Chez Colette @ Sofitel Luxury Hotel

★★★★☆
An elegant, '20s-style brasserie in the luxurious Hotel Sofitel.
  • 5601 W 78th St

    Bloomington, MN 55439

    Cross street: Glasgow Drive

    Map & Directions
  • 952-835-0126

About Chez Colette @ Sofitel Luxury Hotel

Hours
Mon-Thu 6am-10pm Fri 6am-10:30pm Sat 7am-10:30pm Sun 7am-10pm

Food

Food
More choices in Bloomington:
Resultset_next

Crepes De Paris

7876 Monet Ave Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Resultset_next

French Quarter Cafe

1680 W Rialto Ave # 102 Fontana, CA

4.0833 12
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Chez Colette @ Sofitel Luxury Hotel was?
Write a Review
.

We tried Chez Colette after reading its beguiling French brasserie menu and thought the food was competent, though not stellar. I tried the cassoulet de Toulouse with confit de canard and saucissons. The fragrance and flavors were spot-on but the beans had not been cooked to the unctious creaminess of a true cassoulet and the duck lacked the characteristic texture of excellent confit. The filet mignon ordered by my husband arrived a bit overdone. On the plus side, the baguette was to die for--perfect crust and the "pull" that one expects of the very best baguettes in Paris. For dessert we shared a fruit tart with a lovely sablee crust and it was luscious. The service was attentive and we enjoyed the meal very much but it was not quite Paris and definitely not Toulouse.

1
★★★☆☆

We tried Chez Colette after reading its beguiling French brasserie menu and thought the food was competent, though not stellar. I tried the cassoulet de Toulouse with confit de canard and saucissons. The fragrance and flavors were spot-on but the beans had not been cooked to the unctious creaminess of a true cassoulet and the duck lacked the characteristic texture of excellent confit. The filet mignon ordered by my husband arrived a bit overdone. On the plus side, the baguette was to die for--perfect crust and the "pull" that one expects of the very best baguettes in Paris. For dessert we shared a fruit tart with a lovely sablee crust and it was luscious. The service was attentive and we enjoyed the meal very much but it was not quite Paris and definitely not Toulouse.

Pros: Lovely menu, pleasant brasserie atmosphere

Cons: Food was competent but not stellar

.

Had breakfast here on a Saturday morning. Concise menu with good selection. Although I did not see quiche on the menu which was surprising and I was really in the mood for it. The food was average and the service was extremely slow even though our section was not full.

I had the waffles with fruit which was soggy in the middle b/c of the fruit juices.

The atmosphere was nice and the hotel that it is in was done very well. I would not make a special trip to eat here and if I was in the neighborhood I would probably go to La Fougasse that is next door instead, although there would be a price increase.

1
★★★☆☆

Had breakfast here on a Saturday morning. Concise menu with good selection. Although I did not see quiche on the menu which was surprising and I was really in the mood for it. The food was average and the service was extremely slow even though our section was not full.

I had the waffles with fruit which was soggy in the middle b/c of the fruit juices.

The atmosphere was nice and the hotel that it is in was done very well. I would not make a special trip to eat here and if I was in the neighborhood I would probably go to La Fougasse that is next door instead, although there would be a price increase.

Pros: Ambience, menu selections

Cons: Service and overall value

.

My husband and I came to Chez Colette for Valentine's Day. It was easy to find and there was plenty of parking. When we arrived we were greated by very friendly staff. Seating is a little cramped, although we were lucky to get a large round table for just the two of us. The bread served before dinner was wonderful as well as the wine. I ordered the french onion soup, which was quite bland. I ordered the Coq au Vin for my meal and that was just ok. Again, qutie bland. My husband had the salmon which was good and our side dishes were slighly better than ok. Dessert, of course, was fabulous - how can you go wrong with French desserts? I don't think we would go back, though. It was nice for a special occassion, but we won't frequent this restaurant.

1
★★★☆☆

My husband and I came to Chez Colette for Valentine's Day. It was easy to find and there was plenty of parking. When we arrived we were greated by very friendly staff. Seating is a little cramped, although we were lucky to get a large round table for just the two of us. The bread served before dinner was wonderful as well as the wine. I ordered the french onion soup, which was quite bland. I ordered the Coq au Vin for my meal and that was just ok. Again, qutie bland. My husband had the salmon which was good and our side dishes were slighly better than ok. Dessert, of course, was fabulous - how can you go wrong with French desserts? I don't think we would go back, though. It was nice for a special occassion, but we won't frequent this restaurant.

Pros: Easy to find, ample parking, great service

Cons: Food is bland

.

This place is in The Hotel Sofitel.The restaurant has been for years the food always good.The staff is great.They are a nice place for a Sunday brunch.

4
★★★★☆

This place is in The Hotel Sofitel.The restaurant has been for years the food always good.The staff is great.They are a nice place for a Sunday brunch.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I was looking for a nice place where I could have business lunch in the area but didn't want it to be over price or too long.
Their new concept " 30 minute lunch" met all my expectations.
It is on the same concept as bento box but in a French bistro. They serve you a 4-course meal all in one go on very well designed plate. Don't worry it is not heavy at all; it is all mini sized dish.
It took only 10 minutes for me and my guest to get our food.
It was incredibly well presented. All of us were "Wowed".
And it wasn't only in the presentation the taste was great too.
We actually managed to get out of our business lunch in about 30 minutes.
The service was friendly and good.
A place I would recommend for business our between friends.
Finally I saw they are using the same idea for diner. They call it the taste of Paris and sell it only $18. I will definitely have to try it.

2
★★★★★

I was looking for a nice place where I could have business lunch in the area but didn't want it to be over price or too long.
Their new concept " 30 minute lunch" met all my expectations.
It is on the same concept as bento box but in a French bistro. They serve you a 4-course meal all in one go on very well designed plate. Don't worry it is not heavy at all; it is all mini sized dish.
It took only 10 minutes for me and my guest to get our food.
It was incredibly well presented. All of us were "Wowed".
And it wasn't only in the presentation the taste was great too.
We actually managed to get out of our business lunch in about 30 minutes.
The service was friendly and good.
A place I would recommend for business our between friends.
Finally I saw they are using the same idea for diner. They call it the taste of Paris and sell it only $18. I will definitely have to try it.

Pros: lot of parking space, service and the food

.

I frequent Chez Colette for weekday business breakfast for the great service and food. My husband booked an 8:45pm table for Valentines. I feared bad service/food with the holiday rush. My fear of bad service/food was rewarded: our appetizer arrived 1 hour and 10 minutes after we did, the waitress disappeared for blocks of time, the crab cakes are a mushy disappointment and the French onion soup was a soggy glob. The people watching, at least, entertained us during our 2.5 hour meal a great mix of the tackiest dresses and most elegant people. They did comp the soup with minor apology. We vowed, once again, to skip the rush and go out some other night.

2
★★★★☆

I frequent Chez Colette for weekday business breakfast for the great service and food. My husband booked an 8:45pm table for Valentines. I feared bad service/food with the holiday rush. My fear of bad service/food was rewarded: our appetizer arrived 1 hour and 10 minutes after we did, the waitress disappeared for blocks of time, the crab cakes are a mushy disappointment and the French onion soup was a soggy glob. The people watching, at least, entertained us during our 2.5 hour meal a great mix of the tackiest dresses and most elegant people. They did comp the soup with minor apology. We vowed, once again, to skip the rush and go out some other night.

Pros: classy, french feel

Cons: slow

.

I think this is the best service I have gotten from a restaurant in the cities, will defiantly go again!

2
★★★★★

I think this is the best service I have gotten from a restaurant in the cities, will defiantly go again!

.

My sister, nieces and I meet once a month at a new restaurant. The one we wanted to go to was not open on Monday night so we ended up at Chez Colette. What a wonderful time we had. Our server was exceptional - probably one of the best I have ever had. He even brought us pillows to put behind our backs. Everything is done with such class and beauty. The presentation, the table setting, the ambience and an authentic waiter. It was well beyond our expectations. The food was very good but the whole experience made it perfect. I wish I could remember our waiters name. He made it a wonderful memory for all of us.

2
★★★★★

My sister, nieces and I meet once a month at a new restaurant. The one we wanted to go to was not open on Monday night so we ended up at Chez Colette. What a wonderful time we had. Our server was exceptional - probably one of the best I have ever had. He even brought us pillows to put behind our backs. Everything is done with such class and beauty. The presentation, the table setting, the ambience and an authentic waiter. It was well beyond our expectations. The food was very good but the whole experience made it perfect. I wish I could remember our waiters name. He made it a wonderful memory for all of us.

Pros: presentation, ambience, authenticity

Cons: none

.

It was a romantic to see a restaurant lit with candles! My experience was memorable as I enjoyed the tender Filet Mignon, sipped JessUp Cabernet and listened to the seducing music by the Jazz Trio. I would go there again and recommend it for all. Five Star service at a 4 diamond hotel restaurant.

2
★★★★★

It was a romantic to see a restaurant lit with candles! My experience was memorable as I enjoyed the tender Filet Mignon, sipped JessUp Cabernet and listened to the seducing music by the Jazz Trio. I would go there again and recommend it for all. Five Star service at a 4 diamond hotel restaurant.

Pros: Food , Long term employees, Prompt seating

Cons: Decor from 1900, Fewer French wines, Not in phone book

.

The polite hostess impressed on arrival. The menu promised French (coq au vin, cassoulet). The warnings were the wine list with limited French offerings (The lack of Burgundy was embarrassing) and the food. Tasty but way off: Coq au vin tasted right but was atop rigatoni (Does France have rigatoni?) & the cassoulet was a watery bean soup with sausage suspicious for pepperoni and an anemic duck leg that was devoid of color. . .frightfully white. Edible, yes. Cassoulet, no! I alerted management about the shorcomings and was told that the hotel wanted to follow American trends instead of French tradition and that the chef was "in transition". Ok, but then don't call this place a brasserie with a French name and place it in a French themed hotel. You can get a good meal here if you don't expect to eat anything like you would find in France.

1
★★★☆☆

The polite hostess impressed on arrival. The menu promised French (coq au vin, cassoulet). The warnings were the wine list with limited French offerings (The lack of Burgundy was embarrassing) and the food. Tasty but way off: Coq au vin tasted right but was atop rigatoni (Does France have rigatoni?) & the cassoulet was a watery bean soup with sausage suspicious for pepperoni and an anemic duck leg that was devoid of color. . .frightfully white. Edible, yes. Cassoulet, no! I alerted management about the shorcomings and was told that the hotel wanted to follow American trends instead of French tradition and that the chef was "in transition". Ok, but then don't call this place a brasserie with a French name and place it in a French themed hotel. You can get a good meal here if you don't expect to eat anything like you would find in France.

Pros: Friendly service, Live music, Ample Parking

Cons: Non-French wine list, Food off the mark!

.

We went to Chez Colette on Valentines Day. The service was excelent and the food was, well, French. They put on quite a fun valentine's special with a pretty dessert for two and a rose for me at the end of our meal. My one real disapointment was that we were seated practically on top of the couple next to us. Not very romantic to share dinner with strangers. Overall it was a fun, unique experience, but for $100 I'd keep trying new places rather than return.

2
★★★★☆

We went to Chez Colette on Valentines Day. The service was excelent and the food was, well, French. They put on quite a fun valentine's special with a pretty dessert for two and a rose for me at the end of our meal. My one real disapointment was that we were seated practically on top of the couple next to us. Not very romantic to share dinner with strangers. Overall it was a fun, unique experience, but for $100 I'd keep trying new places rather than return.

.

Very nice restaurant in beautiful hotel--classy but not stuffy. Wait staff was very attentive (not overly so) and friendly. We had lunch, and the trout special was fantastic!

2
★★★★★

Very nice restaurant in beautiful hotel--classy but not stuffy. Wait staff was very attentive (not overly so) and friendly. We had lunch, and the trout special was fantastic!

Pros: Great food, professional staff, nice atmosphere

Editorial from

In Short
The restaurant features brass, beveled glass, tulip lamps, dark wood, white tablecloths and hardwood floors. The decidedly pleasant manners of the black-vested, white-aproned waitstaff put a dent in the Parisian…

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Chez Colette @ Sofitel Luxury Hotel, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review