Le Colonial - Chicago

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4734 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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Le Colonial will offer all of your favorite items as well as several specialties. The $85 per person menu includes an amuse-bouche, appetizer, entreé, festive dessert selection, and coffee or tea. *Excludes tax, gratuity, and beverages.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.8
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JP
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly it is so good I don’t want more people to know!

m
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

❤️❤️ we enjoyed our time with such fabulous selection on their menu. All are very healthy and delicious. Incredibly tasty. I can’t wait for my next visit.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Every time I’m in Chicago it a must.

F
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the ambiance and the food equally.

L
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere & interesting food!

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambience...

s
Chicago
163 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in the city. Love it!

m
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, gorgeous and perfect

w
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love, love love the new Oak Street site and design. Enjoy the Pho and, especially, the Tuna Tartare. Keep ordering them. Need to but haven’t yet ordered a full meal. Must surely be wonderful.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about the restaurant!!

AA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My friend mentioned he ate at the former location and found the food higher quality and more tasteful.

N
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

A step down from the old location. The ambiance is not there, tables are very close together and food is not special anymore. Chicago food scene has moved forward and this place backward to mediocre cheap Chinatown like food and presentation.
Also service is not personal and hurried. We used to feel old time charm and welcome before - not anymore

AW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always terrific. The new location is beautiful and more spacious.

RW
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful. Most romantic spot to eat in Chicago.

PS
Milwaukee
62 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

PHO is phenomenal!!

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JT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff food decor all amazing! Girls at front desk could use some maturity

C
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was wonderful, until we left and there was a woman all over a man making out in the middle of the bar area. It was so crude to see that allowed in the establishment. It ruined the whole experience. They obviously were allowing it.

l
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The service was not commensurate with the cost of the diner $400+ for 4.The hostess fumbled our arrival; we asked for a booth in our reservation and again when the restaurant called to confirm our reservation and they took us to a table that we in the corner and overshadowed by a large plant. The service was not refined and the bus boys took our plates almost before we were finished. Le Colonial team needs to work on the customer experience. The food was fabulous however.

D
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding
This place is a gem and the new location is sublime

C
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the restaurant. All flavors are delicious and ambiance is exquisite!

D
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Ambience was great. Service was impeccable!

LB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had dinner at Le Colonial three times this week and loved each of the experience. By far, my favorite restaurant in Chicago and I send everyone I can.

Raphael and team do a wonderful job! Thank you!

2
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We visited the new location, and thought the space was nice, but were disappointed that the menu seemed pared back. But the food and service were good.

M
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and beautifully presented food. Great ambiance.

AP
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George was a great server. Food was delicious and fresh. Loved the Thai chili margarita!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My grandparents were in town and we were stopping in for a bite. The place was lovely and we enjoyed ourselves. The food was yummy.

JB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic fusion of Asian and French cuisine as ever. Every choice was great.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fine all around. Only issue was serving staff continually bumping my chair! Stopped after I got our server to intervene. Will return-a unique ambiance.

c
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

They have great service and a nice atmosphere. It’s Billed as French/Vietnamese, but to me, I felt like there was very little French influence if any. So it's really just a nice atmosphere Vietnamese restaurant – (But one that I think is expensive).

The tuna tartar had some heat to it, which a lot of people may like (or even expect), but I think it masks any subtle flavors, which is something I don’t expect from French restaurants. The other three dishes we tried were fine, just nothing special, ( and to me, not commensurate with the price).

If you like Vietnamese cuisine (and are okay with the price) you may really like it.

AK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday celebration for our son at Le Colonial this past weekend. Their new space on Oak Street is so gorgeous, rich, romantic and warm....it really transports you to another place. The food as always was amazing and the wine list is good and affordable. We had a lovely table overlooking Oak Street which was perfect.

C
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely our favorite! We always make it a point to go here in Chicago. We were apprehensive when they moved from their charming location around the corner but they have accelerated with this new space. We love it!

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Will be tops on our list for our next visit to Chicago!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way.

m
Springfield
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always dine at Le Colonial when in Chicago. I was sad to see they moved, but when we discovered it was just around the corner I was relieved. When we actually arrived, I was abundantly impressed at the execution of style in the new location. They really nailed the aesthetic and ambiance of the restaurant.
I was really disappointed not to see bouillabaisse on the menu. It is the best dish ever. Please bring it back!!!

g
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Subpar viet food at super premium price.
Ingredients seem to be top notch.
Service is great.

4
Chicago
94 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday at a lovely booth in the corner of the back room. Very romantic and quieter than most tables.
Food was outstanding and restaurant listened to my request for a dessert with candles- chocolate gelato with chocolate candy rounds with a candle on top. He loved his celebration at Le Colonial as did I!!!!!

L
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely everything was fantastic! So yummy and so beautiful!!

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife is Vietnamese and she absolutely loves this restaurant. Can’t wait to visit Chicago again. Try the ca bam. So yummy!!

S
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. We highly recommend the brussels spouts and bok choy sides.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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