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Le Colonial

937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422
+1 312-255-0088
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422
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11 - 20 of 801 reviews

Reviewed May 16, 2017

The first 'instruction' we received arrival ON TIME for our reservation at 8.30 pm was 'could i take your whole order now please as the kitchen closes at 9' We obliged a little reluctantly but it didn't seem to assist them in any way in...More

Thank David A
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

We've been to the one in San Francisco a few times and love it, the Chicago version didn't disappoint. Cocktails are amazing, the dish of the night the trout with mushrooms and glass noodles wrapped in banana leaf! Great service, fantastic atmosphere.

Thank DuneDivaDB
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

If you don't mind being close enough to hear the romantic conversation to the left of you or the angry tirade to the right of you, the French Vietnamese cuisine is excellent. Ask to be setting upstairs where it is less tightly packed

Thank amb333
Reviewed May 4, 2017

Love this place! Every time I'm in Chicago I'm having lunch in this restaurant. Great location, wonderful service, very tasty food! Can't wait to be back!

Thank Alisa F
Reviewed May 4, 2017

For those wanting some unique variety in their Asian Pacific dining experience, this is definitely the place. Had a wonderful lunch with friends on April 29th. The service was exceptional without being intrusive. Reservations are recommended,as this is a very popular spot in a terrific...More

Thank Ralph M
Reviewed April 28, 2017

In a city with many great restaurants, this is a long standing classic. It has a nice old style feel, intimate in size and food a bit different from the typical of Chicago.

Thank halebrennan
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Le Colonial was recommended to us by a friend. We were on a romantic anniversary weekend, and looking for an interesting place to eat. It was a decent walk from our downtown hotel. They sat us promptly. The room is old style, with what looks...More

Thank J P
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Had lunch on Saturday afternoon with a friend. We were seated immediately. The staff was extremely courteous and friendly. The food was absolutely delicious! Appetizer: Shrimp beignets--WOW. I had a salad with artichoke and crab: total yumminess. Friend had salad with scallops and he seemed...More

Thank Poodlegirl1968
Reviewed April 16, 2017

This was our first time visiting and I will definitely be back again. My friend and I split an appetizer, salad and entree and all three were delicious. My favorite was the shrimp, eggplant with coconut curry sauce. Amazing. The menu was very unique and...More

Thank AJR2000
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Great ambience And food . Had some vegetarian spring rolls, tuna tar tar, spicy shrimp with rice. Topped off with a bottle of nice wine.

Thank Presboss .
Nearby
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of
Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The
original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion
here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic
mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also
find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred
restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping
fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The
...More
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Kash8813
Is this restaurant vegetarian friendly ?
May 26, 2017|
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Response from David A | Reviewed this property |
Probably. Yes. But in my view the restaurant is so underwhelming in all areas that I'd find a better way to spend my time and money
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Kash8813
Is this restaurant vegetarian friendly ?
May 26, 2017|
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Response from AJR2000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely!
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Marlena W
Is there a fancier dress code? We have reservations for first time tomorrow and just wanted to make sure we were dressed appropriately:)
May 25, 2017|
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Response from Sheldon Z | Reviewed this property |
Smart causal is just fine. No shorts, etc.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$31 - $40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422
    (Oak)
  • Public Transportation: Chicago El & Bus Route 22,36,151,156
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighborhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-255-0088
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.”
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