Jay's Bistro

4.6
2001 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Locally owned and operated, Jay's Bistro takes pride in sourcing its products from responsible producers and retailers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2001 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.4
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KBKB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The band is too loud. Even outside it was hard to hear the people you were with, inside impossible.

Also, pretty tacky to charge for bread when you are spending over a hundred dollars for a couple.

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GregL
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jays is always a good choice for a nice upscale dinner in old town.

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PaulC
Portland
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Decided to give Jay's another chance as the first time we were seated but never waited on. Much better service this time for us, but the restaurant seems to have an issue with taking care of seated customers. We sat outside and two other tables left after they received no service. One table got drinks but did not see server again for 20 minutes and that was after they asked the busboy to get her. Other table not waited on because 2 servers did not know who was responsible. Even the "floor manager" seemed confused as he did not know where to deliver 2 drinks.

Our waiter was attentive and checked in on us often. He sought out answers to our questions about several wines, and he offered suggestions on food choices.

The food was adequate but not great. We started with salads, one kale and one caesar. The caeser was pretty flavorless, and the kale salad was missing two components listed on the menu (candied walnuts and dried cranberries). We also ordered 3 starters: shrimp and corn risotto croquetas, brussel sprouts and duck wings. All were fine, but nothing special.

Based on our two experiences, we will most likely not return.

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Edward
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Jay's is not what it use to be, the food prep has suffered a little, the flavors have changed not in my Paulettes favor. Still enjoy going there and have a good experience.

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DuckParty
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jay's Bristo was conveniently located and the dinning in was outstanding. We got in the extra private room because there were seven of us. The food was absolutely outstanding. They have an outstanding chef. I love scalps and they were cooked perfectly. It was a perfect dining evening.

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vipKP13
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again I had a fantastic dinner at Jay’s. The scallops were amazing. Destiny was my server and she took very good care of me. I highly recommend Jay’s.

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Disappointed
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always Jay’s Bistro. We have been going there for ten years. It is consistently terrific, from the bar to the table, we are never disappointed.
Don & Nancy Fuller

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was wonderful

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LoriP
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We have been to Jay's many times. It is unfortunate that the quality of the food was not excellent as in the past. Our filet's though tender were dry. The lobster in the Steak and lobster noodle bowl was dry and overcooked. Our server was good but spread to thin; not her fault, just not enough staff. Hopefully, Jay's will improve as we get out of the COVID era.

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vipTamiR
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food and service. I loved the salmon.

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vipAliciaY
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited on vacation and enjoyed the food and drinks. On Friday night they had a good jazz band. Service was great. We had the filet, pork chop, steak and lobster pasta. All were very good. We would go again when we are in town.

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BarryM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and the live music set it all off.

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vipmaryk
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jay’s is a great place. The food, service and ambiance are perfect for any occasion. I don’t know why more people don’t frequent the place.

KB
KathyB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally! Fine dining with truly delicious food and excellent service - in Fort Collins! I didn't think that existed before trying this place. We ordered brussels sprouts, calamari, Bison ribeye, filet mignon and Caesar salad, all of which was excellent. Our server's recommendations for wine and beer were spot on. Can't wait to return!

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JeffR
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Haven't been in many years, and now will be adding it to one of our local faves for Fort Collins

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Sunny
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Scallops! Wine choice exceptional. Wait staff efficient and enjoyable.
A wonderful evening to celebrate our Anniversary.

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Sssss
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, good food and good drinks. Will eat there again

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Richard
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service fantastic. Could have done without the train blasting through but that’s a downtown FoCo experience to be expected. We were disappointed with our Martinis and we were well taken care of by the owner. We’re definitely going to have our son’s wedding rehearsal dinner here out on the patio.

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vipPaulS
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice patio and good selection of entrees. Great location in old town Fort Collins.

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KimV
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I had the filet and lobster bowl. The steak was fine with the sauce , but the sauce completely overwhelmed the lobster. I pointed this out to the server. For dessert I had the creme brule. The sugar on the creme is supposed to be crispy and golden brown. In this case that was true on the edges but the center was essentially burnt black. Having already noted the problem with the lobster I did not mention this to the server. Jay's has been one of my favorites for years. This meal was not up to their usual standards. I'm not sure I will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, service,wine,food. Large portions, brought half of it back to our hotel. Only issue was a 1 year old that while cute was also noisy. Made us laugh remembering what it’s like to have small children and going out to eat.

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Ganymebe
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service at a time when many are lacking. The food was very good. They had live jazz but it was tough to hear it.

KM
vipKenM
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a lovely night ... the only distraction was the concrete workers that were still working on the fountains area next to Blue Agave. They quit though about 7PM and it was very nice

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EugeneS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Jay's every now and then. Food is reliably good and service is friendly. I had the seafood caesar salad which was excellent. I'd highly recommend it. My wife had the scallops which was also delicious.

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ShannonP
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience4

The food was great! The only issue we had and the reason I'm giving 4 stars is the service was a bit slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Had Brussel sprouts, lobster bisque, and harvest salad. Great waiter! Nice place!

PJ
PamJ
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Beautiful restaurant. Perfect local restaurant with a Fort Collins vibe. Also, perfect location in Old Town.

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vipJoeF
Houston
90 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

On A Monday night when not busy, they seat everyone close together. The wine I ordered, the waitress did not know that they carried it even though it was on the menu. Eventually the bartender came over and explained that they had run out a day or two earlier, so we ended up with a mediocre Sancerre. The lobster bisque was closer to a roux in consistency and would not recommend this soup. The Scallops and Pork Chop we had were both very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been before. Highly recommend. We loved it. Filet was suburb.

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vipJoeF
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating and pleasant staff. Food was cooked perfectly and we were able to have an excellent experience for our anniversary dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They made me feel extremely welcomed and special for my birthday. Loved the live music too! Will be back for another special occasion

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SteveS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Consistently one of Fort Collins best fining dining restaurants. They hung in during difficult Covid times and are back on track with their music venue as well.

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DonnaS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jays is one of our top 3 restaurants in Fort Collins, we recommend it to everyone

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vipDaveFortCollins
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate in the bar on a Friday night and I thought the music was a bit loud.

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KarmenM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary dinner was lovely. The service is well-knowns at Jay's to be exceptional and ours was just that! They even treated us to a dessert:)

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Meh. We came back to see the changes since ownership. It was an okay meal and experience.

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LindaK
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Jay's was a memorable experience. We sat on the patio and enjoyed their heaters as the night got cool. The food was terrific and the service was outstanding. We will definitely be back again soon. The owner was even making the rounds at tables to make sure everyone was being well taken care of.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, but multiple server errors.

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TonyF
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Small portions. Very pricy. Very slow out of the kitchen. Too noisy. Will not be back

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vipJSPulchifocus
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just about perfect for my Birthday celebration.

FAQs

Jay's Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 482-1876.

Jay's Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 2001 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.