Get the snapperMy 2nd trip to Le Colonial, and this time I knew what I would get before going. The Snapper there is one of the best fishes I've ever had, and I couldn't wait to have it again. It didn't disappoint at all. Highly recommend5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistentLe Colonial has been open for close to 25 years but the consistency is amazing- great food that is very healthy. A Winner !!!!!!!!!!!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMStill here for a reasonLe Colonial has been on the food scene as long as I can remember, and there is a reason why. Elegantly prepared and presented dishes, classy, romantic atmosphere, top notch staff that is clearly trained, seasoned and remebers that service is a big part of the experience. All at a more than fair price. Great for lunch, brunch or intimate cocktail in the warm upstairs bar. Highly recommended!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMImaginative cuisine, lush settingImaginative French-Vietnamese fusion cuisine with exquisite flavors and textures, all in a lush, romantic, palm tree-filled setting. The upstairs lounge is a bit darker but very quiet and particularly suitable for private parties.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic and LovelyLovely evening spent at this restaurant - service was very attentive and the food was exceptional. Thoroughly recommend.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food. AuthenticWonderful food. Authentic French-Vietnamese with colonial decor. Very attentive wait staff. Only complaint was that they were so efficient that our meal was fast. Would have preferred a more leisurely pace. We did remain at our table for some time talking after and didn't feel rushed out. Would certainly return and would ask for a slower pace. Cozy bar upstairs.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEnergy for the Dress Up SetThis is ideal for dinner with my mom Because the place had energy outstanding food yet it was not a place to be in a suit or tie.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFusion illusionIt has a wonderful combination of tastes and techtures for the eye and pallet that is always new and intriguing; seems Asian but has created it own space. For an hour or more you are drawn to a place that never was but should have been.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance and qualityGreat ambiance and quality Vietnamese food. Service was quite good. Romantic and timeless setting. Like being overseas in the 1920's.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find near 59th streetAwesome management service. the manager came over a few times and offered to take photos of my gf and i as he saw we wanted to remember the occasion. the wait staff was attentative until it got busy, and then it was a challenge to flag one for the check. Overall, very caring service. Dishes - the pho was average, but just nice presentation and 30% more expensive than a regular bowl. The chicken and mushroom dumplings were light and refreshing. the mushroom sticky rice was filling (1 bowl was enough for both of us). My duck tasted great with crispy skin throughout (although slightly over roasted). The green tea / macha crepes layered cake was awesome (but maybe from Lady M?). Setting was comfy, romantic, and great for drinks and talk.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly Recommend!The food and service here are consistently fabulous. I've been to this one several times and one in Chicago. It is a no-fail, delicious, restaurant with surroundings that transport you to another time and place. Highly Recommend!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and chic UES spotHave been going here for years and it is always a great spot! The food is delicious - love the spring rolls, sea bass, mushroom ravioli! Service is fabulous. Crowd is good, not trendy but attractive.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA must try.....in mid town!Very comfortable appealing ambiance. Good, tasty food. Staff super-nice!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThere is a reason why thisThere is a reason why this place has been around for over 20 years- consistently great.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Enjoyable ExperienceWe enjoyed Le Colonial very much. The service was gracious, the food excellent and the evening very enjoyable. We were new to Vietnamese food and the wait staff was helpful in answering our questions and making recommendations. We would certainly come back again.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place. The serviceI love this place. The service was perfect, the food was even better.
Thanks!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOver the years we have visitedOver the years we have visited Le Colonial many times ... It has remained a favorite for its wonderful food, unique faraway ambiance, and its efficient and smooth service.. Each time we have been greeted with the greatest and friendliest welcome.. We LOVE Le Colonial !!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as usual - much likeGreat as usual - much like but different than Chicago location4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had eaten at Le ColonialWe had eaten at Le Colonial nearly 20 years ago but moved away from the metropolitan area so hadn't returned there until a vacation weekend in the city. It was great to be back. The dining room is very pleasant (though the tables are a bit close together) - the upstairs bar is evocative of the Saigon we lived in 50 years ago. We even found a photograph we remembered from our first visit to the restaurant.
The fried whole snapper was wonderful, as was the duck -- my only criticism is that the sauces, served on the side, were overly sweet.
So glad we came back.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food with wonderfulExcellent food with wonderful flavours and excellent service3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy 3 friends and I enjoyedMy 3 friends and I enjoyed a lovley evening at Le Colonial. The food was very good and fresh and flavorful. The waiter was very helpful and friendly. We liked it because the restaurant was not too loud so we were able to enjoy a nice conversation and did not feel rushed in any way. The ambiance was lovely with the plants, etc.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious dining in an attractiveDelicious dining in an attractive venue with attentive and friendly service.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectly prepared and reasonablyPerfectly prepared and reasonably priced upscale Vietnamese cuisine. The Cha Gio Vit, crispy 5 spice roasted duck rolls filled with taro, shiitake mushrooms and scallions, were delicious as was the Banh Cuon. The Bun So Diep was exquisite. Grilled lemongrass scallops and shrimp served with vermicelli vegetable salad, lettuce greens, fresh herbs, toasted peanuts and ginger dressing...the scallops were perfectly prepared and the balance of flavors and textures was perfection. I may never be able to eat Bun from the local shop again.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSpacious, transported intoSpacious, transported into a tropical elegant scene. Service excellent, great place for conversation. The only complaint was the steak in the salad was not the most tender.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our dinner veryWe enjoyed our dinner very much. The reservation via the web was perfect, the table given to us also.Friendly professional service, good food, nice atmosphere. A pity we do not come to NY too often.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent, serviceFood was excellent, service was outstanding and ambiance in dining room was perfect! Really hip bar upstairs that seemed to be the after-work spot to go! Would highly recommend and look forward to going there again!3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA Fine PlaceCharming atmosphere, outstanding waitstaff, and very good food are the highlights of a dinner at Le Colonial. A nice selection of Vietnamese appetizers, salads and entrees including both meat, seafood, and vegetarian options were delicious, fresh and seemingly light and healthful fare. The civilized setting, service and other sophisticated patrons are like going back to a different era. A fine place for a celebration, or a simple high quality meal.2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience.Wonderful experience. Food and service very special. Really enjoyed the Bun So Diep also many vegetarian options. Save room for great desserts.2/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPalm fronds on the East SideTruly creative French-Indochinese fusion in a beautiful palm frond-decorated setting.2/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable dining experience,Very enjoyable dining experience, fare and service!12/27/2012 12:00:00 AMGreat food. And not too noisy!!Great food. And not too noisy!! Really an adult restaurant11/14/2012 12:00:00 AM