Chez Colette - Sofitel Philadelphia

4.2
215 Reviews
$30 and under
French
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.
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LindsayE
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed brunch at Chez Colette before a show and it was a great experience! Service was fantastic. We had a corner booth, very comfortable and private.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Food and check took a little while to get to us but we were happy with the meeting.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Excellent ambiance and service.

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AnthonyZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was sub par. I made a reservation for 3 for brunch. When we arrived the hostess told us to go to the second floor as brunch was being served there. When we got to the second floor we saw that the brunch that she was referring to was for a wedding party. We then had to walk back down to the restaurant and explain that we have reservations for the restaurant. We were then seated but no one came to attend to us. Finally, I had to call a member of the wait staff. The food was ok, we all had simple toasted ham and cheese sandwiches with French fries. The bill was $97. So if you want poor service and an extremely high price this is your place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

It’s just a hotel restaurant.

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vipBrunchlover
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast, amazing service!

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LG10
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for brunch. Very accommodating. I was disappointed that Eggs Benedict was not on the menu. The omelette were tasty and the potatoes were amazing. Would return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Limited breakfast menu. Mostly just a buffet

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vipLanl
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Among all Rittenhouse afternoon tea places, this is the worst. We have been waited for over 40 mins for our appetizer to be serviced. Guests who came way after us has been serviced earlier.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First of all. It's held in the liberté lounge not Chez Collette. Service was good until more than 5 people showed up. Bar was hopping but tables not so much. Food was ok. Hit and miss.

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Nancy
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Afternoon tea - traditional tea and excellent service!

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MyrnaH
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second time and as expected we were never dissappointed. Will come back again.

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vipChris
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Joann, Zoe, and Klodjana are all ACES!

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vipJessicaI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The server was subpar for restaurant like this. He seemed either very new (in which case, I felt like he should have been shadowing or shadowed) or he was just not very good at this. We went for tea. Tea service (cakes, etc) came out before the tea. No cream/sugar was offered. When he showed us the tea menu (a box like thing) he told one of our party that he showed us the wrong one - ran away with it then came back and tried to tell her what she could have from it... So odd. The champagne drinks were either the dregs from the bottom or just not mixed properly. The cakes and sandwiches were delicious. They let us sit and chat for far longer than most restaurants would have. There was no rush. This place is very nice. It was a Groupon deal for the tea for 4. I got it last year as well. It WAS nice. But I was truly disappointed in the server that seemed confused and a bit all over.

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viphappymom
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food wasn't as good as the previous years and the drinks were kind of dilute/thin is taste.

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beachlover
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon tea was amazing as usual. Afternoon with friends - we come here at least once a year

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vipReds7
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my daughter to tea. It was a very nice afternoon. Good selection of teas, delectable tea accompaniments and a nice glass of champagne. I would definitely go again.

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JudyG
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I have been here several times for afternoon tea. I came on MLK day because I had the day off. Of all my experiences, this was probably the worst. We were seated right away, but it took a half hour before someone checked in on us. Another 10-5 minutes before we were asked if we wanted champagne. Our tea orders came out at pretty much the same time as our tea tray. Then, our bill was wrong, which took another 10-15 minutes to correct.

This is a shame, because I have had lovely experiences here before at afternoon tea. The food and tea were served on Monday was delicious, but I felt like the servings were smaller. Or maybe I was just really hungry after having to wait so long for everything!

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tea with a friend was wonderful. The food was terrific and Miguel, our server, was prompt, personable and funny. It was a great time!

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ChristineW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely waiter. He was very personable and efficient

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MarnieA
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Second time doing the Tea Service with my kids. Making it a Xmas tradition. We had fun as usual. The tea was excellent and the finger sandwiches and scones and desserts were delicious although I don't think they provide enough for 4 people. Wanted to order from the menu but although requested one was not provided. Will come back again; enjoyed the champagne!

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PLBFoodie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our all girls gathering for the holiday at the Sofitel was more than we could have hoped. There are few places that serve high tea in the city anymore so this find was a gem. A wonderful selection of flavored teas and not the ordinary fare. The tea sandwiches were hearty enough for lunch. We have decided we will continue this experience until and unless Sofitel retires this excellent offering.

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liza
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The afternoon high tea was not at all like others have experience. Food was very poor quality and not much was given. They brought a tree out with all the items on it before the tea even arrived

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Benjamin
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our sever Miguel was great. The champagne was a French Brut and was very good. The restaurant is at street level therefore there isn’t a great view but the room is comfortable and decorated with French related prints. Overall a very pleasant afternoon in Philadelphia.

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LoryJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience3

I took my aunt, daughter and 9 year old cousin for tea and the tea was lovely but the food that served was not very good. The food wasn’t very good and since we didn’t have the option to chose the kids didn’t eat anything. Very pricey for what was served (138 for 4 people for 4 teas and one three tier platter of picky items)

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Dee13
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. A little pricey but great for a special occasion!

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NancyR
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience Chez Colette was! The staff was unbelievable, going above and beyond our expectations. Our server Jo Ann was so attentive and clearly knew how to take care of her customers. The food was absolutely delicious! I am a vegetarian and they had plenty of options to ensure I got my money’s worth. What a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving, I will surely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server, miguel and the manager, Chris were both professional and accommodating. Very nice. Went for afternoon tea. Will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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

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vipLarryderm
Philadelphia
305 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

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.

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vipSxyBiologist
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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veebee
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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!

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tessak
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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

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JamesK
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Michal
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience4

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.

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vipnewjozee
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!

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vipRobB
Central Coast
40 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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.

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vipPJMiami
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JudithG
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipChristaW
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Chez Colette - Sofitel Philadelphia is rated 4.2 stars by 215 OpenTable diners.

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