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Le Colonial

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French, Asian, Contemporary, Vietnamese
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20 cosmo place, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Taylor and Jones)
+1 415-931-3600
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 28
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  • 12
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Asian food

Our family has enjoyed this restaurant. To start with - It is definitely pricey. Like everything else in downtown San Francisco. But the experience was very good- friendly and very attentive server, good quality food, nice presentation. I enjoyed the sturgeon, the appetizer mixed plate was good, as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
sonostrov
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Boise, Idaho
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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318 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Wow... just wow. Everything was awesome but try the duck. We ate here 2 nights because it was so good! Our new favorite restaurant! Very reasonably priced as well.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is hidden down a back ally and feels like you are going back in time as you walk through the doors into the atrium area. The food here was delicious and is served family style for your group, but the Brussels sprouts were out of the world good! It was so good the we ordered another plate of... More 

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Boise, Idaho
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Our family has enjoyed this restaurant. To start with - It is definitely pricey. Like everything else in downtown San Francisco. But the experience was very good- friendly and very attentive server, good quality food, nice presentation. I enjoyed the sturgeon, the appetizer mixed plate was good, as well as Vietnamese pho soups.

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Cape town
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I had some doubts about the idea of Vietnamese food with a French Colonial twist! However, my doubts were completely unfounded! Tucked away up a lovely side alley up a hill near Union Square, in a completely delightful building and setting, Le Colonial did not disappoint. Great and professional service, the best Brussels sprouts I've eaten, ever and all round... More 

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've visited Vietnam twice and enjoyed food from 5-star restaurants to street vendors. I was impressed with the balance of fresh ingredients and the blending of spices and herbs that never overpowered the dish. I incorrectly thought my Le Colonial dining experience would remind me of these trips. Le Colonial claims to be "... showcase authentic Vietnamese dishes with a... More 

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Paris, France
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Went there for a family dinner. The food was excellent and the waiters helpful. The restaurant in itself is very welcoming. I have tried the one in New York as well, the menus are different but the food is just as good. I would go again!

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New Orleans
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23 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We didn't eat here, so this review is only of the bar. The unassuming building is down an alley, but don't be deterred. Once you go inside and up the stair case you enter a large very cool bar with a funky colonial Vietnamese decor. There was an excellent very fun gypsy jazz band the night we were there, and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We went to dinner there on February 14th. We ordered an appetizer, two entrees, and a bottled of wine. We hadn't received our utensils, napkins, or water yet, when my wife's entrée and our appetizer was delivered to our table at the same time. I tried to tell the server this but he ran off to another customer. We sat... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

After a number of visits to Le Colonial , which have been very good, the restaurant has decidedly lost its luster. The wait staff was informed and attentive. The presentation of food, was unimaginative and the creativity of taste was lacking. When asked, the front desk was unwilling to help call a taxi even though there was no activity. Le... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Wow, what an experience. Although I travel a lot, have successfully completed Thai cooking classes and a wife who's a natural talent chef (and myself do a bit of decent cooking also), this has been a wonderful surprise. Asian cooking, French influence, Thai twist. The Ahi Tuna tartare with a side of avocado, ginger, red peppers and raw qual egg... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 cosmo place, San Francisco, CA 94109
    (Taylor and Jones)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-931-3600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, Asian, Contemporary, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?