Le Colonial - Chicago

4.9
5565 Reviews
$31 to $50
Vietnamese
Heralded as an escapist's paradise, Le Colonial is a celebration of the seductive spirit and vivid flavors of Vietnam. The restaurant opened on iconic Oak Street in March 2019, after moving from its location of over 20 years on Rush Street. Le Colonial features a dining room, an all-season terrace overlooking Oak Street, an evocative bar/lounge, and The Monkey Parlour (a private dining room with seating for up to 12 guests).

*Based on government orders, our restaurant is closed to dining-in services until further notice, due to COVID-19 restrictions & public health mandates. Our terrace will open soon, with limited seating & proper restrictions, pending guidance & directives from the authorities. Our main dining room and bar/lounge will remain closed in the meantime.
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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
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 5565 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DonnaB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, interesting menu, good bar but need a better champagne choice. Perfect service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite of our for sure!! Don’t miss the whole fish and garlic noodles!!!

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BernadetteF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a first visit but won't be the last. Went for a late lunch, the food was fantastic and the service was impeccable. Had a wonderful time

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Lizzie01
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Portions are large and good for sharing. Lovely decor. Drinks are pricey. Waiter seemed overwhelmed. Had two other larger groups which I believe impacted his ability to get to us. We had to ask twice for our drink order. Food comes out fast.

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vipVenanzioA
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional meal and service.

SM
vipSuzetteM
Chicago
119 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic
Love it there.
I’m a long time customer

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food service and ambiance was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we’ve been back in a while and we were satisfied. Excellent food and service was perfect. We will be back!

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Soleil
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party for friends. Always a pleasure dining here

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vipMombest
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were allowed a great deal of leisurely time to eat and chat and were not
rushed. Food is delicious and served promptly. There was a great observation and care
of allergy notation.

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annc
New England
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a very lovely dinner celebrating a special occasion with our family. Our server was particularly outstanding helping us with the food selections and then expertly orchestrating the pace of the courses throughout the dinner. The food was very good , and there were many wonderful and varied dishes and proteins to choose from. Certainly there was something for everyone to enjoy. From champagne toast to the meal's sweet finish, it was a memorable dinner.

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vipPhilosopher
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

THE ultimate high end Vietnamese restaurant, on Chicago's Gold Coast. Excellent introduction to Vietnamese cuisine if you're not familiar with it, with a hint of French influence, with great atmosphere and impeccable service to boot. Of course, you pay up a lot for what you can get much cheaper in Uptown Chicago, but if a quality setting is important to you, it's well worth it. For us, the menu's highlight is always the steamed sea bass but really, everything is top notch (well, except maybe the sticky rice with mushrooms, which is rather plain).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Excellent service, albeit a little rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails with a beautiful atmosphere.

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merrieknitter1858
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything you could want for a dinner out! A fun, escapist atmosphere, excellent service and outstanding food. Often the appetizers are the best part - but not here. Every single dish was delicious and every bite was flavorful. The cocktails complimented the food nicely. And to finish, the macaroon - just wow!

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vipAaronT
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cuisine, cast of lovely service staff , especially Chewy and Raphael! Special.
Exemplary in the luxury neighborhood in which it is the new beacon for dining.

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vipFreddyPIII
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite spot in Chicago and I love the new location!

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vipLOMO
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Colonial is a beautiful restaurant and a pleasure to dine in these surroundings. From my beautiful French cocktail to appetizers and the beef for dinner, it was delicious!
We were not rushed and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner!

SM
vipSuzetteM
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!
Always is excellent!!!
Food perfect
Servers very professional

EB
EstelaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chiken ravioli were Great and the margarita at the bar excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I’ve been here a few times and the food is melt in your mouth. This time it was very meh. Dumplings were a little tough. Short ribs were good but nothing to rave about. The pho was delicious. And the lemon tart was very run of the mill...kind of Starbucks level.
Three of us and we all felt the same. Disappointed

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KaylaK
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Overall, the atmosphere was picture perfect but the food was okay and the service was slow. We ordered the Bo Sate. It looked and tasted like a Lien Cuisine from my college days. The tuna tartare was okay.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

10/10 in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Seated out on porch- very quiet and intimate. Food was superb.

JB
JoanB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is fabulous. It took awhile for someone to come to the table for drink orders and even to order etc. They were very busy and very polite when they did get there. It was a lovely lunch over all.

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vipAllisonB
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with the restaurant at capacity, the service was excellent and we didn’t feel rushed. My two favorite menu items, the Banh Cuon and macaroon, were both delicious. We also tried the monkfish appetizer and loved that as well. Raphael and his team continue to make this a really enjoyable place.

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RakeshP
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience wnd great food!!! Stir fry chicken was awesome

HD
HaleD
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Gold Coast spot for sophisticated dining in a luxurious and captivating setting.

I particularly enjoy the service at the front door and the Maitre de who routinely makes his customers feel special.

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FineWineMatilda
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ambience and excellent food dishes! So delicious, one of our favorites restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

NN
vipNuNu
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service had 3 special dietary needs from the menu. Suggestions were perfect, food and service also.

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dean
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, fabulous food, and attentive staff

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L123
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Colonial is always our first stop when we come to Chicago. The food, service, and atmosphere is exquisite!

GC
vipGoldCoastNeighbor
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant and am never disappointed. Everything we ordered was delicious and came quickly. The service was attentive as well.

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Hulahome
Hawaii
35 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We have been to Le Coloniel in the past and thought the food was better. However, on this visit, we enjoyed banana mango tapioca. Pho a small portion but very good. Duck undercooked but waiter compensated with gratuitous coffee and tea.

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KimQ
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Somehow either the passage of time or the move to the new location seems to have sadly lessened our overall experience at Le Colonial. While covid precautions were very good, the food did not wow us as it has it the past. The cold shrimp wraps had no distinctive flavoring and, while nicely presented the poke appetizer could not compete with the poke bowl I had for lunch that day at an American bistro. Beef crepe appetizer also not wowing and, light on the beef. Main course of shrimp stir was good, if overpriced. Curry dishes good but again, lacking that real Le Colonial "wow." The new setting is lovely but lacks some of the cozy intimacy of Rush Street. I hope it will improve as this has always been a lovely special occasion dining experience in Chicago.

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vippomko
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my out-of-town friend for lunch yesterday. All of us enjoyed the kind service and delicious dishes! Thank you so much!

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YvonneD
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & first class service

RM
RomM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Fantastic food, great ambiance!!
Unfortunately service was nit great, waiter was very unfriendly!

FAQs

Le Colonial - Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 255-0088.

Le Colonial - Chicago is rated 4.9 stars by 5565 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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