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“Great ambience-good food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Le Colonial

Le Colonial
937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422 (Near North Side)
3122550088
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Ranked #63 of 8,447 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: French, Vietnamese
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Oak
Transit: Chicago El & Bus Route 22,36,151,156
Description: LE COLONIAL IS CELEBRATING 15 YEARS IN CHICAGO’S GOLD COAST AREA ON RUSH STREET. THIS NOTED UP-SCALE FRENCH-VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT TRANSPORTS GUESTS TO ANOTHER TIME AND PLACE, VIVIDLY RECAPTURING THE BEAUTY, ROMANCE AND SPIRIT OF 1920’S FRENCH COLONIAL SOUTHEAST ASIA. THE SECOND-FLOOR MAIN BAR, LOUNGE, AND TERRACE ARE ADORNED WITH PLUSH COUCHES, WOVEN RATTAN CHAIRS, AND POTTED PALMS. BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS OF TURN OF THE CENTURY LIFE IN SAIGON SET THE STAGE FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT."LE COLONIAL IS AN ESCAPIST'S PARADISE, A CLEVERLY CRAFTED RE-CREATION OF THE CIVILIZED YET EXOTIC WORLD OF FRENCH INDOCHINA. HERE IN ITS TONY OAK STREET ENVIRONS, LE COLONIAL HAS ONE OF THE LOVELIEST DINING ROOMS IN THE CITY -- AND THE SECOND FLOOR LOUNGE IS A SULTRY, SEDUCTIVE COCKTAIL DESTINATION.”
Lincolnshire, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great ambience-good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were fortunate enough to get a table upstairs on the balcony overlooking Rush Street on a perfect night in Chicago. The service was excellent, and the food was good, but not as special as I remember it being when they first opened. Overall it was a very nice experience but a little pricey for what was served.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Simply great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Whenever I am in Chicago, I try to find time to come to this restaurant. The food is excellent. And it's been that way every time that I have visited over 15 years. Service is very good without being intimidating or overbearing.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
“A perfect mix of Asia and France”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is our last night in Chicago and we weren't disappointed just first rate food booked to perfection .

The team help you decide food your taste and wine to match .

The place is in a lovely building beautifully restored to blend with the fishes served

Worth going

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went here on a rainy evening in June and could only get a table upstairs in the bar area. There are dining tables there as well. The atmosphere is cozy and the food is fresh and delicious. Service was friendly and efficient. We will return next time in Chicago which will be soon.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Nice building, go else where for food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Wife and I on business for dinner. Convenient on Rush St, It was a steak house previously they set up shop without much change. Place is nice inside call it Chinese with linens. Service is fast and not particularly friendly. This is just Chinese with lemon grass. Food is way over priced and not that good, there's a lot of Chinese, food in Chicago that better and less expensive. I was not impressed. Not a memorable meal nothing outstanding.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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