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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the New Year at Le Colonial with a three-course dinner of authentic Vietnamese cuisine. We will offer all of your favorite menu items as well as several specialties for each course. The &85 per person menu includes an amuse-bouche, appetizer, entree, festive dessert selection, coffee/tea.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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Houston
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 50th anniversary at Le colonial. We had had our big family dinner to celebrate in October which was so lovely and we decided to return. It was a lovely evening and we’ll be back!

JL
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had lunch, and we like the lunch menu where you could choose two items for $25. It was a great way to explore the menu a bit. We also ordered the DELICIOUS brussel sprouts.

AT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Colonial is a gem! I loved their cocktails and the seafood ceviche was incredible! Service was top notch and loved the ambiance. We also had the short rib and it was amazing. I will definitely be returning!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Upbeat ambiance

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great last minute dinner plan! I enjoyed this meal so more

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Table near us was way too loud, not really the restaurants fault seems to be endemic to most restaurants. The lady’s cackle was hilariously offensive.

s
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrating a friends birthday! Food was delicious. The waiter was a little hard to understand and I felt he had a hard time understanding us a couple of times.

g
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food. Well cooked. Very nice service. Too loud.

T
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live overseas, and made it a point to come again after the first visit a few months ago. It’s hard to compare Asian food when we get such good Asian food in Australia, but it holds its own. There were a couple of service issues which were both remedied quickly and well by Trevor (thank you!). The food and atmosphere are great, and you can dance off the dinner calories on the weekend. It’s our favourite place in Houston.

c
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food and loved the decor!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food However I did call to cancel the reservation I’m sorry excuse me I did call to change the reservation to five instead of four and that was not communicated but they’ve worked it out. It was wonderful

D
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent. The menu had many great selections - hard to choose! Food was excellent.

A
Houston
69 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Good food, but extremely loud at 9 PM on a Sunday night. I can't imagine what it must be like when it's full!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was OK. Not bad not mind blowing. Staff was nice. Place is a bit dark but if you like that you'll enjoy. And it's a bit loud. But again if you are into that then you'll like it

M
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We have been to Le Colonial many times, and it was always a 5 star for us. Tonight it was not. When we arrived at 7:10 pm for our reservation at 7:15, the table was not ready. They told us to wait at the bar upstairs. We ordered drinks which took 15 minutes to get, after reminding the waitress. When we got the drinks we told them we were still waiting for the table but was not ready. Just a minute or 2 later a different waitress told us the table was ready. We had to pay at the bar as they can’t transfer the bar bill to the table. As we wait for over 5 minutes for the bill, another waitress comes and tells us that someone else wants our table, and they will give it away if we don’t take it. I had never been treated so badly at Le Colonial. The waitresses were rude and inefficient, and very arrogant. Once we got to the table the rest was great, but the experience was already ruined.
I think their success has reined the good service they had before, and the waitresses need to learn some manners.
Difficult to go back there.

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch for pho. The pho here is the best I've ever had. And I've tried many places. Our server Yevgeniy was very sweet to us, and recommended we get the mango sorbet for my daughters birthday, even though we were stuffed we got it anyways, and oh. My. Goodness! So good. Between the 4 of us we had the perfect amount since, really, we were too full to eat much more than a few bites.
The rest of my party had the some spicy chicken lunch thing. While one person found it a bit too spicy, the rest of us thought it just fine. Just dont eat the red jalapenos in it. We had the cold spring rolls with a peanut dipping sauce very good, and the crunchy cabbage salad was great as well. All in all I cannot think of anything negative to say about the food, or our server. However the tables are crammed together, created a bit of awkwardness for the tables directly next to us. If anything I would change that. But that is all. Please acknowledge Yevgeniy for his exceptional service and treatment of us.

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my husband and I's second time to Le Colonial. I should start by saying we loved Vietnamese cuisine prior to coming to this restaurant. However, this restaurant is next level! I was extremely impressed with the service we received. The waitstaff was very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and executed extremely well. I had the Sablefish which is certainly one of the best fish entrees I've ever had. My husband loves their pho which has a very rich broth. We had the yellowfin tuna appetizer that was also top notch. Great ambiance and overall an amazing experience. Will definitely be going back.

CQ
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Fresh ingredients.

DK
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Wonderful atmosphere. Have gone before and will definitely go again.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Had curry with tofu, tofu taste terrible. Btw I’m Asian, I know the good quality tofu or not.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

I reserved through OpenTable and made a reservation celebrating my girlfriend’s birthday October 21st and our Anniversary as well as my birthday coming up on November 1st.

We came in and were greeted and mentioned we had reservations and noticed their iPad was not working as the gentleman kept tapping and it not responding.

He continued by asking us to choose a seat and as we seated we waited.

We ordered our appetizers and I asked our waiter if they fixed their iPad and could see if he could check our reservation because we left special notes.

He came back and responded “Yeah we saw it.” And walked away. We were very disappointed for not being congratulated for our celebration and with such an unprofessional response.

We continued ordering dinner and still, never anything mentioned even after we paid our bill.

The entire stay was off due to the first impression we got with it being our first time there.

One of the entrees were ordered was their lamb chops and ordered them medium rare later seeing they were medium well almost well.

The waiter did not do a check up to see how the temperature on our lamb was so we ended up eating it anyway since we were hungry and had nothing to eat prior.

Will not be going back.

Very disappointed with the service.

TH
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our first visit to Le Colonial will not be are last. The food was fresh and well prepared. Plate presentation was photo-worthy. Highly recommend.

DB
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love Le Colonial. Bartender Coby makes the BEST cocktails ever!! ❤️❤️❤️ One IG our favorites when we visit Houston, from Nashville ;)

MA
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as before.
Great wait staff, really good food.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time! Met some new friends, seated right next to us!!!! The only reason the noise level was loud was bc WE were hvng such a great time with some brand new friends we met!!! Love this resterant❤️❤️❤️❤️

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service!

HW
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service AND food. Delicious. I will go back!

IK
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks never disappoints at LeColonial. Excellent service. Enjoy every visit

SM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

SW
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vietnamese restaurant

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MF
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food!

TS
Costa Rica
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

OT
Houston
163 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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.

NU
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

A
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Are on the patio so no noise

KN
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, wonderful food and attentive service!

V
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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