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Review of Le Colonial

Le Colonial
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Ranked #115 of 10,730 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: French, Vietnamese
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, 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 November 21, 2017

Recommended this place for out of town guests and it was fine but nothing special. I feel it has lost the charm of its earlier days as it tries to push out as many meals as possible. The calamari was very average at best dumped in a bowl. The shrimp was over grilled resembling the local crab shack on some beach. Service was very good. Location is wonderful but not sure any value for money restaurants exist on Rush Street anymore.

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Thank charles g
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Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

Had a great visit. Food service and ambience was great. The next morning it tasted like I ate a Salt Lick the night before. Please eliminate the sodium and All is well the flavors of the ingredients can do the work

Thank Promhd
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

My Shrimp in Coconut Sauce was excellent The place is beautiful Great Location BUT they delivered the wrong meal to my son and they had to redo it. Then when the salmon came out it was raw inside after the waitress told us that it would be cooked well done So my son was disappointed. I was finished with my meal before his came and they did nothing nice for our trouble Very Disappointed

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Thank MauryC46
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Always great pleasure to visit here. Location is closed from Hermes, Lululemon store. Usually you need to wait long line. But definitely it is worth waiting. And also possible to go service. I visited the other branch restaurant in Manhattan, New York. But here in Chicago was much more better. Strongly recommend to visit here.

Thank Elishahappy
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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Friends suggested Le Colonial and we had a memorable meal. Pat, our server, recommended appetizers and shared dishes. We followed most of those. Each dish was better than the previous selection. Spring rolls, Vietnamese ravioli and shrimp beignets were starters. Then came trout and mushrooms in banana leaf, and two chicken curry dishes. We will be back. Wonderful ambiance with slow turning ceiling fans, dark paneling and 2nd floor lounge.

Thank wpGIBSON
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