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Le Colonial
Le Colonial

Le Colonial Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lecolonialsf.com
  • Email: reservations@lecolonialsf.com
  • Phone: (415) 931-3600
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Friday - Saturday: 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.



    Our Lounge is open daily at 5:00 p.m. Sunday - Wednesday closing at 11:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday closing at 2 a.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese, French
  • Executive Chef: Tree Khuu
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music: Monday - Friday from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
    House DJ: Friday & Saturday nights from 10:00 - 2:00 a.m.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Happy Hour
    Serving in the lounge & bar
    From our Happy Hour Menu: Selected beers $4, cocktails/wine by the glass $6


Getting there

  • Cross Street: Taylor and Jones
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: $6 for the first hour $2 hours for each additional 1/2 hour. $18 maximum.
A word from Le Colonial
Delight your guests in an evening of fine food and exotic cocktails at our unique venue just off Union Square. Travel through the tropical elegance of 1920s French Colonial Vietnam amidst the sway of palm trees and glow of candlelight. Take in the live music in our lounge, relax outdoors on the veranda or patio, gather friends and family to celebrate a special event or simply treat yourself to a night on the town. Enjoy a variety of event spaces for small intimate groups of 10 to as many as 500 people in the heart of downtown San Francisco.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Cucumber Gimlet was amazing. The appetizers were a great recommends. I have now become a fan of tofu."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "What charming atmosphere! It was the ideal place to celebrate my 70th birthday. Attentive but not intrusive service. Knowledgeable staff. The food was tastefully prepared ( in both senses) without too much elaboration. It was a pleasure to dine in an atmosphere of quiet good taste and not see shorts, flip flots, tee shirts, and baseball caps."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Every dish was gorgeous - LOVED the brussel sprouts."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I come here with out of town guests to have an unusual place to dine. The food and service are always good and the entry from Cosmo Place is so very unique."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "This restaurant has an amazing ambience and the staff were all attentive. The food is delicious. We were party of 10 to celebrate my Sister's birthday and the staff even made sure that my 2 year old nephew will have the high chair ready before we arrived. Most family members ordered their steak and they all enjoyed its tasty tender meat plus the sumptuous fries. I had the lamb and it was cooked well. The cocktails here are also excellent! We had a great time!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great food and live music! Definitely try the Brussel sprouts!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I have dined here several times and always have experiences that most other restaurants could only hope to emulate. The service is impeccable. The food is wonderful. If you you eat outside, I highly recommend it, as it completes the atmosphere that the food delivers. Eat here. A lot. If you live in The City and have not been here, GO. If you are a tourist, it is a few steps from Union Square and in an alley. GO!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Le Colonial is a very elegant restaurant with wonderful food enveloped in majestic décor. The entrees are very fresh and flavorful. The fish wrapped in Banana leaves was a highlight as the flavors were quite unique and tasty. The lamb was amazingly tender and delicious. Ginger and Coconut is a staple in most of the dishes. The interior is dark but beautiful with a focus on European Colonialism. The service is attentive but stoic. The prices are a bit high but worth visiting on a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Like finding a European gem in San Francisco. This charming Vietnamese restaurant's setting could be an old restaurant in Rome or Paris. The superb cuisine and sophisticated service make it a special place worth visiting. I highly recommend it for a quiet dinner and conversation, a nice tête a tête or a romantic evening."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Every dish there has a flavor nuance I can't find anywhere else...and that I want!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "My friends and I went for girl's night. We had the best time! We ordered the most amazing cocktails and opted to share several appetizers verses traditional entrees. What can I say? There were just too many yummy things we had to try. The service was impeccable. We felt taken care of the entire time. Our server was helpful making suggestions and checking in to see how we were doing. His dessert cocktail creations for us really made the night. I will totally be back"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This was a special occasion dinner for us and we were very happy with the choice. The food is delicious and unique and expertly prepared. The wine choice was also excellent. Highly recommend. I am adding this to one of my favorite sf treasures."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great throw back to the colonial days, wonderful ambiance, great service from 30yr veteran waiters. loved it."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Went for a birthday celebration with my friend who just moved to SF. Started at the bar with a couple of cocktails. The bartender was very friendly and even offered us a little birthday special. Moved to the dining room where the food was spectacular. The Sea Bass and the Steak were great. But the brussel sprouts were to die for. Definitely an evening to remember."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We had a great time celebrating my daughter-in-law's birthday at Le Colonial and the food was wonderful!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My wife and I were unsure of where to eat close to our hotel and stumbled on this treasue. Exquisite vietnamese food in a beautiful, elegant. colonial setting without being pretentious. We had awonderful evening and will return when back in San Francisco."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This isn't a tourist trap, but full of local SF dinners who appreciate stimulating their taste buds with unique flavors that tantalize the palate. It is a dining pleasure. It isn't a fancy 5 star place, but it's a wonderful upscale local eatery that takes you to a foreign land in both decor & flavors. My meal had such wonderful flavors that I didn't want to have desert because I wanted to savor the taste in my mouth a while longer. Our waitress Lauren was wonderful and helpful in guiding us through the menu & helping us decide on dishes that fit our tastes. The sommelier was very helpful in guiding us to a wine that paired perfectly with our dinner. If you're tired of the same old, this will give you a wonderful treat for your taste buds!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We have been here many times...the food wa good, but service was kind of slow this time. There was a $140 error on our bill that was quickly straightened out...but go over your bill before just throwing out your credit card!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Our first time having Vietnamese good was at La Colonial and it did not disappoint! The Pho Bo and Chilean Sea Bass in a banana leaf were fabulous. Our waiter was also very helpful in explaining the dishes and helping us pronounce them correctly :)"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We happened upon this place from out of town. We were looking for a bit of music and some good food (not necessarily at the same place) and found Le Coloniel; a fusion between Vietnamese and French cuisine. We shared an entree of Sea bass steamed in banana leaves with various herbs and spices. It was delicious as were the spring rolls before it. A good and moderately priced Pouilly-Fuisee accompanied our meal as we listened to The Hot Club of Paris - a dynamic Django Reinhardt inspired Hot guitar jazz group with great voices and deep musicality. A wonderful evening."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I would definitely return for the menu selections, ambiance and service, all excellent ! We went with other friends and all left Le Colonial with the same feeling."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Always consistent at le Colonial, this is a great spot for groups and family style sharing for foodie and non-foodie mixed groups. A safe place to explore, and solid flavors and preparation."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Ordered two entrees: - Appetizer: Cha Gio Tom Cua (Crab rolls) - Delicious - Vit Sot Me (Duck breast & Brussel sprouts) - Delicious - Ca Ri Tom (Coconut curry prawns) - Was in a very watered down broth, without very much flavor. Do not recommend 2 glasses of Wine + 1 appetizer + two entrees = ~$100 out the door."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were a party of five, were greeted cordially and shown immediately to our table. The platter of appetizers was a tasty start, and although the entrees were brought to the table a little quickly, all were very delicious. Our guests were French speakers and they were delighted to be able to converse with the wine steward in French. Our server was exceedingly attentive without being intrusive, was helpful with the menu and authentically friendly. The room was quiet enough to be able to easily converse, but we didn't feel alone. One guest had a birthday, and without making any request, the waiter arranged for a candle on his dessert with a chocolate script "happy birthday." Little touches like that make you want to come back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Better than the Old Trader Vic restaurant that used to reside in this building. Food was impeccably prepared. Delicious! Restaurant was a bit high hand, but comfortable. The jazz band upstairs in the bar was a wonderful surprise. These guys can play! I will be back and have already recommended it to friends."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The food was good but not as good as we had remembered. But we would try again."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I've brought clients and colleagues here twice and both times, I've been thanked and applauded for the recommendation. The food is always amazing, the cocktails are fun, and the service is on par with everything else. It can get a bit noisy depending on where you sit, so keep that in mind. I'd highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We had six adults ordering different appetizers, different meals, and different desserts. Every dish was very tasty."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed our evening. The food was quite good and the service was very good."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Love this place, never disappointed...ideal for business engagements and easily accomodates 8 to 10 people. Waiter and host made suggestions, family style appetizers and shared main courses. Wine pairings for the eonophiles, and smart cocktails for the rest of the guests attentive service, polite staff, accomodating to our 1 Vegan as well, without hesitation! Never Disappointed here! Always come back!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Unique menu, interesting French/Vietnamese cuisine. Great tastes, unlike anything I can cook at home. Everything was prepared to perfection and had a nice presentation as well. I've had dinner hear 4 or 5 times over the past 5 years and it has always been great."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "In a slight reversal to my usual experiences, I thought the starters were fine but the main courses were really good. The table had four different ones and we all were extremely happy."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The ambience is attractive but I agree with those who reviewed it and said, should we be celebrating the French takeover of a country totally foreign to them? The food is pretty mediocre. The wait staff were great. Bar looks excellent too."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The food was very good and the service excellent. The wine list is extensive. My only gripe is that the wines are overpriced. When you know how much wine is at the winery or how much at good wine stores and you see a 3 to 4-fold mark-up, I call that overpriced verging on price gouging."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My second experience at Le Colonial. Both times the food and service have been amazing. French Vietnamese cuisine at its finest. What a wonderful meal and evening. I will return again and again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was just fantastic and so was our waiter Noel! We went on Valentine's Day and I was happy to get a reservation. It was packed, but we enjoyed every second."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Fantastic service - friendly, elegant without being condescending"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I went to the restaurant for the first time for Valentines Day. Even though we reserved a few weeks in advance, our table seemed to be a temporary table by the bathrooms and kitchen. Our food was served 1.5 hours after ordering and the two adjacent tables had similar service. We had a late dinner reservation, which meant we were eating dinner after 10 p.m. when we were finally served. We could not see the menu because the lighting at our table was poor and the sweet potato fries were cold when served. The junior staffing seemed confused with the appetizers -- someone tried to serve us another table's appetizer. I think this restaurant wanted to make more money and took too many reservations.Think about your customers first."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I made reservations well in advance. We were sat upstairs and the noise level was really loud. I felt like I was in a bar versus a nice restaurant which really ruined the mood. My boyfriend and I always come here for our special occasions- birthdays & anniversaries, but this experience was different.When we arrived there was a manager at the front desk visibly upset at the hostesses. This was not the greeting i was expecting when entering a nice restaurant. We were not greeted just told they would be with us in a moment. After being sat we waited 15 minutes before being greeted. The server explained she was sorry that they had over 500 people. I ordered the Chilean sea bass and it did not taste as good as it usually does.Side dish came late"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. The hostess and waitress were gracious. The wait to be served our bottle of wine was very long, and so was the wait for our entree and then dessert."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
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