Le Colonial - Houston

4.7
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1527 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Vietnamese
Le Colonial is a celebration of the seductive spirit and vivid flavors of 1920’s French Colonial Southeast Asia, located in the heart of one of America’s largest and most diverse cities.

A lavish downstairs dining room is adorned with period photography, overhead fans and leather banquettes, and flanked by a Parisian-Style sidewalk café. A dramatic staircase leads to a second level lounge, where a large bar, mahogany millwork and plush seating create the perfect atmosphere for cocktails and light fare. Custom louvered shutters surround the west veranda, while an additional terrace on the north side is fully enclosed and features additional dining tables. The Lotus Room, anchored by a mural created by Swedish muralist Jonas Wickman rendered in gentle tropical tones, seats up to 14 for private dinners and wine tastings.
Dress code is business casual.
Gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more. We only allow a maximum of 4 for splitting checks.

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.5
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4.7
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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very enjoyable brunch and excellent menu.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It’s always a great experience

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our table was right next to the server computer. So it felt like there was always someone constantly hovering over our table and I definitely got bumped into by the servers multiple times. Not a big fan of the upstairs patio tables

A
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place, great food, great service. Just so dark that you need your phone to read the menu. I get that you want to keep it cozy, but a little extra light wouldn’t hurt.

SC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience4

As always the food was amazing. That said, the service was slow and it was unclear who our waiter was. After sitting at our table for 20 minutes, I actually had to stand up and find a waiter to help us order drinks and appetizers.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Love this restaurant and has been a favorite since it opened. However, last nights service was not it’s best. Food was great but service was slow and inconsistent. This was the first time I have experienced this during my many dining experiences here.

TT
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was delicious. Wine list was good. Ambiance was nice. Our server seemed a little hurried and not so inclined to explain the different selections- which is rather important with a cuisine that might not be familiar to all diners.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eugen our waiter was the best!!! Food and ambience was 💯

MM
Houston
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service

WW
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Food was great. Waitress yelled at us when we tried to place our order - it was very odd and not at all like the normal Le Colonial experience. She also told us they couldn’t make a very common drink. The manager clarified and comped the drinks.

C
Houston
89 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Colonial is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Houston. The food is superb with artistic presentation. Delicious no matter what you choose in small or large plates. Wonderful.

m
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Worst service in Houston in years. Hostess and manager had no interest in how slow service was. We left and went to MAD.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! A consistent favorite of ours.

E
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at this restaurant is great. It has become a go-to for our family. Very friendly staff and perfect portions. This place has never let us down.

SD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

I previously had a nice experience. This time they did not have the bun thit nuong that was the primary reason to go there. The waiter suggested the ribs. The ribs were so hot I could not finish the second of four ribs. I was severely disappointed.

JH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! Nice atmosphere. Slow on drink refills.

MI
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was exceptional. Eugene was our waiter and he did an excellent job . The ambiance and decor is inviting.

GL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! The food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily one of the best restaurants in Houston

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Thought the coconut curry was the best. Their chocolate cake was perfect and highly recommend the spicy margarita.

FS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated 2019 New Years Eve at La Colonial. We had 2 cocktails (Gin Negroni’s), 2 starters (Goi Du Du and ChanGio), 2 entrees (Ga Xao Xa and the new years eve Seabass) and finished with 2 deserts. The starters we absolutely delicious, the main course sea bass was first class and delicious. The deserts were nice, the mango tart was the winner over the chocolate mouse desert.

FC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic as it comes, flavors and textures that are indeed traditional and well executed

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely professional service, great food.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Exquisite flavors, perfect cooked and beautifully presented.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I wasn’t sure what to expect since the last time I had dinner hwre was years ago. The food was very good and came out quickly! We got shaking beef, shrimp stir fry, and fried rice + cocktails and the veggie dumplings to start. Service was pretty bad. Our waiter had an attitude the moment we sat down and just seemed to not really want to come over to our table for some odd reason. He was tending to the table of 5 next to us and seemed to not want to be bothered. Table next to us was so loud I couldn’t even hear myself talk which was pretty annoying. Recommend the food and trying them out! I do think the staff seems a little stuffy and rude.

LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciate the vegan options and the cocktails as well as the atmosphere!

MH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

I booked a reservation for a holiday party of 6 several weeks in advance. Overall, our experience was good - the food was excellent, and we enjoyed the festive atmosphere at the bar before we sat down for dinner. However, the location of our table and our service were disappointing. For dinner, we were sat at a table upstairs in the rather isolated balcony area by ourselves. In addition, our server was not a regular server; she was a cocktail server who was working in the adjacent lounge area. Although she was friendly and mostly attentive, she did not display the level of service and knowledge I would expect for a restaurant of this caliber - white tablecloth, elevated cuisine, and prices to match. We all really enjoyed the selection of small plates, entrees, and desserts that we shared - delicious and interesting flavor pairings. If we had been seated in the main dining area with a proper server, the evening would have been outstanding.

L
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience1

Food was amazing, service was good. It was pretty cold outside, and despite having a reservation to celebrate my birthday, we were sat right next to the door to the patio. Unfortunately, there were people that sat out there- 2 tables- I had to wear my jacket all through dinner and freeze. It opened and closed at least 30 times. Disappointed. (I am a cold weather wimp- we do live in Houston)

RC
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurante. We had the whole red snapper and it was delicious. Also, the spring rolls were the best we had since we visited Vietnam a few years ago. We definitely want to go back and try other options from their menu.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good as was the service. However, the main dining area downstairs was very noisy and the tables were too close together. I felt every move by the person at the table behind me, and I could barely hear my guest sitting next to me.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks and food. After we finished eating we went upstairs and music was great too.

V
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Colonial is my favorite restaurant in Houston. The decor is gorgeous. The ambiance is festive and elegant. The food is heavenly. The service is top notch. I go about 3 times a month.

JM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed every moment of our evening in your beautiful restaurant!! From the moment we walked in, got seated and was served. The food was outstanding!!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great cocktails, and service was top notch.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, ambiance!!!

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was great! Ambiance was good! Service... very slow. Had to ask for our waiter to order drinks, then took forever to come back to take our order. Weekday, lunchtime when everyone needs to get back to work, not exactly a time you want service to be slow.

R
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time in the restaurant for dinner. For a Monday night, albeit ten days before Christmas, it was very busy. The atmosphere was great and the noise level not bad at all. A great evening. Thank you

WF
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favorite Vietnamese. Maybe my favorite in town.

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great

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