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Le Colonial - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Le Colonial - Chicago

4.8
4.8
6275 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).

Effective January 3rd 2022, the City of Chicago requires all patrons age 5 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and weak a mask to visit this location.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 88 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Vietnamese, Asian, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 255-0088

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Quoc Luong

  • Private party facilities

    Known for his bright Vietnamese fare, Chef Luong adventurously preserves the heirloom recipes of his homeland with fine ingredients, artful use of herbs and spices and pristine beauty. With a menu largely meant for sharing, he will continue to present signature favorites with enhanced presentation styles and stunning serve-ware. Guests will fondly recognize and enjoy newly envisioned items such as Cha Bio, Crispy Shrimp and Pork Roll with Gulf Shrimp, Pork, Asian Mushrooms, Mint, Cilantro and Chili Lime Sauce; Goi Ga, Vietnamese Chicken & Cabbage Salad with Lemongrass & Ginger Poached Chicken Breast, Cabbage, Grapefruit, Toasted Peanut, Crispy Shallots and Sweet Chili Garlic Vinaigrette; and Bo Luc Lac, Shaking Beef featuring Valverdi Farm Greens, Caramelized Filet Mignon, Sweet Onions, Watercress, and Lime Pepper Vinaigrette.

  • Private party contact

    Pat Gilroy: (312) 255-0088

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Cross street

    Oak St, between Rush St & Michigan Ave

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for $16 (3 hour maximum). Public lots & street parking also nearby.

  • Public transit

    CTA Red Line (nearest station: Chicago Avenue)Many CTA bus routes are nearby such as: #22, 36, 151, 156.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,275 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening at Le Colonial. Food, drinks and service all terrific. We left happy, full of delicious food and eager to return!
  3. JP

    JeanneP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls get together!
  4. RC

    RicC

    Columbus

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an incredible lunch for our first day in Chicago celebrating our 45th anniversary. Staff welcomed us and helped us celebrate.
  5. D

    David

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We were celebrating our one month anniversary. My wife had the Signature Snapper and I had the duck. Both were good, not great. Our waiter spilled about a half of glass of water on our table. He came back to fill the glass but never wiped up the water, so we had “dinner by the river”. This was our first time at Le Colonial. Not sure we’d go back
  6. c

    casceo

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service for a special luncheon affair. Small plate entrees were perfect at lunchtime.
  7. J

    Josh

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant- awesome date spot. Can't believe I haven't been here sooner. Everything was on point.
  8. s

    steve

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Great confusion on our check which was miscalculated twice
  9. S

    Shirley

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    It was a disappointing experience that my food was not cooked through. I ordered half roasted duck and it was under cooked, the meat was all pink and cannot be bite through. It is quite dangerous if duck is not cooked through. The staff offered to recook/ bring a brand new dish. Turned out the new dish is small in quantity, and overcooked. I can no longer trust the food quality at this place, not even mentioning the price tag is very high.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful anniversary dinner and the service we so lovely. Will definitely be back. Thank you!
  11. RE

    RichardE

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We loved the atmosphere and the food was just amazing.
  12. i

    ieatanything

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best restaurant in Chicago. It is consistent and so good and beautiful!
  13. f

    foodie2

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service...always. They never disappoint. The staff are always gracious and accommodating.
  14. KG

    KathyG

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great !
  15. SA

    SandraA

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The dress code would be nice to know when the reservation is booked. We were casual but certainly not inaccurate and felt very judged!
  16. NQ

    NotQuiteaFoodie1

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner with our family to celebrate our anniversary. Every single thing in our experience was excellent. We started with a cocktail in the bar and went on to one of the best dinners we’ve ever had. Elle, our server was attentive and also made a great wine recommendation. We cannot wait to come back to La Colonial!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & service, my go to spot now.
  18. t

    theresap

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service
  19. BW

    BobW

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants in Chicago. The ambiance is the best and the food is always great. The bar area is good size and very comfortable.
  20. BJ

    BariJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening! The staff was attentive without being obtrusive, making good recommendations when asked. Our drinks were excellent, albeit, a bit pricey. The only negative was that it's very noisy so difficult to converse without raising voices above normal.
  21. CK

    CherylK

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food was delicious!
  22. KC

    KathyC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dinner in the bar in a wonderful banquet!! Now my favorite place to sit. Everything about our dining experience was perfect. Our waiter was wonderful and helped us choose some of your interesting cocktails. We ate and shared many appetizers and entrees. We can never leave without desserts so again shared several. Le Colonial is definitely a must dining experience when anyone visits Chicago!! Thank you so much !
  23. JM

    JaneM

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an early dinner on the terrace. The setting was spectacular, service was attentive and personable and food was heavenly. Try the duck and the ravioli.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing and the food was great!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Todo perfecto pero sentí que nos estaban corriendo por comer lento . Sentí un apuro por traer la cuenta sin pedirlo y decirnos ya acabaron o se los pongo para llevar . Le tuvimos que decir , disculpa , como lento .
  26. SM

    SuzetteM

    Chicago

    133 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful as usual. I love it there! I could go everyday. The service is lovely Dena is a wonderful nice and happy server
  27. A

    Aaronj

    Exclusive

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sam was accommodating and the food did not falter. Although missed Raphael and Tony
  28. BS

    BetsyS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The service was extremely questionable
  29. DS

    DSWALW

    Minneapolis

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still setting a very high standard for Vietnamese food and gracious service.

    Le Colonial - ChicagoResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words! Moreover, we are so grateful for your visit. We hope to have the honor of welcoming you back again soon!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    They did not acknowledge my birthday whatsoever.

    Le Colonial - ChicagoResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you for your visit. We're so sorry to hear that your birthday was not acknowledged. Happy belated birthday! We're honored that you chose to celebrate with us. However, we're saddened to see from your review that it seems you didn't enjoy much of your experience. We're eager to learn more as we strive to improve & provide everyone with a great experience. Should you care to elaborate, we would be so grateful for your feedback at info@lecolonialchicago.co m - thank you!

  31. K

    Kart

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing

    Le Colonial - ChicagoResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you so much visiting us again! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed Le Colonial and look forward to serving you once more!

  32. r

    ramenforlife

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Server wasn’t not friendly- didn’t say thank you at all when she handed me a check.
  33. JZ

    JacalynZ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The old Le Colonial was one of my very favorite restaurants. I was there the night my now 25-year-old niece was born, and took her to the new location for lunch for her birthday last Saturday. The new restaurant is very large and pretty, but has completely lost the charm of the old one. However, I will start by saying the food was very good. We had a late lunchtime, 1:30. Servers were standing around at the back of the room. We sat there for about 20 minutes until I finally flagged someone down, who asked if we needed something. Yes, a server! He said he could take our order. We didn't have a drink menu and although I asked about drinks he didn't bring one. First course arrived about 20 minutes later, placed on our table without a word. When finished table cleared and next course arrived, again not a word from the server except whether we wanted the fish boned. We did. When we were done someone came by and asked if we wanted anything else, then brought our check. No on asked how everything was or anything like that. I had noted on the OpenTable reservation that this was a birthday, and I also called the restaurant to move the reservation a little and told them that this was a special birthday for my niece. However, no "happy birthday" from a staff member, no anything with a candle, nothing. The experience overall was so disappointing and embarrassing. I honestly can't understand it for a restaurant at this level. Actually, this would have been horrendous service anywhere. It's not like anyone said they were so busy (it was busy but there were plenty of servers) or apologized. I don't think I will go back.
  34. SP

    SydneyP

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was delicious but $25 for one espresso martini filled w Bailey’s is absolutely not worth it. You do expect to spend a lot of money at a place like this, but it must be worth it for a price like that.
  35. L

    Lauren

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls night out!
  36. JL

    JeffreyL

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining here. Enjoyed an excellent meal and service. Want to come back just to visit the bar!!

    Le Colonial - ChicagoResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you so much for your visit! We're thrilled to see that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back - hopefully, soon! Cheers!

  37. F

    Frenchie

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  38. i

    irishgirl

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    We made an 8 pm reservation. Table wasn’t ready and they directed us to the bar, indicating they would let us know when table was ready. After 45 minutes I went back to hostess asking for a status update and they said, “Oh yeah, your table is all set.” No apology uttered for forgetting us. Had we not asked, no one would have remembered we had been waiting. We ordered an appetizer which came three minutes later. Was it under a heat lamp? It certainly didn’t say “fresh” to us. Waiter was hurried and rushed and spent zero time with us. All we heard was, “Are you ready to order?” The experience and food was simply mediocre—not the Le Colonial I remember from 3 years ago. Very disappointing.
  39. PD

    ProDiner

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience, will be back soon!
  40. HO

    HeatherO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Colonial is easily one of the top restaurants in Chicago, with exquisite food, but the service is what really puts it over the top. We were so well taken care of, and wished we could stay and have another meal immediately after we were done eating!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

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

Le Colonial - Chicago is rated 4.8 stars by 6275 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 88 times today
Google Map for Le Colonial - Chicago

57 East Oak Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Oak St, between Rush St & Michigan Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Vietnamese, Asian, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for $16 (3 hour maximum). Public lots & street parking also nearby.

  • Public transit

    CTA Red Line (nearest station: Chicago Avenue)Many CTA bus routes are nearby such as: #22, 36, 151, 156.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Quoc Luong

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 255-0088

  • Private party facilities

    Known for his bright Vietnamese fare, Chef Luong adventurously preserves the heirloom recipes of his homeland with fine ingredients, artful use of herbs and spices and pristine beauty. With a menu largely meant for sharing, he will continue to present signature favorites with enhanced presentation styles and stunning serve-ware. Guests will fondly recognize and enjoy newly envisioned items such as Cha Bio, Crispy Shrimp and Pork Roll with Gulf Shrimp, Pork, Asian Mushrooms, Mint, Cilantro and Chili Lime Sauce; Goi Ga, Vietnamese Chicken & Cabbage Salad with Lemongrass & Ginger Poached Chicken Breast, Cabbage, Grapefruit, Toasted Peanut, Crispy Shallots and Sweet Chili Garlic Vinaigrette; and Bo Luc Lac, Shaking Beef featuring Valverdi Farm Greens, Caramelized Filet Mignon, Sweet Onions, Watercress, and Lime Pepper Vinaigrette.

  • Private party contact

    Pat Gilroy: (312) 255-0088

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