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“Delightful Summer Evening”
Review of Le Colonial

Le Colonial
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Ranked #56 of 9,717 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: French, Vietnamese
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, 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 July 27, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I went on a Friday night and sat outside upstairs. Service was snappy and polite...this and a setting which reminds you of old Saigon...along with a diverse and tasty menu, well, we'll be back. Would like to try downstairs on a cold evening with good friends and great wine; go anytime.

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

...and Le Colonial was delightful in every way! Dinner on a Tuesday evening. Elegant, busy atmosphere; excellent food; good, friendly service! My daughter and I shared the Bo Bia soft salad rolls with peanut plum dipping sauce; tasted each other's Tom Xao Sate (shrimp and asparagus in spicy sauce) and Bo Sate (diced filet mignon with sate spice, yams and green beans.) All in all, a wonderful evening!

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We entertained out of town guests and this venue was superb - sat on the second floor balcony - open air, overlooking Rush Street - fabulous evening! Delicious French Vietnamese dishes - enjoyed the Bouillabaisse - fresh basil, glass noodles, seafood - number 40 - all prepared so fresh - DELICIOUS. Fantastic service! Always a "go to" for us! Everyone was delighted with their choices - fish wrapped in banana leave - superb! Fun!

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1  Thank Jakey413
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

It is very crowded but that illustrates its cuisine which is good, plenty of flavor and not to far away from real Vietnamese cuisine. We liked the salad shrimp rolls, the shrimp and chicken entrees. Service was friendly and prompt. Ideal restaurant if you want to change from all the steaks, pizza and hot dogs, which aren't bad either

1  Thank Kuni07
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Awesome food - spicy, well prepared, delicious assortment. Great beverages. Wonderful service. Would love to go back

Thank Marty G
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