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20 cosmo place, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Ranked #190 of 5,012 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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Le Colonial San Francisco has excellent Vietnamese-French food. All of the dishes were cooked perfectly, seasoned perfectly, and plated perfectly. The restaurant ambiance is nice with nice decor. This restaurant is just ~5-10 minutes walking distance from San Francisco's Union Square. The one negative is the slow service. It took about 30 minutes for our appetizers to arrive and then... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful place for a meal with friends. Walking into it is like walking into a slice of old French Polynesia. Don't look for traditional Vietnamese here, but the food is wonderful- duck sous vide with Vietnamese spices, sea bass in banana leaf... The flourless chocolate cake is one of the best I have had anywhere. As other... More 

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Berkeley, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Vietnamese food that is for the American diner, but it was close to the real thing. We were a table of eight. They have a number of round tables, which was perfect for our size group. Our server was delightful, and the food was very tasty. We started with the appetizer platter, then I had a chicken with unusual herbs,... More 

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Covington, Louisiana
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Okay, so we literally stumbled across this beauty by peeking down an alley. It was gorgeously lit up at the end of the alley and drew us in! Once inside we found a unique pre-prohibition French Polynesian restaurant with a huge bar and cozy balcony seating on second floor with a very large dining area on the first floor, with... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It is an interesting place I went to a couple of times in the past year or two for business dinners and while I like its character it somehow doesn't resonate with me. Perhaps it is the expectations mismatch - I was looking for a "classic" Vietnamese place, not a, well, colonial French layer over it. The colonial bit -... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Whenever I am in San Francisco I try to spend the evening at this wonderful restaurant. Last night my partner and I had a fabulous meal, attentive and polite service, and a relaxing evening. We will be back again.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My husband & I enjoyed Le Colonial in Chicago every time we were there. During this visit in San Francisco, we found that we enjoyed just as much this Le Colonial one. The dishes were delightful in that they reflected the true Vietnamese flavors, but with unique twists. The dessert platter was perfect. The prices were rather high, however. Only... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were here with my wife and her sister and brother in-law. It was my wife's pick for her birthday and it did not disappoint. The service was fabulous, the food was fantastic and the room was beautiful. I would recommend for that romantic night when you want something a little different but classy. I definitely will return.

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Denver, Colorado
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Last night We went to Le Colonial, French Vietnamese about block away from the Hotel Monaco. Very good.  Great service.  Best potstickers.  DH had ahi tuna, I had shrimp curry.   http://www.lecolonialsf.com/

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We were hitting the town for one last night--and what better way to do that than to hit ten different places and have a cocktail and a small plate in each. We skipped the line downstairs and went straight to the bar up top--enjoyed a great bottle of Rose along with several appetizers shared among friends. The Ribs are amazing,... 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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