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Jay's Bistro

135 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2828
+1 970-482-1876
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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135 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2828
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We love coming to Jay's for happy hour, and they have an extensive happy hour menu with hours that go later than most. I highly recommend the homemade potato chips with truffle sauce. We also love the calamari and the meat and cheese platters. Even...More

Thank lemnyellow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a reason this restaurant has been in business for a long time....actually many reasons. The atmosphere is inviting and you can actually carry on a conversation. The food is very well prepared and nicely presented. Choices range from the traditional to exciting twists...More

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an exceptional meal with excellent service. The wine selection is very broad and priced right. I loved the lamb shank but remind them not to take away the bone before you get the marrow.

Thank Sandy K
norman34345, Owner at Jay's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review, I will certainly let the staff know! As we lighten up our menu for summer the lamb shank will be replaced with mustard rubbed panko coated Co. Lamb chops. See you soon! Norman

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

I've been here a few times now and every experiebce has been outstanding. The food, drinks, service, and atmosphere are all excellent! I definitely recommend going to Jay's Bistro if you're looking for a romantic evening with some really amazing food.

Thank Nikki O
norman34345, Owner at Jay's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your excellent review! We are putting together our summer menu as we speak, hope to see you soon. Norman

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We were visiting Ft. Collins and decided to try Jay's Bistro based on Trip Advisor's recommendation. It did not disappoint. The service was great, the noise level was low even with the live music, and the food was very tasty. Oysters on the half shell...More

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Oh my goodness, I love this place! The dates were divine ... sweet dates filled with goat cheese, wrapped in prosciutto, drizzled with balsamic glaze. Amazing. I had the bison gnocci. Read wine, reduced into a cream sauce, packed with mushrooms, roasted red pepper, tender...More

1  Thank Connie I
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My "Go To" restaurant in Fort Collins. Food is always the best. Service attentive. Owners and staff very friendly. And then there's Mark at ther piano Wednesdays through Saturdays. The combination of fine food and great music make this restaurant tough to beat.

1  Thank mpkcolo
Reviewed 10 March 2017

appetizers- good Salad- good main dish- OK dessert (poached pears, flan)-YUCK! Brie cheese was awful (but we were defensively told that it was the best because it was from France...Guess I just have bad taste buds?) and the poached pears had the consistency of rubber....More

1  Thank horsebackbeachlover
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I know that Jay's changed ownership a couple of years ago, and it is just not the same. We used to go for special occasions like birthdays and the week before Christmas with family, but after two disappointing visits, we will not be going back....More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We ate at Jay's on March 4, 2017 for dinner. This was a much anticipated meal that ended in disappointment. Several in our group ordered the lobster bisque and it was absolutely awful. It smelled really bad and tasted almost as bad. Hard to believe...More

Thank SusanJanke
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
can I get a baked potato with a fillet or just mashers?
5 January 2017|
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Response from jimhWindsor_Colorado | Reviewed this property |
seasons change the menu, call for details like that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 08:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2828
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: +1 970-482-1876
  • E-mail
Jay's Bistro is a locally owned business started in 1980. Norman And Wednesday Vogel recently purchased the bistro and are making changes to menus, decor and style. By proudly supporting local farms and growers we are adding healthier, fresher and more sustainable items to our menus. Prices are fair for FT Collins and Wednesday is all night happy hour and tapas for those who want to come in and nosh. Enjoy live jazz music Thursday through Saturday with happy hour every day!! Eat well, drink some, be happy!
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