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Colette

4.6
496 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Front and back garden patio available.

Colette blends the best of French culture to bring a dynamic dining experience to Porter Square. We strive to leave a lasting impression with our dramatic surroundings, smart wine list, warm and hospitable service, hand-crafted cocktails, and of course, a French inspired menu. Brunch, dinner, or cocktails - welcome to your new home!

We offer a range of small plates, hot and cold, which remix French classics - Mussels, Steak Frites, Salads, along with Cheese and Charcuterie boards and French desserts: Mousse au Chocolat, Crème Brûlée... Everything is made in house with love, we start from scratch everyday.

The star of our drink menu is definitely the wine, But we also serve beers, ciders and cocktails crafted by our mixologists.

We are located in the Porter Square Hotel in Cambridge.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 496 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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avob
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine menu. Great outdoor patio and heat lamps made it a pleasant experience on a cold night. Loved our waiter who was very attentive.

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JaxC
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Mom and I loved our first experience at Colette. Staff was super friendly and attentive. The outdoor space was great it felt like being transported to Paris. The food was outstanding. No matter what you get the basket of pastries are a must. The chocolate 🥐 was mind blowing. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Lulu
New England
39 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colette is our neighborhood’s treasure for the food the ambience and everything else. The patio dining is perfect and we hope they will be able to stay open outside for weeks to come.

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jstomasze
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both better than expected! Also, the patio and ambiance of the whole restaurant was so cute!

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vipAlvinD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colette was an exceptional restaurant to dine in Cambridge. The service was excellent and the food was creative with excellent presentation and great taste. The ambience was outstanding - a very romantic venue. Great wine selection and whiskey selection.

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NoushinG
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nicely setup! Great friendly service and good food. Great drinks. One dish slightly salty, great otherwise

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colette is AMAZING!! The food is spectacular and the waiters are so thoughtful. It’s a super special place that I would recommend for date nights or a nice friends and family dinner!!

JP
JPWalsh
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was perfectly attentive never overbearing and the server was friendly and helpful. The space was beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good experience - the server kept trying to rush us and remove our half eaten dinner - but otherwise great

DM
DavidM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous spacious patio for outdoor dining, and food of the highest quality. We've been to Colette three times already, and everything has been great so far. Only issue is that as vegetarians, we've run out of new items to try... it would be nice to see additions and changes to the menu.

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TimC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was so nice and helpful, what a cute place!

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vipChrisD
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Very pleasant seated outside in the sun on a cool day. Mass Ave is a little noisy but not too bad. Food is as good as it was pre-COVID. The main problem is service - 15 mins to take order, 10 mins to collect credit card. Server was very pleasant yet rushing around -- I think they are understaffed. Certainly willing to make allowances, though.

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vipHelenC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous back patio, ask for your own heat lamp, the service was slow for us that night but we were not in a rush. I was very happy with my food (the salmon ceviche with coconut flakes appetizer is insanely good!). A great place!

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BenjaminW
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We sat on the Mass Avenue patio, and the action on the street was really nice. The servers took good care of us. We had been offered the other patio, but they said was windier, and the day was pretty windy...

PJ
vipPapaJoe
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to sit and relax. Just awesome people.

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marcb
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Not going back. Expensive wines. Had never seen mussels this small.

JJ
vipJoyceJ
New England
26 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful patio with heaters and well-spaced tables. A luxury amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Our server was wonderful.

JJ
JJames
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and great service.
Cocktails are top notch.
The back patio is a gem.

DP
DemetriP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, ambiance, but a bit pricey for the quantity. Would definitely come here more often if the prices were a little more reasonable.

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Markg
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first dinner at Colette after having brunch on a couple of occasions. It was superb. I had a delicious glass of chardonnay. The burger was exquisite. However, the real highlight was the creme brulee. Would return again in a heartbeat. The atmosphere was a throwback to Paris.

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Ducky
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Our waiter(s) were very friendly and helpful and the coq au vin is outstanding. The outdoor patio is beautifully laid out and on a quiet side street.

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livg
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a very nice dinner in the patio, top ingredients, very nice waiters. Its really nice to have such good meals in a quiet and charming place.

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AlleyCat
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVELY outdoor patio with good ambiance. Delicious food for both brunch and dinner. Very attentive, kind servers. Very clean and considerate practices. A new neighborhood favorite for sure!

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Lauren
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, the back patio was delightful! The food was amazing, the drinks were delicious and the staff were helpful, friendly and pleasant. Will definitely be coming back!

MA
MarilynA
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, atmosphere! Highly recommend! We sat on the patio outback, very spacious and great lighting!

MS
vipMarkS
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was simple and seasoned to perfection. Authentic French bistro. The atmosphere can't be beat, though. Attractive decor, spacious and safe dining in the age of Covid. Service was great too.

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vipIlanaM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place - little piece of Europe :) will be back!!! (Cheese plate w/ rose and duck was delicious)

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service

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ravens
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor was amazing ! Our waitress was very pleasant , my friends and I were very pleased with the restaurant and will for sure be back.

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aico747c
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Nothing outstanding, the place itself has a nice ambiance to it and is in a good area with other shops so there is more to do after you eat there.

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JKlo
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor dining. Delicious food. Attentive service.

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livg
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice atmosphere in the patio, very good food and nice waiters.

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SergioR
El Paso
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, loved the food and the restaurant!

JS
JulieS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious and service was great. Portions were a bit small and a bit pricy but we had a great time for brunch outside!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere. Great job being COVID safe. Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor patio and delicious food!

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TristanH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, surprising experience. The back patio was tranquil and pleasant, such a great spot for an evening. Food was delicious and fresh and classic French, with a focused and well designed menu. Will definitely come back!

AP
AshleyP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Collette has a beautiful and quiet back patio that made for a great afternoon out! Food was delicious and the froze is a must!

PJ
vipPapaJoe
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a pleasant experience every time we go here

FAQs

Colette offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 576-2222.

Colette is rated 4.6 stars by 496 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.