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Le Colonial

149 E 57th Street, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
+1 212-752-0808
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Ranked #769 of 11,584 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
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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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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Chicago, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I ate at this restaurant 15 years ago when I lived in NYC. Back on business and gave it a whirl. Terrific experience - the food was amazing (duck rolls, sea bass, Sriricha chocolate dessert) and our server was attentive, friendly, helpful and quite attractive! Love the decor - French Vietnamese vibe, palms and dark wood shutters. Definitely give this... More

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New York City, New York
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222 reviews 222 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We ordered pho soup, filet mignon, duck spring rolls, bun trio, string beans, bun trio and red snapper with salad. The soup, spring rolls, string beans and salad were very good. The entrees were very good. Reservations recommended. The very dim. The light from your phone will help you read the menu.

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253 reviews 253 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
492 helpful votes 492 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is a place that doesn't do simple comfort food. It's unique dishes based on Vietnamese tradition. You have to be a bit daring to enjoy it. I'm a little less in that category, but I came here for a family gathering. I did find a menu item I liked and it was quite good. The service was excellent. And... More

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Mamaroneck, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I have been quite a few times over the years to Le Colonial for business lunches, but that was my first time for dinner. And I was not disappointed. Food is excellent and creative, service is impeccable and attentive. The decor of an old colonial mansion is fairly relaxing. I's a tad expensive, but worth it.

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Good restaurant with quite interesting food. Busy place with a buzzy atmosphere but still offered good service. Can recommend if if you want interesting fusion food

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The food which was served to us could have come out of the deep-frozen section of Trader Joe's. The flavors were dull and had none of the explosive combination of Asian spices and ingredients you would expect. I had better Vietnamese food in China Town. My duck was.. a duck served on a kind of coleslaw. I tasted of duck... More

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Maplewood, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Le Colonial was one of my long time favorites and go to place when I carved sophisticated vietnamese food. My dinner last Friday was unfortunately utterly disappointing. While the atmosphere, decor and drinks are still great, the food was mediocre at best.The mixed rolls as appetizer were prepared without care and so deeply fried that I could have done better... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our best meal in NYC and that says a lot as they were all very good! This was our 25th anniversary trip and it was a perfect way to end the week.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It had been 20 years since my first and only visit here and my memories were good ones so I was hoping to be impressed once again many years later. As I entered the elegant and inviting dining room it was exactly as I remembered and this is a good thing. Elegant and inviting not tiered and old. The food... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

French Vietnamese perfection! The decor is just sumptuous, and the menu is diverse. Whether dining alone, on a special date, or with a large party, the service is impeccable. Every dish is beautifully presented and expertly prepared.

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