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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 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 08:30
17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed 11:00 - 09:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Marshall, Texas
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Jay's is a fancy and romantic restaurant, with fancy prices to go along with it. But comparable to other restaurants of its stature. The atmosphere is a large part of the 5*'s. The service was good. Had a caramel apple martini that was just OK. Also had a Prosecco cocktail with smashed strawberries that was delectable. Had the calamari that... More 

Thank LetsGoAway70
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love Jay's Bistro. Great ambiance and entertainment. Thank you Mark for the beautiful piano playing! We enjoyed three of their happy hour appetizers: Denver lamb ribs; brie with a fig compote and steamed mussels. All three were spot on perfection. Wine and cocktails were excellent as well. Our next visit will be for dinner. Can't wait!

Thank Hikergirl20
Fort Collins, Colorado
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jay is a very personable and gracious host and chef. It has been awhile since I have been into Jay's Bistro, However, when I worked for Hewlett-Packard and had to choose a place for lunch for the filed engineers in my class, Jay's was one of the top choices by the students and by me. Jay is a wonderful person,... More 

Thank Wayne C
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I chose Jay's to have our Anniversary dinner at on December 30th 2016. It was a FABULOUS experience. The service was spot on, but the food shone bright in every manner. The apps were hot, well portioned, and delectable. We shared the lobster bisque and the charcuterie platter, both were delicious. For the main course I opted... More 

Thank Jon H
Paris, France
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354 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Jay's Bistro for dinner on New Year's Eve and we had such a good time there. The restaurant was packed and loud. Our booked table was very close to other tables so it was very difficult to have a conversation. We also had some troubles to understand what our waiter was asking and what... More 

Thank Eliselev
Sacramento, California
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've gone to Jay's many times, but we ALWAYS end up sitting at the bar and staying there! They have a fun bar menu, with lamb pops and meatballs....and the bar staff is ALWAYS wonderfully fun!

Thank Julie M
Denver, Colorado
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice dinner here tonight, food and service were fine, both a little stuffy. The menu was lacking a couple of options I'd seen online so it was harder to find something "normal" that wasn't duck, bison or organic. My steak was good, well cooked but a little bland, fingerling potatoes a little dry but fine. Overall good, just... More 

Thank Frontierfan
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Lovely place to eat and avoid the big turkey day extravaganza. Had a great dinner, thank you for opening your restaurant for the rest of us who do not have the big family dinners to attend.

Thank debra s
Portland, OR
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

No better way to give thanks than to bring family together here. The food was fantastic and everyone had a wonderful time. Several in our party had the stuffed pork and couldn't be happier. I thoroughly enjoyed the filet. This place is a must visit in Fort Collins.

Thank mrlabelman
Fort Collins, CO
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262 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 

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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
US$12 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 08:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
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?