Le Colonial - SF

4.5
3088 reviews
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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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721Lounge @Le Colonial Presents Edgerdo & Candela For a hot Latin Dance Night on Cinco De Mayo! Let's spice things up at our Cinco de Mayo Latin Dance Party! Admission Fee: $15 Advance through Le Colonial Website or Eventbrite $20 at the door on the day of the event. No Reservation Required!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

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JG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere

Le Colonial - SF
Responded 21 hours ago

Thank you for selecting us and for revealing your positive view of our business with others. We strive to deserve accolades like yours every single day and we will never tire of hearing that we please our treasured customers and clientele

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Sounded like there was a party upstairs so it was quite loud when we were there, but we did not mind. We shared the appetizer platter and then 4 different entrees. All were delicious!! Would highly recommend this restaurant!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded 3 days ago

Every day we count our blessings that our business attracts such nice and kind hearted patrons like you. That you would take your time to so generously honor our staff is totally appreciated. We are believers that within each review one gets a glimpse of the character and quality of the reviewer as well as that which they review. That being the case....we can only hope that our business is near the quality that you represent.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Place is looking run down. Server was indifferent to us and not friendly. Food ok but pricey.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded 3 days ago

By your own words you gave our business a so-so rating. Please email me what it would take to get a five star rating in terms of what we are not doing so we can continue to improve.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Ambiance was great. Beautiful location.

We ordered the..

lemongrass chicken two ways. One way was very dry and the other chewy with no flavor.
We asked to see the menu and the waiter asked how everything was. We spoke honestly about the chicken and he removed it from our bill and recommended the sea bass which was amazing. 10 out of 10 would do again. (The sea bass)

Prawn spring rolls which were tiny for the price and we kind of expected a French take on this dish or just something to justify the price. You can get a way better spring roll at any small mom and pop Vietnamese restaurant in SF.

Garlic noodles were very good but didn’t taste like garlic noodles, more like chow mein, which tasted great but not what we expected.

Maybe it was an off night? Not sure, Probably wouldn’t recommend this place a friend.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded 2 days ago

We consider reviews by actual customers to be an important part of our business because it reflects upon how well we serve our customers. We will continue to work extremely hard to please everyone who comes through our doors.

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a
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my favorite part of visiting San Francisco. Great food, attentive service and perfect atmosphere.

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SW
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely time at Le Colonial food and cocktails were delicious!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on April 9, 2019

Thank you for your kind words about Le Colonial. It is always a great pleasure to hear that we are serving our customers well. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully,Le Colonial

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DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had a great solo date. They made me feel very comfortable.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on April 9, 2019

Thank you for both your patronage and for posting such generous comments regarding our business. We work very hard to ensure that we please wonderful customers like you. Thank you for validating that we are accomplishing that goal

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ST
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is phenomenal and the vibe is great! One of my favorite restaurants for sure!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on April 9, 2019

We deeply appreciate your very positive review of our business. We are very pleased that you got to enjoy many favorite aspects of what we have to offer. It is always most rewarding to hear directly from our customers and especially those willing to provide their positive perspective with the online world and beyond. Please revisit us soon and often.

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l
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we enjoyed everything! the food, the location, the service. everything!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on April 9, 2019

Thank you so much for your recent visit and subsequent wonderful praise. Feedback, especially from such well-spoken customers like you, is not only invaluable to those researching businesses like ours, but is also important to us. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and feedback with us. Thanks again.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! The coconut crab cakes were crispy on the outside and sweet/salty on the inside. I would highly recommend them as a starter.

I had the sea bass. Cooked perfectly!

The place is really well done inside and the service was outstanding. We can’t wait to go back.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on April 2, 2019

What a terrific review. You covered virtually every aspect of what we think a customer should be evaluating when choosing a business such as ours. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

7eme visite et toujours excellent dans l'assiette...
Service manquant de chaleur.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on March 31, 2019

I see that you visited our business last week. We appreciate your conveying thoughts with fellow consumers who hopefully might be our future satisfied customers as well. As you probably realize, consumer reviews are the number one determinant for influencing other consumers. Thanks and thanks again for your patronage.

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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had a really nice time and very good service. We just were not wowed by the food, except for the banana roties and the apple "spring rolls" for dessert. Everything else was just "OK."

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on April 2, 2019

I would like to extend on behalf of our entire organization our gratitude for your continued patronage. Your comments regarding our business is most appreciated. We are disappointed that we did not meet your expectations on the other menu items. We appreciate that you feel led to share your comments with fellow consumers. Thank you

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CH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always enjoy the quiet ambience and food was wonderful!
Thank you

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on March 27, 2019

Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to provide fellow consumers with your rich perspective. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service; ambience not so but will be back again for the food

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on March 27, 2019

Every review like yours helps us get the word out that we represent great value and caring service. Thank you

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B
San Francisco
134 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always come to Le Colonial before going to the Geary St. Theater...which is just a few blocks away. We were seated in the the quieter "back room," and felt very comfortable there. Our waitress was very friendly and made us feel right at home. We shared the Potstickers for our appetizer and, as usual, they were delicious! My husband had the Shrimp Curry and he told me that he loved this main course. I had the Crab Cakes, an appetizer, for my main course...and they were delicious! For dessert, we shared a scoop of chocolate and a scoop of coconut ice cream. YUM! Lovely place for dinner!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on March 27, 2019

Thank you for recently recommending our business and for sharing with the online consumer community your positive experience. Please introduce yourself next time you visit as we would like to extend our appreciation in person.

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San Francisco
246 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner at Le Colonial. For appetizers we tried the crab rolls and the spare ribs and both were excellent. We also tried a new dish, pork skewers on a bed of noodles. The dish was a bit messy to eat, but tasty. For entrees, we tried the bo luc lac (shaking beef with onions) which was excellent and the green bean side dish which was fabulous. We can't woit to go back.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on March 27, 2019

Thank you for visiting with us. It is always pleasing when our customers elect to write a review so our future customers can see what we are all about… thank you. We appreciate your comments about our pricing, service and products.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here for a business dinner and wanted to experience a fun-filled night. 1st off the restaurant is sort of hidden, which add to the charm, the building itself and the decor along with the ambiance was unbelievable, it was like I stepped into the 1920s. It didn't look staged it looked very classy. The service was amazing, our server helped us out to choose the best options. The food portions were the right size, that you could enjoy appetizers, entree, and dessert. Chefs choice was exceptional, the curry was delightful and the apple spring rolls were a hit. The drinks were very tasty, not too fruity and not too boozy. The jazz music upstairs was a treat after dinner. Overall we had an amazing dinner experience. I will be back soon.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on March 27, 2019

It was a pleasure to have you as one of our guests and hope to have the same opportunity often in the future. We appreciate your kind words about our staff and how you enjoyed your visit.

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IP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the food was great too!

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s
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant ambiance is nice. I felt transported to SE Asia. I had read that the restaurant can get noisy inside, and as I am hearing impaired, specifically asked for a quiet OUTSIDE table when I made the reservations.When seated, they took us to a table inside. As the restaurant wasn't full, I thought it might not be an issue, but they soon filled the surrounding tables, and it because difficult for me to hear.

I enjoyed the sea bass wrapped in banana leaves. There was a rice noodle wrapped inside too, and the fish was moist and the flavor lovely. We also ordered the Brussel sprouts, which I enjoyed but my husband didn't. We started with the appetizer sampler for 2, thinking that it would be a good way to taste more things, but I was slightly disappointed in the selection of offerings (many fried, ribs boring).

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on March 21, 2019

The first thing we do each morning as a service team is check out and review our reviews. What a way for us to start the day....that is by reading what you wrote about what we offer the public and the manner in which we serve....our greatest asset....our clientele. Please revisit us time and time again and feel free to introduce yourself so that we may thank you in person.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every aspect...fabulous food , attentive service, great atmosphere, convenient parking lot Can’t wait to go back there for dinner

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on March 20, 2019

Thank you for selecting us and for revealing your positive view of our business with others. We strive to deserve accolades like yours every single day and we will never tire of hearing that we please our treasured customers and clientele

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IV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

this is a good place for a dinner for two, for four or for a larger family or a corporate event. I have had all of the above and was always satisfied with the quality of the food, service received, and the ambiance.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on March 19, 2019

We appreciate your kind words regarding your dinner experience here. That being the case....we can only hope that our business is near the quality that you represent. However, we are concerned about your repeated representation that there is some kind of scam regarding parking. We provided you the information regarding that and again will inform you that the validated parking is a reduced fee to our guests of $10 for up to three hours. Also, the parking is a privately run business.

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L
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved every moment. The food was momentous and the space is glorious. Nice wine list as a bonus

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on March 17, 2019

That you would choose our business for such an important family occasion is quite pleasing to us. Even more rewarding is the reaction that you indicate that your entire party had regarding your visit with us. Wow...does this make us happy. We believe all guests should both expect and receive a high level of service. Thanks for sharing your memorable experience with others.

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W
Philadelphia
188 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We miss Le Colonial in Phila so tried it in San Fran when on vacation. Food was good, tasty, well prepared. Ceviche was excellent. Entrees were good. Wish it would return to PHL.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on March 11, 2019

We deeply appreciate your very positive review of our business. We are very pleased that you got to enjoy many favorite aspects of what we have to offer. It is always most rewarding to hear directly from our customers and especially those willing to provide their positive perspective with the online world and beyond. Please revisit us soon and often.

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G
Mexico City
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent!!!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on March 10, 2019

Thank you for both your patronage and for posting such generous comments regarding our business. We work very hard to ensure that we please wonderful customers like you. Thank you for validating that we are accomplishing that goal

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MD
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

A great looking room with quality food. You will be impressed walking into the room. The food is great and the entertainment upstairs can also be good.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on March 5, 2019

I see that you visited our business last week. We appreciate your conveying thoughts with fellow consumers who hopefully might be our future satisfied customers as well. As you probably realize, consumer reviews are the number one determinant for influencing other consumers. Thanks and thanks again for your patronage.

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H
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food, service, and ambiance. I definitely recommend this place.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on March 6, 2019

Thank you for your kind words about Le Colonial. It is always a great pleasure to hear that we are serving our customers well. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully,Le Colonial

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on March 4, 2019

Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to provide fellow consumers with your rich perspective. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JN
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing rib appetizer- also chicken entree and stupendous Brussel sprouts!!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on March 5, 2019

I would like to extend on behalf of our entire organization our gratitude for your continued patronage. Your comments regarding our business is most appreciated. We are thrilled that you feel led to share your comments with fellow consumers. Thank you.

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ES
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. The food was very good. The drinks were delicious. The service and the ambiance were top of the notch!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on March 5, 2019

What a terrific review. You covered virtually every aspect of what we think a customer should be evaluating when choosing a business such as ours. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again

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GP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Second visit: great food and ambiance! Definitely recommend to anyone especially for business meetings. Will be back.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on March 3, 2019

It was a pleasure to have you as one of our guests and hope to have the same opportunity often in the future. We appreciate your kind words about our staff and how you enjoyed your visit.

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JD
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely dining room tucked away a short walk from union square. We had crab cake for appetisers and the shrimp and garlic pasta for main...both were delicious.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on February 25, 2019

We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our service, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out. You are one of those individuals and we are proud that you do business with us.

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E
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. Very great food and embiamce. The waitress staff was great and even offered to take our coats.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on February 26, 2019

Thank you for visiting us. It's always nice to learn that we have exceeded expectations and especially on such an important occasion as your event. We never lose sight that you, as all of our guests, especially now due to the wonders of the web, have a range of options available to you when seeking out a business to meet your needs. Therefore, your praise today means more than ever

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on March 1, 2019

Thank you for visiting with us. It is always pleasing when our customers elect to write a review so our future customers can see what we are all about… thank you. We appreciate your comments about our pricing, service and products.

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RY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambience were excellent. Very tasty.



I had the steak cubes. Done to perfection. Very juicy. My wife had the white sea bass. The fish very tender. Almost melted in your mouth. These must have been seasonal or special menu items because I don't see it listed on the menu posted online.

I also had a glass of Sinegal, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2015. Excellent. The most expensive glass on the list, but worth it if you enjoy wine. $26

We shared the chicken salad. Nothing special, but still good. I say that because I've had just as good at home.

The desert was disappointing. We had the LE COLONIAL BANANA ROTIES

Caramelized Bananas on Cassava Cake - Chocolate Peanut Butter & Ginger Spice Ice Cream Orange & Lime Zest - Infused Vietnamese Coffee Condensed Milk Sauce
The chocolate peanut butter ice cream was great. Everything else was so so.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on February 26, 2019

Every review like yours helps us get the word out that we represent great value and caring service. Thank you

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AT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Could use updating ... slow service and not attentive...
two large parties.. yet then bring in more people to cover.
Food was excellent and waiter was nice and friendly .. alerted us to the large party but to me that should not be my issue...

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on February 25, 2019

The first thing we do each morning as a service team is check out and review our reviews. What a way for us to start the day....that is by reading what you wrote about what we offer the public and the manner in which we serve....our greatest asset....our clientele. Please revisit us time and time again and feel free to introduce yourself so that we may thank you in person.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance!

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on February 25, 2019

Every day we count our blessings that our business attracts such nice and kind hearted patrons like you. That you would take your time to so generously honor our staff is totally appreciated. We are believers that within each review one gets a glimpse of the character and quality of the reviewer as well as that which they review. That being the case....we can only hope that our business is near the quality that you represent.

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San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. It is my go-to place when I want to entertain friends from out of town. The old world interior and the reliably good food, excellent service and ambiance never change.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on February 26, 2019

Thank you for recently recommending our business and for sharing with the online consumer community your positive experience. Please introduce yourself next time you visit as we would like to extend our appreciation in person.

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AP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a large party. The food was fantastic and the zero drinks was good.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on February 25, 2019

Thank you for selecting us and for revealing your positive view of our business with others. We strive to deserve accolades like yours every single day and we will never tire of hearing that we please our treasured customers and clientele

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D
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Some dishes a bit pricy especially when you’re familiar with general Vietnamese cuisine.

Decor and environment outstanding.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on February 19, 2019

Thank you for your kind words about Le Colonial. It is always a great pleasure to hear that we are serving our customers well. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully,Le Colonial

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

What was once a great restaurant has slipped into rudeness and inconsistency. Unfortunately, we didn’t know this when I booked a night out to celebrate a special occasion. Now I do. I won’t be back.

Le Colonial - SF
Responded on February 22, 2019

While we appreciate that you chose our business over many others, we believe that what you construed as rude was a regrettable lack of communication and misunderstanding . This is all the more reason why we are very saddened that you did not have the positive experience that you and all of our clientele deserve. Regarding your situation, I humbly ask that you provide us with another opportunity to validate that our reputation for a world class experience is deserved.

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