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American, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
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210 Franklin Street, Niwot, CO 80504 (2nd)
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited every year over the last four. Lunch today was the best: Best service, best food. Seafood specials were great. This place has improved over the years.

Thank HinColo
Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Niwot to stay at the amazing Niwot Inn on a Sunday. After a long flight we found this gem and had a wonderful brunch. Later we had dinner which also was delightful.My wife is vegan and had seasonable vegetable plate. I had small plate tuna. 22.00 per plate but worth it. A find in a very small... More 

Thank rsh12686
Boulder, Colorado
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the environment is good for inside or outside dining, Management needs to figure out how to get rid of the flies. You can make a reservation by going to their website which is convenient. All the personnel were very friendly and wanted to make our visit a pleasant one. No special drinks, one entree with salad and one pulled... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Colterra tonight for our anniversary. He's been there before for lunch, but it was my first time. The outdoor seating is beautiful--especially when it starts to get dark and all the twinkle lights go on. We each got a salad--he got the beet salad, which was delicious and I had the almond-crusted chevre and... More 

Thank Amy N
Fairview, Tennessee
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228 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We walked over to Niwot while visiting our daughter and family. We sat outside in the shade covered patio and had a delightful lunch. The menu is limited, but with upscale offerings along with a bar menu. Would highly encourage trying this eatery if you are in the area.

Thank MO2cats
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

It was already a rather hot summer morning but the shade trees and gentle breeze on Colterra's patio invited one to linger over brunch. First, there is no bad food here. Second, everything is sourced locally as much as possible including one of my favorites, the Hazel Dell mushrooms. The menu is Country French, including some Italian dishes. My husband... More 

Thank TheHandbagGuide
Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Over the years I've lived in Boulder, this has been a reliable, interesting and satisfying choice on summer evenings -- the large tree-shaded outside dining patio is a relaxing and comfortable place for dinner. As another reviewer said, the food could use some updating, but if one wants consistently excellent dining Colterra offers it. The only food criticism I have... More 

Thank Zigy K
Landing, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We were staying at the Niwot Inn and a block away is a beautiful restaurant. The garden is a great place to eat in the summer. Our entrees were delicious and the appetizer and dessert were beautifully arranged and amazing. Service was excellent. A lovely setting!

Thank Nancy R
boulder, co
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I have been a loyal fan for years. The patio and garden are simply delightful. The cocktails are very creative and impressive. I applaud the local sourcing and recommend the daily risotto. I do feel the decor and menu need updating. Lunch is a good value. I wish they would bring back happy hour. Overall, a nice choice but room... More 

Thank jemgirl
Lander, Wyoming
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

My wife's parents took us to Colterra to celebrate her retirement. Our party of 5 was given the choice of inside or outside seating. We choose outside and were seated after a short wait at the bar. The atmosphere is Colorado informal with attentive but "no hovering" service. The outside tables are well separated which provides a feeling of privacy.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $45
American, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Franklin Street, Niwot, CO 80504
  • Public Transportation: Contact your local RTD (303) 299-6000.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Niwot
  • Phone Number: 3036520777
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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