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Colterra Food & Wine

210 Franklin Street, Niwot, CO 80544
+1 303-652-0777
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“risotto” (19 reviews)
“ahi tuna” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
210 Franklin Street, Niwot, CO 80544
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I tried this restaurant out the first time for Denver Restaurant week and found it to be a gem. We have since gone back for a few special dinners and have never been disappointed. Yes it is pricey, but the quality and...More

Thank nicolegD9271HZ
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is by far the very best restaurant in Niwot. It is certainly on the pricier end, however it is well worth it for the quality of food that is usually locally sourced if not grown in their very own garden. Top notch gourmet offerings...More

Thank Dana-Noe O
Reviewed 3 October 2017

It's a beautiful place to eat, especially if you can sit outside. Our dinner entrée was good, but the dessert (chocolate paradise) was not freshly made. It was frozen and was not fully thawed when served. Service was friendly, but slow. We have been going...More

Thank van m
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Recently enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Colterra ... simply do not understand the negative reviews. At the recommendation of our waitperson ordered the beet salad followed by risotto with hanger steak main. Both were outstanding. Kudos to the wine list as well. Enjoyed a glass...More

Thank NorCalBeachGuy
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Had one of the best brunches here! Weather was nice that Sunday when my friends and I decided to eat here and we were not at all disappointed! I had their Eggs Benedict and was served with 2 perfectly poached eggs and heaping fresh veggies...More

Thank Maestro2471
ManagerBHR, Director of Sales at Colterra Food & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for your review and supporting Bradford Heap Restaurants in it's efforts in sustainability! You are the best part or our efforts! #Waffleswithapurpose

Reviewed 18 September 2017

A great location in a small town to eat outside for dinner. Excellent service from an interested and knowledgeable server. Very tasty meal. I would highly recommend sitting outside off the quiet street. Inside, the rooms look dated and cramped. Very enjoyable.

Thank DRS69
ManagerBHR, Director of Sales at Colterra Food & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for your review! We would love to recognize the server, please let us know what you recall about him or her. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

I love Colterra, I've loved Colterra since I moved to Niwot 5 years ago. I hate to even be writing this, but something has happened. The quality of the food and the consistency of the food, even the simplest things like bread, has degraded and...More

Thank cochransteve
ManagerBHR, Director of Sales at Colterra Food & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for loving us, we are sorry we disappointed you and failed to meet our standards. We are sharing this with every one in the front of the house and back. Thank you for your feedback, we will make it better.

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We live nearby and decided to try Colterra for Brunch. We waited in host area to be seated. 5 minutes and no host showed up. Lots of set tables available inside and outside. I walked toward the kitchen- service area where many staff congregated, no...More

Thank RobertodeVallarta
ManagerBHR, Director of Sales at Colterra Food & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Your review has definitely been read, it will be printed and distributed to the entire staff. Being acknowledged is simply not enough, we strive to establish rapport with our guest and get to know them as individuals. Negative attitudes are never tolerated. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017

Stopped by here last night during another drive through the country. I'd classify it as "nouveau Italian". Got a table inside: "Do you have a reservation?" (looking at a near empty restaurant at 6:30 on a Friday night, which never filled up. sigh.) The place...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I had high hopes for Colterra, I've heard great things about it for years. Unfortunately we weren't able to sit outside due to the rain so we were seated in the dining room. It felt very old fashioned country club with beige table cloths and...More

Thank Jen S
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6 January 2015|
Response from Missy A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they will be open!
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Response from Jola O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open for lunch. I visited for lunch. Everything the 4 of us ordered was fantastic.
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Response from Paul T | Reviewed this property |
They are open for lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
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**Colterra is closed until further notice due to a fire. We will keep you posted on our efforts towards re-opening.**

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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