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135 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2828
+1 970-482-1876
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Ranked #10 of 479 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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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 NEW

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
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We ate Thanksgiving late lunch here. It was devine. Everything was tasty. Our server went above and beyond that day. My martini was a butterscotch dream with a salt rim. It ended up being my desert. If you were at home you would ask for seconds like at any holiday meal. I will be returning on my next visit here.

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Little Rock
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Having read about Jay's new ownership we had to check it out while in town. To our relief, nothing has changed and is even better than before. Our waiter was very good and was attentive to our needs and questions. He reported that the staff has responded positively to the new ownership. We started out with the tuna tartar and... More 

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

We visit Ft. Collins a few times a year to visit family and frequently go out to dinner at Jay's. We find the menu to have some excellent choices. There are excellent appetizers, soups and salads and a broad choice of entree's. We've always enjoyed the food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful meal at Jay's Bistro. The service was amazing and the food was spectacular. Highly recommend the Proseco Smash cocktails (my friends had more than their fair share).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

It was my first time dinning at Jays Bistro. We were celebrating tonight but didn't mention it to the staff. My husband and I find it difficult to dine out having worked in fine dinning and food service for years in NY we often hold people to higher standerds that are more than often not met.Tonight we couldn't have been... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It had been a year or so since we last went to Jay's because we hadn't been all that impressed. I'm so glad we went back!! Our server was attentive but did not hover, the atmosphere was subdued and classy, and the food was amazing!!! On the pricey side but well worth it, especially for special occasions!!

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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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