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Le Colonial - Houston

4.8
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1778 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.
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.
Pursuant to local mandates, all guests are required to wear a mask when entering the restaurant. If you are not wearing a mask you will be denied entry.


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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1778 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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javajoetr
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a jewel of a place; great food, service, and ambiance.

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JohnD
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I took our daughter for a birthday lunch at Le Colonial on the recommendation of a friend and we were not disappointed! We ordered the Houston Restaurant Week Lunch. It was fantastic! We definitely will be returning!

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Alicia
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Le Colonial serves delicious food with tasty spices and it was a wonderful place to celebrate my birthday with my sister!

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vipSUSIED
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and delicious!

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HoustonNewbi
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service! Waitstaff was very attentive. Due to COVID-19, the bar is not fully stocked, but my girlfriends and I enjoyed the Martinis. Lovely girls night out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch for a close friend. The manager was extremely nice and brought a dessert and festive candle.

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vipFoodiesxyz
Houston
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to this restaurant so many times and they never failed us. Thanks!

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vipLoves2travel
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative cuisine and attentive and informed staff. We really like this restaurant!

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AmandaV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING. The service was great and fast. I will definitely be returning soon. Thank you for everything!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service !

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Rsimone
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I usually love this place but on Sunday I had the worst service and food and drinks were not up to its normal standard. I was quite disappointed.

Le Colonial - Houston
Responded on September 22, 2020

Good Afternoon, I am so sorry that you didn't experience the top notch service that we strive to offer. When you have time would you mind please providing the name on your reservation so that I can investigate and coach the team so that this doesn't happen again? I really appreciate your feedback as it allows us to refocus on our service expectations and get better. Regards, Martin

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best part of Le Colonial is the consistency. The checkin process is always quick and easy. The waitstaff/service is always excellent. The food is always spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great outdoor seating option. The food was great but did not have an authentic taste to it in comparison to other places in Houston.

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vipKgood
Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had to wait for our table so we went upstairs for a drink. The hostess was very confused as to where to seat us. We were told to sit on a loveseat and the another person told us to get up right away as the table was for someone else. This was handled in a very rude manner by saying “why are you here? This is not for you”. We were not offered another table. Communication with the hostesses was horrible. One did not know what the other was doing. Then we stood around but were not allowed to order a drink. Finally the hostess placed us at another bar table but warned us we needed to leave by a certain time. This was not a pleasant situation. We understand operations are different during Covid but I don’t think it is that hard to manage the circumstances with operational adjustments. Most of all, there is no reason to make a customer feel bad for trying to be a customer. We were seated at our table outside as per our reservation and the service was flawless.

Le Colonial - Houston
Responded on September 22, 2020

Good Afternoon, Please accept my sincerest apologies for the series of service mis steps you experienced while waiting for your table. Yes covid has certainly made it interesting when trying to provide an area for guests to wait as we cannot allow service for those who are standing due to the mandate. I apologize that you were moved around and this is unacceptable. I will be sure to coach the team so that this is avoided in the future. Thank you so much for your patronage...we appreciate it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

I always enjoy myself thoroughly at Le Colonial.. they stopped having the DJ on weekends so that’s kind of a bummer.. but the food is always a hit. Never disappointed.

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foodie
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valet parking available.. .Seated outside patio, attentative service, lovely presentation, generous portions, flavorful combinations, all delicious. Wine Director Trevor has out together a top notch wine list that does not ignore Europe. He knows his stuff. The cocktail selection is quite nice as well. Recommend this restaurant.

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vipSanjanaM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time as always. The cuisine is unique and they not only have great food but also amazing drinks and dessert. Especially good for houston restaurant week. Highly recommended!

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TylerP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

My parents gave this place a stellar review, so I was excited to give it a try with my fiance and another couple. The ambiance was perfect and I loved the styling of the restaurant. Everything was increasing the expectations.
My fiance and I started with the ceviche and shrimp rolls. The Ceviche looked spectacular, but tasted like nothing. Literally like water. The shrimp rolls were shrimp rolls, I don't know what i was expecting, but i was expecting more than a plain shrimp roll.
My Bon Mi main course was really flavorful, but too much sauce on the pork. Had some beef soup as a side course, nothing special. My fiance had the tofu curry, she really enjoyed it.

I can deal with okay food at a talked up restaurant (I travel 30 weeks a year and get to eat at $100/head restaurants frequently) but our service was atrocious. The server was a young female about the same age as our group and she was short and had a notable attitude that wasn't 'masked' by the mask on her face. Left her a good tip, in case the attitude was brought on by the thought of a young group leaving bad tips, but we won't be back.

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FowlerC
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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OKTex
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to dine here the food is always good and the ambiance and decor make you feel transported to a more tropical place which is so nice now during the pandemic. They are also doing a good job of making their guest feel protected!

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Anne
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, delicious food and nice ambiance. Enjoyed the outdoor seating.

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FrancesD
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place and the food are beautiful. It's like taking a little vacay to tropical Vietnam.

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vipJHump
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Week menu outstanding, fun to try new things. Excellent service, beautiful space, felt like the most “normal” dining experience we’ve had in months.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, lovely decor but somewhat poor service. In all fairness my drink did stay full but the waiter was gone for long periods of time.

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JamesS
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to our server Yevgeniy for great service. Great

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vipInconsistent
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The flavor of the food was very good but the meat was bad. My husband ordered filet mignon medium rare but the meat wasn't filet mignon. It was hard and chewy and I've had plenty of filets to know this isn't one. The dumplings and crispy rolls were very good but I'm not sure I care to return.

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STHouston
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great but service was rushed and unfriendly. How about saying hello and welcoming us before just asking to take our order? How about asking if we’d like dessert before bringing our bill? It was my birthday but no one even asked if we were celebrating anything special. Just kind of cold.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was fantastic! My friend and I dined at Le Colonial on a Saturday evening, and it didn’t disappoint.

We had several small plates to share. The chicken dumplings, which were good and flavorful, but I’m weird about texture so it was a little off for me. The tuna tartare was excellent, and the taro chips were perfect. Our favorite dish was the shrimp curry. We shared and couldn’t finish it. An abundance of large shrimp, a little bit of spice, amazing flavors.

The people watching was fantastic! We sat on the patio so we got to see everything going on. But the reason I deducted a star for ambiance is that while we were sitting there enjoying our dinner and wine, deep in conversation, when a bunch of motorcycles (maybe more like dirt bikes) came by, obviously wanting to cause a scene. Huh?? They were doing wheelies and revving their engines. I guess that could be some good people watching, but wasn’t expected at all, and slightly annoying.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

It was fine aside from our waiter that made now effort and seemed like he didn’t want to be there or waiting on us. It was our friends first time and honestly, the waiter was so bad it really ruined the place for them and us.

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Mesal
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

🥂👍🏼great.

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darrens
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is tasty and fresh. Professional waiters with white table cloth service.

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vipMariaM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious menu, great service and perfect location!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. Recommend the cocktails and just trying something different.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration for a good friend during lunch. We chose to sit outside and loved it. There are several plants and flowers which make the area inviting. The wait staff was very attentive yet not obtrusive. Food was brought out promptly and was cooked to perfection. We had the crispy shrimp and pork rolls, the crunchy salad and the spicy chicken stir fry. The waiter added a substantial sparkler along with the delicious créme brûlée we ordered for dessert. All personnel wore masks. Guests are expected to wear a mask upon entering the restaurant. The valet was polite and efficient. Will definitely return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food! Our server was the absolute best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get place to have lunch!

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vipLAPRIEX
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

si gustas probar algo diferente LE Colonial es la opción.

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larryk
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

innovative menu and nice outdoor seating area for a quiet, relaxed meal

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vipJaysan56
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food and ambiance were very good, as usual. However, the table service during this visit was not up to our expectations from recent experiences. It took over 15 minutes for anyone to attend to our table. We really like this restaurant, so we're hopeful this was a single situation.

FAQs

Le Colonial - Houston does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Le Colonial - Houston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 629-4444.

Le Colonial - Houston is rated 4.8 stars by 1778 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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