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Jay's Bistro

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135 W Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2828
+1 970-482-1876
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Open 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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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first visit to the restaurant, and I loved the ambiance! There was live relaxing music being played by the bar area, and the staff was really warm & welcoming. The mixed drinks were strong, and the food was excellent! I got the pork chop, and it was insane. Potentially the best I've ever had. Great presentation with... More 

Thank Jenny D
Stockport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really friendly place to go and eat, went as part of large group and the food was enjoyed by everyone. Great menu and really attentive staff made it a fantastic dinner. Highly recommended.

Thank 123_NeilG_2016
Fort Collins, Colorado
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're here often, whether it's for food and drinks or just drinks and an app. We're monumental fans of their martinis (although I'm sad to say their espresso martini is not nearly as delicious anymore because their former lead bartender left for another place and took her recipes with her). At any rate, love the jazz music love everything they... More 

Thank coloradorunner614
Fort Collins, Colorado
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a date with my bf here for his birthday. The atmosphere was good just a bit loud because live music was played. We did love the jazz show later. The musicians were excellent at their instruments. Food wise, I ordered mixed grill which was super good. The meat was tender and rich in flavors. The price of the... More 

1 Thank xiaocuidiniao
Greeley, Colorado
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Food quality was acceptable but overpriced. Drinks great and fairly priced at happy hour. Small plates/Tapas were truly small not at all the good value you get compared to say Biaggis in Loveland's happy hour that has comparable quality appetizers at less than half the price.

Thank ML W
Fredericksburg, VA
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145 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I attended an event here with about 30 participants. There was a speaker and we had a private room. The service was excellent and the food was good. I'm not aware of all the planning details, but I thought this place did a fine job of hosting the group for lunch.

1 Thank jennteam
Miami, Florida
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

A large space divided in small sections for privacy. From table settings to service to food there is no reason to complain. We were eight people at the table, the restaurant was full and they served all orders at the same time, properly warm. Grand style, but friendly. We all had different items and we were all more than satisfied.... More 

2 Thank MSG100
Fort Collins, Colorado
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I had been a consistent and enthusiastic client of the original's Jay's Bistro for over 10 years. After Jay and Jackie sold to the new owners I thought they would continue the tradition or at least maintain the quality and ambiance for which the original J's had provided to the Fort Collins community. After visiting the "New" Jay's Bistro, I... More 

1 Thank FigsJr
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

After reading on Tripadvisor about restaurants in the Ft. Collins downtown area, Jay's Bistro stood out as a nice place for a family lunch after graduation; a good rating with a certificate of excellence award too. The food was at best "average" and overpriced for the quality served.

1 Thank A B
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42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We stopped in for some tapas and a drink. The tapas were first rate, especially the crab and shrimp cake. A pianist provided great entertainment in the background and his music was not overbearing as is frequently the case with musicians. I/we highly recommend this place. Good food, good drinks, good wait staff, good entertainment.

1 Thank Sanchael

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $30
American, Gluten Free, French, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
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 Street, 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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