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Jay's Bistro

135 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2828
+1 970-482-1876
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck” (21 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (13 reviews)
“stuffed dates” (6 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
135 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2828
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

We had a great meal with wonderful and attentive service. I had the halibut and my husband had the bouillabaisse and both were excellent. It was expensive but reasonable considering the quality of the food, service and atmosphere. Yes, we would dine here again!

1  Thank Retiredtraveler2004
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I invited my host parents tonight to have dinner at Jay's. They chose the place since they had had delicious dinners there. We ordered very well known dishes: steamed clams, ahi tuna, fried calamari, wedge salad, stuffed dates with goat cheese and lobster bisque. Not...More

Thank MCSilvaEcuador
Reviewed 26 November 2017

In the past I've been very clear of my dislike for where Jay's is going. I've not been impressed by the new owners or management since Jay and Jacky left. I always considered the level of quality, execution and care,to be much more well defined...More

1  Thank FigsJr
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We have had very pleasant evenings in the Jay's Bistro bar and enjoyed their appetizers so came here for our anniversary dinner. I am not sure if it was the second string crew working the day after Thanksgiving or their normal staff...but the food was...More

Thank vostie
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Cordial staff, special Thanksgiving dinner that was delicious. Nice ambiance. Enjoyed not having to cook!

1  Thank b_hancock627
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Real French restaurant. Fantastic service and food very was very tasty and right portion size. Catch of the day was amazing.

1  Thank Jose_Tranjan
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Very good Board platter to begin with. Marqaritas were excellent and the fish we ordered was perfect. Owner/manager came to talk to us and the waiter was excellent. Also, the jazz was wonderful. Can't say enough good things about Jay's Bistro!

1  Thank pameladelk
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We stopped in on a Sat. night for a drink and to listen to Mark Sloniker. A wonderful end to a nice evening.

1  Thank kacytjobb
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I'm glad I didn't read reviews before we went. Everything was excellent. It began when we were reading the menu. The manager came out, told us about entrees and invited us in. And it ended with the waiter picking my dessert! I couldn't decide between...More

1  Thank Marylu S
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We had not been to Jay’s Bistro since new owners started operating this popular restaurant. My wife and I went for a late lunch in mid-week and found they were fairly busy. ‘There were plenty of lunch choices from starters to full meals. My wife...More

1  Thank Henry A
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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 AM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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