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.View Private Dining Details
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Portions are very small. Ordered the ribs and they were the smallest I have ever seen. Service was very slow. Just not like it used to be.
Consistently great food with top notch service. Truly a neighborhood gem 👍🏼
My duck course was excellent. Best ever. My wife’s Chilean sea bass was mediocre and extremely small amount of fish for $36! Appetizer special was good but little French influence detectable. Price bit high - especially the mediocre wine.
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.
Always a nice place for a business lunch wilt wonderful food. Don’t miss the Vietnamese coffee.
Excellent food, good service, nice ambiance so you can talk
Fresh and excellent
Good place for a fine dining
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!
Delicious food served by excellent waiters. Go and you will not be disappointed. Best Vietnamese food in NYc👍🏼
Birthday. But celebrated without informing the restaurant
One of my best places to eat , especially upstairs with music
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
Absolutely delicious food and drinks. It was a birthday dinner and it did not disappoint
food is very good. service / food coming out is too slow
Good pho! Good back rib. Recommend
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!
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.
Beautiful space and delicious food. I can sit and eat appetizers all night!
Nice experience once again. Great food. Great ambiance. Quiet.
Headed upstairs to the bar while craving for something light and 60degrees weather appropriate margaritas.
The bar area was nice and quiet, far from the loud and obnoxious populace of a Saturday night.
Ordered the Jalapeño margaritas, tuna tartare with sesame rice crackers and crispy spring rolls. Wrap the spring roll with all the ingredients in crunchy lettuce and its a party in your mouth. Yum!
Consistently great food with terrific service👍🏼
The evening was just perfect
The gracious French Indochinese ambience is not betrayed by the inventive, exquisite Asian fusion cuisine.
A very very nice dinner in an authentic place it felt as in Vietnam
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.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Excellent food, wonderful service and great setting.
I proposed to my girlfriend right before we came here. The food was wonderful and matched our happy mood perfectly.
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.
Great food and service as usual.
Glad to see that the prix fixe lunch menu has returned.
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.
Nice room, very helpful staff, good food, what else would you need to call it a good evening
On top of it’s game as they continue to tweak the menu to make dinner more interesting. Great meal last night❤️
Very nice restaurant. Food, service and atmosphere were fine. I would return.
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.
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.
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.
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.