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Colette Grand Cafe at The Thompson - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
754 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary European

Located in the heart of Toronto's vibrant Central King West District, Colette Grand Cafe at The Thompson, is inspired by the timeless eateries that line the streets of Paris and encompasses distinct environments for your dining experience. Overseen by Executive Chef Jennifer Dewasha, the menu takes a modern approach to traditional French cuisine, with simple, exquisite flavours. Colette’s interiors complement the menu and enhance its distinct Parisian cafe experience.

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4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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91% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. a

    awtoy

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    just perfect, love it... thank you very much..... can't ask for more... PS... they are closed forever....

  2. JS

    JennyS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Very disappointed at Colette's new location. Food quality was absolutely bad compared to Toronto location. For that prices, it'd be better serve to go to somewhere else.

  3. R

    Rosan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Cafe too small, table too close, crowded with people and noisy. Food not worth the price, for same kind of brunch I prefer Spencer on the waterfront.

  4. E

    Emmy

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    I've been twice once for dinner, and once for brunch. The service both times were amazing, the servers are attentive, helpful, and courteous. I preferred the dinner menu over the buffet brunch. They have a lot of options, but a little overpriced for brunch. The crepe and omlette delivered to the table is delicious.

  5. DL

    DonnaLue123

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My second time in one month. Excellent food, staff and location

  6. MD

    MitchellD

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, the service was also very good. Would love to come back!

  7. SK

    SophiaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The atmosphere at Collette was beautifully elegant. The food was incredible and our server was fantastic with checking in on us and his recommendations. Apart from waiting to be seated (even though I had a reservation) and being seated at the back of the restaurant with a private party the experience was overall enjoyable.

  8. CR

    ConcettaR

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Went for a brunch date. Atmosphere and food was very good. We both had the eggs benedict and it was one of the best eggs benedict we have ever had Would recommend for brunch.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waiter there was very nice. Very friendly service, food was perfectly made an on a timely basis.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Our boys really like the sale buffet lunch here but we found our last experience not so great. We sat down and no server came over, we had to wave someone over. They were busier than usual for weekday but that shouldn’t affect their service. The options for the buffet wasn’t as great as the previous times we visited.

  11. J

    Jacqueline

    Toronto

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The food was very good. Our waiter was outstanding! Very kind, sweet & patient considering it was very busy!!!

  12. ET

    ElginT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb price fix menu. Duck liver mousse was insanely delectable. Steak and frites was great. Crepes Suzanne was not to die for but pretty damn good... overall... It was an amazing meal with excellent service. Will be back for sure!

  13. AA

    AAAAA

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    Wasn't clear that it was a fixed price menu specially priced higher and fewer selection for V Day. Went there for the fish but wasnt able to order it.

  14. AT

    AndreaT

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We went for Valentine's day dinner and it was a set menu. From those around us, it seemed like the mandatory 'set menu' for that evening was not communicated to people who hadn't made prior reservations. The food was quite good, however it took a long time for us to get our mains and drinks - which didn't seem uncommon based on the comments we heard from those around us. Overall, I would go back on another day to try their regular menu as I am sure the service was put to a test that evening.

  15. JP

    JohnP

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Was a great Valentines lunch - we plan to come again next year!

  16. JZ

    JonathanZ

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    This place was significantly over priced and not worth the $50/person price tag.

  17. J

    Jane

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Sunday buffet brunch is a must try. There is a great variety of options for all food lovers. Be sure to book at least 2 weeks in advanced to get a table :)

  18. KA

    KatoAboutTown

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We visit for a birthday dinner. Once we entered we were greeted right away and escorted to our table. The place was clean and beautiful. We were kinda stunned it was just like in the pictures. Anywho, our server was awesome. He knew the wines and recommended something perfect for us. Our meals came to us in a timely manner and was still hot when they arrived. My niece ordered the stake well done and it came precisely as she ordered it. We had a fantastic time. All the staff we interacted with were super helpful and really sweet. We are already making plans to visit again.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was fine

  20. CL

    CLVF

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    The food at this restaurant was excellent and the servers were very attentive. The only negative criticism I would give is that our server had very bad body odour which did affect our appetites.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience5

    We went on a Thursday afternoon at 1pm for my mother's birthday. We had two menu options offered because we went during a winterlicious event, however we prefer sticking to the salad bar buffet instead. Our servers first approach was quick and efficient, water was poured and menu options were explained. We ordered a glass of sauvignon blanc and a coffee to begin our meal. However after changing my meal options, which required him to tell the kitchen. My server never got back to notify me. Therefore we waited and waited.. Eventually we decided not to wait and just walk over to the salad bar to begin endulging. Shrimp was fresh, pulp and seasoned perfectly, everything from the salad bar was very fresh. The gluten free bread that's requested came out hot and delicious! Down side was their daily Omelette that was made to order was only fair and the hot soup of the day was a lobster bisque, but tasted very watery and overly sweet. More or less we grabbed three rounds from the salad bar but when it was time for desserts, we noticed food was being taken away without prior notices. Our server never told us that they will be closing their bar, so sadly we didn't have much options fordesserts other then just scraping bits from the creme Brulee and a taste of the tiramisu cup. I asked busser that was cleaning up to see whether we could order some desserts and she simply said no sorry. Prior to our booking, I stated that it would be for my mother's birthday so I was hoping that they would make her afternoon more memorable but unfortunately they didn't even know about that. However I went and asked my server if they would do anything special for her, he offered to bring her a slice of cake with a candle in which that was greatly appreciated. Overall my dining experience that afternoon was good but not great. I would go again only because of the atmosphere and the fair options they had at the salad bar knowing that everything was quite fresh. Thanks for reading everyone!

  22. A

    Anonymous

    Toronto

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    This was for Winterlicious. The food was unremarkable but okay, however, service got noticeably worse as the night went on. Server did not ask us if our meal was okay and seemed to gain an attitude before the night was over. A somewhat disappointing experience.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely setting, bright and sunny, felt like a French cafe. Salad selection on the buffet was excellent with lots of interesting, unusual variety.

  24. SM

    StephanieM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Always a beautiful experience! Brunch was wonderful and ambience and decor made experience just that much more delicious! Can’t wait to visit again!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2018

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    This is my third time here for the Sunday branch, high price comes with high expectations. Overall the food is good, excellent hot food and salad selections, just enough cold cut cured meat, great dessert. But the service is not so great and it's getting worse from the first I visited. I don't need to be treated like a loyalties but it is worse than an average fine dinning restaurant. I will think twice about visiting in the future.

  26. P

    Pchanada

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Pros: - The price of their lunch is reasonable - Restaurant with elegant furnishing - Excellent service Cons: - Food is good but nothing special - Can get similar foods somewhere else - Parking around those area is quite expensive

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Slightly disappointed... -Made it very clear that the booking was for a birthday. -Never given a dessert menu or asked if dessert was wanted. -Server gave everyone the individual bills before we had a chance to request them. -Had to then ask that they be grouped by couple.

  28. AK

    AndreK

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great ambiance and high ceilings. Great service with friendly staff. Food was consistently great and every dish tasted fresh.

  29. RL

    RL0122

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    very lovely experience . i like the music . bring up everything . food is great service is great .

  30. J

    Jessica

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2018

    overall2food1service3ambience2

    Food was not labelled and was not kept tidy. Food was not often replenished and often had missing tongs/utensils for serving.

  31. WT

    WorldTraveler

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best restaurants in Toronto. Will definitely go back for lunch/dinner.

  32. MT

    MahimaT

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Winterlicious 2018 lunch menu was great. Must try if you have not already.

  33. D

    Denisec

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Great specialty drinks. Great fresh onion soup and salad. Entree was not as good as I expected it would be. Waiter seemed inexperienced

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Collette Cafe was everything I imagined. The ambiance and food presentation was impeccable. I really enjoyed the lavender lemon soda as well. I would come back again.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Food quality could be improved to match the beautiful atmosphere

  36. PN

    PublicN

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food and service were good. A great selection of items and exceptionally well prepared. Only challenge is that I had mentioned in my reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and there was no knowledge or anything special provided in service for that occasion. The servers were great but sometimes delayed with drinks due to it being full and they had too many tables to serve between them. Given that the cost is $60 per person for the buffet, I had expected that little bit extra regarding service. All in all - it is definitely a must try as the food is exceptional.

  37. T

    Tahir

    Toronto

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Colette Grand Cafe has super pretty and Parisian style interior with French spirit of place. Amazing brunch with tasty food, very nice service and friendly atmosphere. The brunch is bit pricey but worth it. Salads were amazing with perfect blend of dressing and breakfast items creeps, omelets and pancake were very delicious. The salmon wellington was my favorite and taste so good. A good place to hang-out on the weekends with friends.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent, we barely noticed the servers throughout the evening. Food was exceptional, food came hot out of the kitchen and was served with grace. French onion soup, Moules and the duck was outstanding.

  39. G

    Gianpaolo

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Delectable as always! Never disappointed. Service was a tad slow, but it was busy for brunch. Our server was very courteous. A bit of a tight squeeze between tables in some areas. Would recommend to anyone as the best brunch in the city.

  40. CK

    CrystalK

    Richmond

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent brunch:) Highly recommended! Great all the way around!

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Colette Grand Cafe at The Thompson - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 754 OpenTable diners

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