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Colterra Food & Wine

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210 Franklin Street, Niwot, CO 80544 (2nd)
+1 303-652-0777
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful food quality with intensely-delicious and satisfying vegetables, rich flavors, clean, fresh fish and seafood, and a relaxing country setting. The service is usually quite good as well. Prices are a little high; I usually need about $50 for lunch, and I sometimes wish there had been a more generous portion of vegetables. However, this restaurant is a clear favorite... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely ambiance. Food quite good not outstanding. Service friendly. Very busy night and even so the food was delivered promptly. Nice cocktail and wine list. Glad to see local sourced food.

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Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the tiny town of Niwot, CO you'll find this happy surprise. I had brunch at Colterra with some friends recently and we all agreed it was a special experience. The food is fabulous, with interesting choices. The drinks are addictive, and the service is top notch. We asked for a change to a dish and the staff was very... More 

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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I tried this place during one of my business trips last year. Although the food is certainly excellent, it's the atmosphere that really sets this place apart from it's competition. Whether you're sitting inside the main dining room or outside in the garden area, this restaurant has character. It's a great place for a first date, special occasion or even... More 

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211 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We met local friends who made the choice of where to eat, and we were pleased with this place in every way. We are not true "foodies" but can recognize good stuff when we see and taste it, and everything we got here was indeed very good. We were unhurried in making our food choices and in our lingering over... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I took my wife to this restaurant on our first date 4 years ago and at that time it was one of our favorites. We just went there last week and had a terrible time. The soup arrived lukewarm 10 minutes before the wine. My wife's beef and my fish were both EXTREMELY salty, but by this time we had... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We plan this ahead for over a month. Our reservation was on Christmas Eve. I ordered a lobster risotto with seared scallops. The risotto rice was raw and tasteless. The waiter serve me without asking a prosecco which I thought it came with the menu as a hospitality drink or something but then later I saw it on my bill.... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We have had several meals at Colterra and all have been fabulous. The atmosphere both in and out is very comfortable and pleasant. We have enjoyed dinners and lunches and would return 3 times a week if we could.

Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Colterra is our go-to restaurant for special occasions and out-of-town guests. Our favorite time to be there is when we can sit out on the patio in the shade of the towering cottonwoods. On our most recent visit for lunch, the food was exceptional. My special of risotto with grilled salmon was the best I've ever had. The salmon was... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Each visit to Colterra has been a pleasure. The ambiance, cocktails, incredible creations by the bar and chefs are amazing. The daily risotto, never disappoints. The summer is magic with the fresh selections from local Farmers as well as on site garden. A great experience, not just a meal. Genius of "small bites" can be enjoyed as a cap to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Franklin Street, Niwot, CO 80544
  • Public Transportation: Contact your local RTD (303) 299-6000.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Niwot
  • Phone Number: +1 303-652-0777
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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