Le Colonial - SF

4.5
3353 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
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.1
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ErinR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We dined there after they reopened on Covid times. They were running a prix fixe menu, which I totally understand from a business perspective. However, all but the chicken and tofu entrees required a $7-$15 up charge, which kind of defeats the purpose of prix fixe in my mind. Service was very friendly, albeit slow. Apps and entrees were good but not mind blowing. Desserts were great! Good ambiance. Overall enjoyed the experience but I’m not sure I’d return. Maybe post-Covid.

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vipaers
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Quite terrible meal. No option but prix-fixe, so you are trapped with the overly sweet, completely uninspiring food for 3 courses. We watched as they continually brought food to the wrong tables. The wait between courses was lengthy; we were there for almost three hours. The food at any hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurant would be a vast improvement over what we ate at Le Colonial.

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vipCora
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It'd be nice to have the a la carte menu back. Otherwise, it's as good as it can be under the circumstances.

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vipSMCorbett
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was well prepared, but slow to come out. I love Le Colonial so this review is skewed. The space is beautiful and really interesting. Walking through the courtyard into the dining room is a great experience. The wait staff is very professional. The server even comped a drink because the kitchen fell behind. The hollandaise on my salmon benedict was fantastic, and the eggs were poached beautifully. My companion had scrambled eggs and bacon (yawn!) - he said they were quite good. I recommend this place wholeheartedly.

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vipHoyaMom
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent - I liked the fixed price menu options.

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YeseniaG
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Unfortunately the prix fixe menu was too limited and we did not enjoy our meal.

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KevinS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Food was bland. Dessert was good. Kitchen took almost an hour for food sat inside but it was uncomfortable and cold.

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vipMeganS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Felt like I was on vacation while sipping a tropical martini on their beautiful patio (partially enclosed). Great option for outdoor dining! Generous portions for the fixed menu!

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vipNicoleD
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Prefix menu because of Covid. Food was ok. Very disappointed after wanting to come here for years.

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Louman
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was very mediocre and totally overpriced. Seating outside with malfunctioning heaters. In essence a very bad experience

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vipTodd
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

We were seated at a table that was freezing cold. We had to keep our cotes on the entire time. We complained several times, but that as glibly told where the cold air was coming from—as if that knowing that information was a solution. We asked for heat several times. We should have demanded another table, but assumed all the tables were cold too, until late in the meal when we saw they had taken their coats off. We are not cold natured, but rather hot natured. So the cold was truly so. It made for a terrible experience.

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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
2 reviews
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
3 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
74 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
31 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
35 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.

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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
49 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
6 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!

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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 3353 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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