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Jay's Bistro

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135 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2828
+1 970-482-1876
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 08:30
17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed 11:00 - 09:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Wellington, Colorado
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. Music- Terrible. OK, so Mark S. has a reputation as a good Ft. collins musician... More 

Thank horsebackbeachlover
Fort Collins, Colorado
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. The food is pretty good still, but the service has been really bad the last... More 

Thank Teresa C
Oakland, RI
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 they served it. The Cesar salad consisted of slightly wilted romaine on a plate. Also... More 

Thank SusanJanke
Fort Collins, Colorado
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 and enjoyed this but I could see how some tables would not be a very... More 

1 Thank Flight_Princess_Jenn
Loveland, Colorado
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 friendly nor competent (stained napkins, bread plates taken away while we were eating bread). I... More 

Thank Sherrie465
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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
Fort Collins, Colorado
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food is delicious and service outstanding. A great date place and on Friday evening, live music.

1 Thank Karenmtthw
Fort Collins, Colorado
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have been dining at Jay's since I moved here 10 years ago. The service is very good, even better than when I first visited. The ambiance is welcoming and enjoyable. There are various menu items including good specials. I also appreciate the bartenders' knowledge of proper mixology. We have celebrated several special ocassions there and I have never been... More 

1 Thank Pat B
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154 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

First time visit while visiting the area on a recommendation of colleagues. It's an excellent place with a great selection of food, wine and beers. The service is excellent and pretty quick. The food was cooked freshly with some great local produce with the end result being an excellent evening with great company.

1 Thank Smudge43
Avon, Colorado
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This is the third year we had our broker appreciation dinner at Jay's and we came away again very pleased. Great food, service and ambiance. Highly recommend if your in Ft Collins area.

1 Thank Mkieler1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?