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Le Colonial

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20 Cosmo Pl, San Francisco, CA 94109-6413 (Taylor and Jones)
+1 415-931-3600
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A very well-concealed, back-alley location well worth seeking ! The menu was pre-fix for 18 people and everyone found a favorite dish. The drink menu was a blend of exotic and mixed drinks and beers and the wine list almost exhaustive. Had one of the best Pinot Noir I have had in ages. Great food, quirky location, excellent service.

Thank Dennis M
Lafayette, California
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here 3-4 times. The ambiance at night is sort of warm golden light dripping with history. The food (French/Vietnamese) has always been excellent. Be aware that there is an attitude in this restaurant. I would call it "French cool depressed" from the staff. This is not a happy smiles restaurant. Service can be slow too. But the... More 

Thank Spudrunner
Hillsborough, California
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So we went to Le Colonial for Thanksgiving Dinner. We brought a special bottle of wine that a recently deceased loved one had given us for Christmas and we wanted to have a toast in his honor at Thanksgiving Dinner. The maître d came to our table and took the bottle of wine and said "no corkage on a holiday."... More 

Santa Rosa, California
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is close to the theater district in SF, but don't make a wrong turn or you'll end up in a pretty seedy/unsafe part of the city very quickly. It's situated down a little alleyway, which seems nice and a bit European. The restaurant itself is much bigger inside than it looks from the outside. There's a lounge upstairs... More 

Thank Cindyjp
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153 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a strange place to get to ..back street ...etc....but when you actually get to the restaurant its old French Colonial feel is different....different -GOOD. The service was efficient and the foods very good as where the drinks. No too expensive and a fun place.

Thank Readytoburst
Parma, Italy
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been the best dinner during San Francisco stay. This is not a chip restaurant but it deserves a visit

Thank Andrea S
Dallas, Texas
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127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Glenn Miller, Louie Armstrong and Etta James filled the air of this period-designed venue which only served to accent the attentive and timely service and tasty, inventive preparations. The perfectly flaky sea bass was steamed in grape leaves with noodles, veggies and spices. It was a light Sunday night, so courses were delivered promptly. Prices were reasonable for the caliber... More 

Thank Niblik2010
Signal Mountain, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're only here for a few days and want to experience the best San Francisco has to offer without spending a ton. I read the other reviews and was intrigued by the Vietnamese menu in a non-asian sounding venue. Wow! What a pleasant surprise! We weren't really hungry so we shared the appetizer sampler and it was delicious! The Brussel... More 

1 Thank Honor H
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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202 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Le Colonial is an old favorite, but I haven't reviewed it in a while. It is quite simply superb. The decor, the setting, the ambiance, the service, and the food - it's all first class, and not outrageously pricy! We had the rice paper roll to start and the French Sea Bass for two to share. It was small but... More 

1 Thank Graham H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here alone, always a bit of a gamble bit sat in the bar and was happy to drink the wine and eat the tasty food while taking in the atmosphere. Had the tofu luc lac (im a vego) was tasty, nicely presented, slightly pricey but worth it id say. I would recommend.

1 Thank Laura W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $80
Asian, Vietnamese, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Takeout
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Cosmo Pl, San Francisco, CA 94109-6413
    (Taylor and Jones)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-931-3600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?