Colterra Is Always WonderfulWe've dined at Colterra many times and always have had wonderful food and service. Located in rural Niwot northeast of Boulder, Colterra provides great ambiance in small town setting.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSUPERB !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SUPERB !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticOne of the best restaurants in the Boulder area - great meal, drinks & service.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM9th anniversaryMy wife and I wanted to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary by getting out of Boulder and trying something new so we headed to Niwot. I was a little reluctant b/c Boulder has so many restaurants we haven't tried but my wife insisted. The restaurant is in a quaint part of Niwot. We sat outside by the herb garden for the ambiance and listened to a jazz trio occasionally interrupted by passing teens. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I highly recommend it.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Brunch Ever!Between the perfect shaded spot on the roomy patio, the great live music, exceptional food, innovative drinks and excellent service - this was our best brunch experience ever! The "Breakfast In Bed" cocktail is fantastic! All brunch entress were excellent - from the daily special omelet of chevre, avacado and bacon, the special benedict with filet mignon, the tilapia with mussels, the beignets and the kid's burgers through to deserts of macaroon, creme brulee and salted chocolate caramel torte - all exceeded our expectations. The servers, manager and mixologist are all real professionals - friendly, attentive and polished. The accoustic music on the porch made the meal perfect!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMNiwot gemAll of our selections were excellent! --------- pork w/ homemade noodles, filet, and ahi tuna !
Exquisite setting, outside on patio, under the trees. Colterra is a must when summer-spring arrives ! Brad is a knowledgeable
Chef and restaurant owner.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMa perfect summer eveningDining on Colterra's beautiful patio is a delightful way to spend an evening. The food is always wonderful. The garden is always beautiful.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday lunchWe were very pleased with our meals, the ambiance and the service. It has turned into our birthday lunches favorite restaurant!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMCountrified Boulder DiningWe had heard about Colterra for several years and had always wanted to give it a try. This last weekend was Memorial Day weekend and we finally did. The food was excellent, the location was out in the country but the outdoor seating was exquisite.
I will definitely be coming back!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Charmed at ColterraOften return to this gem in Niwot. The ambiance indoors and out sets it apart as a fine choice for adult diners. Appreciate the small plate entrée options but would like to see this aspect offer more choices.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI have eaten there before,I have eaten there before, and the food has always been great. Sat outside this time and they have a very nice outdoor eating area and it was a perfect night for being outside.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial OccasionsThe Colterra is always excellent. The food is fantastic and the service is very professional. Now that the weather is nice, sitting outside is a great choice. We highly recommend Colterra.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNice restaurantWe chose to eat at Coltera as a special for our last night in the Boulder area. We had soup (tomato bisque with a goat cheese grilled cheese) that was excellent. We also had the sea bass and the vegetable sampler and both were really good. M son had the strip ste4ak but found it to be fatty. I had the Steak Two Ways and while the grilled steak was also fatty, the steak wrapped in the Cannelloni was wonderful. Services was great and very attentive. The outdoor seating area is large but it was too chilly for us to eat outdoors. We enjoyed the sorbet and different coffees for dessert. I'm not sure we would return with all the other options in the area but it was definitely worth the trip.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy Hour in the gardenBeautiful setting under big trees, food was delicious but the portions were minute. The dessert was literally one single bite. I don't expext a full size plate, but two tiny crostinis for 6 bucks? The mussells were outstanding. Some of the outdoor chairs are really uncomfortable on the back.
Service was great, but it wasn't very busy. Overall, a pleasant Happy Hour :-)5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Outdoor Seating & FoodJust the perfect place for outdoor dining in quiet downtown Niwot. THELAR ge Cottonwood tress overhanging the patio give the place a rich atmosphere day or night.. The menu is full of interesting dishes thoughtfully prepared. They are generally delicious. The waitstaff are attentive without being annoying. I always enjoy coming to Colterra, especially in the Spring and Summer when eating outside is possible.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchEnjoyed a fabulous brunch on Mother's Day. Food was great and we did not feel rushed.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMImaginativeFood at Colterra is imaginative and perfectly prepared --- fresh, local ingredients with verve.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's day brunchThe brunch menu (prix fixe) was excellent, and it was gorgeous out on the patio in the morning. I love that we can sit just a foot away from rows of well-tended little plants, some of which obviously are headed for our plates.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently Fabulous!Colterra is the farm-to-table gem of the greater Denver-Boulder area. The food is so seasonal and fresh. It's presented beautifully and with integrity. Service varies but is not ever bad. The patio is just lovely. Dine there if weather permits. You won't be disappointed.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful restaurant highlyWonderful restaurant highly recommended for a purely Devine dinning experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Brunch!The Hazel Dell Mushroom Scramble never disappoints....always fresh tasting and delicious every time I order it! (I usually order without the cheese). The fresh lemonade was also terrific...not too sweet or too tart. The Cinnamon Griddle Cakes were good, nothing special though, except for the mascarpone creme...I could eat a bowl of it!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMService was unusually slow,Service was unusually slow, but they were very busy. We would have ordered a second bottle of wine for the group, but no one came to ask. Noise level was uncomfortably high. We could not hear each other. Again, we have not had this problem before, and it was very busy. We will definitely go back. Delicious food, as usual!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Our FavoritesColterra really knows fresh food and how to cook it. It is not one of those places that hurries you in and out. The food is delicious and healthy and the service is impeccable. It's tucked away in a little picturesque town called Niwot. The only reason I hesitate is I don't want it to be so popular that you have to wait a month to get in. You can take the noisy or vibrant hot spots and give me Colterra where you have the peace to really enjoy your food. Bob appetite.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable luncheon with friendMet girl friends for lunch at Colterra's. It was lovely. Service good, meal good, seating at the corner window seat perfect. Overall a great experience. Made the afternoon feel very special.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost Perfect Except ....The food was wonderful, the restaurant was lively and the servers were attentive. But there was no one there who could answer questions about the wine list! It was awkward to watch our server try to recruit other servers to answer our questions on a very busy night. What a shame not to get help selecting the right bottle to accompany such a lovely dinner.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW!!!We had our son's University of Colorado/Boulder post graduation celebration at this restaurant. The food was superb. Everyone in our party of 12 had an excellent meal. They were able to accommodate our diverse party for ages 2 to 86. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys a great meal!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a fantastic evening withHad a fantastic evening with friends for a birthday celebration. We were seated in a semi-private room. Raves for the food all around. Beautiful restaurant and great service.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining experience!We celebrated a friend's birthday with lunch. The menu was very investing and we opted for the special - rack mod lamb. It was exceptional! Our waiter, Jonathan, made our entire experience a true joy.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, not so good serviceThe food was very good. The appitizers, main corse and deserts were very tasty. One issue with the food was a bone found in my fish . Sometimes this just happens. However when mentioned to the waiter, it didn't go any further than that. The manager or Chef never roached the table to appoligize. The poor service part was centered around being seated. We arrived 10 min. before our reservation time. The hostess said that we were early and that we would have to wait 10 min. We were alright with that until we were being seated and we noticed that there was only two tables being occupied at this time. There were several tables available for seating.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and wine list wereThe food and wine list were excellent. We had a 7:00 reservation on a Weds night but had to wait a few minutes for our table. The restaurant was very busy and service was slow. Perhaps we should have been ready for leisurely dining at a relaxed pace. It was also noisy at first, because there were happy people laughing and talking loudly at tables near us.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a delightful lunchWe had a delightful lunch "on the green" at Colterra.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Brunch experience in years!Best brunch/dining experience in years! The brunch menu was innovative and featured all locally sourced ingredients. The tilapia was fantastic, the beignets were excellent and the egg dishes were well prepared and served nice and hot. For dessert, the salted chocolate caramel torte was incredible! The server was professional, personable and fun. The brunch cocktails were creative, well crafted and well prepared. The bartender is a real master mixologist who enjoys sharing his expertise and his "Breakfast in Bed" is one of the best cocktails this former bartender has ever had. To top it all off, the pricing is an excellent value for this top quality! We can't wait to go back in good weather and enjoy the beautiful outdoor dining!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday BrunchVery lovely atmosphere and enjoyed wonderful service. Had a brunch and it was nicely done.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOne Of The Best in BoulderColterra is just one of those places that you need to try. It's an extremely well thought out restaurant that pays special attention to detail.
I'd recommend Hanger Steak if they have it.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNot up to par.Delicious for the most part. Asparagus arugula salad was outstanding as was the beet salad. The halibut was delicious although I didn't think the presentation was appealing. Bland bean soup. The mussel appetizer was outstanding. We ordered the bouillabaise and the first bite was QUITE fishy, like left over fish was used. The second bite wasn't any better so we sent the dish back. Instead of immediately whisking it away, the waiter said, "well, after eating the halibut, of course it is going to be fishy". He left the dish sit in front of me and it took a while for him to return to take it away.
I also don't think the waiter knew his wines although he purported to. He led us in a wrong direction. for $350.00 dinner s/b amazing.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI flew in from Atlanta GAI flew in from Atlanta GA to celebrate a friend's 60th birthday during the weekend. All of us gals were on a tight timeline to make this day be very special, relaxing with great food and fun. Colterra was in the middle of our events. The staff, the atmosphere and the great food was perfect for us to relax before our next dancing event. The staff was very accommodating to our schedule without making it looks like were were in a rush...it was perfect! The food was exceptionally good and the atmosphere was quiet and so enjoyable. Thank you all for a wonderful warm welcome for all of us and making this be a special moment for our friend on her birthday.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMColterra was again a delightfulColterra was again a delightful place for our party of 7. We had a quiet space where we cloud talk without yelling. Service and food were excellent.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOur family chose ColterraOur family chose Colterra for our Easter dinner again after having eaten there two years ago. The drinks were fabulous, the food fresh and tasty and they were able to make the dishes gluten free to accommodate our allergies. Can't wait to go back!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Easter brunch was fabulous!The Easter brunch was fabulous! Outstanding 3 course meal with plenty of choices.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMColterra has excellent serviceColterra has excellent service and an impeccable menu, with something for everyone.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMthe food was absolutely wonderfulthe food was absolutely wonderful during this dining experience. Yum3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI took several clients hereI took several clients here for a lunch meeting. The service was very good and the food was spectacular! I can't wait to go back with my family and friends!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food sourced fromAmazing food sourced from local organic sources, expertly prepared. Staff was very enthusiastic about the farm to table concept. Definitely will return.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love to come down fromWe love to come down from Cheyenne and dine with you. The service is always excellent. The staff can not do enough to make you feel comfortable. The food is awesome. Love everything I order.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb food in a relaxed atmosphereSuperb food in a relaxed atmosphere. Attentive and helpful staff. Always a delightful experience to eat there.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorites of allOne of our favorites of all times. Our dinners were exquisite and service was outstanding. We just celebrated my father's birthday with them and they gave special care to dote on him in recognition of his birthday, it was lovely!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a lovely time and ourWe had a lovely time and our food was excellent. We will return.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experienceAlways a great experience at Colterra. They take the time to make sure your dining experience is top notch. Food is high quality ingredients and preparation is wonderful.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good! A surprise find,Very good! A surprise find, but will definitely return. The staff was very courteous, and the food was fantastic.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AM