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Le Colonial

20 cosmo place, San Francisco, CA 94109
4159313600
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Ranked #134 of 4,858 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $80
Cuisines: Asian, French, Vietnamese, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Taylor and Jones
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English first
Champaign, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Truly one of the best meals I've had in a restaurant ever. The Jazz Hot cocktail was an elegant end to a hectic day. The decore was reminiscent of French Colonial Vietnam, a mix of elegant and tropical. At the recommendation of the attentive waitress I had the mixed seafood special. The extremely fresh mussels, shrimp and scallops were covered... More

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Lihue, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Ceiling fans that look like I imagine a Vietnam restaurant to feel like.....food was excellent! Drinks just as delicious as dessert. I will definitely be back. Make a reservation or you will wait.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My husband and I located Le Colonial on Nara and thought it sounded interesting. As we were only in San Francisco for two nights, we wanted to make our selection a memorable one. It truly was! Every item we chose from the menu was fresh --not only in the food--but in creativity. We started with spring rolls wrapped in rice... More

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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Soup was 9 bucks but a tiny bowl. I couldn't finish it... Pho but with style and a bottle if wine. My boyfriend loved it all!

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Lima, Peru
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Love love love this restaurant! The food is superb! I love the ambience! As soon as you walk in there is outdoor sitting with very nieve light which I found it very romantic. Since there is so many dishes in the menú the water offers some and everything is delish!! They also have a bar and dance área after eating... More

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Lordgin1
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Le Colonial is a very elegant restaurant with wonderful food enveloped in majestic décor. The entrees are very fresh and flavorful. The fish wrapped in Banana leaves was a highlight as the flavors were quite unique and tasty. The lamb was amazingly tender and delicious. Ginger and Coconut is a staple in most of the dishes. The interior is dark... More

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San Diego, California
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252 reviews 252 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Le Colonial is so very very good and very very consistent. Love the beautiful atmosphere, love the food, love the service and despite the mostly toffish crowd --or chain status-- you'd be hard pressed to find better Vietnamese. What I love besides the aesthetics is how clean and balanced and pretty darn healthy their food is. Save room for dessert... More

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Providence
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I had a business dinner here in December 2013. The food was wonderful- very traditional Vietnamese, but elegantly prepared and very flavorful. The restaurant itself is laid out very well, with a garden-like entrance and an interior that is spacious enough to not feel too packed. Despite the spacious interior, it is a loud place- it was kind of hard... More

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Portland, Oregon
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The atmosphere is seductive and charming as soon as you walk in the door and your eye travels down the dimmed lights of the garden-like atrium toward the main dining room. The atrium is a nice place to have a drink as you wait, and almost hard to leave once your table is ready. The duck was cooked perfectly and... More

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Los Altos, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The word that came to mind for people in our party was "threadbare". Perhaps with a good crowd that could be changed to "charming", but that's not how it seemed. Service varied widely between a desultory greeting and the overly cheerful ministrations of a manager later in the meal, with generally professional attention in between from an experienced server. The... More

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