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Jay's Bistro

135 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2828
+1 970-482-1876
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
135 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2828
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 11 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

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
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We went here for a more classy date night and we were not let down. Great service with a very knowledgeable staff about the menu items and pairing. Food was delicious and the live music was a bonus. We had a table in the corner...More

1  Thank Flight_Princess_Jenn
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We used to go to Jays regularly but had not been for a couple of years and it was so disappointing. The menu looked interesting but was bland ( the portions for an entree would have been more appropriate for appetizers), the staff were neither...More

Thank Sherrie465
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Seared tuna was delicious. Service was pleasant.best to make a reservation for a booth on the weekends.

1  Thank Kim W
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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!