We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


210 Franklin Street, Niwot, CO 80504
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 8 restaurants in Niwot
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $45
Cuisines: Contemporary
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 2nd
Transit: Contact your local RTD (303) 299-6000.
Description: Colterra invites you to escape to the country, just minutes from downtown Boulder in the charming historic town of Niwot. Happen upon the authentic romantic setting and enjoy classic French country food created by Chef/Owner Bradford Heap. Trained in France with 3 star Michelin Chef's Alain Ducasse and Georges Blanc, Bradford has taken his last endeavors to top Zagat ratings. His newest restaurant focuses on using the freshest local produce, respecting the pure simple flavors of seasonal ingredients. Knowledgeable wine pairings, complete with climate controlled cabinet provides the finest possible wines by the glass, making Colterra an experience not to be missed. Top 10 new restaurant by 5280 magazine!
Reserve with OpenTable
Colterra is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Write a Review

100 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The food was fabulous and the restaurant is adorable and artsy with good vibes. We sat on the patio and it was just perfect. Lauren was our server and she was funny and informative and very efficient. An absolutely perfect lunch!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

One of the nice things about dinner for two at Colterra in Niwot is the drive to the restaurant, but that's just the beginning. For a birthday celebration last year, a friend joined me for a repast of Lobster Risotto for her and 7-hour braised Lamb Shank for me. Both the food and the company (an important element) were so... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boulder, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This little gem set in small-town Niwot is the perfect romantic setting for a wonderful farm-to-table fresh gourmet meal. The owner also owns Salt in Boulder and the food in each is impeccable. Their outdoor patio set among very mature cottonwood trees has got to be one of the best outdoor dining spaces in Colorado. The inside too, is quaint... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is the fourth time we"ve eaten here. Each time before we had local produce crafted into perfect dinners. This time both my husband and I thought our food was masked in butter or oil. I had a frittata with sun dried tomatoes and he had shrimp omelet . It was ok but for the price it should be exquisite!... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boulder, Colorado
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had a most lovely lunch yesterday at this great restaurant. CHEF MICHAEL is far and away the very best CHEF in Colorado. He and his staff are the most professional and dedicated I know. They use only the finest seafood. meats, duck, salads from location grown greens, and other choices..I had the TUNA salad, and it was one of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hudson, Wisconsin
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Stopped here for happy hour. The happy hour drinks were itty bitty. We ordered roasted beets, a pesto veggie bread, duck liver pate, and a dessert "bite". The roasted beets were tasty. The pesto bread was average. We were informed that the duck liver pate was actually chicken liver so we declined to eat that. The $3 dessert bite was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ft Collins
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been here a couple of times with friends and decided to take my husband on our anniversary this past October. This drive is about 40 minutes from our house, so it has to be good! We absolutely loved the seasonal veggie appetizer- we still talk about it! Just so amazing and tasty. I think it's a wonderful restaurant... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We just had a great New Zealand wine dinner here and it was a wonderful evening. We have eaten there many times and the for and service is always top notch. The outdoor eating area is wonderful for lunch of brunch and their monthly wine dinners are a fun way to try new wines and cleaver tastings. Bradford and his... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Longmont, Colorado
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I came to this restaurant to celebrate my parent's 50th and we had a great time. Food and drinks are wonderful, but can be a bit pricey. I came back recently with a friend for the Happy Hour, where you can sample lots of tastes for about $5 each. What a great discovery. Will come back for the patio when... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marlton, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Enjoyed my dinner. Seating was imperfect but they were remodeling a large section of the restaurant, so understandable. Would have preferred local wines on the wine menu. My friend, who lives in Niwot, goes here often. One of her favorites. Soup was EXCELLENT.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Colterra also viewed


Been to Colterra? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Colterra, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing