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Colterra

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210 Franklin Street, Niwot, CO 80504 (2nd)
Contact your local RTD (303) 299-6000.
3036520777
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Colterra invites you to escape to the country, just minutes from downtown...
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!
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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best chicken dish I've ever had

Went here as two couples on a Friday night. We had 4 different dishes, which everyone was raving about. I had a chicken special. It was the single best chicken dish I've ever had. Bar none. Colterra is 45 minutes from where I live and I will happily drive back there. Our waiter was Dave. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
MileHighJacket
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Denver
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Denver
Top Contributor
368 reviews 368 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Went here as two couples on a Friday night. We had 4 different dishes, which everyone was raving about. I had a chicken special. It was the single best chicken dish I've ever had. Bar none. Colterra is 45 minutes from where I live and I will happily drive back there. Our waiter was Dave. Very congenial and the perfect... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Used to love this place, but last night we had our third experience in a row with mediocre food and really slow service. The waiter was fine; it's just that it took well over an hour to get our main course. A couple dishes were quite good, but at least half missed the mark. I had a risotto that tasted... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I took my 16 year old here to celebrate finishing his SAT test. He ordered a burger which he reported to be very tasty. I ordered a vegetable and egg scramble which was good; though nothing special. When I go to a restaurant, I like to have something I couldn't make myself and I could have made this meal quite... More 

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Littleton
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were with a group of 14. They seated us in our own private room, with two tables of seven each. Close enough that we could talk across the area. Josh was our server, and he did a fantastic job. He was attentive, but not overbearing. My wife and I, ordered the Bacon and Mushroom Omelet ($13), it came on... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner for the 5 of us to celebrate our 15th anniversary. The restaurant has a good range of choices, both wine and food, so that most diners can find something to enjoy. Our waiter did a great job answering our questions and making recommendations. If you are in this area, I'd try Colterra.

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Longmont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Colterra is tucked away in Niwot, a small town located between Boulder and Longmont. The dinner menu changes seasonally, although the lunch menu tends to stay the same, featuring mainly sandwiches and salads and a few specials. I do wish they'd change things up a bit more for the lunch crowd. Dinner is definitely more innovative, featuring locally sourced, fresh... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

To celebrate my wife's birthday, we tried a French cuisine restaurant we had just heard about recently, and we were quite pleased with it. Niwot, Colorado still impresses me as a sleepy little town, only it is loaded with plenty of very sharp people, and Colterra is no exception. It used to be two homes, and now it has a... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We ate their yesterday, Saturday December 6 ; and, today Sunday December 7th. We had to go back because it was soooo outstanding! In my opinion Chef Michael is cklearly THE TOP CHEF IN ALL BOULDER COUNTY; and probably, even in all of Colorado. It is hard to imagine eatong any better. On Saturday, My wife and I took a... More 

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London
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Out dinner at Colterra was excellent. Our group are season travellers and discerning foodies and we were all very impressed by the high quality if the food and wine available at this cosy little restaurant in Niwot. The service impeccable (except I still shy from American habit of describing the menu in fine detail). The wine list was balanced with... More 

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Colorado
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I have eaten at Colterra several times and have never been disappointed. The menu is simple but creative and varies with the season. Everything is fresh and much of it is local - even some from the garden on the property. The service is very good. The patio is wonderful. I highly recommend it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 Franklin Street, Niwot, CO 80504
    (2nd)
  • Public Transportation: Contact your local RTD (303) 299-6000.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Niwot
  • Phone Number: 3036520777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?