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“Best Vietnamese in NYC”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Colonial

Le Colonial
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Ranked #1,235 of 13,559 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Lexington Ave
Transit: E to 53rd/Lexington 4, 5, 6, N, R to 59th Street
Description: Le Colonial is a truly delightful culinary experience. Like stepping into French Colonial Southeast Asia, this two-story restaurant, designed by Greg Jordan, consists of a main dining room with louvered wall panels, colorful tile floors, and vintage photos of Vietnam. Upstairs is an elegant, but lively, lounge serving a full dinner or just appetizers and cocktails. The lounge serves as an ideal setting for private parties and business dinners. Le Colonial serves an authentic Vietnamese menu with an emphasis on fresh seafood, meats, and vegetables.
Doha, Qatar
1 review
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“Best Vietnamese in NYC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

Amazing ambience created through music and decor in both the dining room & intimate lounge bar. Unique Vietnamese flavours which cannot be tasted elsewhere in New York. Interesting cocktail list & a vast array of the world's best wines. Fine dining at its finest.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank justineteresa
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Close to home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Liked it for a couple of reasons- it was close to our hotel - within walking distance and food was good. Very tasty fish in banana leaf with noodles was my choice & I was not disappointed. Service was good.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank vk0036
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Miami, Florida
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Only the shadow of what it once was”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Small portions, food that arrives cold,the most approximating service with waiters whom seem to have just all landed in the food industry by accident and treat customers as cattle, old Saigon is not what it used to be when this hot spot was one of the trendiest in the UES... Only thing that remains is overpriced, aging decor that has not changed in decades and looks like a cheap Ikea version of a generic tropical brasserie-a bizarre bad combo already...Avoid and opt for nah Trang instead.!..

Visited July 2013
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Thank LeDiscerningTraveler
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Bruce R, General Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

It was with great surprise and sadness that we discovered your comments regarding your recent experience in our French-Vietnamese iconic restaurant.

We would like very much to understand the reasons of your disappointment and use your constructive review in order to be able to satisfy you upon your next visit, as it is obvious that the points that you outlined are not acceptable, and unusual to read.
Would you accept, i would be very delighted to contact you in person to receive further information.

We pride ourselves of having a very nice Vietnamese atmosphere, with an acclaimed food quality, and friendly and professional staffs.

I can assure you that we only want to deserve your confidence again, and would be pleased to welcoming you back again at our restaurant.

Best regards,

Edgar Vaudeville
edgar@lecolonialnyc.com
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Paris, France
1 review
“Great Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

The Colonial is the best Vietnamese food in town.
We spend a great moment with all our familly in a great atmospher.
It's a very good places for birthdays and family style diner
Good Wine, good food, very good experience

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank sabrina M
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“I loved it!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Great atmosphere, just loved a new menu! Really liked the place, Le Colonial is definitely a place "must visit" in NY,thank you!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank BigunAnn
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