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.View Private Dining Details
This was a wonderful dining experience. I was very pleasantly surprised. The service was outstanding.
The decor really looked like an older Vietnamese/French sort of place - at least what I would think of one. It's tucked out of the way, so a little hard to get to - given it's in the middle of the city. They do have valet which I'd recommend
Great dinner last night. Haven’t been here for over 10 years and just as good as I remember it. Ambiance is really pretty and great service. Yummy cocktails. I had the Le Colonial. For dinner, we shared an order of the spring rolls and we bothered ordered the banana leaf wrapped sea bass which was spectacular. Won’t be so long til my next visit!
I wouldn't know where to begin: fantastic food, wonderful service, pleasant ambiance - like a trip back in time with all the modern comforts. Try the coconut crusted mini Dungeness Crab cakes with mint and cilantro aioli appetizer - delicious! If you haven't been, go.
Good choice of Vietnamese dishes,well cooked & presented. Servers were generally positive but somehow our starter was mislaid. Interesting building & decor
Excellent service and excellent food.
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!!
Best valentines ever!!
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.
Excellent as always. Have eaten at this restaurant many times, consistent value
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.
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. :)
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.
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.
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.
This place is a hidden Gem in SF! The ambiance is lovely and the food is delicious. I plan on going again very soon.
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.
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.
We had a lovely evening. We were celebrating a friend's birthday.
Jed our waiter was exceptional. Food outstanding.
It was fantastic! Best food and experience you can get in SF at a non michelin star or prix fix menu place. It was worth the price, excellent food, great portions and delicious strong cocktails. They did a sweet touch for my birthday with a ribbon and special desert.
Food quite nice. Service good.
Refined and friendly in an exotic setting. Fresh and creative cuisine amidst knowledgeable staff. All we needed was a little organic music!
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.
Food is always delicious at Le Colonial. Restaurant was hot and stuffy, with a too strong fish smell permeating the entire restaurant.
Sadly, not what it once was.
Wonderful meal. Friends recommended the Pho and we were not disappointed! Great crab cakes!
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.
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!
We tried the Restaurant week menu and everything was awesome!! Our 4-year old daughter also enjoyed her twice cooked pork and barbecue ribs :)
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!
Delicious! Wonderful service, excellent and varied cuisine, and very comfortable dining.
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!
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.
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!
A unique and elegant restaurant, in an unexpected location and building. The food was outstanding!
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.
It was a great New Years dinner
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)
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