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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
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 28
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  • 12
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    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
Nice and pricey

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Brian R
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Aarhus, Denmark
via mobile
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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323 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Auckland, New Zealand
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167 reviews 167 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

I can't praise this place enough. The ambience is cool, the cocktails are inventive and the food is just sublime. I came here with friends and we were bowled over. We started with cocktails and the Flaming Buddha was just wow! Then we had a selection of starters and mains. I had the pork belly starter which was just amazing.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Wow... just wow. Everything was awesome but try the duck. We ate here 2 nights because it was so good! Our new favorite restaurant! Very reasonably priced as well.

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Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to provide fellow consumers with your rich perspective. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The restaurant is hidden down a back ally and feels like you are going back in time as you walk through the doors into the atrium area. The food here was delicious and is served family style for your group, but the Brussels sprouts were out of the world good! It was so good the we ordered another plate of... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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127 reviews 127 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Our family has enjoyed this restaurant. To start with - It is definitely pricey. Like everything else in downtown San Francisco. But the experience was very good- friendly and very attentive server, good quality food, nice presentation. I enjoyed the sturgeon, the appetizer mixed plate was good, as well as Vietnamese pho soups.

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Cape town
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I had some doubts about the idea of Vietnamese food with a French Colonial twist! However, my doubts were completely unfounded! Tucked away up a lovely side alley up a hill near Union Square, in a completely delightful building and setting, Le Colonial did not disappoint. Great and professional service, the best Brussels sprouts I've eaten, ever and all round... More 

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've visited Vietnam twice and enjoyed food from 5-star restaurants to street vendors. I was impressed with the balance of fresh ingredients and the blending of spices and herbs that never overpowered the dish. I incorrectly thought my Le Colonial dining experience would remind me of these trips. Le Colonial claims to be "... showcase authentic Vietnamese dishes with a... More 

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Paris, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Went there for a family dinner. The food was excellent and the waiters helpful. The restaurant in itself is very welcoming. I have tried the one in New York as well, the menus are different but the food is just as good. I would go again!

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?