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Jay's Bistro

135 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2828
+1 970-482-1876
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
135 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2828
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening at Jay's, indoors a little away from the music. It is a versatile place, with outdoor tables, bar service and several different indoor rooms. After a slow start (claimed confusion about who was our server), everything was excellent. The bread...More

Thank Golfdr
Reviewed 4 days ago

Last night my husband and I ate at Jay's for dinner. There was good and bad to report. The lemonade I ordered was very watery. Service all through our meal was VERY SLOW. When our food finally came, here is what we had. File of...More

Thank fastfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

Someone recommended this restaurant to us, and I found a Groupon to use for it. We went early in the evening and sat away from the live music, which was nice to hear. We enjoyed an appetizer and main courses. Good service and food. Recommend...More

Thank Jeanna70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I chose to eat outside and try several small plates - really great flavors! Enjoyed light fares and some really good wine and were not rushed - also, everyone was really nice and helped with recommendations for what to try.

Thank Sherrie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose to eat on the patio and it was a lovely, albeit a bit warm, night. The music was a bit loud but when we asked them to lower the volume they did it right away. We shared the bison carpaccio and it was...More

Thank luv2traveltheworld1
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Jay's offers the perfect combination of outdoor patio dining within earshot of the live music performed in their bar area a few nights per week. The food and service was excellent and the people watching made the evening that much more enjoyable. This is a...More

Thank sunburnedsteve
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We eat at Jay's Bistro for special occasions. It is higher priced, but worth it. We would eat here more often, but it's not in our budget to do so. The food quality has always been great. The service has also been very good. There...More

Thank Tiner721
norman34345, Owner at Jay's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thanks for you great review! we also have a less expensive tapas menu for the bar lounge and out door areas, great for small bites and a great happy hour!

Reviewed 25 June 2017

We love coming to Jay's for happy hour, and they have an extensive happy hour menu with hours that go later than most. I highly recommend the homemade potato chips with truffle sauce. We also love the calamari and the meat and cheese platters. Even...More

1  Thank lemnyellow
norman34345, Owner at Jay's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thanks for your great review, we always strive for excellence! our new summer menus will be out next week, we will see you there.

Reviewed 10 June 2017

There is a reason this restaurant has been in business for a long time....actually many reasons. The atmosphere is inviting and you can actually carry on a conversation. The food is very well prepared and nicely presented. Choices range from the traditional to exciting twists...More

Thank Kathleen M
norman34345, Owner at Jay's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thanks Kathleen we appreciate you kind words and excellent review!

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We had an exceptional meal with excellent service. The wine selection is very broad and priced right. I loved the lamb shank but remind them not to take away the bone before you get the marrow.

Thank Sandy K
norman34345, Owner at Jay's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thanks for your great review, I will certainly let the staff know! As we lighten up our menu for summer the lamb shank will be replaced with mustard rubbed panko coated Co. Lamb chops. See you soon! Norman

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4 January 2017|
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Response from jimhWindsor_Colorado | Reviewed this property |
seasons change the menu, call for details like that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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
  • E-mail
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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