Chez Colette - Sofitel Philadelphia
Chez Colette - Sofitel Philadelphia

Chez Colette - Sofitel Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sofitel-philadelphia.com/
  • Phone: (215) 569-8300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 6:00am - 11:30am; Saturday-Sunday Breakfast Buffet 7:am - 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Special Events: Chez Colette Offers Special Dinner events and Brunch Lunches on Holidays Dates.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Samson
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Chez Colette - Sofitel Philadelphia
Chez Collette is a charming French brasserie, where truly irresistible culinary delights are prepared for your enjoyment. Breakfast is served in an informal ambiance that evokes the 1920s. Indulge your passions... Awaken your senses... Discover our Holidays feast!!!
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Chez Colette - Sofitel Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
2 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.5
    Service4
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelQuiet
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Always a pleasant experience!
    HospitableDiva111
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Continental service...their staff always goes above and beyond!
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Mark
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Went to Chez Colette for Thanksgiving buffet. They completely exceeded my expectations! The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful and the food was prepared perfectly. They even let us take "leftovers" to enjoy later. Exceptional.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Brunch - Delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Went there for Eaater Brunch -- great selection of delectable foods. The staff were very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We had thanksgiving dinner
    JDellVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    We had thanksgiving dinner here, I wouldn't go back or recommend to anyone. Very poor service, food was just fine.
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  • Excellent Thanksgiving buffet
    MrsGraham
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Excellent Thanksgiving buffet menu. My husband and I decided to attend this place since we were not traveling home for Thanksgiving. The turkey was moist and tender, the sides were great as well. Overall, we were pleased with the food.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant was supposed to
    laetitiaVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2012
    Restaurant was supposed to be fully booked and they made us wait one hour when we tried to make a reservation... the dining room was empty, maybe 10% occupied. The brunch (buffet) was good but nothing out of this world and the staff rather friendly. Why the attitude?
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  • We went for brunch. Food was
    dinnerat8
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    We went for brunch. Food was excellent! Leave the kids at home though, not a thing for them to eat. Jazz band was nice but much too loud. Hard to have a conversation. We considered "tipping" them not to play since we were meeting people from out of town and were there to catch up. Service was good initially but hard to find a server if you needed something. And when she did appear she would ask one person at our large table if they needed anything and then disappear quickly. But the point is, the food? Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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  • Had Mother's Day Brunch. Very
    SoCal
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Had Mother's Day Brunch. Very impressed. Great service and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Croissants and fresh
    ElohVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    Amazing Croissants and fresh fruits. The food was as close to true Parisian bakery I've ever had in the US. Service was also good. The ambiance was nice and since I had a late brunch it was not noisy at all.
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  • Long waits for waiter Only
    Mike
    Dined on 4/17/2012
    Long waits for waiter Only presented with buffet option for breakfast.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NB, Chez Colette is only open
    NCConsultantVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    NB, Chez Colette is only open for breakfast and Sunday brunch now. Lunch and dinner are served at Liberte, located in the Sofitel lobby.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • My disappointment was in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    My disappointment was in the fact I was looking forward to breakfast/brunch rather than lunch which was not served in the restaurant but in the lobby of the hotel.
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  • An Odd Fiasco
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    Customer By Email (Ruth Dym Shapiro) 01/06/2012 05:55 PM I don't think you are doing your job. You confirmed this reservation for me, but when we showed up for lunch today we were told that Chez Colette serves only breakfast so we were seated in the hotel's bar area. They said that this change has been in effect for some time. We would not have gone to the Sofitel Hotel for lunch if we had known it meant eating in their bar area and not in the separate dining room restaurant. It was not what we had in mind. And I don't even know if I got the 100 points! Ruth Dym Shapiro
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  • We went for Christmas dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/25/2011
    We went for Christmas dinner so it wasn't the typical dining experience. There was a buffet which was quite special with excellent seafood and lamb. The staff were really superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • I have always liked Chez Collette.
    Berwyn999
    Dined on 9/29/2011
    I have always liked Chez Collette. Now the restaurant is seldom open, most meals are in the lounge. The food is good and a great bargain for business lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There was no person to greet
    Liberty
    Dined on 9/13/2011
    There was no person to greet any diners.It appeared as though the restaurant was abandoned. I was told I could eat at the bar!
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  • Met here for a business breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/3/2011
    Met here for a business breakfast on a Friday morning. I enjoyed the fresh juices and fruit smoothie. They also have a nice sized menu that offers something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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  • I had brunch on Sunday which
    RyonVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2011
    I had brunch on Sunday which was really good, but experience of continental breakfast on Saturday was good too....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The brunch selection had something
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/20/2011
    The brunch selection had something for everyone. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was one of the worse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    This was one of the worse restaurant I have been to. Great food but the service was horrible. They were rude and right away when they found out we were in our 20s they judged us and slacked off very poorly. I was very upset with how this dinner turned out to be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went New Years Eve. A combo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    We went New Years Eve. A combo played great jazz, we had a great time. Everyone there is great. Our waiter was great but a little slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • We went for a special Christmas
    Fine1diner
    Dined on 12/25/2010
    We went for a special Christmas buffet. For the price, La Croix would have been a lot better choice with greater variety, more exquisite dishes and much better ambiance. There was no music playing, and by now I expect that from a restaurant. The service was quite terrible from an awkward server reluctant to pay attention to change plates and neglected to greet us for 8 minutes after the host notified him. He also charged tip in the check that's usually done for groups over 5 or 6 people. I am extremely disappointed with Sofitel for allowing an establishment to operate in such way, unlike any of their other locations I go to whenever I'm traveling on business.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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  • Very nice buffet. would recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/25/2010
    Very nice buffet. would recommend for lunch more than breakfast as there are more options.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went on Thanksgiving which
    ScottPHL
    Dined on 11/25/2010
    We went on Thanksgiving which was done buffet style. I know that buffet elicits a negative perception of food but this buffet was elegant. I will be back to experience the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • I'm thankful for the Thanksgiving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/25/2010
    I'm thankful for the Thanksgiving Dinner. Sofitel Philadelphia put on the best Thanksgiving dinner ever. The food was amazing and well worth the money and very very nice. THe service and taste always surpass my expectation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Good food and decent service...but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/25/2010
    Good food and decent service...but the elegance of the lobby and bar are not carried through into the dining room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant doesn't even
    PAeaterVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2010
    This restaurant doesn't even exist for dinner apparently. We made reservations for this place & when we arrived, ended up going to the hotels' other restaurant because that was where our reservation was transferred. I forget the name of the other restaurant, but the food & service was horrible. Will NEVER go back.
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  • We have dined at other Sofitel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2010
    We have dined at other Sofitel restaraunts all over the world with great service with the exception of this one. We had reservations for Sunday brunch for 11:15am and we not seating until 11:30 (no one else was waiting infront or behind us). When we were finally seated (by the kitchen door), it took forever for someone to even acknowlegde us. Needless to say, an hour and a half later and only moderate food, we will never go back.
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  • worst brunch experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/26/2010
    poor service,cold buffet,servers with attitude,30 minute wait for eggs and had to leave without the waffles...couldnt waste the entire day there....lots of space though..probably because nobody wants to go back....
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  • Food was good but the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/24/2010
    Food was good but the service was outstanding. We were waited on by about 4 people who were constantly by, but not so much they seemed intrusive. I asked if we could have 1 or 2 more pieces of bread and was almost given half of the loaf.
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  • This is a Brasserie which
    SidnVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2010
    This is a Brasserie which unfortunately was not worth even restaurant week discounted prices. Service was poor-attention to detail was lacking-strong fish smell permeated the room at times. Overall, I would not recommend this restaurant to others.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Elegant and relaxed setting
    BeachcomberVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2010
    Elegant and relaxed setting for a delicious lunch. Extremely good food, service and ambiance.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • We had an enjoyable evening,
    CathyVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2010
    We had an enjoyable evening, great meal and great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • This restaurant is perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/16/2010
    This restaurant is perfect for business or quiet lunches -- a hidden gem, especially since I did not know it was in the hotel. The food reminded me of my last trip to Paris. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • The food was very good. THe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2010
    The food was very good. THe waitress was nice. However, the service was slow and unimpressive.
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  • Excellent food and personable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2010
    Excellent food and personable wait staff. Good overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food came out too slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2010
    The food came out too slow the day i went but was very good
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Truly an excellent restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2010
    Truly an excellent restaurant. I've eaten both here and at its bar numerous times and have always found it to be a first-class dining experience. Eveything is very carefully made and elegantly presented. I've particularly enjoyed the steak frites, the roasted chicken (reminding me how good this simple dish can really be) and their amazing hamburger--clearly one of the best in Philadelphia. The sunday brunch is pleasant and fairly priced, but not equal to the Four Seasons, the Omni, or Lacroix.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Service was outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2010
    Service was outstanding. Attentive staff. Just happened to find this jewel as I was in town for the night on business. Great for a date. I'd love to visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had lunch on a very hot
    Adolpne
    Dined on 8/16/2010
    I had lunch on a very hot day, and the restaurant was like a cool oasis. The food was very good, and the waiters were extremely pleasant, very attentive and accommodating, and not at all overbearing. Chez Colette is a wonderful place to take someone to lunch. I will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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