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Chez Colette - Sofitel Philadelphia

183 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • People Watching
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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French, French American
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Hours of operation
Monday to Friday
6AM to 11AM

Saturday and Sunday
7AM to 11AM
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Phone number
(215) 569-8300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Edward Hancock
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Private party facilities
Please call for details.
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Private party contact
Julia Brown: (215) 495-2634
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Cross street
17th Street and Sanson Street
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Special events & promotions
Chez Colette Offers Special Big Brunches Buffets on Holidays: Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, New Year's Day
Banquet, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 183 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Perfect breakfast spot before the Eagles parade!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

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

vipTraveler (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

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

vipDiscerningeater (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on March 5, 2017

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on March 5, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2017

Service was great!

Grkmom (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on November 13, 2016

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.

vipGringo (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 6, 2016

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.

HelenA (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 31, 2016

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.

thomas32147 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

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!

vipphk1121 (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

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!!!!

vipLarryH (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on December 23, 2015

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

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 23, 2015

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.

vipLaine (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on May 10, 2015

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!!

Joseph (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on May 10, 2015

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.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 10, 2015

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

HospitableDiva111 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 24, 2014

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

Mark (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 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.

vipEaterOut (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on May 11, 2013

Nice hotel restaurant. Good place for breakfast.