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“Best Beef Pho” 4 of 5 stars
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Le Colonial
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Ranked #58 of 9,139 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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.”
Usa
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Best Beef Pho”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful ambiance with lots of interesting Chicagoans. Varied menu. Enjoy each visit and definitely recommend it.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Manchester, UK
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovely Restaurant, excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very beautiful restaurant, with lovely colonial touches, somehow very calming and relaxing after the buzz of other places in the area. We have been twice now and both times the food has been excellent.

Visited July 2014
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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460 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Delicious food with a calming atmosphere ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Le Colonial is a real treat. Vietnamese food with a flair of excellence. Try the spring rolls and the chicken stir fry - amazing. Let not forget the service that exceptional. Thank you Terry for the great service and recommendations!

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Irvine, California
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Exotic, Delicious & Elegant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our experience was top-notch. Reservations netted our party of 6 a good table and an excellent server. It's a white linen kind of place with a rich, colonial French Vietnamese ambience and menu. The food was excellent and very fresh. We were downstairs as a large private event had taken over the top floor, but we liked our seating. Service was attentive. Throughout the evening we felt very relaxed and well-taken care of. A member of our party was gluten free and the kitchen staff had no problem accomodating. Dishes that were memorable include: Bouillabaisse with coconut saffron broth, Ca Song - tuna tartare, Chao Tom - grilled shrimp wrapped around sugar cane.

Heartily recommended.

  • Visited May 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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Thank NotinIrvineanymore
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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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Thank York2010
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