Le Colonial - Houston

4.8
1851 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
What 1851 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSherryR
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Drinks on point. Food exceptional. Don’t sit by small table upstairs by bathroom, AC vent blows right on you.

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vipTDGS
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was incredibly uninspired. Service was inattentive and slow.

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viplucylu
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service, great food!

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Marshall
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Came here for my birthday with a party of 10 and had the worst service in a while. Made my reservation a month in advance, we arrive and they tell us our table will be ready an hour and a half later. Management attempts to salvage the reservation by taking me to their “private lounge area” for complimentary champagne, but this room is really just a table on the second floor that can hold 10 people (not sure why on earth we couldn’t just eat there, instead of wait almost 2 hours). Finally get to our table and they forgot one of my guests dishes and one of my sides that never arrived came out when they were servings us desert.... to top it off, payment was an absolute mess that took almost an hour to do because they told us at the very end, they can’t split the check by couples, only 4 ways. This gets very confusing when one guest only orders a salad. Frustrating how this place never has a party of 10 that doesn’t order the same thing I guess.... oddly enough to celebrate my birthday they bring out the surprise desert and sparklers while I’m in the bathroom...never took a chance to see if I was even at my chair. I’m never coming here for a celebration again

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ArifaV
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Food and Fantastic Service,Highly Recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Worth the drive from austin to come back to houston just for dinner here!

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AnnetteB
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love LeColonial! We made reservations for a friends lunch and although we had to wait a little bit because we did not love our first table. We were place at a table on the patio that was right in view of the valet so all the cars stopped right in front of our table. Because we had reservations for this special lunch we asked for a different outdoor table and the manager was so kind to accommodate us. Lunch was fantastic as usual. Thanks to the manager, we were so happy!

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vipGft12345
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unique food. Good cocktails. Nice atmosphere.

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food4thought
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

totally enjoyed the outside dining. Delicious plates.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully executed and delicious.

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vipSarahmatocha8715
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Terrible slow service. Took over an hour for out food to arrive.

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darrens
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special thanks to Trevor the manager for his kind assistance of our food requests.

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vipMarshaB
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I made a reservation on Monday for the following Friday -plenty of availability,but
we were seated on upstairs balcony-like being out in left field. We had to go ask for
assistance. I feel they should have given us a better located a table.

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vipcourtneyll
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant! Food and service always top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my waiter and how quick and hot the food came out!

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vipHoukahn
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic, atmosphere unique, beautiful and fun elegance.

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mkenney
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and will continue to do business meetings there.

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RSG1
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great atmosphere, and outstanding service in the heart of The River Oaks District.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We decided to go despite the bad service reviews and were so glad we did. The service was great. The food was phenomenal. The Brussels sprouts and garlic noodles were amazing for sides. We had the spicy chicken stir fry and MKT redfish. Both were good. And the creme brûlée was to die for

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch on the patio at Le Colonial.

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Brink527
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is AMAZING! The staff was excellent and definitely made our date night amazing.

Btw... get the dumplings. SO GOOD!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants in Houston. Food is Great. Décor is appropriately “French colonial”, but something needs to be done with the acoustics. With a full house, I could not hear myself breathe.

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vipPaige2you
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Everything is delicious! Staff is on it and great outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing cocktails! Our server was very knowledgeable

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Andreaa
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time! Great food and service!

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vipDanielleG
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff, awesome food!

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helenh
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 22 year old granddaughter’s favorite. We had a great lunch. Noodles were amazing. Brussels sprouts delish. But the filet mignon salad was THE BEST. flavor dancing on the plate. I will be back.

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vipBrunchtime2016
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
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 on October 25, 2020
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 on October 25, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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darrens
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Thanks Trevor for wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
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
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
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
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
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 on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

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vipWiz14
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always!

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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

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 1851 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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