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Le Colonial

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149 E 57th St, New York City, NY 10022-2101 (Lexington Ave)
+1 212-752-0808
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Oslo, Norway
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293 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2014

This restaurant has been around for a long time, and it shows. The interior is not very fancy, and for those of us who spent a lot of time in "old" asia (colonial-style restaurants like the Madarin in Bangkok), its not really authentic. That said, the food was good but not perfect, and the service very good. It feels like... More 

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Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was my second visit to le Colonial, I don't recall my first. The food was wonderful and full of flavor, and the portions were ample. The service was exceptional as well. We started with a cocktail as we had just arrived in NYC; the bartender was terrific, and he makes a mean cocktail

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2014

Nice cozy spot with very good food. We brought two bottles of older vintage bordeaux's and they were very accepting and attentive to decanting and providing excellent bottle service. Highly recommended for anyone that likes Vietnamese food.

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Stockholm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Le Colonial is a very cosy restaurant with its colonial interior and friendly staff. They had really nice drinks in the bar. However, you go to a restaurant to eat. We had different starters and the best was the vegetarian spring rolls. The entrees were pork and seafood, all of which were very bland. I must say I've eaten better... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2014

I ate at this restaurant 15 years ago when I lived in NYC. Back on business and gave it a whirl. Terrific experience - the food was amazing (duck rolls, sea bass, Sriricha chocolate dessert) and our server was attentive, friendly, helpful and quite attractive! Love the decor - French Vietnamese vibe, palms and dark wood shutters. Definitely give this... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

We ordered pho soup, filet mignon, duck spring rolls, bun trio, string beans, bun trio and red snapper with salad. The soup, spring rolls, string beans and salad were very good. The entrees were very good. Reservations recommended. The very dim. The light from your phone will help you read the menu.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is a place that doesn't do simple comfort food. It's unique dishes based on Vietnamese tradition. You have to be a bit daring to enjoy it. I'm a little less in that category, but I came here for a family gathering. I did find a menu item I liked and it was quite good. The service was excellent. And... More 

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Mamaroneck, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2014

I have been quite a few times over the years to Le Colonial for business lunches, but that was my first time for dinner. And I was not disappointed. Food is excellent and creative, service is impeccable and attentive. The decor of an old colonial mansion is fairly relaxing. I's a tad expensive, but worth it.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2014

Good restaurant with quite interesting food. Busy place with a buzzy atmosphere but still offered good service. Can recommend if if you want interesting fusion food

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2014

The food which was served to us could have come out of the deep-frozen section of Trader Joe's. The flavors were dull and had none of the explosive combination of Asian spices and ingredients you would expect. I had better Vietnamese food in China Town. My duck was.. a duck served on a kind of coleslaw. I tasted of duck... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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