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Le Colonial - SF

4.6
3320 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 3320 people are saying
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giacolovesmayi
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, food and service. Our waiter was exceptional and very attentive to every detail!

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hmb1
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic; atmosphere very nice; not cheap but what you'd expect for that quality in that neighborhood. Service a little off; one side forgotten, waiter a bit aggressive about drinks orders

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vipWendy
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was as good as I remember it being pre-pandemic. We enjoyed the ‘dinner for 4’ which gave us a good variety of all if our favorites and LOTS of leftovers to go.
Wonderful relaxed night out dining on the patio

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Foodlovers
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time! First we got a corner table in the back with banquette as we had requested. The restaurant was full for it was Thanksgiving but the service was excellent (Leanne our server was attentive and very good). But the food! OMG it was so good and abundant! We chose the $85.00 menu and glad we did. We had to take food home there was so much. The Imperial rolls were delicious, the sea bass, the beef….. and on and on. We will definitely come back.

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vipkennethk
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Was a rip off for the amount of food on the TDay set meal.
Never again! Lol to me

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vipCB71
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. We celebrated Thanksgiving here with a multi course menu. Each course was unique - I especially loved the prawn appetizer, sea bass and garlic noodles. I can’t believe I’ve never visited before but now I’ll go back again and again. Service was outstanding with the Manager periodically stopping by to check in on everything. Ambience was also perfect and reminded me of restaurants in Vietnam. This is definitely a culinary destination for any Bay Area resident who is seeking a fabulous meal.

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vipluvbows
Sacramento
33 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent as well as service! Had the seafood papaya salad sea bass and brussel sprouts. They have a new chef and he is doing great. Missed the Gigi cocktail and pork belly appetizer

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DaveC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IT was a pleasure to eat at Le Colonial, delicious food, wonderful service and a great colonial architecture vibe

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vipconsiderthelilly
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great meal with great service outside. Was chill, felt like we had lots of space.

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ChristineP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The sea bass was off, the other dishes were OK, and the service was marginal because it was packed on Saturday. For $500, I wish I had gone somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had 9 people and the prix fixe was ample and easy.

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vipJeannieD
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was spectacular in every way (wow, the sea bass!). We’ll be back next time!

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MargoM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant wonderful service and a good value. Charming decor.
Excellent food.

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anonymous
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

lovely old colonial world ambiance and wonderful food. Service was a bit spotty but generally friendly and competent. I'd go back.

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vipsusann
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

delicious food. service a bit slow but nice waiter. expensive but delicious

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vipMarkP
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thought I would try something different while in town. I really didn't know what to expect, but boy was I glad I came here. The food was fantastic! The staff was very friendly and the ambiance of the space was great. Will definitely go back when I'm in town again.

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viptruemaven
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Colonial has a new chef, and the food and service are better than ever.

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ENRIQUEO
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

La comida estaba bien, pero fue el peor servicio de la historia! Por eso jamás lo recomendaría ni regresaría!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The atmosphere gave off a very chill vibe with the dim lightning and candles at every table. It gave off a very cozy vibe with very cool interior design that is inspired by French architecture, which I loved.

The service was superb and the waiter was very nice!

I went on a date during restaurant week so I had a very nice 4 courses meal for 65$, which I think was very good value given the quality of the food!

Didn’t have a chance to take the pictures of the food because that might had made things awkward for the date.
Highly recommended for a family dinner or bring your date here!

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nicp
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good but over priced.

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vipHeatherS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious as always. Service started a touch slow but was great thereafter

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vipRichardR
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The service was awful - even comic. After being seated, I immediately gave my drink order. It took 20 minutes to arrive. In the interim I was asked three times for my dinner order. Each time I explained that I wanted to drink my drink, then order dinner.
I ordered a four course dinner and a glass of wine. The wine didn't come until the second course. After that course and a considerable delay I was brought dessert. I explained that I had not yet had my main course. Almost immediately my main course arrived.
At least the food was quite good.

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RyanK
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Overall, nice ambience and cool spot. However, the service was terrible. It took us 2.5 hours to get all of our food and our waiter stopped by maybe 3 times over this entire time period. They also served me the wrong dish and I couldn't even wave down a waiter to help me. Food was also mediocre.

Unique spot but I'd never come back just based on the service.

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vipLisa
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

There were four of us in our party and we each had the brunch menu. The service and food were excellent. We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service with great food! The papaya and crispy spring rolls were so yummy. Overall a great dining experience.

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vipNona
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best restaurants in the city. We keep coming
back time after time. Never dissapointed!

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vipDandA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

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Cathy
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The food and service were good but they had run out of several items including 2 of the 4 our table ordered. They did their best to make it better by offering a signature dish for a reduced price as an alternative and had given us extra pieces of a starter so everyone in our group would have a full pastry. The downside was there was a very loud, disruptive table nearby.

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vipJustin
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This little gem is so cute, I love a brunch menu with western and SE Asian options. The rice porridge is exactly the savory warmth I wanted. The space is amazing but I think they are still getting their service legs after The pandemic. The FOH manager was working overtime to make everything great.

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Deepak
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great. It is a bit confusing to find the place because it's inside a tiny alley way. There is apparently parking on-site. There was no signage and the parking attendant was this really rude guy who seemed very peeved to be asked any questions. The decor inside is marvelous. It transports you back to the 1930s. Exquisite cuisine, very reasonably priced - by SF standards. It took quite some time for the food to be brought to us but that allowed us to enjoy the ambiance just a tad longer. I would definitely recommend the Flourless Chocolate cake off the dessert menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is a treat for the palette in every course. They are still missing some of the pre-pandemic favorites like banana cream pie, but most of the main courses are back (shaking beef being our fav). With Slanted Door permanently closed, this is our go to place for Indonesian cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good

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Foodiejackie
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipKaiM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service was excellent but the area we sat in had a foul odor

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vipFrequentDiner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
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 on September 22, 2021
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
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, pleasant staff

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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

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 3320 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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