Jax Fish House - Fort Collins
Overall I think that Jax'sOverall I think that Jax's is a great restuarant. Our server was awesome (sorry I can't remember her name!) and the place has fun atmosphere.
I'm a bit biased when it comes to seafood because I have spent a lot of time in Maryland,New England and the Deep South.So I'm a bit of a seafood snob.
The Calimari was overdone and the batter had no seasoning. My partner had the catfish. The fish itself was very high quality and nice and flaky; no "pond water" taste. However, the batter was essentially flavorless.
I had the beef tenderloin which was absolutely amazing. If somehow a stick of butter could have a baby with a cow it would taste like that tenderloin. I've had steaks all over Fort Collins and this was the best one by a long shot.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, outstanding service,Great food, outstanding service, just a bit noisy.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were visiting from CaliforniaWe were visiting from California during a blizzard. We were surprised to see the restaurant hopping on a Monday night. It was great that they had the all-night happy hour, so we got to try more dishes than we otherwise would have. Our server was well-prepared and helpful with regard to our dietary restrictions. He was attentive without being intrusive. Our favorite were shrimp and grits and key lime pie.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Colorado seafood restauraIt's not often that you're able to get great seafood in Colorado but Jax is an exception to the rule. We ordered a bowl of muscle steamers, the crab trio and blackened catfish: all three were excellent. The Old Town Fort Collins location is fun and energetic. Make sure you have a reservation on a weekend night: our table was waiting for us when we arrived and we enjoyed good service from Sam.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHands down, this is my husbandHands down, this is my husband and my favorite restaurant in downtown FoCo. Every time we have gone we have had a great experience with the drinks, food and service. It can get a bit pricey so we reserve this for special occasions which this one for our 5th wedding anniversary.
We started with the fried calamari which is anything but the traditional calamari you find in most restaurants. The pieces are mostly thick strips that have a spicy-sweet chili sauce that balances perfectly.
I must mention my cocktail which I have promptly forgotten the name of but had huckleberry vodka, ginger, lime and a housemade huckleberry ice cube. Every time I go to Jax I always get an infused vodka drink because they know what they are doing. So mu3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways deliciousThis time: Swordfish, Scottish crusted Salmon, butternut squash creme brûlée. Funkwerks Saison. Always fantastic.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM