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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 - 9:00 am
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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, Colorado
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Ken L
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently tried Jay's for dinner, and were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere is very bistro, with live music and a wine bar. Everyone was very friendly and pleasant. (The live music is not overbearing, everyone could hear everyone throughout the meal.) Our server was pleasant and didn't hover over the table. The food was delicious and not the usual "fine... More 

Thank K G
Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Collins offers some of the most amazing restaurants in the country. One such place I highly recommend is Jay's Bistro. Nice atmosphere, excellent service and great food. . We had a group of 8 our waiter, Michael, was prompt, attentive and fun. Great appetizers to start the meal. We chose baked brie, stuffed dates and calamari and we were... More 

Thank Bill D
Estes Park, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent place for those special occasions. The food, drinks and music were excellent. We were even able to converse without having to shout.

Thank rayincolorado
Davenport, Iowa
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner at Jay's bistro the last night of our trip to Fort Collins Colorado. We obviously saved the best for last. When we arrived they asked if we had reservations (it was a Thursday night) which we didn't so we sat out front. That was fine with us. The wait staff was attentive and gave us information on... More 

Thank Mary J
Albany, Oregon
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Jays is one of my 'must do's' when I'm in Fort Collins. Great service and food. I can't get enough of the shrimp and crab cakes or if it's on the menus, shrimp cocktail. I've had one of the best martinis at Jays and some great beers. Throw in some wonderful jazz, Jays is a great place to spend an... More 

Thank BL1955
Fort Collins, Colorado
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

This is an upscale restaurant with upscale pricing. The decor is trending and nice and feels like an expensive restaurant. The food is overpriced. I am allergic to shell fish so the menu selections were significantly reduced when I removed those entrees. Unfortunately none of the other entrees were appealing to me so I ordered a few appetizers. The food... More 

Thank ekelly9137
Parker, Colorado
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

The food and service were impeccable. We had a server that recommended 4 appetizers and they were all to die for!! I had the salmon with the raspberry, haberano sauce and it was perfectly cooked. The atmosphere is a great place for a business dinner or nice dinner out!!

Thank mamamowebby
Fort Collins, Colorado
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Ordered Diver Scallops and my hubby ordered seared tuna entrees. We arrived at 6:10 pm and got happy hour drinks and calamari appetizer. We sat on the patio on a perfect evening! Food was delicious, best experience I've had here since new ownership. 👍🏻👍🏻


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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, 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, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?