• Toronto’s Best Patios: Our Favourite 50

    Colette's sidewalk patio and outdoor pavilion makes for a fair approximation of French chic, and is a lovely way to let the day wind down with a cup of tea (or early cocktail) in hand. Open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, this spot is perfect to people-watch over a tuna nicoise and a glass of Veuve.

  • Major Flake: a purist's list of the city's 10 most decadent croissants

    At Colette, heritage red fife, plus a sprinkle of sesame and fennel seeds, gives the whole wheat croissant a nutty twang.

  • What Mom Really Wants to Get This Mother's Day

    If there's one holiday to go all-out for, it definitely ought to be Mother's Day. Though no gift is quite worthy enough for the woman who brought each of us into this world, we've uncovered some items we think express how much we truly care for her.

  • The 360 Thompson Experience

    With two restaurants, two bars, a nightclub, a rooftop pool and all of the amenities you can possibly want, you'll never have to leave The Thompson Hotel.

  • Things To Do In Toronto For The Long Weekend

    There's no denying that Toronto has some of the finest restaurants, shopping and entertainment in the world.

  • Chase Hospitality Opens Colette Petit Café

    Chase Hospitality has carried on its expansion across Toronto with a new, permanent pop-up style eatery inside a beauty bar. The Toronto-based chain has partnered with King Street spa, Her Majesty's Pleasure, to launch Colette Petit Café, which will offer pastries, salads and sandwiches to guests receiving manicures and other spa services.

  • Colette Grand Cafe Launches Two New Dining Experiences

    Colette Grand Cafe, King West's preferred destination for modern French cuisine, will kick off the New Year wityh two new dining experiences: a lavish weekday Salad bar and a buffet-style Family Feast. 

  • Gourmet Feast: Gourmet Take on the Traditional Turkey

    Chase Hospitality Group's Executive Chef, Michael Steh's Gourmet Take on the Traditional Turkey

  • Globe and Mail: Upscale French dining in Toronto gets a seaside makeover

    Even two or three years ago, in the relative innocence, say, of 2011, the launch of Colette Grand Café, a beautifully designed, highly-polished, big-ticket French spot that opened this summer in the Thompson hotel, would have had Toronto's moneyed classes cheering.

    Back in 2011, the city didn't have Patria, Weslodge, Byblos, Café Boulud, the Momofukus, Luckee, the members-only Soho House, Montecito, or the new Charles Khabouth/Oliver & Bonacini-run America, in the Trump Tower, where the ham and pickle plate will set you back $28 and the average entrée costs $45.

  • Money News - Colette Grand Cafe Launches Brunch September 14th, 2014

    Colette Grand Café, King West's newest culinary destination, will begin serving brunch Sunday September 14th, 2014. The downtown Toronto restaurant invites patrons to come and enjoy a grand buffet - Sunday Brunch at Colette, which will include an omlette station, Tour de Colette seafood towers, magnificent carving stations, and a variety of other exceptional offerings.

  • Foodservice and Hospitality – A Peed At Toronto’s New Colette Grand Café

    After much fanfare and anticipation, Toronto's Colette Grand Café opened in July, giving the burgeoning King West neighbourhood a touch of Parisian flair. Located in the Thompson Hotel, in the space that once housed Scarpetta Restaurant, the 5,000-sq.-ft. resto features 150 seats divided among an upscale dining room, café and bakery and a covered outdoor terrace.

  • Flare - Entertaining With FLARE: Party like a French Pastry Chef

    Since Colette Grand Café opened in Toronto's swish Thompson Hotel last month, its gorgeous Parisian-inspired interiors, pretty macarons and delicate French pastries have filled our Instagram feeds. Eager to bring a little Gallic elegance to our own dinner parties, we asked Colette's pastry chef, Leslie Steh, for tricks on entertaining with style. 

  • Zagat - 25 New Restaurants to Try in Toronto

    It's been a very hot year for dining in Toronton so far; the new openings and launches just don't stop. Here, we take a look back at the last six months and survey the hottest 25 openings to hit the city.

  • Bites Between Besties: Colette Grand Café

    Who Are We? We're BFFs whose love of stuffing our faces has taken us to the US and Europe in search of the world's top restaurants. But recently, we decided to have some food adventures closer to home. We're setting out to try one new (or at least new to us) Toronto restaurant every week for a year – or at least until we can no longer fit into our clothes.

  • Zagat - What to Order at Newcomer Colette Grand Cafe

    The doors to the much-anticipated Colette Grand Cafe finally opened just over a week ago. Brought to you by the group behind The Chase restaurants (The Chase, Chase Fish & Oyster), chef Michael Steh and restaurateur Steven Salm aim to bring refined modern French food to the King West District. 

  • Toronto Star - Big Restaurants making a comeback in downtown Toronto

    More condos, smaller spaces and a  more stable economy are just some factors that have led to larger restaurants in the past. 

  • Blog TO - Colette

    Colette Grand Cafe is the newly-opened restaurant at the base of the Thompson Hotel. Taking over from Scarpetta, the new 150-seat restaurant operates independently from the hotel, helmed by the Chase Hospitality Group - expect the same lavish service and seafood-oriented menu as namesake restaurants in the Financial District. 

  • Style Empire - Lifestyle: Colette Brings a Touch of France to the Thompson Hotel

    With high expectations, I headed over to Colette on a rainy afternoon for a preview of this new restaurant, bar, and bakery. Those expectations were blown out of the water- the tranquil water of the pond-like feature beside the gorgeous terrace, to be exact. 

  • Foodservice and Hospitality - Chase Hospitality Launches Colette Grand Café

    There's a new restaurant from Toronto's Chase Hospitality Group, and it promises to deliver a unique French-style experience in a classically beautiful space. 

  • Toronto Life - Introducing: Colette Grand Café, the palatial new French restaurant in the Thompson Hotel

    The former Scarpetta space- now divided into a bakery-café, a lounge and a formal dining room- was remodeled by the same firm behind The Chase and The Chase Fish and Oyster. 

  • Notable - Now Open: Colette Grand Café

    This is not your typical French restaurant. Yes, the bakery wafts the smell of fresh bread and pastries through the air. Yes, there's gourmet coffee. 

  • View The Vibe - Colette Grand Cafe Opens Tomorrow!

    With seating for 150 patrons, guests can expect to dine on contemporary French fare in their choice of the dining room, the café, or the covered outdoor terrace.

  • Toronto.com - Now Open: Colette Grand Café

    Colette Grand Cafe is the latest addition to the Thompson Hotel. Seating 150 people it is a large space that is inspired by Southern France. 

  • Post City - Sneak Peek: French-style opulence at Colette Grand Cafe and Bakery

    When The Chase Hospitality Group describes a forthcoming new property as "upscale", it's pretty safe to say they know what they're talking about. 

  • Eater - Colette Grand Cafe will open this Thursday

    The Chase Hospitality Group's Colette Grand Cafe & Bakery will open on Thursday, July 31. The restaurant replaces Scarpetta, which closed in March, at the Thompson Hotel. 

  • Breakfast Television - Colette Grand Café

    Colette Grand Café was featured on Breakfast Television on July 22, 2014. 

  • Yahoo Finance - Colette Grand Café Under Construction in the Thompson Toronto

    Colette Grand Café, the newest addition and third restaurant in the Chase Hospitality Group's (CHG) impressive roster, is now under construction in the Thompson Hotel. 

  • Foodservice and Hospitality - Chase Hospitality Group opens Colette Grand Café and Bakery

    The Chase Hospitality Group has opened Colette Grand Café and Bakery in the Thompson Hotel. 

  • The Grid - Closing Time: Scarpetta closing, The Chase moving in

    The Chase restaurant group announced today that it plans to open a French-inspired restaurant and cafe called Colette Grand Cafe and Bakery. 

  • Canadian Lodging News - Openings/Renos

    The Thompson Hotel and The Chase Hospitality Group have announced the opening of Colette Grand Café and Bakery in Toronto's King West District. 

  • Blog TO - Scarpetta makes way for The Chase at Thompson Hotel

    In a press release sent out this morning, The Chase has announced that it'll be taking over the Italian restaurant's space at the Thompson Hotel sometime this spring.

  • Toronto Life - Scarpetta is closing at the Thompson Hotel so that The Chase can move in

    Yesterday, The Chase Hospitality Group announce the upcoming launch of Colette Grand Café Bakery, a new double restaurant poised to open at the Thompson Hotel this spring.