LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
We bring everyone from out of town!! They all love it!! It is a little pricey, but on Wednesday is all night Happy Hour and there most delicious dishes are on the Tappas Menu between 3 and 6 dollars!! So affordable!! The first time we went it was my husbands birthday. It was fantastic, they decorated the table and the food was to die for!! I have not had one thing here that i didnt like. Make sure you try the Chocolate Raviolis for Dessert!! They are like little bite size (not overly chocolate) chocolate pillows from heaven!! Yummy!!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband, my mother and I had a great lunch, everything we had was excellent! I had the Shrimp and Grits and it was better than I had in South Carolina this summer!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I have been here about 4 times in the last couple of months, and that should be enough of a review. We love the atmosphere, the food, and especially the staff. We have no reason to try other restaurants in FTC. Jay's is the best!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fort Collins Institution
Jay's serves excellent meals. I have never been disappointed. Add Mark at the piano from Wednesday to Saturday and you have a true dining experience with music in the background.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Favorite restaurant in Fort Collins
Good variety of menu choices, excellent food, good ambience although a bit noisy unless seated in the booths in back.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure for any special occasion! The food is superb and the service is always outstanding. I had the pork tenderloin with chutney & rosemary mashers - fantastic! My husband had the shrimp with grits - had a little zing to it and he really liked his too! Recommend highly to anyone new to the area - it will fast become one of your favorites for special occasions, a romantic dinner for two, or a swanky lunch with clients!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly a find
We dined at Jay's at the recommendation of a friend. We came from California to visit some old friends, and wanted to treat them to a special dinner. We were not disappointed! I highly recommend the duck dish. The wine list is terrific (and I'm a wine snob.) The service was outstanding. This was a real treat. Wish we had something this good in Santa Cruz!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meeting place
Jay's food is consistently good, great service, and is conducive for business lunch meetings. It is always my go to place when I want to meet a colleague for important conversations complemented by a great dining experience.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again, Jay's does not disappoint. Wonderful service, great food with marvelous presentation and Jay even stopped by the table to see how we enjoyed the food. The steak was cooked to perfection!
8/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was Very Good But No Points
Clearly, traveling a distance to a restaurant it is nice to have a reservation and Open Table does that for a very good dining experience. Lunch with wine while excellent did not provide any open table dining points which then begs the question why?
So go for the food and just ignore the downer of not getting any benefit of points.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, wonderful service, stun
We had dinner with friends from Davis, CA Satuday night! We had a wonderful waiter--delicious food--and we all loved the reataurant ambiance and interior design. They had a live piano bar, great bartender, all CO brews on tap! As a regular, I'm in love with Jay's linguine and clams and they never fail to delight with their jalapeño kick! You won't ever be disappointed taking friends here!!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yet another wonderful dining experience for us. No wonder it's our favorite go to restaurant when we want delicious food!!!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not the best service experience
Whenever we return to Fort Collins from our current home in Seattle we visit Jay's. the food is always great and the Tettenger Champagne was yummy. On this visit the service was not quite up to par. Better next time I hope.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I ate at Jays on Sat. night with a couple that we've been friends with for over 20 yrs. We began discussing our food, the restaurant, etc... and we all agreed that this restaurant is consistently outstanding. We enjoyed a fabulous meal in a beautiful setting with wonderful ambience. How is that for a list of superlatives?! All the while, we had a pianist playing (at the right decibel level!) while we dined. No place else in Ft. Collins can match this for food quality, ambience and attention to detail.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Owners attention to customer service and satisfaction is outstanding. This was our return visit to Jay's Bistro. The entire experience was first class. We throughly enjoyed our visit and dining. Thank you!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my GF on our two year anniversary, the food was amazing, the service was awesome, and the overall experience was to remember. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone who is looking for a great dinner experience.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Jay's linguine and clams! We had a great dinner and the service was very attentive and accommodating. Lovely atmosphere. Out of town guests were very pleased.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good time
I have been to Jay's 4 times in the past year and each time the food and service has exceeded my expectations
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent experience; good
Excellent experience; good food and service. Very enjoyable evening.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic Culinary Delight
This was actually our second choice to celebrate our anniversary, but after the evening we had it will always be our FIRST! I have strict dietary restrictions that I must follow and their menu caters to everyone. I didn't even need to alert the waiter/chef to my needs because the set menu already accommodated my needs. We were greeted promptly and courteously by the hostess. Our server was wonderful. The food was exceptional, delicious, and presented beautifully. We couldn't believe we'd never thought to eat here before! My husband and I rarely enjoy the same restaurants simply based on my food needs, but we both loved Jay's!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jay's is a place you can count on for consistently good food & service. The seafood salad & shrimp & grits are two of my favorite dishes there.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were celebrating my husbands birthday and Jay's Bistro was exactly what I was looking for! The food was amazing, as was the service and the wine. The only negative that we had was that one of the customers (?) or friend of the staff, I am not really sure, was signing really loud and awful. He asked a customer at the bar area to dance and they were dancing in the entry way. Very distracting and unpleasant, but since he left about 20 minutes later it was tolerable. We will return to celebrate again.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
dinner with a friend
My first time at Jay's and the food was outstanding. Great portion sizes and creative, delicious combinations. Waiter was very attentive and offered a good critique of the food choices. Will definitely return.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jay's Bistro - the best
When we have out of town guests and want to be sure of excellent, consistent, and memorable food and service we choose Jay's. They did not let us down this week as we celebrated a birthday of a friend. The food and service were superb, and they acknowledged a special occasion with ribbons on the table and a free dessert.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is an outstanding restaurant with great food, wines and Jazz. This place could hold its own in NYC. I'm very happy we have it here in Fort Collins. No need to drive to Denver for top notch dinning and entertainment.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service was excellent. Would recommend it.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday happy hour
Went to Jays for a 4 person birthday celebration. The Lounge is the only place happy hour priced drinks and Tapas are served. The tables and booths in the lounge are Very Small and do not really encourage parties of 4 or larger to linger. Food and service were impeccable. Our only disappointment was that we were unable to sit in the actual dining room and take advantage of the happy hour pricing in there. Jays is more suited for smaller parties of two in the lounge otherwise the spaces feel rather cramped. The dining room appears to be a lovely spot for romantic dinners or larger parties. We will try that next time for a special occasion.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit.
This was our first visit. The food and wine were wonderful and we loved the jazz!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Business Lunch
Has become the best spot for a business lunch. Timely, smart, service. Excellent food. Relaxing and professional ambience.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to celebrate
We've been to Jay's for several special occasions over the years and sometimes just to enjoy one of our favorite places in Fort Collins. Never disappoints!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the second time we have chosen jays for our anniversary. It is perfect for special occasions. The only place in town that serves duck and their duck trio is creati and delicious. The recommended wine was perfect and reasonably priced. Mark sloniker was playing adding a special note so to speak for our evening. A fun and foodie time.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, Jay's makes dinner with your wife so enjoyable and romantic. They're always willing to bend over backwards to cater to dietary needs and the ambiance is always great.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun and satisfying
Jays is a great place for a good meal and live jazz. The food is quite good, but not great. We had filet, which was great, and a mixed grill that was good but not fantastic. The meats were not particularly good cuts or well prepared, and sides were just ok. For example, the green beans were prepared with little or no spice, and were quite bland. The wine selection is quite good and has something for everyone. Staff are attentive without being intrusive, a delicate balance that seems to be a lost art. Overall, a very nice and fun evening.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although the food was good,
Although the food was good, I always think of a Bistro as a smaller, more casual restaurant, with local food sources. Jay's has a large bar, the restaurant is large, and the service was somewhat stiff. Most menu items had lots of sauces. The martinis were excellent. I am not I would go back.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is always great with lots of gluten free options. Music in the lounge is always superb. One of our favorite restaurants.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful meal from appetizer to dessert. The service was exceptional-very attentive but not a rush. Lovet it.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely birthday dinner
Love to celebrate special occasions at Jay's. Birthday with friends was a great experience. Fantastic food and waiter, Randy, did a super job. Cucumber basil martini very good. Leg of lamb and sea bass delicious.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A GREAT EXPERIENCE!
I definitely recommend going to Jay's Bistro! The atmosphere, vibe, music, people and food just make it an AWESOME place to experience! They go over the top to accommodate and that says a lot! I can't wait to go there again! Oh, and what ever you do, make sure you get the baked brie for an appetizer! It just blew my mind how spectacular it was! Thanks for making my first time at Jay's Bistro such a phenomenal experience! I will see you soon!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my mom out to Jay's for her birthday, then to see a show at the LIncoln center after. What a great choice! Other then finding a place to park and the typical long walk from the parking lot, everything went great and mom had a wonderful time. The service was fantastic (Randy was awesome) but the food even better! My mom grew up eating food nice and hot, and that's exactly how it came to us. You could tell it was fresh off the grill, not sitting there waiting for someone to bring it to us. We got out in perfect time to make it to our show. Would go back tomorrow!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just keeps getting better!
We are long time patrons of Jays and we recently had one of best meals ever there! The lamb was perfection! Even the salads were better than they have ever been. It's awesome that Jay and Jackie keep making efforts to stay competitive and current - it shows.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good fun on Wednesday nights!
It was pretty packed on Wednesday as they do happy hour all night ... the food and service were great. They also had a decent live Jazz band.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Jay's is the best place to
Jay's is the best place to celebrate a special occasion - which we did. But we also love going and just having a relaxing dinner at the bar and listening to live jazz. Best ambiance in Northern Colorado.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love Jay's, we have opportunities several times a year to dine here and are always pleased with the experience.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great menu, great chef
Jay's Bistro is a must-stop place every time we're in Fort Collins. Whether it's lunch or dinner we are always delighted with the extraordinary food.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another wonderful evening...
Once again, jays staff and ambiance contribute to a fantastic evening of top notch food and socializing. The fantastic live jazz makes jays bistro my favorite fine dining option in the fort. I've never been disappointed and always leave saying we need to do this again very soon. Thank you for a consistently great experience.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Included a note that it was our anniversary in the OpenTable reservation. Arrived early but received happy anniversary wishes and were shown to a cozy booth in the back decorated with streamers. Our server was very attentive throughout the evening. The raspberry brie appetizer was generous and delicious. We both had filet mignon (rare and medium rare) and we both reported perfection. We were offered a complimentary creme brule (my wife's favorite dessert) but neither of us had room. A memorable experience and helped make our anniversary special.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant has the best food we have eaten in Ft. Collins. Service is top notch. Excellent food selection. We recommend Jays and will return often.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our third year of "couples" meeting at Jay's to celebrate the holidays. The atmosphere, the service and the food were all wonderful. Each year has been a success, and Jay's has proven their consistent quality. They decorate beautifully for the holidays, and the piano bar is a fantastic stop for a night cap before going out into the cold. We'll all be back next year!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Christmas Party Interference
We has an ok dining experience at Jay's attributed to the raucous almost whole restaurant party going on. I think it would be nice to tell diners when most of the restaurant is taken over by a single group. I would have preferred another night or venue if I had know how loud it was going to be. Service was superb and food excellent as usual despite the distraction.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server did an excellent job. The food was delivered in a timely manner and we did not feel rushed. Dishes were cleared quickly. Food was very good. And she gave us a wonderful wine recommendation.
This was our first time dining at Jay's and we were very impressed!
12/14/2013 4:00:00 PM