Colette Grand Cafe at Holt Renfrew Yorkdale

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127 reviews
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Colette Grand Cafe celebrates the essence of French style. At Colette, the ingredients are treated with integrity and care to bring you a culinary experience you will cherish.
The menu reflects these values, taking a modern approach to traditional French cuisine, with simple, exquisite flavours and complemented with a Mediterranean flair. Guests enjoy an elevated culinary experience in a chic, elegant environment.
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RR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I've always love Colette it's a lovely restaurant with lovely service. It was loud but not the restaurants fault the guests couldn't act like they were indoors.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Service was impeccable

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PP
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I would recommend this place, but with a caveat. Although my experience with brunch here has always been excellent, afternoon tea didn't really wow me. The scones are tiny, and they're not served with the traditional accompaniments of Devonshire cream and jam, still good, but not great. The food is always refillable, which is great, but unfortunately, the place was very busy on this occasion, and the service was slow. Our server also tended bar, and although she was quite friendly, she just couldn't deal with the volume of clients, which meant our table was fairly neglected until the manager had to take over service of our table.

TL;DR - would come here for something other than Afternoon Tea, as my experience with tea here was mixed.

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CB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely perfect in every way! Would definitely recommend it.

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Nice place to have a cup of tea but the food was bland

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PR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Qeelin High tea...Would def come back for it :)

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A
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food is nice for a quick bite good music

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OT
Toronto
69 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal and great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food took a while to come after ordering.

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AT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

The service was amazing. My burger was over cooked & dry. I liked the decor. The restaurant was tucked away which was suitable for my need for a quiet dinner. I will go again & select another dish for my next visit.

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BC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

so good, loved everything about it! the food was very tasty and not expensive at all

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C
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Overpriced for what was ordered. When called to confirm reservation made a point to say time that kitchen was going to close so felt very rushed the entire time. Water glasses were way too small. Lavender Creme Brûlée had no lavender in it and it seems to be a common thing that they do....nothing offered to compensate for the lack of ingredient just expect customers to accept it...no wonder we were 2 of 6 people in the place.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was great

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Extremely slow serve
Food quality was bad
This place has put down the collette name can not even compare it with the one used to be in Downtown. Disappointment

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Come for afternoon tea
tbh, I can only use the word “overpriced” to describe my experience

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TS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was fine, it was just really, really loud.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

hightea is really disapponted though the environment is good(at yorkdale hr) bread is so hars and dry. the scone too sweet...

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JR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was extremely slow and you can sense that management and staff were unorganized. Food was fine but nothing special. My afternoon tea sandwiches and desserts tasted stale, like it's been sitting out for a while (unacceptable considering I'm paying $65 per person). I wouldn't come back for afternoon tea again.

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LL
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is good and it is a very good English aftertea. The service is good and the environment is awesome and quiet.

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a
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food, as usual.
We had the avocado toast this time (we had the afternoon tea last time and fell in love with the avocado toast for the tea) - which is absolutely fantastic! They made into an absolutely delicious meal with protein.
Service was excellent. The manager is always friendly and happy, and ensures all clients are happy.
Don't hesitate to go to Colette's at Yorkdale!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was inedible. Brussel sprouts were tasteless and sweet potato in them was bad. Cauliflower was rubbery. Pasta tasted with mushroom soup and wasn’t eaten. Niçoise salad was bland and had no taste, small portion also. The only dish liked between four people was the kale salad.
So disappointed!

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JC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Terrible. Was there on a Saturday evening with3 other girlfriends. They didnt have half of the items we ordered cause they had "run out". The restaurant was only 10% full. They didnt even have the wine we requested. My friend's pasta sauce was so thick and pasty, I've had better crab cakes frozen from the grocery store. There are plenty of other selections in the mall. Stay away from here.

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MF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Awful!! Just awful. We drove an hour and a half to Toronto to have a nice lunch and go shopping at Yorkdale. Collette was awful!!!
Let me preface this review by saying we loved going to Colette when it was in downtown Toronto. Amazing service. Beautifully ambiance. Great food! But at this Holt Renfrew location it was garbage!
We waited for 22 minutes to have someone come to our table ask if we wanted water!!!!
The whole place was empty other than our table and one other. Empty!!!!
We had 3 different waiters walk by us numerous times and some guy was standing by the bar the whole time and no one came to us!
We left as soon as the water boy came to the table...the guy that was standing by the bar the whole time we were there.
We were NEVER acknowledged until that 22 minutes mark.
Disgusted! No wonder it was empty and Restoration Hardwares Restaurant was an hour and a half wait.
Keep it up Colette, with that service I can see your doors closing up!
Signed...two disappointed and offended once upon a time patrons.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Beautifully decorated and nice ambiance! Will definitely visit again to try some of the other menu options.

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f
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good service and quality of food

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and relaxing spot after shopping

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CQ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Afternoon tea was great and you can always ask more if you want. The environment was quite nice and service was really good. Especially when you go for an afternoon tea, you will receive a little gift from jo Malone which is totally a surprise for me

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EW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We were disappointed with our lunch
There were problems, no decaf and not suitable tuna for Niçoise salad. The manager was very apologetic and took care of our lunch which was the right thing to do

I will go back and hope that the restaurant is better organized with their menu needs

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G
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Their afternoon tea items are all set. They are willing to give substitution for my allergies. Other cafe (located in the same mall) has no substitution for allergies.

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B
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice hidden restaurant away from the crowds of Yorkdale. Actually quite a bargain for the food and great service.

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DJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

I ordered the vegan pasta, despite repeating my request 3 times to two diff waitresses (and they checked with kitchen and agreed to making changes), there was no change at all to what was on the menu, highly disappointing! the restaurant was EMPTY, it would've been nice for the chef to come and find out what I really wanted instead of two diff waitresses running back and forth and still giving me exactly what was on the menu.

My Italian dietitian friend (who is well versed in food) and I had the tiramisu- not sure how this fits with the "French-inspired cuisine" but worst of all, this was the first tiramisu to be topped with heavy fruits and chocolate chips!!! if we wanted a parfait, we would've gotten it for cheap. What a waste of $10 bucks!

last point: The waitresses are clueless about both food and tea. Our waitress knew nothing about Sloane tea but thankfully I did so I was able to help my friend w/ the menu.

I wanted to meet with the manager and request for a refund but we already had a bad time, we didn't want to stress ourselves out by further engaging in a conversation.

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MJ
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was sub par. The mushroom pasta and the sausage and eggs was disappointing. Wouldn’t go back.

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HD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was decent but not as good as Bazille in nearby Nordstrom.
Good service from the attentive staff.
Great cappuccinos and lattes too.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

There were three sets of tables on one side being taken care of and the attention to each table seemed to be lacking. The waitress always seemed busy talking to her co-worker instead of checking in to see if guests required anything.
Also, when a meal was requested to be done well as it looked uncooked, the waitress took the plate gracefully then went to the back, made a facial expression that looked as if something snobby was being said about the complaint.
Overall, the restaurant is a great place to dine.

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FF
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable. Not noisy. Excellent food.

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SR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The afternoon te was exquisite and the service beyond outstanding.
Only one suggestion: you should serve the classic scones with cream and strawberry jam.
Continue your excellent work!

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f
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Went on a Sunday for their Sunday high tea, it came out on a plate. The presentation looked like something you make at home. Sandwiches were dry. Scones are not fully cooked. Overall not worth the value. Extremely under staff on weekends, has to wait 20 mins just to get water, and they never returned to table to check on you. Not the experience you would expect inside Holts

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ZI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

My experience at Colette downtown was so good in every way. My experience at the holt renfrew location was the exact opposite. Poor food and poor service.

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SH
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a 9:45am reservation and the restaurant didn’t open until 10am. Not sure then why they would take reservations.

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R
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Terrible service, mediocre food. I expected a lot more

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