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Le Colonial

149 E 57th St, New York City, NY 10022-2101
+1 212-752-0808
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“spring rolls” (21 reviews)
“cha gio” (8 reviews)
“duck” (19 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM Hours
Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
149 E 57th St, New York City, NY 10022-2101
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Reviewed yesterday

We make a habit to eat at Le Colonial every time we are in New York which is frequent. This past week we visited once again, but something was off. It was a Saturday evening and there were few people in the restaurant which created...More

1  Thank j3011
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great experience at Le Colonial, although the service could be better. The food was very good, the portions are pretty big, and the food is well seasoned. I loved the experience of being in a dimly lit environment, decorated in an old...More

1  Thank Beatriz L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Le Colonial is a beautiful, intimate small restaurant with impeccable service. We shared the chief's appetizer platter for four which included many of their spring rolls, soft rolls, etc which were quite good (although the reviewer, Heather, has a point...). Highlight was the fish entrees...More

1  Thank cgrib
Reviewed June 10, 2018

New York can be quite expensive, and Le Colonial is a bit pricey, but worth the extra dollars for the service, ambiance and the food. Interestingly, the establishment was not crowded when we arrived... perhaps because it was raining and cold. The service was excellent...More

Thank ProfessorOnzaga
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

We found this restaurant through a guide book for a change and not trip advisor. The service was attentive and not over powering and the food was excellent. Portion sizes were ample. The set menu had by one of our party was $42 and was...More

1  Thank nicehannah43
Reviewed April 3, 2018

My first time having Vietnamese cuisine and was very pleasantly surprised. Everything was delicous. Restaurant decor is fancy. Staff is professonal, knowledgeable and friendly. The green tea cake was a special treat. I will go back.

1  Thank WestchesterP2
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Came for Restaurant Week! Decor: nice place, fancy. Sat upstairs. Wooden decor. Staff: good, friendly, knowledgeable. Drinks: I had a cocktail that was chili-infused Grey Goose vodka. My date got a drink with pear vodka. They were both delicious. The food was great, my date...More

1  Thank LaurenCDaniels
Reviewed February 4, 2018

I visited this gorgeous midtown restaurant during Winter Restaurant Week. The atmosphere and service are simply fantastic, but the food fails to live up to that standard. It is, unfortunately, boring. Good Vietnamese food SINGS with flavor, and your tastebuds get to experience subtle contrasts...More

1  Thank Heather M
Reviewed January 28, 2018

We recently enjoyed a very nice dinner at Le Colonial. The food was very good and service very friendly and helpful, but what we almost enjoyed the most was the relaxed atmosphere. So many restaurants in NYC have tables within inches of each other, so...More

1  Thank tavg
Reviewed January 24, 2018

We came here for dinner after a long day, and had a very pleasant experience. The staff is very professional, kind and attentive, and the ambiance is upscale but in a relaxed and comfortable way. The menu offers many appealing choices, but the waiter was...More

Thank Giorgio T
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Questions & Answers
January 28, 2017|
Response from Bernard C | Property representative |
Business casual, thank you
Alphonse D
November 28, 2016|
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Response from Docho D | Property representative |
Yes, most of the dishes are gluten free or can be made gluten free. there is only s handful of plates that unfortunately can not be altered.
November 9, 2015|
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Response from Docho D | Property representative |
My personal favorite is the Bo Luc Lac, seared filet mignon over water crest salad and lemon pepper vinaigrette, but the Vit Quay is pretty good too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 E 57th St, New York City, NY 10022-2101
    (Lexington Ave)
  • Public Transportation: E to 53rd/Lexington 4, 5, 6, N, R to 59th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-752-0808
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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. Le Colonial serves an authentic Vietnamese menu with an emphasis on fresh seafood, meats, and vegetables.
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