Colette

4.5
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427 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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. Breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner, or cocktails - welcome to your new home!

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

The star of our drink menu is definitely the wine, more than 30 references by the glass! But we also serve beers, ciders and cocktails crafted by our mixologists.

We are located in the Porter Square Hotel in Cambridge.

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JenD
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our table was tucked into a corner outside, so we felt very sheltered even as the world went by. The service was wonderful, as always, and the food and drinks were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Nothing special , I thought that everything would be made from scratch as they advertise and it wasn’t . Creme brûlée I have had many much better , nothing special about anything . Sorry

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vipEdward
New England
97 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back patio is a hidden jewel! Bright sun is blocked after 6:15

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Sbudoms
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I went for dinner recently and the customer service was excellent; place was clean, was comfortable eating the amazing food, even though it was a reduced menu. I’m comfortable going back again; very safe!

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vipSaraO
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I absolutely the atmosphere at Colette. Their service was great, especially since we’re still working with social distancing guidelines. Food, as expected, was great.

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AnnB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was great. We sat on the front patio. It was fortunate the Mass Ave was relatively quiet.

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DavidB
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colette is an excellent restaurant and it remains a great choice during COVID. It was sparking clean and social distancing worked great on the wonderful patio behind the restaurant, which was very romantic.
Chef Cyrille Clouet’s menu was not extensive but included great choices and everything we had was outstanding.
I give it my highest recommendation

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be back there ! Great French restaurant, very nice team

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dinahagi
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio at Colette was the perfect environment to have our first outing since March. Thank you to the kind and accommodating staff for their careful attention to sanitary practices. It was such a wonderful treat. Highly recommend.

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Thoughts4Food
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent unrushed service. Safe handling of everything. Delicious meals from a right sized menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new garden space out back was beautiful and made for a great date night with my fiancé. As always, the food was delicious!

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vipMarieM
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and overall great evening! Staff was fantastic too!

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Gianna
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Mejt and Alex. Exceptional food, will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and flavorful, good vegetarian options for brunch. Patio was really nice. Good service and drinks, can’t wait to go back!

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vipACLBoston
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We headed out to Colette for brunch and dined in their amazing open air back courtyard. As always, the food was spectacular. The peach bellinis were perfectly delicious, and the wine and beer list was also on point. I ate the croissant stuffed with gruyere, ham, spinach, and scrambled eggs, and it was delectable without being too, too rich. All in all, I can't recommend this neighborhood gem enough! Go enjoy a little slice of France in Porter Square!

JM
vipJudithM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, fun atmosphere, food divine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST!! Loved!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, fantastic outdoor space, excellent service. Love this local space that really goes above and beyond!

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vipheatherM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the outdoor dining space is really lovely!

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AlisaK
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good service, but I got seated later than my reservation was supposed to be.

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LuCa
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great French Restaurant, high quality food, affordable, great service.

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vipAngelaG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The back patio is lovely, and is a great set-up for socially distant dining.

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HannaT
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and even better service! Will come back soon.

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Michael1
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not for me, while the food tasted good it wasn't amazing. I ordered the half cornish hen and potatoes. The chicken was good. The potatoes were fine, but for the price ($8 for a side of potatoes and otherwise you're just ordering a protein and left hungry) I'd expect something imaginative or memorable rather than cubed french fries.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. Food was fabulous! We will defiantly be going back!

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AmandaS
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Colette and was happy to see that their patio reopened this week. My husband, daughter and I had an early dinner on the patio. Obviously there were some differences: paper menu, servers wore masks, hand sanitizer was at the entry and left on the table but the delicious food, ambiance, great service were the same as they were pre-Covid. We are so happy to have this place back!

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vipWilliamB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Collette has since its opening been a great place offering great food, great service and a wonderful wine list. The ambiance of the restaurant, located on the ground floor of a new boutique hotel in the Porter Square area of Cambridge is charming with a great bar and eclectic furniture and design topped off with a small patio for dining al fresco on Mass Ave. And with the allowance of outdoor dining now, they have expanded into the lovely courtyard at the back of the restaurant which offers a beautifully landscaped, spacious open environment. The food and service is still exceptional and the courtyard dining makes for a perfect dinner and now they also offer brunch on both Saturday and Sunday. Just an exceptional place.

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JeffreyH
San Francisco
1 review