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“Decent food, better options in the neighborhood”
Review of Chez Colette

Chez Colette
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Ranked #1,357 of 4,359 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: City Center West
Cross street: Samson
Somerset, New Jersey
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Decent food, better options in the neighborhood”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

We stayed at the connected Sofitel (fabulous) and had breakfast at Chez Colette our last morning. The pricing is expected for a restaurant attached to a hotel, and the quality was better than an average "hotel breakfast", but not the best given the surrounding options.

The buffet was stocked with your usual breakfast meats, danishes and pastries, home fries, eggs and french toast. The croissant and pastries were fresh and tasty. Our first serving of french toast that we took was inedible and almost impossible to cut through it was so dried out in the sterno. It wasn't "the end" of the sterno, it was still 1/2 full, but I suppose it was sitting a while. When the hubs saw a fresh pan set he jumped on it and I'm glad that he did - it was wonderful!

The french-press coffee is made table side and was perfect in flavor and temperature.

We took turns going to the buffet as we waited for our 2.5 year old's breakfast to arrive. Her blueberry pancakes came 20 minutes into our meal - after the adults were done eating and had already shared some with her - though I should mention that they were delicious and a very liberal portion.

Overall, I think it is an above-average option for being a hotel-attached restaurant, but we had better meals in the neighborhood.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Salem, Massachusetts
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605 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Delighted by Precious Little Extras”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

They greet you with a "Bonjour," which is nice, and then they delight with attentive but not obtrusive service. We had breakfast here, which included complimentary little somethings, as well as breads like croissants. Orange juice was first rate, as was my oatmeal and the fruit medley. French toast was a tad undercooked; my wife says because they used the wrong kind of bread. I would be happy to return!

Visited April 2013
Thank abecedarius
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New York
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Top top food quality”
Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

I had breakfast with my family. Everything was top quality. The viennoiseries were fresh, delicious. Coffee was very good (Italian Lavazza). Fruit juice was freshly squeezed, so very natural. Fruit salad was great. Eggs and bacon wee also top quality. The room is also very nice and comfortable with comfy chairs and lots of space. Service very attentive and professional. A perfect place for top quality breakfast.

Thank giovanni c
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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317 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“French, with a French Attitude”
Reviewed 14 December 2012

I went here for breakfast and the seating was uncomfortable. Half the restaurant was closed off witch made it uncomfortable. The food was good, but the service was indifferent. It was very frustrating and a turn off.

Visited June 2012
Thank Mayoplan
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new york
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“nice brunch”
Reviewed 5 November 2012

lots of selection, fresh food, well presented. Pleasant surroundings and casual, airy, not rushed.
If you want to order a la carte, you can, and all was included in breakfast package.

Visited October 2012
Thank fussbudgetNewYork
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