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“Fantastic food and ambiance”
Review of Le Colonial

Le Colonial
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Ranked #57 of 9,802 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: French, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
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.”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

After I ate one of the best prepared sea bass entrees I ever ate, and heard my friends raving about their choices, I knew this was a restaurant where I could systematically order everything on the menu and be very very happy. I tasted the bouillabaisse which was amazing - chock filled with lobster, etc. - I don't do tomatoes so had hesitated about ordering this. Well, this is a white broth based dish so perhaps this will be next on my eating agenda. There were similar raves from those who chose the duck and the salmon. The only disappointment were the deserts. Although the lemon filing wasn't bad, the tart's crust was tasteless and soggy, and there were similar disappointments with all of our choices except the creme brulee. But after eating as much as we had, skipping desert altogether would have been the wiser choice.

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Thank fenmen
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Upscale French/Vietnamese... everything on the Menu is delicious. Make reservations for evening time (even on weekdays).

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

This restaurant is a must for us on our annual Chicago trip. The food is french/vietnamese and has something for everyone in our group. The spicy beef salad is really good, and, just like the name it is spicy! The oxtail soup is amazing. Any of the seafood dishes are very good. There is a wide variety of appetizers. My husband is CRAZY for the fried rice.
The service is top notch and we have never had a wait person who could not answer any question thrown at them.

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Thank Rebekah W
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

French Vietnamese restaurant. The sea bass was outstanding! Try the Vietnamese coffee for a real after dinner treat.

Thank Garym1614
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

This restaurant was recommended to us by the concierge in the hotel. It was very busy and we were fortunate to get a table with no reservations. The starters were excellent but the main course was very bland, desert was good.

Overall, good atmosphere and we possibly just made a poor choice on mains (maybe)

Thank Mike M
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