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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
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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, Colorado
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks 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 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

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

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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, French, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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