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Jay's Bistro

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135 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2828
+1 970-482-1876
11:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Fort Collins, CO
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261 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Jay's to celebrate our anniversary with a fabulous dinner. We reserved a table in the lounge so that we were closer to the musicians, led by the talented Mark Sloniker on piano. We shared the Seafood Romaine – entrée size, featuring grilled shrimp, lobster, crab which was a great starter/salad. We both ordered the Mixed Grill with New... More 

Thank laneybelle
Fort Collins, Colorado
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As we all know, Fort Collins is a Mecca for amazing restaurants. Jay's, however, stands out among the best. With all of the many restaurants where we've dined in Fort Collins, whenever we have a special occasion or want to impress special friends, we return to Jay's. The food is imaginative and perfectly prepared. The staff however are both professional... More 

Thank 909frankl909
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Granted, we always have (share) the same thing, but it is always consistently delicious. We start with lobster bisque and then the salad 135 ( or something like that), the only steak they have on the menu, and finish with the flourless chocolate cake. All while enjoying the awesome live jazz!

Thank Holly M
Fort Collins, Colorado
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Lunch was great. Location was nice and quiet. Great for intimate meetings. They have an attentive staff.

Thank MissyWarr
Windsor, Colorado
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

we just had a good lunch at Jay's. I had the lobster pot pie, it was excellent. baked fresh today. my wife had a caprese salad, was supposed to be on a toasted slice of bread. when it arrived, the bread was soggy from the tomatoes. not a big deal, just not perfect. we also had the stuffed dates and... More 

Thank jimhWindsor_Colorado
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

I have visited Jay's Bistro on several occasions. The food is always phenomenal. Their menu changes with the seasons and it never fails to impress my taste buds. This is not an everyday restaurant menu. I highly recommend trying wild game or duck - excellent preparation - truly everything is excellent. They have a great selection of wines. This is... More 

Thank Paula A
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Had the lobster bisque and the crab cocktail. Service was outstanding and the food excellent. Try the bacon wrapped dates!!

Thank Cindy S
Vail, Colorado
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Jay's bistro has a nice ambiance, well trained staff, and good food. We visited to celebrate our anniversary while in town. We used to live in Fort Collins 4 years prior and remember the food being a bit better then, than it was when we recently dined. The caprese salad was the highlight of our meal - very impressed with... More 

Thank KJTravelBug33
Fort Collins, Colorado
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Jay's Bistro is a very good restaurant, with a more formal atmosphere and a selective menu. The choices are sufficient without requiring much debate. The quality of the food and the service are both very good. But you do pay for the experience and the ambiance. It is not a place for everyday dining but is a nice option for... More 

Thank Sunjay S
Palm Springs, California, United States
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270 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Had a birthday dinner celebration dinner at Jay's Bistro. The Calamari appetizer was really excellent. It was nicely breaded and served with house pickled peppers, marinara, lemon aioli, parmesan which was a nice twist and it thought it was a really good marinara sauce. I had the Seafood Bouillabaisse with Pan roasted lobster, shrimp, mussels, fish, tomato saffron broth, lemon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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