Le Colonial - Houston

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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.

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SM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food and cocktails were great as usual. Service was a little slow.

SW
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed this restaurant, trendy chic with good food and good service. I don’t like when tables are so close together you feel like you’re eating with strangers, but this one wasn’t too bad in that regard. Quiet enough to talk which was nice.

SN
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vietnamese restaurant

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MF
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food!

TS
Costa Rica
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was a little slow, and it appears that the birthday note from open table didn’t make it to my server. Food was great.

l
Houston
160 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We had potstickers, ribs, noodles and vegetables and feel there are many better restaurants. We were surprised at the good reviews and were disappointed. Even the iced tea was disappointing.

OT
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, as always! We had a kind and pleasant waitress,too. (Drinks are overpriced, especially beer.)

JB
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we will certainly be back.

A
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Are on the patio so no noise

KN
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambiance, wonderful food and attentive service!

V
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant.
Excellent food.
Interesting menu.
I enjoyed the choices for wines BY THE GLASS.

TR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. Steven was great. Order the Brussel sprouts

Y
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations to celebrate our boss’ birthday during lunch and the staff really made it special. The food was brought out in a timely manner and the assortment was great. We practically shared all of the appetizers and entrees family style. The ambiance was welcoming and enjoyable. Majority of our party had never been to Le Colonial and will be returning soon enough. Let’s just say that we impressed our boss- added plus!!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the food and the ambiance 🙂

Z
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Dessert was disappointing (key lime tart) but mains were good. Service was slow, but this was rush hour.

BL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite thing to do is go to the IPIC Theater and then to Le Colonial for dinner. The Asian Fusion flavors never disappoint and we always have our favorites like the chicken dumplings and shrimp and chicken spring rolls. They also have great curries and some excellent beef dishes.

L
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Noise lever inside was very loud. We changed our table to the balcony wich was very nice

T
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

It was very very noisy.
It took us forever to get our food.
We did not see our waiter almost at all.
I got my food and started eating the salmon.
I took a couple of bites and returned it because it was cold.
One of the managers brought it back saying they remade another one.
IT WAS THE SAME ONE WITH THE TWO BITES TAKEN FROM THE SIDE.
They just added some warm sauce on it.
No one came back to check if it was ok.
We love the restaurant but it was very disappointing.

Le Colonial - Houston
Responded on September 28, 2019

“Good Afternoon, thank you for your valuable feedback. It is through your feedback that we are able to make adjustments in order to enhance our guest’s experience. Please accept my sincerest apologies for the series of missteps in service that you experienced. Please be rest assured that our procedure is to dispose of the old and remake it from scratch. If you find it in your heart to try us again, please reach out to me directly. Trevor Wiedeman AGM / Wine Director 713-629-4444 ext 1

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C
New York Area
149 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

nice ambiance. reasonably priced dishes. great place for Vietnamese food.

F
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always one of our favorites, consistently good food and pleasant staff.

HG
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance of a Vietnamese French colonial restaurant With a atmosphere. Food is excellent and price is reasonable for this quality of restaurant.

HF
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was ok, nothing amazing. The fried rice we're a bit mushy, the Brussels sprouts were sweet, the bo luck lac was sweet too and the spring rolls were basic. But ambiance was nice and service was nice too.

KV
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Different and always great both good and service

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was very slow

CK
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. My servers were very attentive. Only complaint was the noise level from so many tables. If there was music I could not hear it. Overall very good experience.

HF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our main issue was all the dishes were way too sweet… Many people don’t like the sweet trend and they prefer savory dishes… This restaurant needs to consider to offer more savory as most people don’t want to eat sugar for dinner. The quality otherwise was great but everything was so sweet I just felt over sugared for 2 to 3 days afterwards.

p
San Antonio
45 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent lunch followed by delicious Vietnamese coffee

m
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service are top notch. Disappointed they no longer serve brown rice.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambience is always fantastic and the wait staff doesn’t rush you. One of my favorite spots!

OD
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food

W
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A bit too loud otherwise the dinner and wine were great.

KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The Food at le Colonial was excellent. Very tasty, well prepared and presented. We were sitting outside on the patio which is much calmer than inside. The only complaint from Our visit is the price of a top shelf Margherita. Without being noticed by the server a small glass for $44 was quite in excess of what was expected.

SD
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was not the best. Very arrogant and not at all friendly
The air vents blowing freezing cold air also was not comfortable at all

M
Chicago
115 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Service not the best (not at the same level as Chicago). Appreciated the Zinfandel education from the GM/Sommelier. Excellent Red Snapper!

R
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed this! The service was outstanding the food surpassed our expectations. Both cocktails we ordered were excellent. We will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Even though busy service was prompt and not rushed - certainly appreciate both

E
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Way way too loud downstairs for dinner conversation. We four struggled to hear each other. Otherwise, service and dinner was very nice. We will be sure to request the upstairs lounge dining area next time.

B
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food delicious and menus explained clearly.
Maybe the salmon had to be caught because we think that's what delayed the food.

g
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I used to enjoy the place and this time was a terrible experience, didn't even wish us happy anniversary. Also didn't pay attention to us like you would expect, the other server when asking for hot sauce was very upset. The food got us both sick the next day as it seemed like it was old and just left overs warmed up for us.

Le Colonial - Houston
Responded on September 5, 2019

Good Morning, Id like to learn more about your experience and what you ate on your most recent visit. We take illness from food very very seriously and need to gather more information. If you would be so kind to reach out to me at martin@lecolonialhouston. that would be terrific. I look forward to hearing back from you. Regards, Martin

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H
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Restaurant Weeks menu is a very good value and has a good selection. There were four choices for each of the three courses and all were very appealing choices. Our group of four really enjoyed their selections (crispy egg rolls, soft egg rolls, rice crepes, shaking beef, braised beef, salmon, crepe brûlée, an$ opera cake). We enjoyed our meal choices so much that we went back two days later to try the other choices on the Restaurant Weeks menu. The second time we went happened to be a Monday night when the have 50% of their wines under $100. That was a wonderful deal so we were able to enjoy a very nice bottle of wine for less than its normal price at a liquor store and without the usual restaurant mark-up. The service was was attentive without being fussy. We highly recommend Le Colonial and are looking forward to dining there again, hopefully during the cooler months as the patio seating is very inviting.

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