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135 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2828
+1 970-482-1876
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Ranked #10 of 482 Restaurants in Fort Collins
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
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
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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!
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English first
Fort Collins, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Jay's is one of the nicest restaurants in town and can always be counted on for a good meal. They have an extensive martini menu which is fun too (I recommend the French Connection).

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Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We've been making Jay's a New Years eve tradition for the past 3 years, and my wife has been going there for much longer. When I moved here over 3 years ago, my wife convinced me early on that Jay's was one of the finest dining experiences in Fort Collins, and I quickly came to agree with her...excellent Jazz on... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We made reservations for a 5:30 early dinner at Jay's which changed ownership recently. Surprisingly, the lounge was packed. We sat at one of three booths in the lounge area so we could take in the live music. From an appetizer plate, to the entrees from the special Christmas Eve menu and the desserts everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. The... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Would not have stopped here based on curb appeal. Other reviews and friends encouraged us to try it for a company holiday dinner, and we are so happy we did! Delicious food and a varied menu meant that everyone could find something they enjoyed. Delicious!!

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We arrived in Ft. Collins, to visit our daughter, Thanksgiving evening...we were amazed that such a classy place was open! My husband enjoyed the traditional Thanksgiving dinner and I had Shrimp and Grits. Food was all amazing!! I'm not a big drinker and usually go for drinks that are fruity or sweet. Our terrific server recommended a Caramel Martini that... More 

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fort collins, co
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I typically do not take the time to write reviews unless a place is either really, really good, or really bad. In this case it was horrible and I am so disappointed to say this about Jay's. Jay's has always been one of our favorites and we've always considered it one of the best in Fort Collins, if not he... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

First time we have visited Jay's since Jay sold it and moved on to other adventures. We have been a patron of Jay's since he began eons ago as Columbine Cafe. Jay's Bistro was really the only upscale dining option in Fort Collins, especially since the Canyon Chop House closed and Nico's changed ownership. Now we have nothing since Jay's... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We went to Jays in August and did not have a spectacular evening. Tried it again with a large group and the food, service and atmosphere were much better. I would love to see the bleu cheese truffle oil potato chips come back.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Jay's Bistro is still our number one pick in Fort Collins, Colorado. The menu has changed a little and the prices are a little higher but it is the best restaurant for fine dining. It has also been rated as the number 1 fine dining restaurant in Fort Collins by Style Magazine. We wondered what would happen after new ownership.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

...which were neck in neck with the charming, adorable, well-informed waiter. The food was so tasty that I went back a second night, and that was out of four nights there. The combinations were interesting and delicious and the staff friendly and welcoming.

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Additional Information about Jay's Bistro

Address: 135 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2828
Phone Number: +1 970-482-1876
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
Cuisine: American, French, Mediterranean

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