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Le Colonial - SF

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3338 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Vietnamese
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.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3338 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the amazing food and ambiance at Le Colonial! They never disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing!! Original dishes, super fresh and natural ingredients. The patio was super cute!! Really great experience overall :)

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vipBrianK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been waiting to come here for a long time and I am glad I did. The service was great. I had the crab rolls, the ribs, shaken beef and the lemongrass chicken and all the dishes were really great. I had a great time. The ambiance and the restaurant decor are wonderful and its very different than others in SF so I felt like I was in another city or place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to eat , great environment

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viptruemaven
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After all these years, the food is better than ever.

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vipThierry
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great dinner with excellent service and great food in a beautiful setting everything we had was very good, the Banana Leaves Wrapped Sea Bass was outstanding .

JC
vipJohnC
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The menu is very short and does not have the selections we have grown fond of over time. We wanted a special dining experience but some other customers were in shorts, flip flops and tee shirts. The waiter was just an order taker who didn't offer any description of the menu items.

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vipLulusf
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food and lovely outdoor terrace which provided a safe space to once again dine out!

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vipIlonkaE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the beautiful setting of the restaurant and appreciated that parking is available on the property. The staff couldn’t have been any better and kinder. The quality of the food was outstanding! This is a true San Francisco jewel.

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KenzoH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Colonial had great service paired with great food, and a great drink selection. I honestly forgot how good this place is!

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vipKringros
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I went during the happy hour and had some noodle, summer rolls and coconut shrimp. They were all amazing. I had it with sparkling rose....delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this Vietnamese Restaurant & you will also.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and ambience. Our server was fantastic. Loved the wine selection.

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Kaywhy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable! Great service and everyone said their food was delicious. Just disappointed about the two bottle cork limit for a party of 6 celebrating a birthday.

KB
KatyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This place has been around for a long time and I usually eat at the bar on the top floor. This was my first time eating in the restaurant on the main level. The food surpassed my expectations. Service was pretty good too. I will definitely be back.

JD
vipJDinDC
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great experience. Good wine, good food, good service. Hit all the marks.

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DavidW
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Location slightly off track but don’t be put off.
A must visit restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav restaurant in the world 😎👍🦓

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vipbill
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this restaurant. Food, staff and atmosphere all rate at top of San Francisco cuisine

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kskus99
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oustanding cocktails, food and service. Wonderful ambiance

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food!

CJ
ClaireJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Colonial is one of the most exceptional restaurants in San Francisco. Food, ambiance and service are top-notch. You feel physically transported back to another era and time gets to stand still while you enjoy a lovely meal with people you enjoy spending time with! Recommend it highly for a special date-night, time spent with your grown children and anyone who wants a beautiful dining experience in SF.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Tucked away and private we had an awesome time and meal here.

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TahaE
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good. Filet (luc Lac) was ok. Sea Bass was excellent but quantity was minimal. The garlic noodles and fried rice were fantastic and so we're the desserts. Appetizers (crab cakes and pot stickers) were ok. Ambiance and decor are fantastic. The restaurant is however packed and space between seats were too tight especially for the price. The band upstairs had a super fun band. Service was very good. Overall very good but not as good as seven years ago or the Chicago version.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice restaurant and food was good. People in there were not loud like so many other restaurants nowadays in SF. Service was a little slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

There was a large crowd waiting at the front when I got there (it was Valentine’s Day). I didn’t mind waiting till we’ll after my reservation time for the table, but I feel that someone should have explained what was going on. For at least 20 minutes, no explanation was given.
Waitress was great.

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vipCAJOREGMO
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great date restaurant. Very crowded, but it was Valentine’s Day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Worst Valentines Day dinner ever out of 20 years worth of them. Getting a table, even with a reservation, was akin to getting a seat on the last US plane out of Vietnam when the war was ending. Awful, awful, awful. Ruined our Valentines Day for the low price of $250.

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vipdavidM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They took too many reservations for Valentine’s Day and made it a horrific experience and ruined what should have need a manically evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Valentine Day Massacre- I’ve been an Open Table member for more than 15 years and I’ve never seen such a distaster of a restaurant.

After being there for an hour and a half and still not getting g our entrees we went to another restaurant.

Before we did I shook the sad excuse for a manger named Howard and thanked him for the meal we never had.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was packed (it was Valentines Day evening) so the staff was a bit overwhelmed. The wait for our table was a bit longer than I would have liked, but smaller parties were seated quickly. The food was amazing’ I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Justin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Dishes were mediocre (sea bass and lemon grass chicken). Neither had much flavor. Dishes took an extremely long time to come out. Our waiter did bring us complimentary champagne and a dessert, but in the end the cost for the meal was not worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Went here for Valentine’s Day. Arrived at 7:35pm for a 7:30pm reservation. Was asked to get a drink while we waited for a table. Got a drink, went back downstairs, got seated. Ordered a bottle of champagne and an appetizer.

Appetizer was served within 10 minutes, but then we waited over an HOUR for our entrees. Never once, did the waiter check in with us or explain the delay.

After becoming frustrated, we saw the table next to us also didn’t have their food. Apparently they had a 7:15 reservation.

We looked around and NO ONE had food.

We cancelled our entrees, asked for the check, was comped our appetizer and we left. Got burritos on the way home from “dinner.”

Will never plan a dinner on Valentines again.

AL
AurelioL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Service terrible and food old not what it’s used to be never again

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentines Day

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GigiB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love this place! Have had several special occasion dinner parties here. Exotic feel, mixed ages and ethnicities...just like SF. The bar upstairs with the ample dance floor and fabulous music cannot be beat in SF.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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MKinSF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dining at Le Colonial is always a treat. The ambience is great, and different from newer restaurants which are all starting to look the same. The old, wooden, colonial "home" in which you are dining is lovely - even as it can bring up thoughts about the negative aspects of, ahem, colonialism. The food is very good. The cocktails are spectacular. Enjoy a lychee martini, served as ice cold as it should be, as you ponder whether to have their specialty sea bass cooked in a banana leaf or something else from the Vietnamese-ey menu with a (colonial) French flair. You are not coming here for a bowl pho (though you can have it as one course) or banh mi, but you will get some classic Vietnamese flavors throughout this menu.

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Oneironaut
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

For $150 for an app, 2 entrees, and 2 cocktails, I would have expected the food to impress me more. Our server's attentiveness was hum-ho. The décor is excellent, and the hostess who seated us was friendly, but for the price, maybe not worth the trouble.

TK
vipTobyK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience and cannot wait to go back!

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Le Colonial - SF does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Le Colonial - SF is rated 4.5 stars by 3338 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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