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Jay's Bistro

135 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2828
970-482-1876
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Ranked #7 of 467 Restaurants in Fort Collins
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 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 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, French
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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 by Jay Witlen with his wife and partner, Jacki. From humble beginnings through the evolution of Jay's Bistro and Jazz Lounge, Jay's entrepreneurial spirit combined with Jacki's encouragement have inspired them to achieve and maintain the perfect mix of hospitality, entertainment and cuisine in their bistro for the past 28 years. The combination of personally run business and swanky atmosphere, fine tuned by a professional kitchen and service staff creates their recipe for success. Their mission was and is to do this and have fun along the way doing it! "Life is good when you share bountiful things," says Jay.
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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98 reviews 98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is the second time I've eaten at Jay's Bistro and it was as wonderful as I remembered. It is located on a side street in Old Town Ft Collins and is a great place to meet friends or for a romantic dinner. Food is very good, menu is varied. Prices are fair. Service is fabulous. This restaurant has recently... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We recently saw that Jay's had been sold to a couple who had moved into the area and had run restaurants in a previous area. We had friends visiting from London and took them there for what we hoped would be a dinner comparable to when Jay and his wife were the owners. The servers were still wonderful but the... More

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Laramie, Wyoming
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This place just had a change in ownership, but the service and food were both outstanding. Lunch is a good value because the prices are lower than dinner and the portions are sizeable. liked the casual but pretty quiet atmosphere on the Sunday afternoon. All three of us really liked the food as well.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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275 reviews 275 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We recently enjoyed dinner here for our anniversary. Had heard that the restaurant had been sold, but had never been before to have anything to compare to. Service was first rate and we enjoyed the live jazz in the background that filtered into the back room. Salad and pate starters were very good. I really enjoyed my pan-seared barrimundi with... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Although Jay's recently changed ownership, they are still amazing! I was glad to see the same attention to detail in service and presentation as the Jay's we knew for the last 20 years! They said they would keep up that tradition, but I wasn't sure that would be possible. It is! The lobster bisque is still so delicious that is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

We heard our friend Jay had sold the bistro after all these years. Of course, we had to head in for dinner and check things out. We are happy to report it was still awesome! The Lamb chops were cooked perfectly and the blue cheese potato gratin was a great addition! My wife had the local striped bass with caper... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My friends and i stopped in to jay's last Wednesday for the all night happy hour and tapas. Delicious! Tuna tacos, bbq oysters, lamb sliders with mango something-or-other and - you've got to be kidding - french fries with black truffle mayo!! the drinks were good, music jazzy. The sliders could have used a little more salt, but I guess... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We visit Jay's every time we are in Fort Collins. Last year I had the lobster mac-n-cheese appetizer and thought it was the best thing ever! At first, I was disappointed to find out it wasn't on the menu any more, then our server, Tamara, said the crew in the kitchen would probably make us one. But, if we thought... More

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Colorado USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you get the privilege of having either Samantha or Eric for your bartender you will be totally satisfied. The HH menu is unusually good with so many options, We normally just eat at the bar selecting various items off the menu, You cant go wrong,

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Jay's has always been our favorite restaurant in Fort Collins for special occasions or just a special evening out. We recently went with another couple and always ask for a booth as it is a very quiet setting. The wait staff was excellent and the food is the best in town. A perfect evening!

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Additional Information about Jay's Bistro

Address: 135 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2828
Phone Number: 970-482-1876
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
Open Hours:
Sunday 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 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Southwestern, French

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