Le Colonial is celebrating 13 years in Chicago’s gold coast area on rush street. This noted up-scale french-vietnamese restaurant transports guests to another time and place, vividly recapturing the beauty, romance and spirit of 1920’s French colonial southeast Asia.View Private Dining Details
Great food and employees
Very nice restaurant, but the service is to much slow. But the food is great!
Our favorite special occasion lunch spot.
The ambiance was amazing and the drinks were great.
Scrumptious food -- Asian based, but each dish had an unusual, flavorful twist. Service was excellent, friendly and unobtrusive. Seating can be a little tight (and so a bit noisy if the restaurant was full, as it was the night we went), but they were easily accommodating both 2-person dates and 8-person parties. So it is a restaurant that can successfully host a broad range of "occasion" meals.
It was great as usually
Must try the monk fish for dinner and appetizer of lettuce, mint, egg roll wrap. Fabulous! And don’t forget to visit the bar upstairs. Very romantic
We have dined at Le Colonial approximately 5-6 times and found this experience less than enjoyable. We were seated on the second floor in the middle of the room. The lighting was so poor we could not even see what we were eating. We enjoy dim light, but this was ridiculous! Of course, you could not read the menu without using a phone flashlight. We will request to never be seated in the upstairs area. Our waitress was also poor, not attentive.
Very nice. Had a window table. We were not rushed. Cocktails were good. Appetizers delicious. Duck and salmon entrees were perfect. The server was very nice.
We have been going to Le Colonial since it opened and have never had a meal that was not excellent. It is far than there it’s NYC sister restaurant and is one of the top Asian restaurants we have ever been in.
Our dinner was fresh, delicious, beautiful and we will be back. This is our 4th visit to Le Colonial. It has never disappointed us. We love it so much.
The restaurant was crowded. Every table was filled. ( probably because the food is so wonderful)
Tables very close together making it hard to get from back of restaurant to 2nd floor powder room. Service was ok. We expected a little more from waiter. We had to approach the maitre d to get our bill. Bussing was good and kept our glasses full and table clean.
The price was well worth this wonderful meal.
Enjoyed as we always do. No trip to Chicago is complete without dining at Le Colonial. Every dish was an explosion of flavor. Wonderful!!
Excellent experience! Food is fantastic, service is great. Ambience is calming and very welcoming.
I enjoy this restaurant every time. The food is delicious and well priced, including the options on the wine list. We sat on the terrace and it was very cozy. If you don't want to be too close to any other patrons, the terrace is not for you! I recommend anyone who is looking for likes any sort of Asian food in a lovely atmosphere.
The food at this restaurant is amazing and the waiter staff were excellent. We were just a bit disappointed that we were a party of 14 people, it was very dark (we couldn’t see our food) and the waiter told us that the owner was at the bar and didn’t like having the lights on brighter. Really bad customer service, we had to use our iPhones to try and light up the table to be able to see our food.
Had such a wonderful experience at Le Colonial! Went here for my birthday. The restaurant is beautiful it really feels like you’re somewhere totally different and not in the middle of a crazy city. The food was amazing! Everything was so different and unique! Definitely a must try!
One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. We love the creative food and quiet lovely atmosphere.
It is the kind of place where you go and want to come back again and again. An inmaculate service and invariable cuisine! Sensational Martinis! Love it again, again and again. Thanks so much!
Another meal at Le Colonial and once again a meal to remember. I do not know much about the French Vietnamese cuisine but I know I have never had a bad meal here. In fact, all of the food was fantastic. I remember coming here in 1990 and I have come back numerous times over the years. I look forward to dining here in the future
I picked this restaurant because my dad's girlfriend was going to be in town (without my dad! just her!), a nerve-wracking occasion for any dutiful daughter. I had to find something a) with solid pescetarian options, b) 'special' ambiance, and c) close to her hotel.
Le Colonial exuded a faint 'old world' charm without being ostentatious, had a wonderfully attentive staff, and the fish we ordered was the best part of the meal (it was the one wrapped in a banana leaf). We ended up talking much longer than I could have anticipated, and over two hours later the server apologetically asked if we could move the conversation to the lounge area and offered us glasses of free champagne for our troubles, to which we expeditiously agreed. Since it was the restaurant's ambiance and good food that caused the meeting to go well in the first place, I could hardly complain.
In sum, I think it is a great place to meet for awkward (and likely non-awkward) get-togethers. Was it expensive? Sure, but cheap compared to the cost of messing this one up.
We had a lovely lunch and were seated by the sunny window as requested in my reso! Our food was delicious! The service was excellent as always! The champagne was fabulous and they allowed us time to reconnect and enjoy the space! We will be back!
Food was great. The service however was very slow. We ordered a bottle of white wine which we had to constantly ask the server to fill our glass as he took the bottle away to keep it chilled. Food was great but service leaves much to be asked for especially if I am spending $100+ per person
Great ambiance pared with a great selection of dishes!
All I can say is that is was a perfect night - excellent food and service. We look forward to a return visit!
this restaurant was filled with a very kind staff, which makes all the difference. Knowledgeable about their menu and the food was AMAZING.
By far ONE of the BEST restaurants in the city. I have gone here on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. The food, service are just amazing as well as the ambiance. The bar area upstairs is a great place to have a per-dinner drink. The bartenders are very attentive and extremely friendly. Our waiter was spot with some recommendations. I guaranty you will not be disappointed!
LOVE this place. My favorite hands down thanks to the atmosphere, attentive staff and delicious and unique food.
Lovely meal. Lots of delicious flavors. Everything seemed very fresh.
Le Coloniel is my favorite restaurant in Chicago. It's always perfect in everyway.
Perfect food and service. I recomend for all people to eat there. It is a very nice restaurant.
Always a great meal an d terrific service!! Outstanding Chicago restaurant!!!!!!!
We had wonderful service and will certainly return to Le Colonial again. My wife and I chose to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary at this fine restaurant and I'm glad we made this decision. The food was flavorful, healthy and the staff was phenomenal. Looking forward to returning to try some of the other entrees in the very near future.
Staff was great, food was good, atmosphere was on point.
This place has Wonderful food but
Slow rather disorganized service . The menu is amazing but our server wAs overwhelmed and there were long periods of time between courses
We’ve been dining at Le Colonial for years. Every time is a fabulous experience from the food and cocktails to the service.
French Vietnamese food and the ambiance of Havana - what's not to like?
Bustling but cozy atmosphere with attentive service even for our large party of nine. Everyone enjoyed their meals which included a wide variety from duck to fish to noodle dishes. Come hungry because the servings were generous. Recommended for sure.
Such tremendous service and ambiance. I requested a cozy table for two and got the best table in the house. The maitre d was amazing! I'll definitely go back!
Enjoyed the Pho
Always a favorite with family, friends. Love dining outside in the summer and people watch!
Absolutely wonderful! All of our entrees and appetizers were wonderful - not a bad one in the bunch. The waiter made great suggestions - spot on! The host was also so very nice - gave me a complementary sparkling cocktail as it was my birthday. So very thoughtful! I’d return without hesitation.