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About Jay's Bistro
Jay's Bistro is a locally owned business that started in 1980. Norman And Wednesday Vogel, recently purchased the bistro and are making seasonal changes to menus, décor 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's and Sunday's are all night happy hour. Tapas are available nightly for those who want to come in and nosh. Enjoy live jazz music Thursday through Saturday night starting off with a daily happy hour!! Eat well, drink some, be happy!
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Tapas Menu Monday-Saturday 3:00-Close; Closed Sundays; During the holidays restaurant hours will vary.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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)
Jay's has been offering off premise catering service in Fort Collins for the past 28 years. We are committed to offering exceptional quality and value with attention to all the details. We can make all the arrangements from food, presentation, service, cooks, bartenders, rental equipment for 10-400 people. References available. Our menus are personally prepared with your event in mind. Call for 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.
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Jay's Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We went to Jay's Bistro last year for valentine dinner and was very pleased with the food and service, went there this year hoping it would be the same. We was given the valentine menu and did not get to see the reguler menu but noticed the other patrons did. So we ordered off the menu that was gave to us. The food was slow to be served and we were very unhappy with the food we ordered. Wish we would have had a chance to order off the regular menu. Asked the waiter and he said "O" I forgot. Very unhappy and will not return.
Have loved Jay's for years now and bartender Melissa is amazing! The only thing missing are vegan options on the menu but they are willing to make adjustments to the regular menu. Atmosphere is cozy and Jay's is a true gem in Fort Collins. Highly recommend and we keep going back!
We have been going to Jay's for special occasions for years. However, this one didn't quite top the list as the best experience. I made our reservations on-line and there wasn't an opportunity on Open Table to say this was a special occasion (it was our wedding anniversary on the 7th). And unlike Jay's in the past, no one asked as we were being seated by the hostess or by our server. The seafood chowder was excellent, but barely lukewarm (I didn't want to ruin our evening by sending it back). The wine by the glass that I ordered wasn't available, so I was offered a 2nd choice, which was excellent. My ahi special of the day was lukewarm as well, but excellent in taste. Again, I did not tell anyone. The scotch that my husband ordered as an after dinner drink was not available, so he had to chose another one. 'Things' like this typically do not happen at Jay's. Our dinner was on a Wednesday night, so maybe things were re-stocked yet.
The food is way overpriced and unfortunately we didn't realize the menu had mostly seafood on it. We also didn't realize there was a separate bar area where we could have gotten tapas. This place is not suitable for those who are Paleo. My husband liked the Bison dish he had but, my salad was drenched in dressing and I couldn't eat it. We specifically went there for the french fries fried in duck fat, which the waitress told us it was only available to order in the bar. We asked her if we could order it anyways and they did allow us to do that. If you like seafood it may be a great place for you but I still think the prices are way too high.
We used to love Jay’s Bistro, but our recent experience was not great. The food took a long time, and then it was not hot when we got it. Bummer. The quality has also gone down. For the price you pay the food should taste good and be hot. Next time we go out for a nice dinner we will select another place in town.
I've been going to Jays for thirty years. It is under different ownership for many years now but the quality has remained the same. Beautiful restaurant inside and out. One of the best jazz bars in town if that is what you are in the mood for and a very elegant restaurant with high quality food and wine selections. The service is exceptional too. We were short on time as we had a show to go to and they accommodated that well.
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we had a really good time. The food was fantastic, the wine and drinks were delicious, and the service was great. Dining here is on the expensive side but it's worth it. For a quiet date night or a special occasion this would be an awesome restaurant to try out , and on the weekend they have a live jazz band preforming in the evenings! Can't wait to go back
This was very close to being a truly remarkable, unforgettable experience everything was exceptional but the through the door and check-in experience. There was no greeting, once someone did after confirming the reservation there was a cold flat “We’ll be with you in about 5 minutes when your table is ready” this would have been a great opportunity to offer to take our coats to the coat check anything but leaving us standing there feeling unwanted... at the end of the night as we were recounting a wonderful night it was that first 5 minutes that soured it. The food, drinks, waiter’s service, etc. were nearing perfection as dining experiences go.
Very accommodating with the time constraints we had. Waiter was great but should be trained to know wines better. Food was excellent. Lobster bisque was absolutely delicious. Beautiful plate presentation. Really impressed owner is involved and on site. Makes you know they really care about the establishment.
Tonight the food was great - I had a perfectly cooked-to-order salmon with an excellent sauce. My wife had the shrimp carbanara - which was seasoned well and balanced. The service was a little slow, but we used the time to talk in our booth. We also had the lobster gnocchi which i would get without the corn - so good, i would've ordered a couple as a entree. Bread was good and we love whipped butter. We went to another restaurant for dessert, but wish we would've stayed.
The service staff needs polish. Small things were overlooked- being served first as the female at the table, bringing out bread with an explanation of the accoutrement being served alongside, asking if we have questions about the menu or wine options- but these small things added up to making this a mediocre dining experience. We were largely ignored and the server seemed somewhat lax in his approach to us. Jay's is purported to be one of the nicest restaurants in Fort Collins, but they missed that mark tonight.
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