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149 E 57th Street, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
+1 212-752-0808
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Ranked #1,118 of 11,869 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lexington Ave
Transit: E to 53rd/Lexington 4, 5, 6, N, R to 59th Street
Description: Le Colonial is a truly delightful culinary experience. Like stepping into French Colonial Southeast Asia, this two-story restaurant, designed by Greg Jordan, consists of a main dining room with louvered wall panels, colorful tile floors, and vintage photos of Vietnam. Upstairs is an elegant, but lively, lounge serving a full dinner or just appetizers and cocktails. The lounge serves as an ideal setting for private parties and business dinners. Chef Ron Hsu serves an authentic Vietnamese menu with an emphasis on fresh seafood, meats, and vegetables.
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The interior of this atmospheric restaurant is absolutely fantastic - very authentic Vietnamese colonial style, with languorous ceiling fans, metal ceiling and white linen. It really reminded us of restaurants we visited in Vietnam. However, the food is a major let down. We ordered the whole snapper and the five spice duck. Both were dry, bland and not a patch... More 

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Puerto Rico
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Had lunch here with my family the other day while visiting New York. The place has a nice, inviting decor. The food is very good, specially the crispy rolls. The drinks were also very good. The service could had been a little friendlier, but adequate. This place is very expensive. Lunch with drinks for three adults and two kids, $450.... More 

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Galveston, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I made reservations at Le Colonial not really knowing what to expect but read good reviews. My mom and I went on our first night in NYC during our annual Christmas trip. The atmosphere is lovely, warm and inviting. Even though the restaurant was packed, the waitstaff was attentive, timely and friendly. Our dinner was wonderful! What a pleasant, delightful... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect, but were so happy with everything we ordered. Our table had duck, pork shoulder, filet and chicken - all were so tender and packed full of flavor. The spring rolls were the best I've had.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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63 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Le Colonial is a nice restaurant with very good food, It falls just short of being excellent. Service is prompt and professional. The food is nicely prepared and very tasty. the portions are very large, suitable for sharing if you desire. We tried the Classic Pho, The Mixed Seafood Xao, and the Bun Trio. Everything was delicious. We enjoyed some... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I have been here about 5 times and it never disappoints me! Your greeted as you enter with a warmth that doesn't feel"fake ". Start with a cocktail in the lounge if you have time. We had our appetizer there and decided to stay for our main course. Our waitress Anna, was knowledgable about the offerings and knew when to... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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107 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This restaurant has been around for a long time, and it shows. The interior is not very fancy, and for those of us who spent a lot of time in "old" asia (colonial-style restaurants like the Madarin in Bangkok), its not really authentic. That said, the food was good but not perfect, and the service very good. It feels like... More 

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Boston, MA
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76 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was my second visit to le Colonial, I don't recall my first. The food was wonderful and full of flavor, and the portions were ample. The service was exceptional as well. We started with a cocktail as we had just arrived in NYC; the bartender was terrific, and he makes a mean cocktail

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Nice cozy spot with very good food. We brought two bottles of older vintage bordeaux's and they were very accepting and attentive to decanting and providing excellent bottle service. Highly recommended for anyone that likes Vietnamese food.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Le Colonial is a very cosy restaurant with its colonial interior and friendly staff. They had really nice drinks in the bar. However, you go to a restaurant to eat. We had different starters and the best was the vegetarian spring rolls. The entrees were pork and seafood, all of which were very bland. I must say I've eaten better... More 

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Additional Information about Le Colonial

Address: 149 E 57th Street, New York City, NY 10022
Phone Number: +1 212-752-0808
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

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