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Le Colonial NYC

4.3
1809 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Vietnamese
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Le Colonial NYC is a truly delightful culinary experience. Like stepping into French Colonial Southeast Asia, this two-story restaurant, designed by Greg Jordan, consists of a main dining room with louvered wall panels, colorful tile floors, and vintage photos of Vietnam. Upstairs is an elegant, but lively, lounge serving a full dinner or just appetizers and cocktails. The lounge serves as an ideal setting for private parties and business dinners. Le Colonial NYC serves an authentic Vietnamese menu with an emphasis on fresh seafood, meats, and vegetables. .For a groups of 5 or more, Le Colonial reserves the right to charge $25 per cover for no show reservations.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Vietnamese, French
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Hours of operation
Lunch is served in the main dining room Monday through Friday
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Dinner is served in the main dining room Monday through Sunday
5:30 - 10:00 Sunday - Thursday

The lounge is open at
Monday through Sunday
4:30 - 10:00 Sunday - Thursday
4:30 – 11:00 Friday – Saturday
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Phone number
(212) 752-0808
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
We have hosted events off-site, where we provide food for larger scale events, consisting of passed hors d'oeuvres and buffet-style dinners.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lexington Ave
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Parking details
Parking available at 153 E 57th Street.
20% discount for Le colonial guests from 5pm to midnight everyday.
Don't forget to ask for your parking ticket stamped.
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Public transit
E to 53rd/Lexington
4, 5, 6, N, R to 59th Street
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Entertainment
Music in Lounge
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Special events & promotions
http://www.lecolonialnyc.com/private-events/
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Le Colonial is a truly delightful culinary experience. Like stepping into French Colonial Southeast Asia, this two-story restaurant, designed by Greg Jordan, consists of a main dining room with louvered wall panels, colorful tile floors, and vintage photos of Vietnam.

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What 1809 People Are Saying
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4.3
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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Extremely overpriced for what you get. Crowd is older and not chic. Service was indifferent. Will not go back. It is nothing like it was years ago.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always a nice place for a business lunch wilt wonderful food. Don’t miss the Vietnamese coffee.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food, good service, nice ambiance so you can talk

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fresh and excellent

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Good place for a fine dining

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I am a regular visitor to Le Colonial and love the "Raffles" atmosphere, the interesting menu and the lovely bar upstairs. The service is always courteous and efficient.
This time round, I found the menu starting to get boring and repetitious. I think Le Colonial needs to reinvent itself on the cuisine front. There are plenty of exciting things you can produce when blending French colonial influences with South East Asian cuisine....no need to serve the same things year in year out. The duck, the cod....once so fresh and interesting, now starting to feel old and tired!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Delicious food served by excellent waiters. Go and you will not be disappointed. Best Vietnamese food in NYc👍🏼

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Birthday. But celebrated without informing the restaurant

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

One of my best places to eat , especially upstairs with music

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Although the food is very good the prices have increased and the service declined.
Between courses there was a lot of time and not too many waiters

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Absolutely delicious food and drinks. It was a birthday dinner and it did not disappoint

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

food is very good. service / food coming out is too slow

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Good pho! Good back rib. Recommend

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The Bo Sate (filet mignon) with Asian mushrooms and sticky rice was like a symphony for the tastebuds! This is superb cuisine that excites the senses! Whenever I am in Chicago or New York City, I always visit for an exceptional meal. Lastly, the lychee martinis are like nectar of the gods!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

food is interesting and delicious... a bit pricey... overall a good experience and liked the ambiance... had happy hour but we could not get it because we ate downstairs not in lounge upstairs... did not say that on outside sign.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Beautiful space and delicious food. I can sit and eat appetizers all night!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Nice experience once again. Great food. Great ambiance. Quiet.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Consistently great food with terrific service👍🏼

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The evening was just perfect

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The gracious French Indochinese ambience is not betrayed by the inventive, exquisite Asian fusion cuisine.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

A very very nice dinner in an authentic place it felt as in Vietnam

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent service, good food and lovely atmosphere. My wife and I had a selection of apps, our friends had the duck and the sea bass. Everyone loved their meals. Service was attentive but not intrusive. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Excellent food, wonderful service and great setting.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I proposed to my girlfriend right before we came here. The food was wonderful and matched our happy mood perfectly.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Fine dining, nice atmosphere. The lounge upstairs is a nice place to hang out and dine and it's relatively quiet for a midtown restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Great food and service as usual.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Glad to see that the prix fixe lunch menu has returned.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We had two dinners here while in the city. The first was a shared collection of appetizers that were great with dessert. The coconut pudding was wonderful. The wine was also excellent and reasonably priced. The second meals for me and my wife were duck and stir fried assorted fish and shrimp. Again, all wonderful. I’ve visit the city several times a year since 2011 and this is the best dining yet.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Nice room, very helpful staff, good food, what else would you need to call it a good evening

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

On top of it’s game as they continue to tweak the menu to make dinner more interesting. Great meal last night❤️

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Very nice restaurant. Food, service and atmosphere were fine. I would return.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I think the restaurant was overbooked and understaffed for Valentines Day. As a result the service was quite slow (although friendly). The special menu was rather average.. maybe the a la Carte would have been better. From where we were sitting we were very aware of people arriving, being offered tables very near the door, cramped together or near the service table.. and being upset about that (us too.. but we managed to get moved). So it was okay, but not great.. especially for the price.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for Valentine’s Day yesterday and had the worst experience. We got sat at a table in the middle of some trees and the host wouldn’t move us, we only got water once, they never came to refill in the hour and a half we were there, they never came to ask if we wanted another drink or how we were doing, it took 45 minutes to get our appetizer and another 30 to get our main course which we ordered steak medium and it came raw, as if they had thrown it on the grill for 30 seconds. Our side of rice came cold. Every other table around us got their food in a timely manner, it’s as if we weren’t important enough to even bother serving until we told them to take the steak back, take it off our bill and give us the check. Worst service i have ever experienced. And the food didn’t make up for it. Don’t bother with this place.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

First visit. enjoyed very much . Just need to know that menu was very heavily oriented towards fish and we had two different menus at the table - same except one had cod and the other had salmon. A bit noisy in front - coming from upstairs, but at back of ground floor minimal. I use the "handle" "Miss the Classics", but this approaches it (except that my ideal" is more continental than Asian). We ate leisurely and did not feel rushed in any way. Interesting specialty cocktails although at $16 each seemed priced a bit higher than most places. However, these were specialty cocktails and don't know what "routine " cocktails would be priced.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Le Colonial is an old favorite that consistently delights. THIS RW menu was particularly appealing. The portions were surprisingly generous, and the food was delicious. Le Colonial may not be as trendy or as cutting edge as it once was, but we had a wonderful meal and definitely want to go back.

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3.0Dined on February 8, 2018

We've eaten at Le Colonial a few times, most recently during Restaurant Week. I've always enjoyed it-- a pretty setting, interesting food. We've brought friends visiting from out of town.

This last visit was a bit of a disappointment. Perhaps the chef has changed (?), but the food didn't seem as interesting. And it wasn't necessarily because of Restaurant Week, because it was RW on our very first visit, and we returned. I will say that the portions are very generous. We both had spring rolls as starter and were given 4-- twice as much as I was expecting. They were primarily meat and therefore quite filling. I usually prefer more vegetables added in.

Our main course was Carmelized Chicken. It was not unduly sweet, but it was virtually all chicken and again could have benefited from some vegetables to add interest; it was a bit one-note. Again, very generous portions which neither I nor my husband could finish. We don't like to waste food, so we brought it home and the next day had another meal of it, adding some ginger, red pepper, and snow peas which we thought made it more interesting.

And guess what? We still had some chicken left over. As I said, portions were very generous!

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1.0Dined on February 4, 2018

This was a REALLY disappointing experience. Service was bad, Food was bad and the Whole Place was just not living up to price Level at all.

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2.0Dined on February 4, 2018

I have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years. However lately the quality of the food has gone down 10 notches. Sad to say but my last time dining there.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

A place stuck in a time warp. The decor and food were dated. Just not up to par for the price point.

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