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135 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2828
+1 970-482-1876
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Jay's Bistro is a locally owned business started in 1980. Norman And...
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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Casual Elegant

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  • 115
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Yummy!

Had a wonderfully delicious meal. Especially liked the shrimp & grits! Great wine! Great service! Located right in the heart of Old Town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
PattiL2011
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderfully delicious meal. Especially liked the shrimp & grits! Great wine! Great service! Located right in the heart of Old Town.

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Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Jay's offers great food with unique offerings....mostly fish stuff like calamari, octupi, lobster, shrimp, etc. plus duck. I'm not a big fish lover, so there isn't a lot for me to choose from. I had a hamburger last time, and it was fine. I liked the grilled onions and mushrooms. Prices are somewhat high so be prepared. I did love... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I enjoy happy hours in Old Town. We hadn't been to Jay's for quite awhile so stopped there recently. The cocktails and appetizers were fantastic. The service was friendly, helpful, and efficient. And Mark Sloniker on the piano -- how many ways can you say he's wonderful! Great evening!

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Denver
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of the fanciest (if not THE fanciest) restaurant in Fort Collins. Great food and drinks, live jazz, servers that re-fold your napkin when you go to the bathroom. . . you get the idea. Prices reflect the level of service and quality of the food - this place isn't cheap. They deliver the goods if you are... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had wanted to eat at Jay's for several years but had not been able to for various reasons. We finally went Friday February 13th for an early Valentine's celebration. We had cocktails before dinner--for me the Prosecco Smash which was divine and for my husband La Folie. The appetizers were out of this world. I had the Lobster Bisque... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My husband and I went to Jay's Bistro for a Valentine's weekend dinner. We went on Sunday night. I had a Lady in Pink martini, and my husband had La Folie. We had escargot appetizer (it was a Valentine's weekend special). My entrée was the lamb chops and a gratin. They were the best chops I have had in over... More 

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Hamilton, Montana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Jay's has a wonderfully extensive lunch menu for those on the go in Old Town. The lobster and mac & cheese is fabulous when they have it on the menu. The dinner menu is gourmet and a bit pricey but excellent for the money.

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Casper, Wyoming
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

All staff made the evening special & unforgettable. First time at Jay’s Bistro on Valentine’s Day. Ashley thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a remarkable & unforgettable evening. (Still thinking you are the D.C. comic book heroine Supergirl in disguise; you solved any problem in a way that made us forget what it even was.) The Executive... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I had a glazed salmon dish. It was done exactly right, the skin of the fish cooked to crispy goodness and the fish itself cooked just right. It was healthy, filling and yummy. I had the creme brulee for desert. It was very disappointing. The top was burnt and bitter, the vanilla beans (I hope that was what the black... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The Lobster Pot Pie is incredible. And so is the service and the ambiance. Suggest you try lunch at Jay's Bistro. You will not be disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, French, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?