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.
Colette takes over the space that was formerly occupied by Scarpetta, the Scott Conant-helmed Italian restaurant that didn't quite get the traction that it needed. Under the guidance of Gianpiero Pugliese of AUDAXarchitecture, the space has undergone quite the transformation with French cafe-style seating, hand-painted tile and barrel vault ceilings prominently featured throughout. About the only thing still recognizable from the Scarpetta days is the large wine cellar, which still sits next to the bar lounge.
Executive chef Michael Steh and chef de cuisine Matthew Swift present lunch and dinner menus that take classic French cooking to new heights with a variety of global influences (yes, there are frogs' legs and foie gras), not to mention plenty of French pastries and viennoiserie.
Take a look below for ideas on what you should order to get the full Colette experience.
Open Monday to Sunday from 7:00 AM-6:00 PM
Monday to Friday: 11:30 AM-close
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 AM-close
550 Wellington St. W.; 647-348-7000