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Le Colonial

#69 of 8,392 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Le Colonial
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937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422
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937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422 (Oak)
Chicago El & Bus Route 22,36,151,156
3122550088
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: LE COLONIAL IS CELEBRATING 15 YEARS IN CHICAGO’S GOLD COAST AREA ON RUSH...
LE COLONIAL IS CELEBRATING 15 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. THE SECOND-FLOOR MAIN BAR, LOUNGE, AND TERRACE ARE ADORNED WITH PLUSH COUCHES, WOVEN RATTAN CHAIRS, AND POTTED PALMS. BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS OF TURN OF THE CENTURY LIFE IN SAIGON SET THE STAGE FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT."LE COLONIAL IS AN ESCAPIST'S PARADISE, A CLEVERLY CRAFTED RE-CREATION OF THE CIVILIZED YET EXOTIC WORLD OF FRENCH INDOCHINA. HERE IN ITS TONY OAK STREET ENVIRONS, LE COLONIAL HAS ONE OF THE LOVELIEST DINING ROOMS IN THE CITY -- AND THE SECOND FLOOR LOUNGE IS A SULTRY, SEDUCTIVE COCKTAIL DESTINATION.”
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    Very good
  • 59
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Beautiful restaurant. Most cosmo cities have a colonial Vietnamese restaurant and this one doesn't disappoint. The...

Beautiful restaurant. Most cosmo cities have a colonial Vietnamese restaurant and this one doesn't disappoint. The portions are not always that big, but if you share dishes, you should get enough.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2008
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2008

Beautiful restaurant. Most cosmo cities have a colonial Vietnamese restaurant and this one doesn't disappoint. The portions are not always that big, but if you share dishes, you should get enough.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2008

I love this place! Great colonial decor, excellent service, very interesting South Asian fusion food

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2008

Cozy, cozy colonial ambience (with palm fronds and couches) for drinking and dining with friends. Favorite place in Chicago especially in winter.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2008

good. of the "fusion" dining era. expensive...or am i just broke? i keep calling everything expensive...

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Dickinson, Texas
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72 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2008

the food and service were exceptional. it was very crowded on a friday night--make sure you have reservations. it's not as formal as some, ok to show up without a tie and jacket. the only drawback i experienced was a somewhat cramped dining room, and lots and lots of noise. but, hey, everyone was having a good time.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2008

Heard its the best place in town for cocktails. Who wants to go?

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2008

amazing decor

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Sacramento, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2008

I've frequented this restaurant a lot, introducing many friends and family to this place since it's my favorite restaurant in downtown Chicago! Upstairs: my favorite place to sit. It's more casual than downstairs with part of it in a lounge atmosphere with some tropical-like plants. My favorite place to sit when on a date is on the patio (especially in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2008

Pretty good. Not a big ticket with me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2008

Wonderful fusion of Vietnamese and French food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422
    (Oak)
  • Public Transportation: Chicago El & Bus Route 22,36,151,156
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 3122550088

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

LE COLONIAL IS CELEBRATING 15 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. THE SECOND-FLOOR MAIN BAR, LOUNGE, AND TERRACE ARE ADORNED WITH PLUSH COUCHES, WOVEN RATTAN CHAIRS, AND POTTED PALMS. BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS OF TURN OF THE CENTURY LIFE IN SAIGON SET THE STAGE FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT."LE COLONIAL IS AN ESCAPIST'S PARADISE, A CLEVERLY CRAFTED RE-CREATION OF THE CIVILIZED YET EXOTIC WORLD OF FRENCH INDOCHINA. HERE IN ITS TONY OAK STREET ENVIRONS, LE COLONIAL HAS ONE OF THE LOVELIEST DINING ROOMS IN THE CITY -- AND THE SECOND FLOOR LOUNGE IS A SULTRY, SEDUCTIVE COCKTAIL DESTINATION.”
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?