Le Colonial - SF
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Chilean Sea Bass*
Steamed Sea Bass Wrapped in Banana Leaves Sweet Potato Noodles - Oven Roasted Tomatoes - Mushroom - Ginger Black Bean Coconut Sauce (Additional $15 Per Person)
Coconut Crusted Crab Cake - Cilantro Aioli
Crispy Sweet Chili Glazed Brussels Sprouts - Mushroom - Carrot Chips - Nuoc Mam
The food continues to be fantastic. Beautiful restaurant. This was our first visit after it was closed due to the pandemic and it is still excellent!!! Dining room not yet filled to capacity during a Friday night so support this amazing restaurant and book your reservation!
My favorite restaurant in SF
We had a lovely meal and overall, a delightful evening.
Beautiful spot in SF, my friends and I went for drinks but the food looked and smelled amazing. We got the passion fruit / orange martini and they were a bit on the sweet side but other than that it was a great experience
We were excited to return to one of our favorites-but this time the noodles and shrimp were over-cooked and arrived like warm. I think they forgot our other entree and then had to play catch up. It wasn’t overly busy but it took a long time to get our food-the server even apologized for the wait. The ambiance is wonderful and the crispy crab rolls were delicious. We had a nice time as always, and I will return, but I have to say we were a little disappointed this time.
Great food in a beautiful venue!
It was wonderful to return to Le Colonial after so long. Still a great place to dine.
Loved the outdoor dining set up. It was spacious and warm. We sat outside until the restaurant closed in the evening. And the food quality was just as good as before the pandemic
The food is amazing, and our server was very nice. Two dishes were not hot when served -- the garlic noodles and the crab cakes. I asked the server if he could warm up the other crab cake and he did.
Also, we were behind the reception desk and it was a cold day. The door was open and we were cold during the meal, even though we kept our jackets on. Other than that, everything was fine!
I’ve been here twice now: once for a team dinner with my coworkers and recently with my husband and friend.
The ambience is lovely, we sat outside under the protective awning in the early evening. If it were darker, the lights would create a warm, soft feeling. I’ve sat inside which is decorated in a beautiful, lavish French colonial style which I personally love.
The staff was awesome, responsive, proactively checked in with us and masked.
The food is very good, but it is expensive. Three of us got the crab rolls (B), shaken beef (B), lemongrass chicken (B), sea bass (A+), Brussel sprouts (C, because they were in a very sweet sauce which is not what I like in brussels sprouts), and garlic noodles (A+).
There is a parking lot right next to the restaurant (on the left).
I probably would not go back because not enough of the dishes blew us away and the price indicated otherwise.
Truly authentic Vietnamese restaurant in a beautiful setting. Service was slow as the restaurant very crowded. We have visited Vietnam several times and enjoyed 5 * food, and the food here was as good as any we had in Vietnam! We had the price fixed special meal and each fish was delicious.
It could be that they’re still getting up to speed after the shutdown, but the service was slow and food was disappointing, but the others seemed to like what they ordered.
Wonerful service from greeting to desert! Just a great evening to be with my Lady.
This is our first time to this restaurant. when we walked in, we were confused to where was the front desk but found it eventually. We booked outdoor setting online but leaded to indoor setting. We were ok with it but the indoor setting was kind of dark. If you could pick, you would want to pick outdoor setting.
Since this was our first time, we pick family style meal even it was just two of us. We liked Crispy Crab Rolls and Green Papaya Salad very much for the first course. For second course, Chilean Sea Bass was excellent. Lemongrass Chicken was ok but White Prawns Garlic Noodles was disappointment. The noodle is soggy. For side dishes, fried rice was ok. Brussels Sprouts was interesting flavored. The dessert was excellent including chocolate cake and banana cake. we loved it! if you never try it before, it would be interesting to try it out. It has parking lot next door but cost $6 per hour
Celebrating my wife’s birthday. Due to Covid it was a reduced experience with less customers less noise but that was OK. The appetizers were absolutely fantastic the entrées were good possibly a little bit overcooked. Overall very well worth the money and a great evening. Romantic & intimate.
The food was delicious. The place is exceptionally beautiful indoors and on its covered terrace. They moved us twice when we weren't comfortable, finding that indoor table. This place is special.
It’s a nice place worth a visit
Food was delicious.
Did not love the pre fixed menu but understood its due to covid
Incredible food, ambiance, and service!! Highly recommend!
I look forward to visiting again after the C19 restrictions are better lifted. I felt like we were dining in a hospital cafeteria - with the outfits the waiters were wearing and the plate we were given upon checking in that outlined the rules of dining at the restaturant. It was classless to have a warning at the top of their menu stating we only were alotted 1.5 hours to dine at the restarant, and to be aware of their table turning restrictions. They also charged my card to simply make a reservation for 2 although it said it needed a card for parties bigger than 5 on open table. Honestly, I was kind of put off even before dining there. We walked there and had to pass several homeless begging in the cute alleyway. The food is very good though. Not sure if we’ll return.
The menu is very limited offering only a fixed menu with just 3 or 4 entrees. The food taste wasn’t great but ok.. I remember before covid, the restaurant was very good.
I tried it twice in a month and both times the food was ok. One time the service was miserable since they forgot about our food until 40 minutes later. The service was fine this recent time.
This is a classic SF restaurant at this point - been there in its almost private inner block enclave on Cosmo Pl. ever since the location was the historic Trade Vic's. It is to pho what Julia Child was to a McRoyale. I will enjoy seeing the menu grow back to its original pre-pandemic range. There was literally nothing on it (and there is not now) that is not truly wonderful. The prix fixe approach has some flexibility, and I was even permitted to substitute my dessert for some delicious Brussels sprouts. They, my Shaken Beef and the green papaya salad are all to be re commended. The ambience is still transporting to another time and place, the service was just right, and the bar has my brand of Irish whiskey. What could be better?
First post vaccination!
The food was incredible! The service was so slow that our dinner lasted 3 hours, but maybe that is just the vibe of the restaurant. I would definitely come here again for a celebratory meal.
I wish I had been 38 years old in Saigon in 1958
Overall good place. I think their food lacked authentic Vietnamese flavors. The flavors seemed muted and I wanted them to sing more. The service was good but could have explained the menu and been more attentive to drink refills. The party I was with, we ordered almost everything - seabass, curry chicken, shaking beef, the steak with fries, and all the sides. I would say the upcharge for the dishes were not worth it for the shaking beef and seabass.The appetizers for the papaya salad and crab rolls were 5 stars. The chocolate cake was delicious but the champagne cake was dry. Overall, I might go here with an older crowd because it's more traditional service but overall wasn't thoroughly impressed with the food.
waiters are super friendly
The Prix Fixe was somewhat disappointing compared to our pre-COVID dining experiences.
Crispy Crab Rolls and Green Papaya Salad were tasty first courses.
Second courses, on the other hand were not up to their standards. Only Shaken Beef was super delicious. Steamed Sea Bass (+$15 up charge) and Lemongrass Chicken were disappointingly very dry! White Prawns Garlic Noodles was just average. The Crispy Brussel Sprouts were disappointingly not crispy at all!
Dessert choices were reduced to 2 only (Flourless Chocolate Cake and Strawberry Sorbet) were bang average.
Service was still up to La Colonial’s standard.
My husband and I have been to restaurant 4 times. We thought the food was better a while back. Also, we thought the pricing was way too high. It is one thing to have a priced fix three course dinner at $45.00 but then to have three of the items at $15.00 extra was too much. Then another $5.00 for a side dish. Not worth the price.
Had an early dinner after long flight; hostess and server were great and food was a Grand Slam! Can’t wait to get back!!
Although we had a reservation and arriving on time, we were not seated until 45 minutes after our reserved time. We were told they were a little behind schedule. The quality of the food made up for our late seating.
We dined there after they reopened on Covid times. They were running a prix fixe menu, which I totally understand from a business perspective. However, all but the chicken and tofu entrees required a $7-$15 up charge, which kind of defeats the purpose of prix fixe in my mind. Service was very friendly, albeit slow. Apps and entrees were good but not mind blowing. Desserts were great! Good ambiance. Overall enjoyed the experience but I’m not sure I’d return. Maybe post-Covid.
Quite terrible meal. No option but prix-fixe, so you are trapped with the overly sweet, completely uninspiring food for 3 courses. We watched as they continually brought food to the wrong tables. The wait between courses was lengthy; we were there for almost three hours. The food at any hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurant would be a vast improvement over what we ate at Le Colonial.
It'd be nice to have the a la carte menu back. Otherwise, it's as good as it can be under the circumstances.
Food was well prepared, but slow to come out. I love Le Colonial so this review is skewed. The space is beautiful and really interesting. Walking through the courtyard into the dining room is a great experience. The wait staff is very professional. The server even comped a drink because the kitchen fell behind. The hollandaise on my salmon benedict was fantastic, and the eggs were poached beautifully. My companion had scrambled eggs and bacon (yawn!) - he said they were quite good. I recommend this place wholeheartedly.
Food was excellent - I liked the fixed price menu options.
Delicious Vietnamese cuisine in fusion setting. Excellent service
Unfortunately the prix fixe menu was too limited and we did not enjoy our meal.
Le Colonial - SF does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Le Colonial - SF also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 931-3600.
Le Colonial - SF is rated 4.4 stars by 3379 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.