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“Pho is so so and the service is excellent.” 3 of 5 stars
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Le Colonial
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Ranked #60 of 9,118 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
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.”
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Pho is so so and the service is excellent.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had Pho. The meat is too thick and the soup does not have too much flavor. I am disappointed. But the crab meat salad is pretty good and delicious.

The server is excellent.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great ambience-good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were fortunate enough to get a table upstairs on the balcony overlooking Rush Street on a perfect night in Chicago. The service was excellent, and the food was good, but not as special as I remember it being when they first opened. Overall it was a very nice experience but a little pricey for what was served.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Cleveland, Ohio
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Simply great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Whenever I am in Chicago, I try to find time to come to this restaurant. The food is excellent. And it's been that way every time that I have visited over 15 years. Service is very good without being intimidating or overbearing.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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603 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
“A perfect mix of Asia and France”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is our last night in Chicago and we weren't disappointed just first rate food booked to perfection .

The team help you decide food your taste and wine to match .

The place is in a lovely building beautifully restored to blend with the fishes served

Worth going

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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FL
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We went here on a rainy evening in June and could only get a table upstairs in the bar area. There are dining tables there as well. The atmosphere is cozy and the food is fresh and delicious. Service was friendly and efficient. We will return next time in Chicago which will be soon.

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