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Le Colonial

937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422 (Gold Coast)
3122550088
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Ranked #72 of 8,290 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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
Cuisines: French, Vietnamese
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Oak
Transit: Chicago El & Bus Route 22,36,151,156
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.”
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2008

Food was unique and delicious. Portions are just right. Atmosphere makes you feel like you're somewhere else...it was snowing and cold outside, but the restaurant felt warm and tropical.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2007

One of my most favorite restaurants... and memorable lunches with my husband. Yummy spring rolls, and very good vietamese coffee and tapioca pudding. Yes, perhaps overpriced, but good ambiance and excellent service.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2007

Over-priced vietnamese food....decor was nice there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2007

One of my favorite Chicago restaurants. Great food, nice decor and awesome people-watching from the terrace upstairs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2007

Nothing special about the food. Still good and the ambiance is nice. The restaurant seemed a little crowed and tight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2007

Vietnamese food with class.

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2007

I love this restaurant. The service is very deferential, but never fawning, respectful. The dining room is quiet, white table cloth, lovely plates and silverware, glassware too. The food is delicious, across the elaborate menu. Even though it's in the heart of the touristy district among many terrible convention-type restaurants, Le Colonial serves up French-Indonesian fare that is above expectations.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2007

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. This is one place I can always count on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2007

I have been here once years ago but it was just delicious. Love to go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2007

So romantic!

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