Le Colonial - Chicago

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4832 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Vietnamese
Le Colonial, Chicago's famed Vietnamese institution, is a celebration of the seductive spirit and vivid flavors of 1920’s French Colonial Southeast Asia. Heralded as "an escapist’s paradise," Le Colonial recently moved from its location of over 20 years on Rush Street to Chicago’s iconic Oak Street. Le Colonial features a dining room, an all-season terrace overlooking Oak Street, a bar and lounge, and The Monkey Parlour (a private dining room with seating for up to 12 guests).
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Celebrate Valentine's Day at Le Colonial with a three-course dinner of authentic Vietnamese cuisine. The $85 per person menu includes an amuse-bouche, appetizer, entree, and dessert (plus tax and gratuity).

Friday, February 14, 2020

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4.7
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4.8
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p
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely room, great menu, delicious food, great service - good for lunch or dinner@

L
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time on Oak St. They did a very nice job w restaurant and bar.
Food was delicious.

JL
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food excellent service

B
Chicago
135 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance at LeColonial were consistently flawless. A true epicurean delight. Highly recommend.

H
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed this visit to Le Colonial. All servers and staff were friendly yet professional, which is so important. Food delicious and presentations are beautiful.

BG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

AC and heat kept going back and forth from freezing to hot.

MP
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food is delicious and the ambience is great. Beautiful decor. The service was subpar. It was never clear who our server was as we had multiple different people wait on us throughout dinner. There was no welcome, or introduction, and no assistance describing the menu or helping with wine.

m
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Too cold by the windows

SM
Chicago
109 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The service was not as attentive and personalized as usual. This was a new server. He did not have the charm that the rest of the staff has. He did not quite fit in. He was “just there” and I spent $100 for one person

AP
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our fourth time since they have relocated and it has been as good as ever. The food is impeccably fresh and tasteful and the service extremely attentive and helpful.

DW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic Vietnamese food that is very tasty. Shrimp spring rolls with plum and peanut sauce was excellent and so was the duck.

s
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

OT
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at new spot. Still a solid choice after all these years

G
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful weekend lunch with friends. Food, service and atmosphere excellent!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

A number of items that were our favorites are no longer on the menu. Too bad because they were outstanding. Also, liked the ambiance of the old location much better. Can’t do anything about that but really would like to see a few of our favorite dishes back someday.

DO
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed my birthday celebration today. Service was excellent. Cuisine was fanstastic. All around great experience.

M
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so so so so so good. Reminded me of the upscale restaurants in HoChiMinh

CL
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was amazing! It is our favorite place in Chicago. The attention to detail (food flavors, textures, presentation, service) is second to none!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is amazing. I love the flavors, light, not overly complex, and decadent.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Second time there in new location
First time service was an A+
This time unimpressed by service all around !

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience + service and atmosphere top shelf!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe King has done it again!! I loved everything about the restaurant and hats off to the chef and staff. Our hostess Ivanka could not be nicer!!

E
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience1

We were among the earliest arrivals of the evening but were given the worst table in the restaurant. Center of the service walkway, in the walkway to the bar, front door and other rooms. My chair was bumped at least 30 times by both patrons and service people. Between two large party tables of screeching people. When we told the manager he could have offered us a better table and he did not. Food was as fabulous as it’s been for the 25 years we have loved this restaurant. We spent nearly $400 for 2 of us. We will NEVER return.

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely lunch spot. Ambience and food were exceptional.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was good. Ambience is top notch. Food was very good until I had my lunch entree which was the salad with chicken. It

JL
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good food, amazing ambience! The food at Slanted Door in SF is much better but this was very good. Gorgeous bar area!

OT
Tucson
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Will be back!

g
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is a great experience

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

From the moment you step into Le Colonial, you are transported off the busy Chicago streets into another world. Aptly decorated with an exceptional bar and breezy dining room, Le Colonial matches excellence in ambiance with an excellent dining experience. The food was delicious, appropriately portioned for sharing, and full of the flavor of the South Pacific with the refinement of French cooking. I absolutely would recommend Le Colonial for any occasion.

S
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The new Le Colonial has all of the great things of the original in a beautiful new space. The front room is bright and sunny! The bar is cosy and wonderful. Food is always terrific and they are great at making modifications!

FT
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time but first time at the new location. Food and service were tremendous.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful ambience and real vietnamese/ south east asia food.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and atmosphere!

JS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The oxtail soup while very tasty was not hot. The shrimp dish was only so so. The chicken curry dish was outstanding.

MJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new space is wonderful and the food was awesome.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Charming space, great service. Food good but some dishes were lacking in flavor.

GS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything! The food was delicious and the services was great even thought the restaurant was very busy

L
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good service and lively sophisticated atmosphere.
Would definitely recommend.

MH
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Red Snapper and filet were excellent as were baby back ribs and potsticker appetizers. Service was also VERY good; valet service very slow. Will return again

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere

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