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“Great restaurant”
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Le Colonial
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Ranked #46 of 9,494 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.”
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Great restaurant, and great bar upstairs. We took our family and everyone had an enjoyable experience. I had the steak which was very good, highly recommended.

Visited December 2012
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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317 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Great Vietnamese Cuisine”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Food from Viet Nam is a rare treat, and even more rarely done correctly in the states. Try the traditional Pho as a starter. It’s authentic and fresh. If you can get a seat outside, it’s a great atmosphere for lunch and enjoying the most interesting food ever created.

Visited August 2012
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Chicago, IL
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Never disappoints - food and service is fantastic”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is my go to place in Chicago for visitors. I love to bring people to Le Colonial. The service is incredible, food is wonderful and adaptability is super. Note: They are able to do almost every dish glutton free.

We recently went there for NYE. For $65 fixed price, the value was fantastic. We left totally stuffed but wanting more of the wonderful food. Our server was so wonderful. She was incredibly knowledgeable of the food and made fantastic recommendations.

  • Visited December 2012
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“great food, nice atmosphere!”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Went here for lunch on a prime holiday shopping day in December. Great food, a little pricey but very good and great service. Got pretty crowded pretty quickly so I might recommend reservations.

Visited December 2012
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Dublin
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Not as good as before...”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Ate here Christmas Eve 2012. We had booked as we expected it to be busy. However, we were shoe horned into our seats.....far far too cramped. My wife was almost touching the people behind us. This really is an issue when asking these prices. Food was ok but disappointed in terms of presentation and depth of flavours...verging on bland! Had far superior flavours and aesthetics in Hanoi and Saigon.
Service was ok but difficult for the waiting staff given space between tables.

  • Visited December 2012
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