Le Colonial - SF

4.7
3346 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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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
What 3346 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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vipMichaelA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Always love Le Colonial. The atmosphere is always beautiful. The menu is pared down and they weren’t able to deliver the sea bass that I wanted. What I got was a shrimp noodle dish that was salty.

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viprickvas
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Let me preface this with saying that I realize that restaurants are struggling due to Covid-19 restrictions, but... You can't limit your menu to a prix-fix menu without notifying you customers first. Since it was Friday my wife couldn't eat meat and there was only 2 items that she could eat, a salad and a fried prawn dish (please don't call it this as they seemed to be frozen shrimp that I could buy at a grocery store and make in my oven). My steak noodle dish was decent, but asked to cook medium rare and came out slightly more than medium. Service and drinks were good and although their little courtyard was nice, they kept the front door open and you could smell the smoke from the manager wafting up into the restaurant every time he took a break. The deserts were a hostess cupcake like flourless cake and a poor representation of a wedding catered cheesecake with gelatinous papaya on top cut into a 2" square to boot. This being said the 4 drinks and menu items as described cost over $260 and we would have been better served by ordering a pizza and a $200 cabernet. We've eaten at the LeColonial in Chicago and it was fantastic, although before Covid, but this place fall short and should at least change their menu on their website to reflect what you can actually order.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. Wish I found this place sooner.

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vipAnnieB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great choice for outdoor dining. Excellent use of of the space. Felt very safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
62 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very nice service.

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IpeDR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value. Waiters are very attentive. Patio location is a nice touch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining situation, my friends and I had a great dining experience here. Get the brussel sprouts

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the amazing food and ambiance at Le Colonial! They never disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing!! Original dishes, super fresh and natural ingredients. The patio was super cute!! Really great experience overall :)

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vipBrianK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been waiting to come here for a long time and I am glad I did. The service was great. I had the crab rolls, the ribs, shaken beef and the lemongrass chicken and all the dishes were really great. I had a great time. The ambiance and the restaurant decor are wonderful and its very different than others in SF so I felt like I was in another city or place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to eat , great environment

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vipWladimirH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable place, great food in a french colonial setting

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viptruemaven
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After all these years, the food is better than ever.

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vipThierry
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great dinner with excellent service and great food in a beautiful setting everything we had was very good, the Banana Leaves Wrapped Sea Bass was outstanding .

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vipJohnC
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The menu is very short and does not have the selections we have grown fond of over time. We wanted a special dining experience but some other customers were in shorts, flip flops and tee shirts. The waiter was just an order taker who didn't offer any description of the menu items.

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vipLulusf
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food and lovely outdoor terrace which provided a safe space to once again dine out!

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vipIlonkaE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the beautiful setting of the restaurant and appreciated that parking is available on the property. The staff couldn’t have been any better and kinder. The quality of the food was outstanding! This is a true San Francisco jewel.

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KenzoH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Colonial had great service paired with great food, and a great drink selection. I honestly forgot how good this place is!

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vipKringros
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I went during the happy hour and had some noodle, summer rolls and coconut shrimp. They were all amazing. I had it with sparkling rose....delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this Vietnamese Restaurant & you will also.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and ambience. Our server was fantastic. Loved the wine selection.

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Kaywhy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable! Great service and everyone said their food was delicious. Just disappointed about the two bottle cork limit for a party of 6 celebrating a birthday.

KB
KatyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This place has been around for a long time and I usually eat at the bar on the top floor. This was my first time eating in the restaurant on the main level. The food surpassed my expectations. Service was pretty good too. I will definitely be back.

JD
vipJDinDC
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great experience. Good wine, good food, good service. Hit all the marks.

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DavidW
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Location slightly off track but don’t be put off.
A must visit restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav restaurant in the world 😎👍🦓

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vipbill
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this restaurant. Food, staff and atmosphere all rate at top of San Francisco cuisine

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kskus99
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oustanding cocktails, food and service. Wonderful ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food!

CJ
ClaireJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Colonial is one of the most exceptional restaurants in San Francisco. Food, ambiance and service are top-notch. You feel physically transported back to another era and time gets to stand still while you enjoy a lovely meal with people you enjoy spending time with! Recommend it highly for a special date-night, time spent with your grown children and anyone who wants a beautiful dining experience in SF.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Tucked away and private we had an awesome time and meal here.

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TahaE
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good. Filet (luc Lac) was ok. Sea Bass was excellent but quantity was minimal. The garlic noodles and fried rice were fantastic and so we're the desserts. Appetizers (crab cakes and pot stickers) were ok. Ambiance and decor are fantastic. The restaurant is however packed and space between seats were too tight especially for the price. The band upstairs had a super fun band. Service was very good. Overall very good but not as good as seven years ago or the Chicago version.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice restaurant and food was good. People in there were not loud like so many other restaurants nowadays in SF. Service was a little slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

There was a large crowd waiting at the front when I got there (it was Valentine’s Day). I didn’t mind waiting till we’ll after my reservation time for the table, but I feel that someone should have explained what was going on. For at least 20 minutes, no explanation was given.
Waitress was great.

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vipCAJOREGMO
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great date restaurant. Very crowded, but it was Valentine’s Day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Worst Valentines Day dinner ever out of 20 years worth of them. Getting a table, even with a reservation, was akin to getting a seat on the last US plane out of Vietnam when the war was ending. Awful, awful, awful. Ruined our Valentines Day for the low price of $250.

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vipdavidM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They took too many reservations for Valentine’s Day and made it a horrific experience and ruined what should have need a manically evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Valentine Day Massacre- I’ve been an Open Table member for more than 15 years and I’ve never seen such a distaster of a restaurant.

After being there for an hour and a half and still not getting g our entrees we went to another restaurant.

Before we did I shook the sad excuse for a manger named Howard and thanked him for the meal we never had.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was packed (it was Valentines Day evening) so the staff was a bit overwhelmed. The wait for our table was a bit longer than I would have liked, but smaller parties were seated quickly. The food was amazing’ I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Justin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Dishes were mediocre (sea bass and lemon grass chicken). Neither had much flavor. Dishes took an extremely long time to come out. Our waiter did bring us complimentary champagne and a dessert, but in the end the cost for the meal was not worth it.

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Le Colonial - SF is rated 4.7 stars by 3346 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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