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.

Thursday, November 28, 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

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

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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What 3247 People Are Saying
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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing ambience, music, bar and a place for business dinners. It really has everything you need from a romantic dinner to client entertainment.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic experience!

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated an early thanksgiving with my family here. As always, the service was excellent. The fish in banana leaf and fried spring rolls were delicious, accompanied with coconut rice and followed by coffee filled donuts. The cocktails were pretty and tasty. All in all a good dinner with great ambiance. This is one of my go to spots in SF for special occasions.

N
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food is getting inconsistent these days. Personally I'm not particularly fond of this season's side vegetable preparation with mango, pineapple, tamarind, etc. because I'm not a fan of sweet and sour sauces. The duck breast I had is also over cooked so it's chewy. The clay pot salmon is also underwhelming because the fish is overcooked but the sauce and flavors is not cooked through into the fish and guess what a sweet sauce again. It's sad to see the new chefs are adding so much sugar nowadays. The side dishes are delicious.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere and wonderful service from Soledad
Food not as fresh and full of flavor as it could be

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Le Colonial is a gem!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded 7 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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LM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! Highly recommend.

T
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistent and delicious, great cocktails

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

An all around great experience in a delightful setting. The food was, as usual, excellent, except for my favorite garlic noodles which were not up to their typical standards.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded 7 days ago

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
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great- impressive for our OOT guests.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was cold, service patchy and the noise is high. Won’t go there any more

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great food in an awesome setting. It was a quite night as it was Halloween but will be back

RK
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Le Colonial!!! It’s definitely one of my favorite places in San Francisco. The Brussel sprouts are soooooo special!!! We also love the snapper and the sea bass. And make sure to save room for the dessert. The banana thing is to die for!!!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Le Colonial has been a must meal on each annual/semi-annual visit to San Francisco for the past 6 years.
Most disappointing experience this time. Ambience was wonderful as expected as we entered for a 8p Sunday evening reservation. Restaurant was packed mostly with ateendees from my own 8,000 person Surgical Congress. Disappointed that each speciality offering ordered would be reported as not available sequentially after order had been placed; understandable given the crowd size. Our real disappointment however was the absolute lack of the expected delicate Viatnamese flavors present in all of the three dishes shared by our party; this would extend even to the seafood fried rice. All food was reduced to the level of a take out menu from a small establishment in Chinatown. Le Colonial is now off my list.

B
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciously prepared, presented and tasting food. This is the fourth time I've been here and I've never been disappointed. Very elegant surroundings and feels like I would imagine a nice restaurant in colonial Vietnam would be.

NB
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Five colleagues and I walked to Le Colonial during a business trip. The restaurant was located down a side alley, so we laughed about it being "hidden" and it actually was a hidden gem. The servers were attentive, but gave us time to enjoy our conversation and meal. We all enjoyed an appetizer plate, drinks, and entrees that included lemongrass chicken, halibut, pork shoulder, prawns and garlic noodles, and fried rice. Everyone really enjoyed the experience. With tip, the meal was $502.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on October 29, 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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F
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

anniversary

Le Colonial - SF
Responded 7 days ago

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

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a
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice place to go to get away from the "city feel" and enjoy delicious food. Vietnamese food is a favorite of mine and this menu provides a lot of choices.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on October 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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b
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le colonial remains my go-to restaurant. Never gets old and always intriguing and new discovery every time! Superb cocktails (my fav Ah Nhi’s ghoast) and try the sampler! Sea bass in banana wrap is tried and true dish. Papaya salad, spring rolls, are all elegantly made and spiced perfectly. And the green beans...

AA
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a unique and romantic atmosphere, a fantastic place to take your partner for date night...so many trendy restaurants nowadays are so loud and lit up like a warehouse, Le Colonial recreates the classic golden age experience with fresh, inspired recipes. And the cocktails are out of sight!

AF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food3service1ambience4

The food was pretty good considering Vietnamese food is so hard to find in the city, but the service was absolutely terrible! We were a group of 6 and the total meal took 3 hours (20 mins just to get the bill). Great ambiance and decent food, but disappointed by service .

TD
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Definitely recommend

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on October 14, 2019

What a terrific review. You covered virtually every aspect of what we think a customer should be evaluating when choosing a business such as ours. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again

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IR
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you for your kind words about Le Colonial. It is always a great pleasure to hear that we are serving our customers well. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully,Le Colonial

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TT
Dallas
113 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

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.

F
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service we had a blast a lot of fun

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on October 15, 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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NN
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and professional staff. Our waiter was super helpful and welcoming. Food tasted great. We enjoyed everything that we had ordered, and especially the sample dessert! Highly recommended

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on October 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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B
San Francisco
139 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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 on October 9, 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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on October 9, 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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JW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

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.

A
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! One of the cool places where you can actually talk to your friends. Great happy hour. Drinks are interesting. Dinner is delicious. Setting is romantic.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on October 17, 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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CA
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wait staff very attentive and accommodates special requests!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on October 9, 2019

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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