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“Perfect Evening-Perfect Meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Colterra

Colterra
210 Franklin Street, Niwot, CO 80504
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Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Niwot
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $45
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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!
Broomfield
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Evening-Perfect Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The patio was wonderful, the meal was delicious and our server, Jonathan was great! This was our first visit to Colterra and we will definitely go back. The beet salad was yummy! The scallops and risotto were superb. It was a little pricey, but definitely worth it.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shawnee, Kansas
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229 reviews 229 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food, Lovely Patio, Good Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We've eaten here about four times and the food here is always wonderful. For lunch or dinner, the food and service is top notch. I love sitting on their patio. It's pretty, comfortable, and relaxing. Everything I've had here has been great. At dinner last time, we both ordered the pistachio crusted halibut with mixed vegetables. Both were the best I've had by far. The beet salad was good too. This restaurant is expensive. We both had the beet salad and the halibut entree with the mixed vegetables and no drinks. With tip, the bill was $98. Niwot is a very cute town and it is fun to come here.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Fantastic local restaurant!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Colorado
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The best $150 dinner for two ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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 delightful, along with delicious glasses of champagne - I have never enjoyed dropping $150 for dinner so much!
The restaurant also offers desserts to die for and the menu is not set, evolving and innovating as the considerable expertise of the chef takes meaning shape in today's complex world.
There is no place we can recommend with greater fervor.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Amazing old town-feel, incredible setting & food”
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 and lovely. The restaurant is a converted house, so the inside is broken up into different rooms which gives you a very quaint & cozy feel. The service has been great every time we've gone and the food & imaginative cocktails never disappoint. Highly recommended for dinner, lunch or weekend brunch!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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