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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 - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 162
    Excellent
  • 143
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Vietnamese / Californian fusion

I visited this restaurant many times now and still love their seafood. Classy dining room and patio on the second floor, and vibrant cocktail lounge upstairs. Live jazz and dance floor week nights.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
FM6565
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San Mateo, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
San Mateo, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I visited this restaurant many times now and still love their seafood. Classy dining room and patio on the second floor, and vibrant cocktail lounge upstairs. Live jazz and dance floor week nights.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We had high hopes for this restaurant as it was recommended by a local. However from start to finish we had nothing but grief! The food was good but really at the prices charged we were not overly impressed.

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Lexington, Mass
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Even as a foodie used to fine dining, who seeks out experiences world wide, I was awed by the food at Le Colonial. The experience begins as you walk in the restaurant. Tucked behind buildings, the restaurant evokes memories of great colonial landmarks such as Raffles in Singapore or the Peninsula in Hong Kong. Even if you are familiar with... More 

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Burlingame, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A are find of a restaurant in San Francisco. The atmosphere is a recreation of a place in French Indochina from the 1920s. You enter thru a covered atria where people are enjoying cocktails and then you enter the restaurant. The menu consist of a wide variety of Vietnamese/French cuisine of course with English translation. The food which was served... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had the scorpion bowl (it's not that strong, but tasty), the appetizer tasting platter (delicious) and various dishes. I would recommend the Ca Chien halibut. Yum!

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great spot that is tucked away in an alley. When you get inside, there are lovely plants and bamboo to go along with the nice old style colonial furniture. The staff are friendly and the lounge upstairs is great. Our server was excellent. He noticed my father's knife was dirty and before either one of us could say anything, it... More 

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Andre C, Owner at Le Colonial, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us. It's always nice to learn that we have exceeded expectations and especially on such an important occasion as was your event. We never lose sight that you, as all consumers, especially now due to the wonders of the web, have a range of options available to them when seeking out a business to meet your... More 

Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I love Asian/Vietnamese food, so I checked out Le Colonial in San Francisco. The food is good, (although there are better Asian restaurants in San Francisco), the service is good, and the style is classy. They serve good cocktails too ! But personally I think it is a little too expensive. If you go all the way, with starters, entrees,... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our visit to San Francisco was on very short notice so our dining options were limited to the (east-coast equivalent) hours that we wished to dine. So we combed the TripAdvisor listings for places that we could walk to and where we could get in no later than 7 pm. What sealed us on Le Colonial was that, for the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Came here for business dinner. Nice setting and friendly, though service was lack-luster and spending $100+ on a bottle of wine for half of it to be spilt on the table by our server every time he poured it was really lame... Food was mixed but the whole experience was let down by a strange service. Meal was over $350... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very good Asian food. We were a large group with a pre-arranged menu. Still, food was interesting, plentiful, and exquisite. We used their 2nd floor colonial veranda and it offered a nice ambiance to the dinner.

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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: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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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