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Le Colonial NYC

4.2
1783 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Vietnamese, French, Asian
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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
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
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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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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.
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Private party contact
Fon Tongsomboon: (212) 974-3332
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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/?page_id=2866
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
What 1783 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Quiet
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service as usual.

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GeorgeS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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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JackG (London)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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vipRockyroad (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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MikeN (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined 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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vipmisstheclassics (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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hollisnan (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipChanteuse (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 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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KristineL (New York Area)
1.0  Dined 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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vipsilver6698 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 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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vipCurryHeaven (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

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vipgloriaa (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Very good food. OUr lovely table in the corner seemed forgotten by wait staff, but very accommodating when they did come by.

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vipVegetarianFoodie (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

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vipJayD (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

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ElaineL (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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

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MrArman (London)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Pleasant as always!

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vipFabulassy (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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WillsMom (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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vipshhh (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent service and food. Always a pleasure to dine at Le Colonial.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

I was very impressed by our meal at Le Colonial--the food was very good, as was the service. It was a lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

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