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About Le Colonial - Chicago
Le Colonial transports guests to another time and place, vividly recapturing the beauty, romance and spirit of 1920's French-Colonial Southeast Asia. Le Colonial invigorates the senses with exquisite décor and savory authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Le Colonial offers two unique dining options: The first floor dining room is adorned with louvered shutters, woven rattan chairs, potted palms, slow-moving ceiling fans and nostalgic black and white photos of turn-of-the century life in Saigon. The upstairs lounge includes a spacious, fully stocked mahogany bar, plush couches for enjoying light fare, dining tables and a veranda, for keeping warm in winter and cool in summer. Complete with unique, delicately prepared Vietnamese cuisine, Le Colonial is the perfect setting for an after-work social or a romantic evening for two.
Chicago, IL 60611
Vietnamese, Asian, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Late Café Lunch: 2:30pm - 4:00pm *Summer only/ weather permitting/ Café only*; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is available for $16. Public lots & street parking also available.
Chicago El & Bus Route 22,36,151,156
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Le Colonial is celebrating 13 years in Chicago’s gold coast area on rush street. This noted up-scale french-vietnamese restaurant transports guests to another time and place, vividly recapturing the beauty, romance and spirit of 1920’s French colonial southeast Asia.
Le Colonial - Chicago Ratings and Reviews
Omg loved everything! We sat on the terrace and loved watching all the amazing cars drive by. The food was outstanding, we had appetizers, main course, dessert and the Vietnamese coffee was wonderful too. Nothing like we've had anywhere else. Celebrated our 20th anniversaries with another couple and walked to Zebra lounge after dinner. Perfect evening!
We celebrated a birthday and my wife's first visit to the great restaurant. The greeter had a special table for us on the second floor balcony and it was very special. The food was amazing, we had a great bottle of French wine, and even a birthday surprise for dessert. The entire evening was impressive and wonderful. Thanks to le Colonial for a grand time!
I took clients here and they raved about the entire evening and gave me 5 stars for choosing such a terrific place. They all want to return which I do year after year. The various appetizers and main dishes are so phenomenal along with an old world ambiance combined with excellent service. Even the desserts were a rave. I have converted many to this foodie haven. The New York one is great as well but my heart is at the Chicago location. Thank you Le Colonial, truly a memorable event every time!
My hubby chose the duck, he loves that. He was very disappointed because the taste wasn't good and it was tough.
I chose the salmon, I love that. I was also disappointed because it didn't have any taste and it wasn't cooked.
Otherwise the waiters are attentive and nice.
We won't come back because it's too expensive for the quality.
We had a 6pm Saturday evening reservation and even then the restaurant was quite busy.
As in previous visits, the service was very good. The white wine chilled just so, and served without our having toremind the server. Food was excellent as always. Only complaint is the tables for 2 are very snug and a bit too close to the tables next to you. Otherwise, a great choice for really excellent food.
I've been to Le Colonial a few times over the years. I always found their food to be delicious and their service fine, but this last time it was terrible. Maybe it's because it was lunch time and not dinner? We had to ask the server to come back to take our drink order, and then again for food, and then again for the check. In-between appetizers and after finishing dinner, no one was checking on us to clear plates. I had to keep turning around to wait stand find someone to help us. Also when I asked about appetizers for the group, he only had one recommendation and couldn't help with the other dishes. Might not be his fault though if he wasn't educated on the dishes and hasn't tried them - could be a training issue.
We had a reservation for 9:45. Unaware that kitchen closes at 10 (the Le Colonial in sF stays open into the later hours). We had all of about 2 mins to read the menu and order. Not a good experience as we were rushed through last call and short timeframe
To eat. Service was alright but rushed.
Having enjoyed the Houston Le Colonial, we decided to try the Chicago version, granddaddy of them all. What a treat! Smaller than the newer Houston LC, the decor was perfect. Banana palms, dark wood shutters amidst white walls and dark, slowly turning fans took us back to our imagined French colonial days in Vietnam. The menus were similar, but the dishes we chose were different and great. Very quiet service by very knowledgeable staff, and the upstairs lounge was a perfect place to relax after a wonderful meal.
I love this restaurant the food is wonderful ❣️Luis (Jose)was my waiter he is very good at his job ! The only unpleasant thing that happened was I have it in my notes that I want by the window and the hostess was sitting me in the back of the restaurant and I said can I sit in the window and she said it was reserved and I had to request the window which I told her it's in my note and on my confirmation email she sat me so I could see the window and that table sat empty even after I left making me unhappy about my whole experience!! :(
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