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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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Hours:
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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  • 142
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  • 137
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 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
Elegant French Vietnamese

This was a return visit for me after a couple of years. I enjoyed this visit as much as the last. The restaurant is located in an alley street so does not have street visibility. I believe it adds to the charm of the visit. The décor is beautiful. There is both covered outdoor seating as well as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Byron R
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Laguna Beach, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The service was great but the menu seemed a bit dated. I've become so used to menus that change based on availability it was a change to see a more rigid listing of items. The beef was to be served with a soft poached egg. The waiter even described it as runny. When the dish arrived it was close to... More 

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Katy, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I had dinner at Le Colonial last night with a client and it was fantastic. Certainly one of the best meals I've had in the last 5 years. Service was amazing and pace of the dinner was just right for business. We had the appetizer sampler which was heaven with tofu cakes, beef skewers, spring rolls, and ribs. I could... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We met friends whom we'd not seen for a decade here and it was a perfect choice! On a Tuesday evening, it was quiet enough that we could all enjoy our conversation and actually could hear one another! The tables were far enough apart that we felt as if we had some privacy, which was very welcome! When one enters... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This was a return visit for me after a couple of years. I enjoyed this visit as much as the last. The restaurant is located in an alley street so does not have street visibility. I believe it adds to the charm of the visit. The décor is beautiful. There is both covered outdoor seating as well as interior seating.... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My husband and I brought a couple, dear friends of our visiting from Italy, to this restaurant as a special treat. Yes, it is expensive but the food is some of the best we have ever had. This is really a fine dining experience so don't be afraid to dress up for the occasion! It has been years since our... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Le Colonial has plenty of atmosphere and feels and sounds very festive, I.e., noisy. The service is ok. The food is tasty and very similar to what I have eaten in a chain Thai noodle house for 1/5 the cost.

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Culver City, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It's an upscale Vietnamese restaurant with a French colonial decor/theme. It has a limited menu with small selections. They have a much more extensive wine list and good cocktails. Food is authentic Vietnamese but come in small portions and the price is 2-3 times what you would pay at a typical Vietnamese restaurant. At that price point, 90% of their... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The music playing was just excellent as the service. Everything we ordered was delicious. Do order their especial fish that is cooked in the palm tree leave, exquisite!

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Aarhus, Denmark
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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Nice south asian/vietnamese inspired experience. Excellent reception by the hostess and nice-ish drinks on the balkony, their Singapore Slings did not work, though. Food nice and balanced. Expect a loud crowd.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This restaurant has always delivered for me. The food here is outstanding. The duck spring rolls with lettuce wraps are a great appetizer. The green papaya salad is hreat to share for two people.The lamb chops have a sweet taste and are recommendable. The flourless chocolate cake will make a great ending to your meal. While there are many negative... 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: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?