Le Colonial - SF

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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Serving limited A la carte Menu & Chef’s Specials. 721Lounge Opens at 345pm with – No Entertainment Credit Card required for parties of any sizes with $20/person cancellation fee with 24 hours’ notice.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Serving limited A la carte Menu & Chef’s Specials. 721Lounge Opens at 345pm with – No Entertainment Credit Card required for parties of any sizes with $20/person cancellation fee with 24 hours’ notice.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

To reserve your table Le Colonial will required to fill out a pre-paid deposit form. Stay tune for details.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 3223 People Are Saying
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TD
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Definitely recommend

IR
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really authentic looking decor. The food was wonderful. The red snapper served whole, lightly battered, fried, and seasoned with lemongrass and a ginger was superb. Flaky but never oily. Service was spot on. The wine list ample and affordable. Overall a delightful evening.

TT
Dallas
112 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Worst service with good food.

Very disappointed. We waited for an hour for appetizers and another hour for our main courses. The restaurant was not busy at all. And I now know why.

B
San Francisco
139 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always come here for dinner before going to the Geary St. Theater to see an A.C.T. play. The service here is excellent, welcoming and helpful. We shared the shrimp potstickers, as our appetizer, and they were delicious. My husband had a seafood curry that he said was very tasty. I had the crabcake appetizer as my main course and the crabcakes were yummy. We shared the coconut rice. For dessert, we shared two scoops of ice cream. My only complaint is that the dining room is way too dark. I had to use my flashlight to read the menu. I highly recommend this restaurant for delicious food and wonderful service.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded 5 days ago

I see that you visited our business last week. We appreciate your conveying thoughts with fellow consumers who hopefully might be our future satisfied customers as well. As you probably realize, consumer reviews are the number one determinant for influencing other consumers. Thanks and thanks again for your patronage.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoors seating area! We ate at 6om and the setting was tranquil. Food is delicious.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to provide fellow consumers with your rich perspective. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I have been to other Le Colonial locations and this one was pretty cool. It is off an alley and is kind of tucked away from the rest of San Francisco. The food was great (like always). We just did not have an amazing experience with the service. We felt like we were over looked and based on my own experience from the other Le Colonials (like in Houston), service has usually been top notch. Another weird moment was when we walked in, the manager or male hostess was on his cell phone at the hostess stand and another woman had to come help us. Anyways, not sure if I would go back to the San Francisco one, but I am glad we got to at least check it out and cross it off the list. I think I would recommend it if you want good food and a good vibe, but not too picky on quality of service. Hopefully they will up their game in the service department.

CA
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Fantastic as always. We continue to try new dishes and enjoy all of them. This continues to be one of our favorite restaurant.

SA
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was alright nothing to write home about

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for recently recommending our business and for sharing with the online consumer community your positive experience. If there's specific dishes that you did not enjoy, please let us know.

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OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was delicious.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for visiting with us. It is always pleasing when our customers elect to write a review so our future customers can see what we are all about… thank you. We appreciate your comments about our pricing, service and products

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GY
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It has been years since we last went, but it didnt disappoint! The seabass was fantastic , and pork belly and ribs were great appetizers. All in all, I will try not to wait so long for my next visit!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on October 2, 2019

It was a pleasure to have you as one of our guests and hope to have the same opportunity often in the future. We appreciate your kind words about our staff and how you enjoyed your visit

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SV
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place in San Francisco for Asian Fusion food and terrific atmosphere.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on September 29, 2019

Every review like yours helps us get the word out that we represent great value and caring service. Thank you

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wait staff very attentive and accommodates special requests!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded 5 days ago

I would like to extend on behalf of our entire organization our gratitude for your continued patronage. Your comments regarding our business is most appreciated. We are thrilled that you feel led to share your comments with fellow consumers. Thank you.

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T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with an incredible atmosphere!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for visiting us. It's always nice to learn that we have exceeded expectations and especially on such an important occasion as your event. We never lose sight that you, as all of our guests, especially now due to the wonders of the web, have a range of options available to you when seeking out a business to meet your needs. Therefore, your praise today means more than ever.

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LS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great! I have been 2 times in last month. Fabulous. I will keep coming back.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on September 24, 2019

We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our service, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out. You are one of those individuals and we are proud that you do business with us.

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CC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food! Great service!
Waiter friendly; seated in the perfect spot!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on September 24, 2019

The first thing we do each morning as a service team is check out and review our reviews. What a way for us to start the day....that is by reading what you wrote about what we offer the public and the manner in which we serve....our greatest asset....our clientele. Please revisit us time and time again and feel free to introduce yourself so that we may thank you in person

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LH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Absolutely Awesome! LOVE THIS PLACE!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for both your patronage and for posting such generous comments regarding our business. We work very hard to ensure that we please wonderful customers like you. Thank you for validating that we are accomplishing that goal.

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TD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Le Colonial is a wonderful restaurant. I always enjoy coming here.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on September 24, 2019

We deeply appreciate your very positive review of our business. We are very pleased that you got to enjoy many favorite aspects of what we have to offer. It is always most rewarding to hear directly from our customers and especially those willing to provide their positive perspective with the online world and beyond. Please revisit us soon and often.

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MS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First thing you notice upon entering is the warm, old-world ambiance. Everyone is super nice, welcoming and seem to genuinely want you to have a good experience. Food is delicious and carefully prepared. Will definitely return for another special occasion.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you so much for your recent visit and subsequent wonderful praise. Feedback, especially from such well-spoken customers like you, is not only invaluable to those researching businesses like ours, but is also important to us. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and feedback with us. Thanks again.

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NC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Recommend it mostly for the ambiance. The restaurant was amazing. If felt like beginning transmitted through time to space colonial Vietnam. Food was good but it was a lot to pay for what it was.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on September 24, 2019

That you would choose our business for such an important family occasion is quite pleasing to us. Even more rewarding is the reaction that you indicate that your entire party had regarding your visit with us. Wow...does this make us happy. We believe all guests should both expect and receive a high level of service. Thanks for sharing your memorable experience with others.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great special occasion location. Beautiful & Fun atmosphere

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on September 24, 2019

Every day we count our blessings that our business attracts such nice and kind hearted patrons like you. That you would take your time to so generously honor our staff is totally appreciated. We are believers that within each review one gets a glimpse of the character and quality of the reviewer as well as that which they review. That being the case....we can only hope that our business is near the quality that you represent.

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J
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have the Travelzoo Coupon - it was so much food. Most of them are good. We had Papaya Salad (season just right), fresh Spring Rolls, Crispy Crab Rolls, ribs and ceviche to start. The coupon also included drinks, and main course. We love the duck breast and seabass. The Bo Luc Lac and the prime New York steak is just ok. The flour-less chocolate cake was so smooth. Services was wonderful. Highly recommend

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for selecting us and for revealing your positive view of our business with others. We strive to deserve accolades like yours every single day and we will never tire of hearing that we please our treasured customers and clientele

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LC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Le Colonial was outstanding as always!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.

KS
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was fabulous (the fried rice was okay). You don't have any privacy. The table are extremely close.

W
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved how this place is tucked away down a little alley. I immediately felt separated from the city. The patio was beautiful and would be awesome on a warm evening. My companions were already inside. I did think the lighting could be one notch brighter. Otherwise, the high tin ceiling, tile floor, wicker furniture, and white table cloths did remind me of fancy Hanoi.
We liked everything we ordered. Licked our plates clean actually. Our noted favorites were the crab cakes, brussels sprouts, fillet mignon(bo luc lac), and coconut rice.
The service was great as well. I would definitely recommend Le Colonial for a date night.

g
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding with more varieties of fish plates (in SF vs Chicago).
We were on vacation in SF and tried a lot of restaurants, but most of them had been very commercialized touristy places,
Le Colonial was a local gem that we found on our last day.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall, we liked the food and service and had a great dining experience

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to provide fellow consumers with your rich perspective. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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PB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved this restaurant, wanted to try everything on the menu! The service and ambiance were exceptional. We had potstickers, filet cubes & banana leaf sea bass, and loved it all. I think this is one of my favorite restaurants in SF now, after having been only once!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on September 3, 2019

I see that you visited our business last week. We appreciate your conveying thoughts with fellow consumers who hopefully might be our future satisfied customers as well. As you probably realize, consumer reviews are the number one determinant for influencing other consumers. Thanks and thanks again for your patronage

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JK
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique dishes, great appetizers, delicious cocktails, and wonderful service in a beautiful setting. Highly recommended.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you for recently recommending our business and for sharing with the online consumer community your positive experience. Please introduce yourself next time you visit as we would like to extend our appreciation in person.

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LW
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food and ambience were amazing. One of my favorite places in the city! Great cocktails too!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you for visiting with us. It is always pleasing when our customers elect to write a review so our future customers can see what we are all about… thank you. We appreciate your comments about our pricing, service and products.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Service was excellent and ambience was very nice.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on August 29, 2019

Thank you for visiting us. It's always nice to learn that we have exceeded expectations and especially on such an important occasion as your event. We never lose sight that you, as all of our guests, especially now due to the wonders of the web, have a range of options available to you when seeking out a business to meet your needs. Therefore, your praise today means more than ever.

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M
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints! Delicious food, great service and ambience. Can’t wait to return!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on September 3, 2019

It was a pleasure to have you as one of our guests and hope to have the same opportunity often in the future. We appreciate your kind words about our staff and how you enjoyed your visit.

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G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very romantic dining room. Service was excellent, even though we used a discount voucher

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on August 29, 2019

Every review like yours helps us get the word out that we represent great value and caring service. Thank you

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F
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

1- We came in with the Travelzoo voucher and it was 6 pm (30 min after opening) and the waiter immediately told us they had "run out" of the NY strip steak that was $43 (maximum value of entree was $42). All the other entrees were priced in the low $30's or less. How can you run out of steak within the first 30 minutes of opening? Seemed a bit suspicious to us.
2- We realized after our entrees were served that we needed a starch to accompany the entrees because they didn't come with any. I think the waiter should have asked if we would like to order one.
3- The outside seating area had flies all over the place. Kind of gross.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on August 27, 2019

We read and review every rating and recommendation that relates to our business, both good and bad. Your feedback is clearly not positive but we still appreciate you taking the time to share your comments. In regards to your specific concerns, the meat provider mistakenly sent us the wrong cut of meat on Friday so that is why we were our of NY Steak. We were probably more upset than you but nothing to be suspicious about. The accompaniments are listed however the server should've suggested it.

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JW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent! The duck and bamboo wrapped fish were delicious! Our waiter was attentive and very kind!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on August 27, 2019

The first thing we do each morning as a service team is check out and review our reviews. What a way for us to start the day....that is by reading what you wrote about what we offer the public and the manner in which we serve....our greatest asset....our clientele. Please revisit us time and time again and feel free to introduce yourself so that we may thank you in person

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Our server was never to be found the entire night. We had to end up always getting up everytime we needed service or asking one of the other servers for assistance. There was nothing that left a memorable experience that would make me want to return.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you for bringing this issue to my attention. I will look into it to see if this is an ongoing issue or a unique unfortunate incident you experienced. Please accept my apology. If you decide to try us again, please ask for me so I may thank you for your feedback and ensure we do our best to serve you. Sincerely, Le Colonial

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Galway
32 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We arrived to enjoy drinks in the lounge prior to having dinner. The lounge has been somewhat turned into a music and dance bar. Apparently, there is live music and dancing now being offered. In order to accommodate the entertainment, an entire area was cleared of cozy couches, tables, and chairs to make room. The lounge ambiance has changed from before.

During dinner, we ordered appetizers and wine. Of the two bottles (white and red) initially ordered, I was later told they were out of the red. I ordered a replacement choice. Later on during dinner, I ordered another white, I was later informed that they were out of my choice and I had to order another winery. A management person came by our table and I constructively mentioned my disappointment in the wine situation. The manager proceeded to give me reasons (excuses) for the shortage. The service was a little spotty, but, no big deal until your include the wine problem.

To my chagrin, there was no compensation to the check for this experience. Had I been the manager, I would have offered one of the bottles of wine as complimentary. Especially since our bill was over $500 and included a required gratuity. Not a happy experience.

L
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable! Good food, great service’

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on August 26, 2019

We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our service, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out. You are one of those individuals and we are proud that you do business with us.

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G
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful....we all loved it. Total hidden gem in the middle of SF.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on August 24, 2019

Every day we count our blessings that our business attracts such nice and kind hearted patrons like you. That you would take your time to so generously honor our staff is totally appreciated. We are believers that within each review one gets a glimpse of the character and quality of the reviewer as well as that which they review. That being the case....we can only hope that our business is near the quality that you represent.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family visit

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you for selecting us and for revealing your positive view of our business with others. We strive to deserve accolades like yours every single day and we will never tire of hearing that we please our treasured customers and clientele

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