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About Le Colonial NYC

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.

149 E. 57th St
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Vietnamese, French, Asian

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
5:30 – 10:00 Friday – Saturday
The lounge is open at
Monday through Sunday
4:30 - 11:00 Sunday - Thursday
4:30 – 11:00 Friday – Saturday

Cross Street:
Lexington Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 752-0808

Website:
http://www.lecolonialnyc.com/

Entertainment:
Music in Lounge

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.

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.

Public Transit:
E to 53rd/Lexington
4, 5, 6, N, R to 59th Street

Private Party Facilities:
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.

Private Party Contact:
Fon Tongsomboon: (212) 974-3332

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
http://www.lecolonialnyc.com/?page_id=2866

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Sunday, December 31, 2017
On New Year’s Eve, Le Colonial will be serving a la carte menu as well as a three-course prix fixe menu for $78 per person.

Le Colonial NYC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Healthy (6)
Bar Seating (5)
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Spicy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Always excellent food & service. Our favorite part is the quiet atmosphere. We love being able to converse and not scream over background noise!

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 (México)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Delicious food, good environment and the waitress 😍

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Le Colonial both in NY and Chicago are consistently good, food is delicious, weight staff is almost always welcoming and professional. Overall a great experience and a good value

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Bar Seating, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was excellent, not much of a vibe, very quite and not the hot spot it was 20 years ago. Enjoyed the "paper tiger" cocktail!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Appetizers were wonderful. Mains not so much. Still a very fine dining experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I'm always delighted by the food choices, presentation and attentive service. Anything on the menu that sounds good is good. But ask for what spices are included, just in case you object to any. My friend and I shared a crispy fish. It was moist and crispy at the same time. We started with a few appetizers. All in all it was perfect. As we looked around we recognized that the decor is timeless, comfortable and elegant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (México)·Dined on November 17, 2017

La combinación de sabores es excelente, el monkfish plato espectacular.
Buen precio.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The food quality at Le Colonial is always top notch, with an extensive and interesting menu. Excellent venue for business lunches, the ambiance is friendly and conducive and easy to chat / listen. Service is always attentive without being overbearing.

I always look forward to and enjoy my lunch appointments at Le Colonial and highly recommend it!

Tags: Organic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

great food and atmosphere. will return for lunch when in the area.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had an outstanding dining experience and look forward to going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We started going to Le Colonial when our two sons were young and have continued to go for years. Our one son liked it so much, he chose it as the venue to propose to his now wife. The staff is courteous and efficient, quietly keeping and eye on the table. The food is excellent and we have never had anything we did not think was exceptional. Prices are in line with finer Midtown restaurants.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The restauran't service and food are simply impeccable. The food delicate and memorable, as is the service and attention to detail.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We had a lovely evening celebrating my twins 37 B'day. Food was delicious and well presented. The staff were attentive and caring about our satisfaction. We will definitely return and recommend it

Tags: Spicy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic overall experience, both food and service were outstanding.
if you want a really quiet and romantic setting ask to be seated upstairs.
Fantastic French Vietnamese food without having to break the bank. You cannot go wrong at this restaurant for any occasion. one of my favorites in all of NY>

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great authentic Vietnamese food with a twist! Gives a fine dining. Ambiance. Food was amazing recommended the Duck!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Cold winter nights and warm delicious pho does good to your body and soul.
We were immediately greeted by the staff and taken to our table where the server recommended their signature dishes and yes, we were not disappointed!
Beautiful decor, warm and friendly staff and delicious food with a modern touch of French Vietnamese made our experience here very special.
Service was attentive without being intrusive. The General Manager too stopped by to ask about our experience and we felt like we were truly taken care of.
Look forward to dining here again.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

This was my first time goin to LE COLONIAL and it was great experience ,my wife and I celebrated our anniversary here today
Our food was very tasteful and good portions, the service was amazing as well
The ambience was romantic and classy. The decor was beautiful and colonial themed, I will highly recommend this little diamond in the heart of the city.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Good vietnamese kitchen. Original tropical athmosphere. Friendly staff

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

So disappointed. This our fourth time here in the past ten years, and it has not held up well. They changed the Vietnamese ravioli to a mushroom ravioli in fish sauce that was nowhere near as good as its predecessor. The spare ribs were a bit dry, and the monkfish dish was also dry. Considering the prices they charge, you expect much more than you get at a regular Vietnamese restaurant. We will not return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Unfailingly exquisite food flavors and textures with flawless professional service in a gracious and elegant atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Wonderful restaurant with great upstairs bar - evocative of Colonial Vietnam. Food and drinks were outstanding. Enjoyed every minute!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Nice ambience. Food very disappointing from what it used to be be. Not well flavored

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great foodservice and ambiance. I love the food, service and the fact that I can have a conversation with the other person. I have enjoyed this place since it opened and I was a young girl and went to the bar upstairs. Noow I am old and in a wheel chair and they were just great in helping me get in and out Overall fantastic

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Delicious food and outstanding service. They anticipated our needs before we could ask. Highly recommend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great food, nice atmosphere, quiet, good service. We had a lunch and it was great, I am assuming it's good for dinner also.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Casual, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our waiter forgot to put in our order and then disappeared so we waited an hour for our food. My husband ordered the duck special and it was very dry. My daughter’s dish had pieces of shrimp and calamari that were boarder line burnt with tons of whole herbs she had to work around/spit out. The pho noodles were also under cooked. They did take off a small amount off our bill for the wait. Overall disappointed with the food since I had seen such good reviews.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Run to the best Vietnamese restaurant in NYC. Great food with outstanding service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The elimination of the prix fixe lunch is a disappointment, and the restaurant no longer represents a good quality/price ratio. Still, the kitchen turns out Franco-Vietnamese dishes of good quality and the neo-colonial decor is both attractive and unusual for midtown.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Curt, almost rude, service. The French waitress was almost argumentative.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Always a go to when my friends are in town from London, they never disappoint. My only criticism is that not once but multiple times during the end of our meal the waitress interrupted very intense conversation. It's not that she was unaware either - she kept saying "I'm sorry to interrupt" which made it almost worse. It didn't bother me as much but I thought my friend, who was paying for the meal btw, was going to lose it. I'm sure we will be back because everything else was great as usual. We just may take a little break.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Exquisite and creative cuisine, impeccably prepared and served, in lush "old world" environment. The value is especially good at lunch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Le Colonial remains a consistenely good resturant and a lovely dining setting. It could use an update to the menu and the duck is one dish that can be either outstanding or so dry there is not enough beverages on the table to requench your thirst. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Did they change chefs? The food was just okay. Somewhat dry Certainly not as good as before. I will give it one more shot. This is a place I really looked forward to dining at. Disappointed

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Truly wonderful. Have not had a meal this good in 12 months

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Fabulous lunch today. We love Vietnamese and this hit all of the right buttons. Beautiful, relaxing, warm interior. Excellent service.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I was so excited to introduce my friend Vietnamese cuisine. The price does not live up the food quality. As pricy as Nobu57 but quality 10 times lower. Good ambient, good service, pricey but the food 's just like an average restaurant. Pork rib, fish, and rice were cold and fatty. The meal cost roughly $150 but we just could eat a half. Not much authentic Vietnamese food.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Good and consistent

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Excellent experience - food and ambiance; great for conversations

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I always love Le Colonial. Fresh tasty options - especially seafood. Last visit one of our guests is a meat eater. He was disappointed in the meat. Ribs too small and bony. And duck dried out. Will continue to bring fish eaters to Le Colonial.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

very inventive dishes, nice restaurant. They are very creative and preparation is extremely interesting. We enjoyed this intimate setting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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