Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Le Colonial

  • Online Reservations

Le Colonial
Le Colonial

Le Colonial Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lecolonialnyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 752-0808
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch is served in the main dining room Monday through Friday
    12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Dinner is served in the main dining room Monday through Sunday
    5:30 - 10:30 Sunday - Thursday
    5:30 – 11:00 Friday – Saturday
    The lounge is open at
    Monday through Sunday
    4:30 - 11:30 Sunday - Thursday
    4:30 – 12:00 Friday – Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese, French, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Ronald Wingwee Hsu
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have hosted events off-site, where we provide food for larger scale events, consisting of passed hors d'oeuvres and buffet-style dinners.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our lounge, located on the second floor, is the ideal setting for private events. For small groups (of 30), we screen off the rear lounge with palm trees to create a semi-private area. Larger groups may rent the entire lounge for cocktail parties or dinners.
  • Entertainment: Music in Lounge
  • Special Events & Promotions: inquiries online are available at: http://www.tripleseat.com/venues/new-york/le-colonial-1

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lexington Ave
  • Public Transit: E to 53rd/Lexington
    4, 5, 6, N, R to 59th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available at 153 E 57th Street.
    20% discount for Le colonial guests from 5pm to midnight everyday.
    Don't forget to ask for your parking ticket stamped.
A word from Le Colonial
Le Colonial is a truly delightful culinary experience. Like stepping into French Colonial Southeast Asia, this two-story restaurant, designed by Greg Jordan, consists of a main dining room with louvered wall panels, colorful tile floors, and vintage photos of Vietnam. Upstairs is an elegant, but lively, lounge serving a full dinner or just appetizers and cocktails. The lounge serves as an ideal setting for private parties and business dinners. Chef Ronald Wingwee Hsu serves an authentic Vietnamese menu with an emphasis on fresh seafood, meats, and vegetables. Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Diner Reviews
  • "Consistency is the key word. You always get a great meal. You dip the food in all their wonderful sauces and you marvel at the taste. It certainly is a neighborhood gem. Whoever i recommend it to is always as pleased as I am with this top notch place."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The best vietnamese restaurant in NYC. Top food and service- always consistent a winner"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I hadn't been back to Le Colonial for a while, and I' so glad we returned. The food is very good, and of high quality. We loved the monkfish and eggplant appetizers, and the 5 spice duck. The wines are a bit pricey, but the charming captain had an excellent recommendation which we thoroughly enjoyed"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Dining at Le Colonial is like stepping back into another time and place. It's an oasis of calm and sanity after the craziness of 57th street. The food is first rate and the service impeccable. There isn't a dish on the menu I wouldn't order. Drawback: very expensive cocktails with giant cube of ice taking up 3/4 of the glass. Literally. Ask for no ice or very little ice. Very fun place to go with a group but also great for lunch with a friend or client. Even the desserts are good. Leave full and happy, but not overstuffed. Delicious place."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "If you are in the mood for an elegant hideaway feeling kind of place then this is the restaurant for you. The ambience is enchanting; it is an escape to an exotic meeting place. The food is wonderful. The best thing is the appetizer, "Aubergines"."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food excellent and at good prices for Manhattan. Love the atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "On my way to a show, I chose the theater menu. I received the same excellent service and exquisite presentation and meal as a la carte. Every member of the team clearly shows pride for their work, their dining room, and most importantly, the dishes. Though they are one of the oldest residents of 57th Street, they fit perfectly on "Billionaire's Row" of today. Expectations met and surpassed!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed dining at Le Colonial. We had a 6:15pm reservation on a Thursday for pre-theater dining and enjoyed each course and was done in plenty of time to see our show at 8pm. The monkfish appetizer was delicious! I would highly recommend it! Both our entrees were delicious and very flavorful! It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening with just the right amount of attention from our server."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Consistently good food throughout the years with a very good wait staff."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This lovely place with attentive, professional service offers well prepared dishes hinting of Vietnam where the food can be so vibrant and amazing."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Perfect for an early business dinner. Food was delicious and the service was great."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This is a very beautiful restaurant with good service--and it's not outrageously priced. The food was ok--nothing notable. Certainly not lousy but only a bit above mediocre. If you're not a gourmand it's certainly a lovely place for dinner."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It had been a while since we had been there, and it was nice to see that after all these years Le Colonial still delivers on food, service and ambiance. Few restaurants last as long, and those that do usually end up being nowhere near what they were at the beginning. Le Colonial is still a wonderful food destination. Upstairs lounge is romantic, wine recommendations were spot on, service was elegant without being overbearing and the food -- the true test -- was delicious and sophisticated. But I guess you don't last this long in this town unless you are doing something right, and Le Colonial is. We won't wait so long until our next trip. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We like a lot Vietnamese food and we find this restaurant very close to our hotel. This was a great surprise with super tasty food with amazing Vietnamese taste. We recommend the pho and the ravioli. But don't miss the main course with super good chicken and sea bass."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants. The menu evolves and is always intriguing. The food, service, drinks and service are first-class. You will enjoy it!!!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The food was as good Vietnamese as I have had. Had (2) single malt neat and drink was a bit small. Service was good but had to request some items requested more than once. Manager was professional and very helpful. We were in Vietnam recently and room brought us back to feeling like we were still there. Would recommend this restaurant to friends."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The NYC location does not disappoint and for those who are familiar with Le Colonial in San Francisco and Chicago, the NYC location will become a regular."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have been dining at Le Colonial for many years and never been disappointed. We love the food and the ambience and service is always good. We will keep going!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I eat here regularly for dinner…first time for lunch…it is always wonderful !"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Le Colonial is celebrating its 20th anniversary and there is a good reason why- CONSISTENCY. Excellent food and service is a winning combination. Bravo for the next 20 years to come."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Le colonial holds up. The food is very tasty with a great selection. Setting us very classic and the servers are very friendly. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The atmosphere is charming, the staff remarkably attentive and responsive without being overbearing and the food was delicious. Some dishes were traditional (and you could find them much less expensively elsewhere) but others were quite artisinal and elegant. Among the best spring rolls I have had (including in Viet Nam) My sea bass in soy-ginger sauce was perfectly cooked (melt-in-your-mouth). Portion sizes are moderate, but they were fine for us. Over all, it was a delightful dining experience and I do plan to return."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great ambiance, the food is magnificent and the service could not be any better. Will definitely return (and this is not my first time)."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Very evocative and atmospheric ambiance. Great and discrete service. The upstairs lounge is perfect for setting the mood. The food is an eclectic mix of Asian specialties. The cuisine is fine but I don't think it is the main draw of this place. It's main charm is it's other worldliness, right smack in Midtown East."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We always come here when we have guests visiting and the place just never disappoints. Food is consistently fantastic and the dishes each have a unique modern take with traditional flavors. Desserts are fantastic, service is always great. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Our waitress was so helpful in recomemending dishes, explaining differences. Very attentive. Food delicious . I love this place. Feels authentic."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Ambiance and décor are The Quiet American. The food is fresh, fish-centered and cilantro-tinged, more Vietnamese than French or fusion and elegantly plated (not over the top). Dine on appetizers, or an appetizer and main course. Then reward yourself for your light meal with one of the desserts, which are French-inspired with Asian touches such as cinnamon, chili and, in the Tarte Tatin, caramelized bananas in place of apples. The floor The bar upstairs is some kind of scene: not for the innocent, a little shady -- exactly right for the days of French Imperialisim."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Everything I tasted at Le Colonial was exceptional. I have ordered similar dishes at other restaurants serving the same or similar cuisines and there was some aspect in all the dishes we ordered that set that dish apart from other typical Vietnamese food. The spring rolls were perfectly crispy without being greasy, the ribs were all meat and not fatty but still very tasty. Every dish had some sort of slaw that the protein sat on or that was placed on the plate as a garnish, but it is soooo much more than that. Nothing was overlooked. Even the "garnish" was delicious. Every plate that we ordered was completely cleaned after we were done, including garnishes. I am definitely coming back for more."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great place for a business lunch. I've been there a few times and it never disappointed. Very tasty food."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The pho with foie gras was inventive and very tasty. Ditto the drinks and the lobster dish. The only unsuccessful dish was the chocolate sriracha cake, which was garlicky and weird. Very atmospheric restaurant."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Wonderful ethinic cuisine with beautiful atmosphere. There is a lovely bar salon which is worthwhile enjoying before or afer the dinner. I will come back to the restaurant for a special occasion."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We have been to Le Colonial in NY, Chicago, and San Francisco. The food is always very good but the service in NY is the best. They have very attentive waiters but they are not intrusive. They are smiling, seem to enjoy what they do which makes the experience that much more enjoyable. We have been to some of the best rated restaurants in NY and elsewhere and this location is simply consistently the best for food and service! They do a great job at customer service! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Hadn't been in years. Decided to go back upon hearing there was a new chef. Found the Vietnamese food mediocre. The only really good thing was the tarte tatin with bananas. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Went for dinner after my mother had a wonderful meal as part of a big group at the Chicago location. Not sure if they have a different menu there or the group lucked out with their order, but we tried the special anniversary menu and the food was just so disappointing -- muddled flavors, unpleasant smells, sloppy plating, mediocre service, and even our drinks were just awful. Especially for the money, terribly disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Have been coming here a few times per year for several years for both business lunches and family/friends dinners. Most recently had a business lunch here a few days ago. Our table was in the back of the restaurant, as requested, so that we could have a quiet conversation. The waiter was very respectful of our conversation, and did not rush us to order. When the time to order came, he patiently answered our questions regarding some of the entrees. The food was timely delivered and cooked exactly as requested. Can't ask for better. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Exellent service, terrific food in an authentic atmosphere. Had some folks from Paris in who said "I do not feel like I am in NY"."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Really good upscale French-Vietnamese. Fun cocktail menu and overall vibe to the restaurant. Whole flash fried red snapper was fantastic. Definitely a nice break from the normal midtown mediocrity."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We have been here several times always with 6 people. The service is impeccable. The food is delicious and the ambience transports me out of the city to a tropical colonial city. The tables are sufficiently spaced so that one table isn't on top of another & conversation can be heard. The prices are reasonable. We will go back. Next time we are going to go upstairs because it looks like fun up there."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This is probably one of the top 3 vietnamese restaurant in midtown. Unfortunately there are not that many to really try, but this is one surely makes an effort on decor and they even have a 4 course menu ($80 without wine, $120 with wine pairing). In my opinion still too much of a business dinner and tourist crowd, but the food makes up for it. The pho and the spring rolls (nive veg option) are really nice, and the filet mignon (sooo tender) and the seabass claypot (or anything else claypot) dishes are my favs."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Good to see quality has held up over the years. Wat staff very friendly and good was excellent!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014