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Jay's Bistro, Fort Collins, CO

Jay's Bistro

4.4
4.4
2027 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Locally owned and operated, Jay's Bistro takes pride in sourcing its products from responsible producers and retailers.

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Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 482-1876

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Bill Lusk

  • Private party facilities

    Jay's Bistro features two private banquet rooms. Our Fireside Room is an intimate charming comfortable room with fireplace and low lights which can seat up to 35 guests. Our Columbine Room is roomy and airy featuring large windows to the downtown area and seats up to 50 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Norm Koch, and Wednesday or Norman Vogel: (970) 482-1876

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Collins

  • Parking details

    Jay's Bistro is located conveniently downtown on Oak Street. We have street parking just outside our door. There are also parking facilities in the parking garage down the block as well as parking in the First National Bank parking lot after 5:00pm.

  • Entertainment

    Jay's Bistro Jazz Lounge proudly features Mark Sloniker on the baby grand Wednesday through Saturday evenings. Each evening Mark begins with light jazz and dinner music and is then joined later in the evening by other talented musicians from Northern Colorado from upright bass, drums, horns, fiddles and more. Every night is an event at the Bistro. Wednesday 7:30pm - 10:30pm Thursday 6:30pm - 10:30pm (trio begins at 8:30) Friday & Saturday 6:30pm - 8:00pm Jazz on the baby grand - 8:30pm - 11:30pm(trio or quartet)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,027 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Collins

    Good for Groups

  • Fort Collins

    Notable Wine List

  • Fort Collins

    Romantic

  • Fort Collins

    Special Occasion

  • Fort Collins

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Fort Collins

    Most Booked

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  1. E

    Ellen2953

    Denver

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service! A bit pricey but good spot for the occasional splurge.

  2. LM

    LauraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jays Bistro is absolutely excellent from the service to the food. Highly recommended.

  3. j

    justinw

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and attention to detail, super tasty food and excellent wine choices with knowledgeable staff.

  4. MB

    MikeB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jay’s is hands down the best restaurant in Fort Collins! This is our go to place for a special occasion or great dinner experience. We had a fantastic meal and the service was unbelievable! Alissa was our waitress and was very attentive. She made recommendations that were great! She asked for feedback on our dishes and wife made a recommendation on her dish which Alissa listened to intently. The manager Johnny came over to the table and asked my wife to expand on her recommendation which he listened to and agreed with her. Thanks for a great experience Jay’s!

  5. BL

    BrianL

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Decent place. Nice patio. Good live Jazz that was not too loud to talk over. Charcuterie platter was excellent. Entrees we’re just ok.

  6. KW

    KristenW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We've been to Jay's a few times, and always a great experience! Food and service were amazing!

  7. LR

    LarryR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We took visiting friends to Jays last night for dinner. They raved about the meal. One of them said the calamari was the best ever. I had the coconut curry halibut. That was a nice eating experience. Our server was superb.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a fun time at Jays.

  9. LL

    LaurieL

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Making reservations on line terrible, I have used Open Table many times but wouldn't work on your site

  10. JJ

    JasonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely Great! 5 stars all the way! The fillet was perfectly cooked to perfection!

  11. AG

    AmyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Good food, nice service, would highly recommend!

  12. C

    Coco

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Diego, our server, was excellent. He didn’t rush us and was appropriately attentive. The food was delicious.

  13. JP

    JimP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    We were excited to go here for my wife's birthday based on previous visits. We were a bit disappointed with the food. The chicken was dry and a bit overcooked. The rest of the meal was good. Not sure we would return though given all the options in town.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday for friends

  15. DD

    DDDDDDDDDD

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Not a great value; you can get just as good and more for less $.

  16. MC

    MattC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Food was not good and the service was horrible! Would not go back or recommend to a friend!

  17. CM

    CarMarMax

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Despite starting off with very slow (no) service at the bar where we had given up our seated table reservation to eat there thinking it would be faster than waiting 40 min for our table, the host was extremely understanding and accommodating when we requested to be seated at a regular table instead. In fact, he was able to seat us right away! Our waitress was attentive, the service was speedy, and the food was delicious. We had a great experience and a great dinner, I would definitely dine here again and recommend it to anyone.

  18. WH

    WilliamH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very positive experience. Food and beverage was all positive. Good for adults.

  19. KP

    KellyP

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very impressive menu with many choices. We were pleasantly surprised by the presentation and quality of the food.

  20. JO

    JacquelynO

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This is not the Jay’s we have enjoyed in years past. If you have a table time limit, state so on open table reservation or notify upon arrival. Servers should not repeatedly interrupt table conversation to clear plates in an effort to rush you dinner experience. All dishes ordered were marginal at best, including cocktails. I suggest a name change. This is not “Jay’s Bistro”

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress was absolutely lovely! I feel awful that I can’t recall her name, I think it may have been Alyssa? Anyway, she was great! The food was absolutely delicious too, it was difficult to keep myself from filling up on the appetizers. The star of the show for me was the Mac n’ cheese with pork belly. We decided to try the chocolate raviolis for dessert, and my goodness, they were amazing! We had a fantastic experience here, and I’m 100% keen on coming back again!

  22. ET

    EvelynT

    Denver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    We've celebrated at Jay's Bistro a few times before but this Sunday for mother's day, the food was very disappointing. The risotto was hard and the food portions were very small for the price. Our server was great, and the manager did try to make it right but I understand the food supply chain has been affected. So I guess for a while most restaurants will have shortages.

  23. AC

    ArnaudC

    Denver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Mother’s Day

  24. JC

    JohnC

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Mother's Day meal!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    My family took me out for Mother’s Day to Jays. We haven’t been since before the beginning of Covid. Our meals were delicious, we had filet Oscar, but my son only ate a cinnamon roll. Service was great. I was disappointed the brunch buffet went away however. I was really looking forward to all the delicious pastries, prime rib and chocolate strawberries. It’s sad it wasn’t an option and not even mentioned on the website. I had no idea there wasn’t a buffet until we sat down. There is a kids menu but I promised my son breakfast pastries and the ONLY pastry was the free cinnamon roll. Please bring back the buffet for next year. There’s lots of choices for a nice steak dinner in old town, but only Jays had the gourmet buffet for Mother’s Day. Probably won’t go back next year so we’ll end a tradition.

  26. KC

    KC7322

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great and the host was very nice. Our server Madison who also is the bartender did a great job taking orders and making the two Bloody Marys that were ordered.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Mother’s Day

  28. DF

    DianeF

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jay's outdoor patio was a lovely, leisurely dining experience. We got a very warm night but if it had been cool, the overhead heaters were ready to do their jobs. Certain dishes are not cheap so if cost is a concern, consider splitting a main dish and rounding out with some appetizers. Fantastic services and quite a wide selection of beverages.

  29. B

    Barb

    Denver

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had nice time on our Anniversary. Food was good. Had a few glitches with steak temperature and our bill being charged improperly. But server fixed those. Overall a nice evening.

  30. MG

    MaryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal and service. I would highly recommend

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    A staple upper scale eatery ..classic menu..good service ..great reputation ..although well kept in need of a interior vibe refresh....all in all a good value

  32. TR

    ThomasR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, the food was fantastic, the wine premier, and the service impeccable. Everything we have come to expect from one of Fort Collin's premier restaurants.

  33. S

    Sandstorm

    Denver

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Just a bit more consistency would put Jay's back in the top dining spots in Fort Collins. Service is excellent as is the ambience. Good wine and cocktail variety was brought to the table smartly. Salads were very lovely but we miss the bread service and dips that were a great signature "welcome" at Jay's. The server recommended the bouillabaisse which three of us tried. Well, the soup base was nicely seasoned and the seafood was plentiful. However, the calamari was very rubbery. There was a chunk of very hard baguette in each bowl which should have enhanced the stew. My chunk was so hard that I first thought it was a bone. I never could eat it as it withstood my knife, fork and spoon. The others fared a bit better but we ended up ordering a bread service since the "crostini" was too tough. Luckily, the shared two scoops of Walrus ice cream was a great end to the meal.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful!!

  35. MB

    MarciaB

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tried the new menu. Really enjoyed the wedge salad which came with pickled radishes. The halibut is a different recipe snd we like it better. The piano player was excellent. Such an enjoyable evening

  36. PS

    PattyS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Easter Brunch! We appreciate the good food and good service!

  37. A

    Alex

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Tiny plates of food for big prices. The eggs Benedict bread was too hard to chew and not that great.

  38. TM

    TeresaM4

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Limited menu. We ordered three different entrees and all were good. Nice wine list.

  39. P

    Pamela

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a fantastic experience to dine at Jay's Bistro! All of the staff members are welcoming and work hard to create a memorable experience for their guests. The food and wine were spectacular and we especially loved the live music!

  40. l

    love2eat

    Columbus

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    What a pleasant surprise last night. Jays had some new items on the menu and one was a spring roll which was actually a lightly crusted warm egg roll that came with 3 delicious sauces and it was yummy. I also had the Bistro burger which was perfectly cooked with a soft onion bun from a new local bakery and the french fries were crispy and not greasy. Service was on point and the patio, as always was relaxing. The perfect place to dine outside in Fort Collins.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

Jay's Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 2027 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Jay's Bistro

135 W Oak Street Fort Collins, CO 80524

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Collins

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Jay's Bistro is located conveniently downtown on Oak Street. We have street parking just outside our door. There are also parking facilities in the parking garage down the block as well as parking in the First National Bank parking lot after 5:00pm.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bill Lusk

  • Entertainment

    Jay's Bistro Jazz Lounge proudly features Mark Sloniker on the baby grand Wednesday through Saturday evenings. Each evening Mark begins with light jazz and dinner music and is then joined later in the evening by other talented musicians from Northern Colorado from upright bass, drums, horns, fiddles and more. Every night is an event at the Bistro. Wednesday 7:30pm - 10:30pm Thursday 6:30pm - 10:30pm (trio begins at 8:30) Friday & Saturday 6:30pm - 8:00pm Jazz on the baby grand - 8:30pm - 11:30pm(trio or quartet)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (970) 482-1876

  • Private party facilities

    Jay's Bistro features two private banquet rooms. Our Fireside Room is an intimate charming comfortable room with fireplace and low lights which can seat up to 35 guests. Our Columbine Room is roomy and airy featuring large windows to the downtown area and seats up to 50 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Norm Koch, and Wednesday or Norman Vogel: (970) 482-1876

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