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“Amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Colonial

Le Colonial
937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #58 of 8,383 Restaurants in Chicago
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.”
1 review
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Found this restauron on tripadvisor. One of the best meal I've ever had!!!!
When I visit Chicago again I'll definitely visit this restaurant again as well! Thank you thank you thank you! It was awesome!

  • Visited August 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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Mexico City, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Love this place!! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food is great!! Great innovative dishes!! I always come back here because it doesn't disappoint! Our server was wonderful!

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Full of Ambience and Tasty Treats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Once you walk into Le Colonial you are transported to a French Vietnamese restaurant ala Vietnam. The very cozy space is highly infused with touches of Southeast Asia and a true colonial feel. The waitress we had was super helpful and made great tasting suggestions for our table. Our meal was delicious and would gladly go back the next time in Chicago. The two draw backs were the tables are very very close together and the volume factor is high.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Loved the food, loved the ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I eat vegetarian/fish food and completely loved my experience. We sat on the second floor balcony and our food was delicious. The staff was very nice and dessert was great. I recommend the fried banana thing.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville, Tennessee
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24 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“French infused Vietnamese and Thai at its classiest best.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

When we called they said they were full for the night, but might be able to fit us in on the bar or outside if it doesn't rain. We went and are happy we did. This is a nice place. You don't need a suit, but definitely not shorts. White tablecloths. You immediately get the French/Southeast Asia theme when you walk in. We sat on the sidewalk in the evening. Even though, the space is set off by plants, awnings, etc. to make it a natural extension of their restaurant. We had the chicken ravioli, beef salad and shared a main course (shrimp, asparagus, spicy). Everything was excellent. The server was great at pairing wines with everything. We would definitely go back and would love to eat our way through their menu.

Visited July 2014
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