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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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.
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!
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.
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.
A place stuck in a time warp. The decor and food were dated. Just not up to par for the price point.
It brought me back to a time when Hanoi was Hanoi before the war and Saigon was not Ho Chi Minh City. Our waiter was a violinist from the northern part of Thailand close to Laos. Very gentle. Food was euphoric. Very special. I’m in love!
Service was excellent. Food was delicious and portion size was filling. We were there for restaurant week and was satisfied with the prix fix menu options: spring roll and chicken soup and vegetable stir fry were excellent. I will definitely return.
Very good food. OUr lovely table in the corner seemed forgotten by wait staff, but very accommodating when they did come by.
The food was good but I think they could use some new cuisine energy . We were there for restaurant week and the salmon was excellent. The chicken was so so. It may have seen better days and could use a shot of energy. The waiter was fabulous. The ambience was also great and the upstairs bar looks like a great place for hanging out or happy hour.
Food was delicious as always. Hadn't been in a couple of months and happy to see a few new menu items such as the Saigon Burger for lunch but sad no longer Chao Tom.
The restaurant is very beautiful and serene, and the service is excellent. The food, however, was less pleasing to my palate, long on the heat and less elegant than I expected.
The salmon entree on the restaurant week menu was to die for. Excellent! the spring rolls are also a must try! Will be back to try their a la carte menu
Chicken dish tasted like candy; swapped with a chicken noodle dish. But it doesn't seem like the ubiquitous fish sauce prevalent in Vietnamese and Thai food was missing from their dishes
this restaurant is beautiful, the food is super tasty and the portions are generous, the service excellent waiters anticipate your needs, this is my second visit and it will not be the last.
Terrific from start to finish! Despite having arrived early for our reservation, we were seated immediately. They placed us at the perfect table where both of us could take in the scene. To our delight, the restaurant was participating in Restaurant Week. The special menu had several outstanding options from which to choose. The food did not disappoint! We would return in a heartbeat!
Pleasant as always!
Le Colonial is a relic of the past. It is still a beautiful restaurant but the food is nothing but a disappointment. It isn't terrible but it certainly isn't any better than most take-out joints.
Amazing atmosphere, but food lacks the subtlety and joy of good Vietnamese food. I had a decent meal, but flavors seemed muted, fresh herbs were wilted. The most flavor came from my mojito and my dessert. Service is impeccable.
Excellent service and food. Always a pleasure to dine at Le Colonial.
I was very impressed by our meal at Le Colonial--the food was very good, as was the service. It was a lovely evening.
We had a Restaurant Week lunch, and the soft spring rolls were perfect, the salads made of the freshest and brightest ingredients, and the tapioca pudding dessert to die for. I give a less than "5" rating because I was recently in Vietnam, and the flavors and presentations were a step below the quality I've been led to expect from being in Hanoi and Saigon. Otherwise, a great lunch experience, highly recommended.
Came for Restaurant Week!
Drinks: I had a cocktail that was chili-infused Grey Goose vodka. My date got a drink with pear vodka. They were both delicious.
The food was great, my date got the spring rolls and and I got the soup.
For entrées, my date got the fish and I got the chicken. The fish was good, yellow sauce. The chicken was just the right amount of sweet, in a red sauce, and absolutely delicious!
For dessert, I got the chocolate cake and he got the rice pudding with cayenne pepper. The pudding was just the right amount of sweet and spicy. The chocolate cake was really good, not to rich or sweet. We were forward about the spaces of the paper that came on top of the cake, and my dates confirmed that yes, it was indeed very very hot!
Poor service. Long wait between appetizer and main course, over an hour and a half. Many people had reservations but hotel was unprepared for them. Drinks are too expensive. Not worth the money spent, not so likely to come again.