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20 cosmo place, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Ranked #180 of 5,041 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $80
Sun - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I returned to this excellent restaurant in San Francisco recently after a few months. From the moment we entered we received a nice welcome and were seated at our table even though we had arrived half an hour earlier than our reservation. Service was excellent through out the dinner. The restaurant offers three signature dishes of a combination of meat... More 

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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews 128 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Stopped by for a late meal at this unique venue. Easy to make reservations through Open Table and received confirmation by email and phone. The restaurant is down a side street that can have you second guessing if you are in the right place until you see the parking lot full of expensive cars. The decor is nicely decorated and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Friday night dinner with 2 teenagers after crossing the pacific and a long day walking and cycling potentially risky but our visit was a complete success. Arrived on time and seated promptly. The place was full but we had our orders taken promptly and meals arrived without delay. All staff friendly and informed. Cocktails, food and wine all very good,... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice setting off the hustle and bustle of union square. Limited menu which normally can be a good thing however I found the choice very limited as item very similar. With a shellfish allergy makes it even more limited. Chose the pork which was tasty but rather un exciting. Basically a bowl of pork in broth, no veg no other... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Amazing food, the combination of both French and Vietnamese cuisines is amazing. Nicely decorated, good music, outstanding service. All the dishes we tried were delicious, beef, fish, curry, duck; the appetizer samplers were delicious. Had the best brussel sprouts ever.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

An excellent experience. Elegant place--feels like French Vietnam in those classic films of the '70s. A few dishes were great--all their fish dishes and their filet mignon that you cook in their soup. The flourless chocolate cake divine. My gripes were small--but for a place that is easily $70/person, I was surprised the service was slow and they were out... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

At least three people in our party claimed to hate brussel sprouts but they all had seconds of this dish. Loved the sharing plates, eclectic menu, and beautiful atmosphere. Perfect for our corporate party.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My husband had already been here and raved about it. He was certainly right! It's kind of a throw back n time to Vietnam nam when it was occupied by France...very cool setting (think casa Blanca), great music and dancing in the bar. But our food was amazing! Had the lobster on noodles, lamb chops, side order if brocolli and... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

One of the best experiences in a restaurant. French/ Vietnamese style food, in a secluded part of San Francisco. Classy surroundings, and staff too.

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

We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our service, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out. You are one of those individuals and we are proud that you do business with... More 

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Additional Information about Le Colonial

Address: 20 cosmo place, San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone Number: 4159313600
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 80
Cuisine: Asian, French, Vietnamese, Contemporary

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