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Le Colonial - SF

4.5
3339 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 3339 people are saying
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vipFrequentDiner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, Saul, our server was great but the space could use some updating.

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vipBirdsEyeView
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After two years of a self imposed travel moratorium due to COVID-19 we finally returned to the Bay Area. This has always been one of our favorite restaurants. Many things have changed as a result of the pandemic but not Le Colonial, if anything it got better, as impossible as that might seem. Without a doubt the best dining experience we’ve had on our trip to date. We definitely look forward to dining again in the future.

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JamesM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, pleasant staff

JB
JondiB
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a variety of entrees in the a la carte menu. There’s also a prix fix menu. Great for special occasions, but casual enough for anytime dining.

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vipFlipper68
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Poor service and food was mediocre at best

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vipshoefly
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enter San Francisco's most enchanting restaurant, where garden-like charm awaits you. Evocative of 1920's French Vietnam, Le Colonial is the hidden gem!

Gorgeous boozy cocktails for the table which arrived, like us, gorgeous and strong!
* Honey Bear Served in Honey Bee Jar (GET THIS!)
* Mai Monte Tai Served in a GINORMOUS Oyster Shell Mug (GET THIS!)
* Lychee Martini adorned with REAL lychee

We ordered off the incredibly generous Three-Course Family style menu that did NOT disappoint!

Appetizer platter for the Table was more than enough for 4 hungry people!
* Hoisin Glazed Baby Back Pork Ribs with Coleslaw
* Shredded Green Papaya Salad
* Classic Dungeness Imperial Rolls


3 super generous mains for the table
* Lemongrass Chicken surprising was a HUGE portion and so good as the chicken was juicy and tender
* White Prawns Garlic Noodles was the BEST dish hands down
* Vietnamese Curry served in a lidded clay pot came to the table with lots of fanfare

2 generous menu items for the table
* Fried Rice with Bay Shrimp
* Crispy Sweet Chili Glazed Brussels Sprouts was hoovered in no time flat!

Chef's Dessert Platter Course for the Table to Share was so good as we had a huge piece of classic Strawberry cheesecake, and TWO generous pieces of flourless chocolate cake infused with Vietnamese coffee topped with dollops of whipped cream.

We had a gorgeous table on the covered patio in this historical and beautiful restaurant.

For a special event or date night, do yourself a favor and experience smooth service, delicious food and an intimate stunning setting at Le Colonial.

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sepandh
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Restaurant needs to upgrade food quality and ambiance. The service and team team very good.

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viplovegoodfood
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A hidden gem in SF. Romantic room setting and decor. Friendly service and terrific food.

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vipBeverleeS
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The crab rolls are a must, full of decadent crab. The mango margarita and the sweet chili Brussels are also amazing.

JW
JWKSanDigal
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was the best! Everyone was so kind and food was excellent as well!

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vipmichaelk
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The food was very disappointing I’ll Beyonce was beautiful as always but the food was mediocre at best very disappointing after all these years

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RSHmd
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, easy access to parking, delicious food, excellent service

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vipSteveVic
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!

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BarryC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice staff. Food was amazing. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was slow but after addressing this with manager it was much better. Had to ask several times to have 2 bottles of wine opened. Food was ok, served warm and presented well but all was pretty bland (exception was ribs and Brussels sprouts). I’ve had much better Vietnamese food so the lack of flavors was disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Usually have a fantastic time here but this last time, the service was well below the usual standards.

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Marty
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The setting makes you feel you're dining in an old Indochine estate and the large portions of delicious Vietnamese food, the attentive service, and fair prices makes this restaurant a must for those who enjoy South East Asian cuisine. Beware the appetizers and side dishes are rather large and should be shared, otherwise you get a lot of food for one person and you surely wouldn't want to spoil your appetite for your main entree.

One drawback is the noise level, but it's not any worse than similar SF restaurants.

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meryld
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice decor, wish there were more options on the brunch menu

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vipREJUVINATE707
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

coming back from Covid - its slow to get the work force back - so I won't say service was slow - service was polite and professional....but yeah... it was slow...but I am not complaining because everyone is having the issue....but what really made it ok........ the food.... absolutely superfragilistic alidocious super !!!... always has been... great place that will see me again and again.- great job !

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eunicev
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to dine when we go into San Francisco. It is festive, the ambiance intriguing and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Todo excelente

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vipFoodie2019
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in SF

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vipTLM1
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a lovely meal and overall, a delightful evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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vipErinK
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food in a beautiful venue!

TD
vipTheDoctor
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was wonderful to return to Le Colonial after so long. Still a great place to dine.

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vipbrytas
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BarbaraP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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vipBBD1
Portland
35 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

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.

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vipHansH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Wedding anniversary

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vipjbsnowball
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonerful service from greeting to desert! Just a great evening to be with my Lady.

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Tiffanyxm
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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IanM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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TimWhoEatsAndWrites
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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LukeK
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It’s a nice place worth a visit

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Uchennao
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious.
Did not love the pre fixed menu but understood its due to covid

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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 4.5 stars by 3339 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.

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