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Le Colonial - Chicago

4.6
3582 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Vietnamese
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Cozy
Le Colonial transports guests to another time and place, vividly recapturing the beauty, romance and spirit of 1920's French-Colonial Southeast Asia. Le Colonial invigorates the senses with exquisite décor and savory authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Le Colonial offers two unique dining options: The first floor dining room is adorned with louvered shutters, woven rattan chairs, potted palms, slow-moving ceiling fans and nostalgic black and white photos of turn-of-the century life in Saigon. The upstairs lounge includes a spacious, fully stocked mahogany bar, plush couches for enjoying light fare, dining tables and a veranda, for keeping warm in winter and cool in summer. Complete with unique, delicately prepared Vietnamese cuisine, Le Colonial is the perfect setting for an after-work social or a romantic evening for two.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Vietnamese, Asian, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Late Café Lunch: 2:30pm - 4:00pm *Summer only/ weather permitting/ Café only*; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 255-0088
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Quoc Luong
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Cross street
Oak
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Parking details
Valet parking is available for $16. Public lots & street parking also available.
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Public transit
Chicago El & Bus Route 22,36,151,156
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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.

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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.4

A formal French-Vietnamense restaurant in the Gold Coast that's not the coolest place in town but is quiet, well-run, and good.

Ratings 7.0-7.5:These are your neighborhood standbys - the places that you’ll happily hit for some pasta or a quick salad, but not a restaurant you are bringing your parents or (god forbid) a date to. The true embodiment of good but not great.
What 3582 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 10 hours ago

Charming place with warm, friendly and attentive service. The food was flavorful, well-prepared and delicious. I look forward to returning here.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

I hadn't been here for a while - the room is just as lovely as I remembered.
Drinks were generous, the seafood beignets were fabulous as was the bouillabaisse of coconut saffron lemongrass broth. The duck was OK but a bit dry - I wouldn't reorder. Service was attentive and well done.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Our server wasn’t as friendly and welcoming to me and my girlfriend. Not sure if it was race related or what not, but the experience was unpleasant and uncomfortable. We tried being friendly to her and we felt like we were getting brushed off.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

This was our second visit to Le Colonial. Overall the food was excellent. My wife has Celiac and so is on a strict gluten free diet. Their menu is very accommodating and the wait staff was quite knowledgeable.

Ultimately I feel like the prices are just a bit on the high side for some of the dishes. After splitting a few appetizers and having a fish entree I felt like I still needed dessert to not be hungry later. But other dishes that were ordered at the table looked to be more substantial.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Much prefer eating downstairs, which is a lovely dining experience. Upstairs is way too dark and the music is intrusive.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Food and service was good.
The first two bottles of wine that we selected were not available, which meant that there was only very expensive wine left, not offered for a lower price.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

One of best restaurant experiences in Chicago. Love the food, ambience, and unobtrusive attentive service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Love this place

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Nice evening. the persons we were with are regulars and were somewhat disappointed with the dinner which they felt was not as interesting and creative as prior meals.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Disappointed in service. Cramped. Food okay. Not for me again.

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

It was ok. Kind of mediocre food.

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2.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Honestly I left my main dish (duck breast) given flavor. Chicken soup and scallops salad were plain in terms of flavor. Will not recommend it.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The host was very welcoming and we had a fun table to celebrate my husbands birthday. We enjoyed all the food and we weren’t rushed through our meal. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food! Unfortunately we were seated by the entryway door which on a cold windy day was unpleasant. Every time someone walked it I felt a cold breeze.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food, great service, even better atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great restaurant. Food was very good and the service was outstanding. The wine list superb. We will definitely go back

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always amazing. Food is awesome and location is prime.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Incredible flavors

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Lovely dining room, great menu of beautifully prepared & presented dishes with excellent service -- reasonably priced too!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Cannot wait to go back. Great service, lovely staff, romantic ambiance, and delicious food I am still thinking about.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Beautiful ambience and very good service.
The food has been dumbed down for the mid-west and is rather bland

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Too dark and noisy but delicious

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service was a 10, the food was very good. We were celebrating an anniversary and the evening couldn't have been more pleasant.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We love Le Colonial. It’s a beautiful restaurant, great food. Relatively quiet. I’m just sorry we have only recently tried it. We could have been going there for many years. We plan to go there frequently

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The one and only downside was our considerable leftovers were not saved as requested but the manager more than compensated us for this error. The red snapper was outstanding as were the sea bass & vege fried rice. The lemon tart’s crust was a bit hard but had an overall good flavor.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We had a wonderful time here. Service was wonderful and my wife and I had a great time celebrating her birthday. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter lunch

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I LOVE this place. Food is awesome, service is great and the ambience of the restaurant is lovely! You have to check out the restaurant if you are in Chicago and open to delicate French inspired Vietnamese food!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We have been coming to this restaurant for 15 years. It is always excellent!

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Vegan options weren't as good or plentiful as I would've liked (spring rolls were EXCELLENT though!) A little overpriced for what we got. Great service though!

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Nice atmosphere and great service. Let down by average food at pretty high prices. Surprisingly bland vietnamese food...

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was perfect. Attentive wait staff. Great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Very accommodating

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Le Colonial is always good. very nice setting. really good food and service. I've eaten there at least 5 times and it always is good.i love their fried roll( they call it other than egg roll) with delicious sauce. my cousin had a chicken curry dish she loved and i had appetizers.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We loved the food; it's hard to find fresh spring rolls and yours are great. I appreciated the moderate noise level, this is an "adult" restaurant. Our server was well informed and not pushy at all. The bussers, however, constantly walked closely past the table, eyeing my plate. I am a slow eater and after two efforts to take my plate, I had to hold my fork to keep him from taking my plate without asking. But all in all, very good and we will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Always wonderful!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Love this place, especially upstairs where the atmosphere is very cosy. Food is delicious and very vegan friendly.

Unfortunately this time the service was very poor, our server was barely here, passing by the table in a flash each time. When placing the order she was using dish numbers, just like if we were in a fast food, same thing when receiving the food, "who order the number 41?". Thankfully the hostess was very nice and attentive, and passed by the table to check on us a few time.

We will still be back.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food and experience. We loved the Ca Chien Saigon snapper dish.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The Vietnamese coffee is to die for!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We were in Chicago for a long weekend and wanted to try some place new. I’d made the reservation long in advance and was pleasantly surprised with the lovely table we received. It was Saturday night and the place was packed, but our server was very attentive and helpful, guiding us through the menu and recommending wines to perfectly compliment our dishes.

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