Chez Colette - Sofitel Philadelphia

4.2
196 reviews
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Chez Colette is a charming French brasserie, where truly irresistible culinary delights are prepared for your pleasure. We serve well-made French dishes along with American classics. Our favorites include the smoked and ham Gruyere crepes and the quiche.
Breakfast is served in an informal ambiance that evokes the French 1920s. Indulge your passions... Awaken your senses...
Discover our main Holidays Big Brunches Buffets: Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, New Year's Day.

Specials

Enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne with our Easter Brunch !

Enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne with our Easter Brunch !

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 27, 2019

Ends: April 28, 2118

Availability: Sun 11:45AM-2:00PM

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Server was not so attentive but other staff picked up the slack

L
Philadelphia
271 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

A disappointing Mother's Day Brunch. We had pleasant expectations, when we were told about the open bar for Bloody Marys and mimosas. Then, it was downhill. The buffet table was far from plentiful, although there was shrimp. There were comparatively few salads and vegetables. The roast beef looked strange. The dessert collection was unglamorous and sparse. While the service personnel were pleasant and nice, recycling the forks onto the bread and butter plate should be a no-no.

SB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Took my mom here for Mother’s Day brunch. The service was great (shout out to Esther, who was attentive/pleasant/funny), the food was good ( the braised short ribs and scallion mashed potatoes didn’t disappoint), and the dining space was very nice.

v
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I took my family for a pre brunch Mother’s Day breakfast and was very happy with the outstanding service, delicious food and overall value. I would go back for sure!

t
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

since gratuity is already included it would have been nice to have someone come to the table more than once. i know it's a buffet, but i wanted coffee and i had to ask the hostess for the check. that being said, we love it, and will absolutely be back

JK
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch was all that could be asked for...great food, excellent service, and a beautiful venue. A wonderful experience!

H
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Awful experience, terrible waitress. My friend and I were seated at 9:45 am and left the restaurant at 11:45am. We waited, waited, and then waited some more for food and beverages which took forever to come. I should point out that most other patrons were eating the breakfast buffet, so there was no reason for slow service from the kitchen. The restaurant was about 3/4 full during our time there. We had no idea what was taking so long. As the time passed, and as we waited for our food, the place had less and less patrons. By the time we walked out the door, there was only one table left. It was outrageous! The waitress was outrageously incompetent and spoke at the top of her lungs. I will never step foot in that place again. And to add insult to injury, the prices were ridiculous ($56 for breakfast for two). The only reason we stayed was because everywhere else was solidly booked. It was Christmas Eve.

j
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!!

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RB
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Our group of six was so excited to celebrate Mother's Day together at this restaurant. But we all left feeling that the experience was average at best and since I chose the restaurant, I felt terrible for disappointing the mothers in the group.

Our waiter seemed harried at every interaction. The buffet, while substantial, was very much a lunch buffet and included no breakfast items at the noon seating. In general, we all found the food to be somewhat bland. Bread was in loaves and required every customer to handle the bread in order to cut off slices or pieces without being wrapped in napkins. So everyone in the restaurant was handling the bread - this doesn't seem consistent with good health code practices. Bloody Marys looked watery when served without garnish while those at other tables had fun, robust garnishes. Mimosas were served with dramatically different levels of fullness. All of this is indicative of the indifferent service from our harried waiter.

We won't be back and hopefully others can avoid our mistake.

PJ
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with my wife and 2 kids for Easter brunch. Fantastic experience with a great buffet including a raw bar and a prime rib carving station. Very nice atmosphere and overall excellent service attentive, friendly and caring for my 2 boys. Will definitely go back

JG
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for Easter brunch. Very pleasant experience, good food, friendly, professional service and lovely ambience.

CW
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of six for Easter brunch and everyone loved the food and that we could eat at a leisurely pace. The only drawback was the lack of vegetarian options for one of the guests. I guess we could have asked for something else. I was surprised there were no egg dishes or even a quiche.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Perfect breakfast spot before the Eagles parade!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Thanksgiving cuisine in a real long time!! Food was incredible!!! A new family tradition.

T
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My family went for Sunday brunch after a fund raising walk on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. We all had the buffet. It was a great value for 23 dollars per person. The eggs , bacon and sausage were all well prepared and delicious. Additionally, there was fresh fruit and very tasty pastries such as croissants and Danish. We were all very pleased and will return.

SZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The service was slow and it was early and not crowded. Food was just okay; kind of disappointed. Had to take our check up because we waited so long to pay

D
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I was expecting a grander buffet from a Sotifel, a brand I have positive associations with. The buffet was, though, a limited, predictable selection, and a lot it was looking tired -- mounds of French toast piled in a covered tray that looked like it had been there a while by the time we arrived; some tomato thing that looked half-uncooked. I bagged the buffet idea and ordered off the menu. We ordered salmon eggs benedict, and it just wasn't very good. The pancakes were pretty good. The coffee, I will say, was very good, but apart from that it was just shabby -- closer to what I'd expect at a cheaper chain hotel than a Sofitel restaurant named Chez Colette. The sparse crowd on a Sunday at 11 -- when it's hard to get in elsewhere -- should be a clue to management that it's time for some improvements.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Took several minutes to be seated let alone acknowledged-- and quite a while until our breakfast was served. Another couple who arrived and was standing in line behind us left after they were seated and didn't receive any service or acknowledgement for 10-15 minutes. Fresh squeezed OJ was a treat and delicious. Enjoyed blueberry preserves, chocolate croissant and raisin cinnamon pastry.

OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great!

G
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Breakfast was good at the hotel. We got the buffet and loved the various food that was presented in two rows of tables. My favorite was the smoked cold shaved salmon/lox and the fresh fruit. My husband liked the scrambled eggs, sausages, and the assortment of breads.

G
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food choices, quality and service. Service staff is alert and extremely responsive and helpful. Price is fair and lower than one would expect in a highly regarded hotel. Not our first time nor our last.

HA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The occasion was my sister's birthday. The hostess and the waitress made us feel very special. The food was great, the restaurant was not noisy. I will be back.

t
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the lovely brunch buffet with complimentary champagne. All food was excellent. Especially enjoyed the raw bar and lamb carving station. Also excellent salads and other entrees. Beautiful sweet treats at the end. Will return!

p
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had an 11:30 reservation on a Saturday and when we walked in we were told they close at 12:00. We asked why they take an 11:30 reservation when they close at 12? When I looked on Opentable again, I saw you could even make a 12:00 reservation. They staff was so rude, we left and had a delightful brunch elsewhere. They obviously did not want to seat us and had somewhere else they needed to be. A DISGRACE!!!!

LH
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2015
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I would recommend that the wait staff start writing down the orders. By the time toast arrived breakfast was basically finished.

JC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Chez Colette. The food is wonderfully French-inspired and the service is impeccable. The croissants are to die for. The coffee is served in a stainless stell press pot at your table. I've dined there many, many times, for business breakfasts as well as for social meals including lunch and dinner and it's always a pleasure. Never a disappointment, from start to finish.

L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2015
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We had Mothers Day brunch . Our reservation was for 12:30 and they were not ready to open. The service was awful. We had to ask for everything, drinks, flatware, to have plates removed after each course and when we asked for something it took a long time to get what we requested. The food was OK but for the price, one would think they would have someone serving us on the buffet line! Over all it was a disappointment and we will never go back!!

J
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We reserved for a special Mother's Day Brunch. They gave us a time for 10:30 a.m. and when we arrived they said it didn't begin until noon, but we could still have breakfast in their other dining room. There was other parties that were disappointed as well. It took a long time to be served anything. We will not be going back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Staff were great and food was awesome! Can't wait to go back!

HD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continental service...their staff always goes above and beyond!

M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

EO
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice hotel restaurant. Good place for breakfast.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for Eaater Brunch -- great selection of delectable foods. The staff were very attentive.

D
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2013
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Nothing Special...typical hotel food!

JD
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2012
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We had thanksgiving dinner here, I wouldn't go back or recommend to anyone. Very poor service, food was just fine.

MG
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

l
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2012
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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?

d
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2012
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

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!

SC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had Mother's Day Brunch. Very impressed. Great service and the food was delicious.

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