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Le Colonial - Houston

4.8
1822 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
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 1822 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBrunchtime2016
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always like having brunch here. The staff is great and the food is amazing.

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vipFood4thought
Phoenix
51 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a really great dinner at Le Colonial! I gave service 4 stars because we were seated, then ignored for 20 minutes, and finally caught a waiter rushing past to ask if there was a waiter for our table. He said he’d check, and if there was something we wanted to order, he’d share that with our waiter. When we gave him our order, he assumed responsibility fir our table, and service from then on was great.

We started with cha gio, papaya salad and ribs—all were delicious. We thought we should try the whole snapper—their specialty—so shared that as an entree. It was great , too (Market Priced, it was expensive at $62 that night—not sure what the range typically is). As it was a special dinner, we opted for dessert, even though we were almost at capacity! We shared a creme brûlée—again, delicious.

Would definitely go back (if prepared for a big bill ;)).

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food exceeded our expectations. They have a nice varied menu with something for everyone. Really enjoyed it.

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vipluisv
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, the neighbors on the next table even at 10 feet were extremely noisy

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Andrea
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived sitting outside on one of the first cool nights of the season.

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darrens
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Thanks Trevor for wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My sister in law and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Food and drinks were wonderful. The bar service seemed to be slow but food service was quick and efficient.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and pandemic precautions. We sat outside, they turned one of the heaters close to the kids as it was quite chilly. Very nice appetizers, the roasted salmon was perfect and my wife loved her noodle bowl.

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kaisham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to many restaurants but the food here has to be the best! The best lamb I’ve eaten was at le colonial!

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vipKarenK
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

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ThomasM
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time eating here in the last 2 weeks. Everything about our experience was excellent. Will definitely be back

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vipbrillo
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly outstanding

Given the pandemic, dining out right now is a special occasion for us. So, I wanted it all -- great food, a stimulating but comfortable ambiance, attentive, friendly service. And I needed a superb cocktail (or two) and some heat (spicy food). La Colonial delivered all of this in spades. We dined on the patio and felt totally safe. The spicy margaritas were a hit, as were the spicy beef and short rib small plates and the tofu in spicy yellow curry. All DEEISH! Can't wait to go back!

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We definitely will return!

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StephWellCoach
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! I highly recommend this, I enjoyed it all.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La mejor comida que he probado. Delicioso todo !!

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vipPeterB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Say on the patio. It was lovely, as always.

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vipLeslieK
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Social distancing was practiced very well. Really we’re comfortable eating here. As usual the food was spectacular

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SummerS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fantastic food and service! Nice energy in the dining room without being overly loud.

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vipOut2Dinner
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch on the patio. Food exceptional, as always. Full of flavor. Practicing COVID safety measures.

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SoniaJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good. Nice customer average people

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darrens
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Alex was prompt and friendly. Justin the manager is professional and made us feel welcomed. Food was excellent and tasty.

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vipElyse
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try Le Colonial for late night drinks and appetizers. Food was amazing, prompt service and strong drinks. Couldn’t ask for more. I love the ambiance and decor of the upstairs bar area. Highly recommend!

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scotts
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

server was disinterested during entire experience,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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NandiniB
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It took 15 minutes to get a coke refill from the bar 3 feet away. The servers were nice but run ragged.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Satisfactory!

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vipWarrenT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome experience! A nice ambiance, great service, and some fine a$$ Vietnamese food. Some of the best I’ve had. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Wifes Bday basically was basic and marginal. Probably would have been better if we had just dined and not said anything. Pointless to tell a restaurant that charges u $20 for the worse 7 layers 2 oz piece of grit and sugar. Really disappointed with the value as we live in Dubai normally and on every scale they would have been removed from the country.

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vipcabo
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The main course was just ok. Too expensive for what you get. Nice for outdoor glass of wine and appetizers

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vipJess
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great menu. A little bit of everything for everyone. Nice flavors. Good presentation. Attentive staff. The ceviche was a bit underwhelming. Good quality scallops and the sauce was nice but the shrimp seemed a bit bland... need better quality. Solid wine list. Beautiful upstairs bar area. Will definitely try it again for dinner. Stopped by for a few appetizers and wine before our Nobu dinner down the street. Will give it another chance. Saw several delicious dishes on other tables and guests appeared to be enjoying them.

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EmilyD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Horrendous service. They screwed up drinks, and didn’t even ask us if we wanted to order any food. Didn’t come back to ask for additional drinks either, after we waited 30 mins for the drink order to be corrected. We actually left and ate dinner at Steak 48 instead. Shame on them. They were not busy- just more important for them to chit chat inside at the front (internally) than to serve paying customers.

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SusanD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was amazing in every way! Recommended for a great dining experience.

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vipLuis
Mexico City
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delicious food!!! The duck is amazing
Pork chops are the best!!!

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SusanH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Food was perfectly prepared and served as always.

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EduardoF
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy sabroso, agradable y precios razonables, gracias.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great. Service was not bad.
Great place for a date.

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PatrickGauthier
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food is very, very good, delicious, it is a shame that you have to verify the bill!! If you don’t you will pay more than the price listed. I was overcharged for a bottle of wine. The price charged was higher than the listed price. It’s not the first time.!!!!

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AlbertG
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Different and delicious. Includes rice and noodles dishes with pork. Shrimp egg rolls and fried brussel sprouts were great.

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FPnda
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Came in about an 45 minutes before my reservation and a bunch of excuses of why we couldn’t stay at the bar when clearly many people we waiting for tables. Overall it’s a great venue but the quality of hospitality is poor and the team doesnt have the skill set to deal with customers. Ownership should make this a top priority and learn to accommodate the covid challenges. Overall poor service which could be avoided. Went across the street that has a different set of rules.

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Cookie
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This was about my 5th time to dine here. It’s always been fabulous. For the first time EVER, the service was poor. Our server disappeared for long bouts of time when we needed things.

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 1822 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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