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About Le Colonial - SF

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.

20 Cosmo Place
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Vietnamese, French

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.
(721 Sutter Street is our alternate entrance for Bar & Lounge)

Cross Street:
Taylor and Jones

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 931-3600

Website:
http://www.lecolonialsf.com/

Entertainment:
Live music: Monday - Friday from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
House DJ: Friday & Saturday nights from 10:00 - 2:00 a.m.

Parking Details:
$6 for the first hour $2 hours for each additional 1/2 hour. $18 maximum.

Executive Chef:
Jean-Paul Peluffo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Le Colonial - SF unveils new bar bites menu. Join us in our lounge to sample chef ‘s new bar bites menu! Our new bar bites menus features small plate selections of delicious Vietnamese inspired dishes.


Private Dining

Le Colonial - SF is available for private parties such as weddings, receptions and anniversary or birthday celebrations as well as for corporate events or business dinners.

Le Colonial - SF Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (34)
Special Occasion (34)
Romantic (33)
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Good for a Date (29)
Authentic (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Good for Groups (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Cozy (15)
Worth the Drive (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Bar Seating (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Spicy (9)
Healthy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Fun (7)
Business Meals (5)
Live Music (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
People Watching (5)
Casual (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Second time coming here but this time with my daughter, the foodie. We couldn’t get enough. Every item we ordered was flavorful and delightful. A definite must if you are in San Francisco!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Best valentines ever!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Very nice ambiance. Good for date nights. This place is located privately on a cul de sac .The first level is good for business meetings and the second level is perfect for celebrating couples events. The live music is just perfectly situated at the corner of the bar and separated from the dining area so you can still have and hear your conversation with your date. Food - it depends on what you order. The Salmon and Ahi Tuna is fine but nothing special. The service of the wait staff is excellent. Overall - nice experience. Will come back to try other menus next time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent as always. Have eaten at this restaurant many times, consistent value

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was so great and inventive. So many choices and out of them all only 4-6 items WERE NOT GLUTEN FREE! So many choices. Cocktails fun. Service exceptional.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Celebrated my birthday here and so glad we did. Great food and service in a hidden exotic gem in a San Francisco alley! Will definitely be back soon. :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Lekker eten. Moeilijk om keuzes te maken in de zeer grote keuze van gerechten waarbij we ons moeilijk iets kunnen voorstellen. Vis zeer vers en zeer goed gebakken. Service vriendelijk, maar te snel (zoals veel hier in de States). Je vraagt een cocktail en je krijgt er onmiddellijk je voorgerecht bij.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The place is a bit out of the way- down an alley of sorts, but once inside it is a nice space. There is an outdoor area that would be inviting in a warmer evening. Ordered the rack of lamb for two and the sea bass - both delicious and well prepared. With Brussels sprouts and coconut rice, it was a very nice meal for the three of us.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

I made a mistake in my booking - one day ahead - the lady at the reception was kind enough to help us with a table for two.

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

This place is a hidden Gem in SF! The ambiance is lovely and the food is delicious. I plan on going again very soon.

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 6, 2018

This was our second trip to visit this restaurant - 8 years apart! If anything it was even better than the first time, which was outstanding. If visiting SF it is worth the stop.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We've dined at all of the Le Colonial locations and this was our third time here in San Francisco. Our expectations were high having experienced incredible food and service on every prior occasion. Our order came to the table and asked if we were ready to order. No questions about wine or cocktails. We ordered cocktails- my favorite Ah Nhi's Gost and my husband a Manhattan. Cocktails took a while but they were excellent. At that time we also ordered an appetizer. Our waiter, Carlos, seemed to disappear frequently and for long lengths of time. At his next trip to the table we ordered our entrees- I ordered the sea bass and my husband ordered the grilled salmon. Our appetizer plates were not removed until our entrees arrived. We were out of water and wanted to order another cocktail but, again, our waiter had disappeared. He did not reappear until our entrees were almost gone. We asked for water and another round of cocktails. It became apparent to us that the bus staff were focused on clearing and re-setting tables and did not assist with clearing plates or refreshing water. Finally, we had a bit of difficulty getting our check because our waiter was nowhere to be found. Again, the food was delicious and everything we hoped for. But the lack of service really had a negative impact on our dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a lovely evening. We were celebrating a friend's birthday.
Jed our waiter was exceptional. Food outstanding.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food quite nice. Service good.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Refined and friendly in an exotic setting. Fresh and creative cuisine amidst knowledgeable staff. All we needed was a little organic music!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We were attended gracefully at the door by Nur almost immediately upon arrival. He quickly confirmed our reservation and escorted us to an ideal table for two. He took our coats to the checkroom and returned with our tag just after our server, Kevin, had asked about our water preference and was leaving the table. Not long after a busser, Ruhm, arrived with the bottled water. Kevin then took our orders and we began a delightful dining experience replete with old style service in a classy and discrete manner that is all too rare these days. The food arrived in an orderly way that did not make us feel rushed but it seemed that as soon as we finished one course the next arrived in seamless procession. Eric assisted as well and was truly professional and made us feel welcomed and appreciated. Each dish was delicious, balanced seasoning and cooked to perfection. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food is always delicious at Le Colonial. Restaurant was hot and stuffy, with a too strong fish smell permeating the entire restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Sadly, not what it once was.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Wonderful meal. Friends recommended the Pho and we were not disappointed! Great crab cakes!

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very good food. Some might complain not as spicy (hot) as some Vietnamese restaurants, but the flavors were complex and wonderfull. It was wonderfully quiet on a Sunday when we went. I have friends who play music there on Monday-Thursdays. Those nights are a little more lively. They have an impressive wine list, we stuck to the cocktails which were very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We often come to Le Colonial before we go to see an A.C.T play...just 3 blocks away. This time we were joined by another couple who raved about the food!!!! The four of us loved our main courses and we plan to return!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We tried the Restaurant week menu and everything was awesome!! Our 4-year old daughter also enjoyed her twice cooked pork and barbecue ribs :)

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Lovely food, perhaps not totally authentic Vietnamese cuisine, but interesting and delicious. The Brussels sprouts were perfection! The service was extraordinarily good; we had a few limitations due to timing of our dinner, and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating. Nice location near Union Square!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing food!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Delicious! Wonderful service, excellent and varied cuisine, and very comfortable dining.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 10, 2018

This place is over-rated. I found the menu and flavors limited, a bit tired. Overall, Le Colonial fails to deliver a unique gastronomic experience the way other places honing on the flavors of Viet Nam (Brodard Chateau, as an example) do. What a disappointment!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 10, 2018

My party of four visited during a busy time at the restaurant but it never felt like we were rushed or unable to talk to one another. Everyone enjoyed the food a great deal. I had the Pot au Pho, which was the most sublime pho I've ever tasted.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Just had a wonderful dinner at Le Colonial! We ordered the Chef's sampler for appetizers, which included two different rolls, dumplings, tuna and pork ribs, all of them were very good, each with a special flavor. For main we had the lamb ribs and a side of fried rice; the lamb was so soft and the flavours were amazing! Finally we had the layer crepe cake, a bit sweet but with an espresso you have the perfect combination. Definitely a place that I would recommend and would love to visit again!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

A unique and elegant restaurant, in an unexpected location and building. The food was outstanding!

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Hits the spot for reliable Vietnamese food. Cocktails are great. Go for the lamb and the shaking beef dish. Didn't have the bananas foster, but it looked spectacular and others I know recommend it.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was a great New Years dinner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food with refined dishes and a lot of variety
The atmosphere was very nice for NYE. Too bad the service was a bit long (although the staff indulged with a free glass of champagne to compensate for the waiting)

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Took way to long for our food, the staff was very lost and confused all night, and the food was horrible for the cost.

I would never recommend this place to anyone

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were referred to this place by the hotel staff. Never would we normally walk in a small dark alley and we had second thoughts, but we are glad we took the concierge word for it's worth. What a fantastic experience. Great food, excellent service and a true fun place. It transports you to another time in another location, we loved it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food and service! The rack of lamb is outstanding.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Pushy , service person , wanted us to order before ready several times ,,
Wanted to turn table
Long time before drinks arrived
Wrong food order delivered

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We enjoyed a spectacular meal at Le Colonial to celebrate our engagement. The restaurant made it an especially memorable evening and treated us to glasses of champagne and a great corner table. Highly recommend the brussels sprouts! Thanks so much for being so gracious!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The drinks are fabulous, the desserts are fabulous, the service and ambiance was really good, but the dinner entrees were simply... OK
I went to Le colonial in Houston and it was amazing, too bad this Le Colonial doesn’t have the same menu

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent evening out. Beautiful old-world building featuring tasty Vietnamese dishes. Appreciated when requested quiet table with reservations, the restaurant followed through.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We got seated in a separate dining room at a long table when we had requested round. The waiter spilled water all over me and was rude when we asked for a round table, which they said "had a reservation" and never ended up occupied.

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