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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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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
Fabulous dinner and jazz

We decided to try Jay's Bistro last night when we were downtown for the art show. They were also doing a special event for the food bank called Great Plates in Fort Collins. Jay's had a four course meal that had great choices for a very reasonable price. I had the duck spring rolls as main entree... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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English first
Fort Collins, Colorado
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We decided to try Jay's new brunch menu offered just a few weeks ago. I ordered the French toast, another order was for corned beef hash. The bread (lots of it) used for the toast could have been a much lighter variety, the strawberries and nuts were a plus. The corned beef hash was bland and did not have much... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We decided to try Jay's Bistro last night when we were downtown for the art show. They were also doing a special event for the food bank called Great Plates in Fort Collins. Jay's had a four course meal that had great choices for a very reasonable price. I had the duck spring rolls as main entree and my husband... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Tasting menu main course of calamari was soggy.seafood soup(bolubais)while tasty was the size of an appetizer for $32. Complained about the calamari & no adjustment to the bill even though it was uneaten.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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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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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
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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: French, American, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?