Since Jay and Jackie sold... JAY'S,
The owners that purchased Jay's, seemed to think that simply because it was named Jay's the name would carry them. There was a downward atmosphere and quality of food & service.
Thus, with new owners, the chef and bar manager we thought we would try them . There was an slight improvement in food and quality. The chef seems to be cutting corners to attempt to now pay for their new venture.
Unless the new owners get their quality of food and service back to the 'Jay's of old', they will have lost our business.
Excellent evening out. Top notch service. Great wine and delicious food. A very memorable dining experience.
Jay's Bistro is outstanding. However, good luck finding a parking place in "Old Town" Fort Collins, CO.
It is expensive so...we recommend enjoying their fabulous cuisine on special occasions. The Colorado lamb chops with their "secret recipe" au gratin potatoes is amazing. And their "organic" salmon can't be beat !!
We went for birthday/anniversary. There was only one other guest as it was happy hour at the bar. Food and drinks were great. Pricey.
We were in no hurry but just seemed slow. Daughter has lots of allergies but will say very accommodating
A pleasant dinner as usual... great service, drinks and food in a great atmosphere.
Great food and excellent service. Enjoyed our eveing there.
Restaurant was unprepared to handle a full dining room. Service was slow— waited 20 min for a drink and then had to ask for a breadbasket 30 min in. Food was average - had to send back two entrees as they weren’t cooked. We were highly disappointed as we were celebrating graduation and this restaurant was rated well.
we appreciate that the restaurant was opened on the weekend for our special occasion. most of our large party were very pleased with their dishes. the wait staff was excellent very attentive to the needs of our large group. recommended most high was the Caprese sandwich the chicken was delicious. Least recommended was the lobster mac and cheese the amounts of lobster was quite variable from dish to dish. when lobster was present it was quite tasty!
We always enjoy Jay’s when visiting Fort Collins. We had a party of eight and the service was very attentive but not overly solicitous. The fish special was halibut and very good. Not very loud atmosphere.
My mother was celebrating her 86th birthday. Both my parents have owned and managed restaurants for decades and know fine dining. My mother was thrilled with the the flavor and temperature of all of the entrees and soup. The server was attentive and friendly. We were sat in a back room, which was wonderful. The only thing I would've changed, that would be beyond anyone's control...a large party sat near us as we were finishing our meal and getting ready for dessert. They were very loud. I could've asked for us to be moved but my mother struggles to walk and we both agreed it wasn't worth the request. IT WAS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AS A WHOLE. THANK YOU!
This place was amazing! Very unique and tasty food.
The experience was good over all, they had a couple large parties so service and noise will definitely have to be reevaluated next time. We will go again, the food was good and the server was very accommodating to questions and requests.
We love this place, it is never a disappointment. The food is always spot on and in the evenings there is great jazz playing to set the mood for any type of occasion.
Good food and very pleasant atmosphere. Service was very slow and the salad prep was weird. Overall an average meal for above average prices.
Our waiter was great, the food is always fantastic!
The lamb and Duck were wonderful!
The Calamari was very good, I'm gluten free and they made it for me with rice flour!
In 30 years have never had a bad meal. Exquisite food, service, atmosphere. It’s one of the top 3 places to dine in Ft Collins and I have been here 42 years!
The service was very good. Michael knew the menu and specials as well as the wine list. The food was not as good as it has been historically. For example, the seafood Caesar salad used to come with a crab claw on it, there were just a few bits of crab on top. Two of us had the mixed grill and the venison was a bit over cooked. The cheese and meat tray was very good. There are some better values in Fort Collins for better food. I hope the new owners can step it up a bit.
Great evening, Delicious food and great service
Great service and menu selections. Calamari starter is very good. The Reuben is delicious. Everyone else enjoyed their entrees. Convenient location with close proximity parking. A top Fort Collins choice for sure.
We went for Easter brunch, the food was mediocre for the prices and they pushed the tables so close together that our chairs were being bumped into constantly. I love Jays for dinner but this brunch was pretty disappointing overall, especially for what they charge.
We enjoyed our evening although our waiter never smiled once and lacked personality. The food was good and promptly served. The ambience was just what I was looking for - nice and quiet. I do think the restaurant needs a face lift as the decor is looking rather dated and tired.
A lovely evening - amazing food, good service. Entertainment was exquisite. Thank you!
Great ambiance and service. One meal was mediocre and the other fabulous. Love the presentation of the food. A bit pricey for what you get.
We love Jay’s, in my opinion they make the best martinis and beef filet in Northern Colorado! Always outstanding service there. Truly our favorite restaurant
Consistently outstanding! The service, food, and ambiance are always outstanding! Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Northern Colorado.
My second time eating there. Its nw my favorite place to go take my wife.
First time. If I had any complaint, and I don't, it would be the limited parking in the area. Food, service & atmosphere were all excellent. We'll definitely be returning.
The calamari had a fairly strong fishy taste so i suspect it was frozen or old not fresh. The filet was good but the portion of the truffle mashed and creamed spinach were anorexic. It was about 3 tablespoons of each side.
We came for dinner after my fiance proposed and it was a wonderful choice! We were from out of town so neither of us knew what to expect but we were so pleasantly surprised. Our server was thoughtful and attentive and the food was incredible! I highly recommend Jay's Bistro!
the service at Jay's was outstanding right from the greeting when we walked in. Excellent cocktails, dinner and atmosphere.
We've eaten at Jay's many times. The food is always good as is the music. The service this time was not great but is usually is. Waiter did not check on us once, sad because my appetizer was cold. We like sitting in the main room, did not request it with our reservation so had it sit in side dining room. While very nice, just not our favorite. Suggestion, if you want that main room, make the request. Enjoy.
Just underwhelmed. We visited first 6 years ago and left feeling the same as this time. Just underwhelmed. My lamb chops literally had one small bite each they were seriously small and overly fatty even for lamb. There was a seafood salad that was very bland looking and tasting bland also. Not terrible but pretty unappealing. No gluten free bread, extremely dated music playing.
Still one of the best restaurants in Fort Collins! Great food, great service, great ambiance!
Service was awful but food excellent. The restaurant was not terribly busy yet before we were seated we ordered wine at the bar which had open seats and tables and also not overly busy. After 20 minutes a table opened up and the wine still had not come out. We complained to the bar server and said we should not have to pay for the wine. The bar man didn't have a clue how to deal with this situation, but the manager was great and agreed. The food was terrific and we would definitely give them another chance.
Oysters Rockefeller sent back not baked enough and when returned from the kitchen still not cooked - watery; Brie Sauce was too sweet, dates were delicious. Entrees of steak filets some of best we ever had, and bison - perfectly prepared. Server had too many tables and was very slow.
This is the place to take your foodie friend. We had the crab cake and the mini lobster pot pie for appetizers. Of course we tried each other's and they were both superb. The tiny crab cake came with a drizzle of limoncello beurre blanc, and I was pleasantly surprised at the nice touch it added to the crab cake. The lobster pot pie in puff pastry was very mini but delicious. DH had the chicken cordon bleu which was tender and very good. I had the lamb and goat cheese ravioli, which was absolutely to die for. Lamb has such a strong flavor that it is hard to do something creative, but the seasoning was perfect. I hope it is being considered as a permanent addition to the menu. I had the lemon blueberry bread pudding for dessert and was not surprised to find that was a delightful flavor combination as well. DH had the chocolate peanut butter pie and reported it was very peanutbuttery. The portions are on the small side but we both found them adequate to satisfy our appetites, we didn't have leftovers to take home.
The one weakness I found in the food is that the cheese flavor was lost. Neither of us could taste the Swiss traditionally found in the chicken or the goat cheese in the ravioli. (Which is not a drawback to me, as I don't particularly like either cheese.) I also didn't think the tomato sauce served with the ravioli complemented it well; the lamb was so flavorful that I think a simple butter sauce would have been perfectly adequate and let the lamb shine through. However, I was still so impressed with the food that I am taking my daughter there tonight.
The service was good but I couldn't give it 5 stars because I had the same problem I have at 99% of restaurants; the waiters don't keep up with the quantity of tea I drink and Splenda I use to sweeten it.
First photo is chicken cordon blue and lamb ravioli. Second is lemon blueberry bread pudding and chocolate peanut butter pie.
We always enjoy eating here. They have delicious seafood and vegetarian options which I really appreciate. All of the Tapas we've tried have been fabulous as well!
A very intimate yet spacious place. The atmosphere, including the jazz trio, was great and the food and wine selection were both excellent, as was the service. We'll make eating there a priority on future trips to Ft. Collins.