Colette

4.7
525 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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 525 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipScooter
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate outside on the street side patio. It was cold, and they had a heater that, although it didn't keep us warm, kept the chill off, and that was nice. Being on the edge of the sidewalk, with a little imagination, was a little like being at a Paris cafe, and that was nice. The servers were kind, thoughtful and efficient. Friendly too. The food was, as usual, very delicious.

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KatieBoston2
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back patio is great!

PJ
vipPapaJoe
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for dinner and drinks. Service is amazing

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JoannaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Colette is always outstanding and they had all Covid precautions in place. We felt very comfortable dining in the dining room and there was only one other party on the other side of the restaurant so crowding was not an issue. Our waiter was marvelous -the menu so solid and it was dollar oyster day so that’s always fun- hope they stay open!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The best Creme Brûlée in MA!

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HollyA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was phenomenal, the food was delicious, and the vibes were amazing. It was our first time there, but it certainly won't be our last!! I'm still thinking about the french onion soup...

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ericblair
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

colette is overall a terrific restaurant. the drinks and appetizers are five-star; as is the service. ambiance is lovely: great for a date, a business chat, or a tiny get-together with up to four people. our experience with the mains, however, hasn’t been quite as satisfying. they range generally from three–four stars in quality.

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nikita
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Cute decor and great brunch! Would definitely visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. loved the place it was our first time we will definitely come back .

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vipHelenC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, elegant setting, lovely patios. Oysters are microscopic even though I specifically asked about size and was told by waiter that they were medium size. They were not. Wine menu is a bit small for my taste.
Overall, a great option.

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GeorgeS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best addition to the Porter Sq food scene in years. The Wednesday $1.00 oysters combined with a nice wine list is the perfect mid-week break.

Service was outstanding, always seeming to know when we needed something.

I hope they make it thru the cold months so we can enjoy the beautiful patio in the spring!

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Madison
New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was excellent! And they were very accommodating to my gluten allergy. Overall, a lovely place with a sophisticated ambiance.

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vipKateZ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic hostess, server, and manager! Delicious food & creative cocktails. Will definitely be back.

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Elizabeth
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience dining outside! The ambiance of the back patio and excellent service will definitely make us come back.

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Cantabrigian10
New England
57 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

EXcellent choice in these difficult times. French food is a rarity in this city and should be treasured and kept alive. I have photos of their outdoor space which I used until the end of October. Just go, safely.

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CalifCambr
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on a balmy November day enjoying the unseasonable warm weather & a wonderful brunch! Food was great & service attentive. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this place! The food is always outstanding and the service is amazing!

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outdoor dining, so noise level was way down. Service great. Menu has been static but is above average.

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vipCatherineW
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Interesting brunch menu. Nice outdoor cafe ambiance.

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vipAnaME
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Collette was better than my expectations. I loved the food and the overall value was ideal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very allergy-friendly and accommodating! Wonderful, classic French food with attentive, knowledgeable staff. Gorgeous ambiance

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vipPetrI
New England
31 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great and inv entive European-style cousine, sitting on the sidewalk available.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diner
I loved the setting outdoors. The server was excellent the menu was focused with good selections . My cocktail was the mulled wine and I appreciated the warm spices with modest sweetness. My entree was grilled salmon perfectly cooked and seasoned. I enjoyed the onion soup to start. We were not rushed and the meal was well paced. It’s a keeper. Highly recommend.
Thank you

JP
vipJeanP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! From the food to the wait staff to the ambience, so amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! Best French toast!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great drinks, ambian, service and food. Will definitely be coming back.

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vipMarcelM
New England
22 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience1

We were the only table in the restaurant. Food was ok nothing special.
Waiter was very good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the Porter Square hotel and are so happy Colette’s is located onsite! Great French favorites and the drinks are so delicious!!!! The creme brûlée was outstanding! We ate here 3 times in one weekend!

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Nick
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A good spot in porter square, very different from other restaurants nearby. French flair, very good Bordeaux, so so Chardonnay. Appetizers were quite nice, odd take on a coq au vin, chicken tasted smoked. Cauliflower was probably the highlight of appetizers. Whoever designed the interior deserves applause, it was really charming.

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avob
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
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
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
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
7 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
9 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

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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!

FAQs

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

Colette is rated 4.7 stars by 525 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.