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Le Colonial - SF

2764 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Vietnamese, French
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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)
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Phone number
(415) 931-3600
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jean-Paul Peluffo
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Cross street
Taylor and Jones
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Parking details
$6 for the first hour $2 hours for each additional 1/2 hour. $18 maximum.
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Live music: Monday - Friday from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
House DJ: Friday & Saturday nights from 10:00 - 2:00 a.m.
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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.

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

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.

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What 2764 People Are Saying
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vipsebo (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Best valentines ever!!

DesM1 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 3 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

vipKimberz (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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. :)

Hellen (New York Area)
3.0  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.

vipKeyman929 (Montreal)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  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.

5.0  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.

viplfleazar (Las Vegas)
5.0  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.

viplorimarsha (Los Angeles)
3.0  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.

Tman (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food quite nice. Service good.

4.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

CLB212 (New York Area)
3.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Sadly, not what it once was.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (San Joaquin)
5.0  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.

vipBarbi (San Francisco)
5.0  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!