Le Colonial - Houston

4.8
1916 Reviews
$30 and under
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Dine in
Starting Feb 14, 2021

Join us for a Special Prixe Fixe Menu of 3 courses priced at $85 per person with all of your favorite Vietnamese dishes along with some specials. Note that our a la carte menu will NOT be offered. An optional $65 wine pairing will also be available. Cancellation policy is 48 hours prior.

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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.6
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this resterant! Beautiful decor, delicious food and great service! We love Stephen...always requests him! He is the best...friendly, attentive and makes us feel at home there! He’s so fun to talk to and he’s just the best❤️! The management there is also what makes that place run so well! Kudos to them all!!!!

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vipCarolynR
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been looking for a fish dish similar to one we used to enjoy at a Thai restaurant in the UK. The red snapper special was the closest that we have found. The shrimp with green curry sauce was also very delicious.

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Csimmons
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, the food and cocktails were amazing! Will definitely be visiting again.

MR
MRTA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always consistent and great food and good service.

TL
TiffanyL
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will definitely be back.

PH
PhillipH
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, ambience and staff.

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darrens
Houston
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Trevor for the wonderful service. We continue to recommend all our family and friends.
Peace
Darren

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was not great. Hostess was extremely rude and had an attitude for no reason. Food is always good, managers are kind.

JK
JamesK
Houston
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very enjoyable. Service was attentive, food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Our waitress was horrible. She works aa if she is working at a Chinese buffet.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday dinner - quiet table in a corner and they did a nice sparkler with his dessert!

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MaryOG
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this place with a friend. The food was excellent. Great fusion berween french and viet cusine. I will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipThirtySevenLV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic born day lunch with my Mom. I enjoyed the food, it was scrumptious, lovely ambiance, competitive price point and menu, stellar and world class service by all the staff we engaged with from the moment we got at the door till the time we were exiting the door. Looking forward to come back here soon!
Keep up the great work!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding and the staff do a great job

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vipsgw1
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinning experience as always. Especially the attention to detail and exceptional service by Eugene. One of the best waiters we have ever encountered. Well done!

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vipChuchu
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Wines by the glass variety is also very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

We frequent at this restaurant quite a bit but this last experience did not meet expectations. We sat at a table by the door to their patio and the staff kept leaving the door open allowing the cold in forcing guest to get up and close it. This is also something we experienced out last visit seeing as we were sitting at the exact same table. Also our waiter was not as attentive as we needed him to be which we later found out that he picked up an extra table. There were several managers in the building and no one helped him with his extra table causing some of my party who had soft drinks to go more than 30 mins at a time with no refill and delays in needs to enjoy the meal. Also the waiter over explained things to us such as not being able to split the ticket because the bar upstairs and blah blah it was unnecessary. The manager came by and apologized and explained the waiter having an extra table and that the ball was dropped and paid for our dessert. Didn’t leave feeling resolved. We’ve had things happened in the past such as wrong to go orders missing item and slow service but this might have been the last straw. Great food but poor service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! I love the drinks and the food. I go here all the time with friends and it is spectacular.

DB
DennisB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Houston. Consistently outstanding.

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vipBillL
Houston
82 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite Houston and Chicago restaurants! Again, it was excellent.

My wife and I (accompanied by our miniature Schnauzer) had a great lunch outside at the Houston location this week. We each started with the chicken dumplings (our new favorite appetizer) and shared the salmon, which was cooked perfectly. My wife had the opera cake for dessert. A bottle of wine helped complement the food as well.

Our server, Nu (sp?) was attentive and helpful. Good job!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was great experience food came out very quick. Had a 9PM movie show town. The service was better than I expected.

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LilianaR
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We ordered the duck’s dish and it was rawness when they returned it, the meat was harder than it supposed to be. We had to asked for another set of silverware and plates since they we’re keeping the ones with we used of the other food (dirty)

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SheelaK
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food w great service; we initially were seated by the door and the draft was bothersome...the manger moved us to a desirable area without much issue

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vipdarrens
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outstanding service by Trevor the manager is why we consider this restaurant our favorite.

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Marginal
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food selections

MT
vipMissT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing prix fix menu for New Year’s Eve dinner!!

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Pugui
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was just ok but, for the price, I expected more.

MB
MaxB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. Food is fantastic as well as service.

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AndreaR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

I found my portions to be appropriate but my husband ordered the short rib entree and it wasn't more than 2-3 oz of meat with absolutely NOTHING else on the plate to fill him up! It looked like an appetizer! We eat at fine restaurants regularly and are familiar with smaller portions but this was absurd. We probably will not return.

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vipScottE
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and delicious! Perfect in every way!😊

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vipFoodiesxyz
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!

FG
vipFatimaG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual

LE
Live2Eat
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All of our appetizers and entrees were amazing. The desserts, however, left something to be desired!

KG
KellyG
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Diner was great but wanted to mention something needs to be done to stop the idiots on the street in their high priced Ferraris and Porsches who are revving their engines for about 30 minutes straight. That is unacceptable and the police should have been called and citations issued to the hoes people.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

What should have been a 45 minute lunch took two hours. From beginning to end, it’s the worst experience I have ever had there and I had taken numerous clients to dine there. We had to wait almost 30 minutes to get our water and an hour for our entrees. It seemed well staffed and I saw people coming and going by us so I am not sure if we were the exception or if service was generally poor that day. My brother ordered a side of white rice that we told would be removed from the bill since it was late coming out.... and we never even got it. When I got the bill, I was overcharged too. My brother ordered the pre-fixed lunch and I ordered an appetizer and fried rice a la cart. Total should have been $24 for both. Was charged $25 as well for a pre fixed lunch and a $7 upcharge for fried rice. Communicating with our waitress was like talking to a wall. She fixed the bill but there was no apology and even fixing that took forever. And certainly nothing was “removed” from the bill. I wanted to leave a zero tip. It was the most appalling restaurant experience I have had in years. Do not see myself ever coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The food was excellent, the service was horrible, and the way we were treated was unacceptable.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas day

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MartinM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great restaurant however the fixed Christmas menu was not my favorite selections.

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vipdarrens
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thank you Trevor for the wonderful service. Bravo.
Peace
Darren

FAQs

Le Colonial - Houston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 629-4444.

Le Colonial - Houston is rated 4.8 stars by 1916 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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