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“Loved the food, loved the ambiance”
Review of Le Colonial

Le Colonial
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Ranked #57 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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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 August 4, 2014

I eat vegetarian/fish food and completely loved my experience. We sat on the second floor balcony and our food was delicious. The staff was very nice and dessert was great. I recommend the fried banana thing.

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Reviewed July 27, 2014

When we called they said they were full for the night, but might be able to fit us in on the bar or outside if it doesn't rain. We went and are happy we did. This is a nice place. You don't need a suit, but definitely not shorts. White tablecloths. You immediately get the French/Southeast Asia theme when you walk in. We sat on the sidewalk in the evening. Even though, the space is set off by plants, awnings, etc. to make it a natural extension of their restaurant. We had the chicken ravioli, beef salad and shared a main course (shrimp, asparagus, spicy). Everything was excellent. The server was great at pairing wines with everything. We would definitely go back and would love to eat our way through their menu.

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Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We were walking on Oak St., and spotted this on Rush St. Looked like a nice place. We checked the menu and it looked okay. Nice prices.

We were seated without a reservation.

The downstairs is nice,; the upstairs bar is beautiful!

We had two appetizers and split a salad for lunch. Each dish was delicious! Great and helpful service!

Definitely will return!

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Thank irishmom109
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Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Firstly, decor is beautiful. The service was also great; the waiter was extremely helpful in pointing out the restaurant's specialties and was patient with our questions. The pho and the snapper were my personal favourites from what my family ordered, but everything was delicious.

Thank Schmidt14
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Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here July 3 based on a recommendation from a Chicago local. We were very pleased.
We were at a corner table in the ground floor- the atmosphere was wonderful- it felt like we were on the set if Casablanca. Just a lovely space. Our server was extremely helpful and guided us with our choices. The French Martini was perfect. The appetizers were fun and fresh, beef pho was delicious. My partner had the sea bass entree, and it was close to perfect- I have never tasted sea bass prepared so well. It was like butter. They have a good wine list too.
This is a definite go to spot in Chicago.

Thank Penn B
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