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Jay's Bistro

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135 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2828
+1 970-482-1876
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11:00 am - 8:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations
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
Outstanding Restaurant in Fort Collins!

My son's 23 birthday was memorable because of the fantastic dinner we enjoyed at Jay's Bistro. I let the restaurant know when the reservation was made that it was our son's birthday. The staff decorated the table with streamers and confetti---we were not expecting this surprise! The filet and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Mary M
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My son's 23 birthday was memorable because of the fantastic dinner we enjoyed at Jay's Bistro. I let the restaurant know when the reservation was made that it was our son's birthday. The staff decorated the table with streamers and confetti---we were not expecting this surprise! The filet and fish were outstanding and the desserts were noteworthy and delicious. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Lunch twice last week. Good food. Knowledgeable waitstaff. Attentive. Fresh. Everything is fresh. Salad, fish, chicken, oysters, soup - all good.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I always make the stop at Jay's when in town for business. Consistently delivers a great meal and excellent service.

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Barueri, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This place is really amazing. We tried the tuna tartar, the duck confit and the lamb ribs. The food was wonderful! The ambiance is perfect and we were served by a very sympathetic and helpful waitress. They have a good local beer selection. I have to say: thank you very much for the great moment i had in your restaurant!

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Rockport, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Jay's is always great with live music and excellent food. Love to listen to the music while enjoying drinks and appetizers or dinner in a great setting. I recommend it highly.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Jay's is always excellent. Under new management last year, but still the same high quality and fine food and service. One of our favorite places for visitors and celebrations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were in town visiting family and happened upon this restaurant on a Monday night. It's elegant with white tablecloths and comfortable booths, and even though we had no reservation and were dressed casually, they welcomed us in. My husband had the pork chop and I had the Opa (fish-of-the-day). The entrees were perfectly prepared and came with generous and... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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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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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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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: French, American, Mediterranean

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?