloom Restaurant in Chautauqua's Athenaeum"
My favorite Southern Tier beer is...
"3CPO"

Shane

HydroSanitation Expert

Three must haves on a desert island...
"comic books, comic books & comic books"
You will most likely see me drinking...
"Yes."
My favorite Southern Tier beer...
"Heady Topper"
I'm the most likely on staff to...
"freestyle rap battle other staff"

Megan

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."

 

Jessie

Hostess

Ask me about...
"Fantasy/sci-fi books or movies!"
Prior to Forte I worked at...
"Hot Topic"
My three “must haves” on a desert island are...
"coffee, Netflix, and my cat."
My favorite Southern Tier beer is...
"Pumking!”

Brianna

Waitress

Prior to Forte, I worked...
"at Hot Topic and Starbucks."
My three must haves on a desert island are...
"a good book, a blanket and a guitar."
My idea of a perfect day is...
"traveling to a new city for a concert and spending the day exploring the city."
You will most likely see me drinking...
"a sour beer or a cider."

Ashley

Waitress & Hostess

Ask me about...
"My daughter"
Three must-haves on a desert island...
"My swimsuit, my hula hoop & yummy mixed drinks."
My favorite Southern Tier beer is...
"3CPO"
Outside of work, I enjoy...
"Hula hooping and spending time outdoors."

 

Kyle

Sushi Chef

Ask me about...
"Sushi!! And Spider rolls!!"
My idea of a perfect day is...
"Going to a Sabres game and eating sushi.”
My favorite Southern Tier beer...
"Lake Shore Fog or a Forte combro."
Outside of work, I enjoy...
"playing hockey, fishing and being outside."