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Le Colonial

#46 of 7,599 Restaurants in Chicago
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937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422 (Oak)
+1 312-255-0088
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Sacramento, California
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

They have New York City and San Francisco restaurants of the same name which are also exceptional. A great option when in Chicago, New York or San Francisco! Satisfy everyone in a group!

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Naples, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Seems like every time we visit downtown Chicago this Rush street eatery gets out business. And it should. Vietnam cuisine is sure to please with the many options on the menu. Great wine list also!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

The restaurant is on Rush street, and you can tell by the prices, but the food quality is not there unfortunately. Not to say that it is bad, but more like average considering the prices. $14 cocktails really? $160 total for two. Too much lettuce with everything, and I guess you are expected to do your own mixing. You have... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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148 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

If you are a modest food adventurer but want to broaden your culinary horizons, I invite you to try Le Colonial in Chicago! It's located in a. Dry walkable location and it has a cozy appeal. For solo dining, I recommend the balcony or sidewalk area, weather permitting. In either dining space, you can catch a city view. The food... More 

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Austin, Texas
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

Vietnamese food at it's best in a casual but elegant restaurant. All at our table had fish with delicately flavored with fresh Asian spices and herbs. For the location of the restaurant, prices were reasonable. Diners appeared to be locals who know the good places to go.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

My mom and I went to Le Colonial for a nice dinner and the food was really good: Beef in the pho was perfect, the beef dish (I think it was number 30, with green beans and yams) was outstanding, and the chicken dish was good (moist, but nothing special - I think it was number 24). Service was also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Found this restauron on tripadvisor. One of the best meal I've ever had!!!! When I visit Chicago again I'll definitely visit this restaurant again as well! Thank you thank you thank you! It was awesome!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

The food is great!! Great innovative dishes!! I always come back here because it doesn't disappoint! Our server was wonderful!

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Los Angeles, California
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Once you walk into Le Colonial you are transported to a French Vietnamese restaurant ala Vietnam. The very cozy space is highly infused with touches of Southeast Asia and a true colonial feel. The waitress we had was super helpful and made great tasting suggestions for our table. Our meal was delicious and would gladly go back the next time... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422
    (Oak)
  • Public Transportation: Chicago El & Bus Route 22,36,151,156
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-255-0088
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.”

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Staying in Gold Coast

Neighbourhood Profile
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.
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