Le Colonial - Chicago
What Insiders Are Saying
A formal French-Vietnamense restaurant in the Gold Coast that's not the coolest place in town but is quiet, well-run, and good.
Food, as always, was super, but this time we had a VERY bad server. He took our appetizer order but apparently forgot to give it to the kitchen. About an hour later, when our entrees were served, we refused them and called the Captain. He apologized, comp'ed the appetizers and from then on we had a new server. We viewed this as an anomaly to the usually great service we receive at Le Colonial.
Such a cool place. Even the new space is done quite nicely. Decor is spot on. Food is fantastic. Service was a bit slow even though we had 4 different servers. Get the snapper.
The new place is great. This has always been a special restaurant for us and we are so excited that it is still the same great restaurant, but in a new location.
Terrible waiter, worse service. The waiter forgot one of our orders. When it was brought, after a long wait, it was the wrong order. The next order for the main course tasted terrible and when I ordered something else they again brought the wrong dish. I gave up and left. To make matters worse, the manager was indifferent.
Graduation from college
Beautiful space on a beautiful street
Good food and good service however I am not going to write a 50 word review
The new Le Colonial location turned out to be as good or better than the old one.
We had a very nice time. The service was not that good and the cocktails are small,
but each dish was tasty! Its definitely a repeat, and would recommend.
Great food, great service, friendly staff, great ambiance.
I would have recommended it a year ago. I had the whole fish which I adore but the guy who deboned it had a bad night which made mine bad. Spent most of the time removing them myself.
Plus the old place was way sexier. But hey, what do I know.
My wife and I were visiting Chicago and this was a fantastic dining experience. Restaurant is beautiful, food unusual and fantastic and our food server was as good as we've ever had. Only negative is that we do not have Le Colonial where we live.
LeColonial is the best restaurant I’ve ever experienced. From the beautiful new establishment, furnishings, noise level & wait staff.
It was amazing!
We travel all over the world. And by far this restaurant, service & meal was amazing! Kudos to the entire team at LeColonial.
We’ll be back!
Great food and wonderful new space but the service has been lack luster since reopening.
Food was delicious. Service was not very attentive. Glasses sat empty, slow to take orders. Server was friendly. Ceviche was my favorite item and the Vietnamese coffee was a fabulous end to the meal. Worth coming back again.
We had a great time in the new space. Ir was beautiful and the food was better than before. Really nice cocktail selects as well. We are coming back. Although the outdoor space is gone we still felt part of the beautiful weather. The service was excellent; cheery and pleasant with knowledge of the food and suggestions as well.. Reservations are a must, but they always were in the past
We loved the old Le Colonial on Rush Street. Since they have moved, they obviously enlarged quite a bit. They lost the charm, I think, but it was still good. We sat on a kind of porch area by the windows which was pleasant, only some extremely loud other diners made it difficult to hear our own conversation (alas, a common problem these days!) The new venue is less intimate and perhaps the menu is smaller.
We had not been to Le Colonial's new location on Oak Street. They have not lost a step. The food and service are wonderful and the atmosphere in the new space is very inviting.
The noise level can be quite high at times, but that does not take away from the overall experience.
Le Colonial is a real Chicago dining gem for special occasions or anytime. We look forward to returning.
Atmosphere is lovely...elegant but not stuffy at all! Food and service were fabulous! While the food was out very quickly, we never felt rushed! Would highly recommend!!
Their food has been always consistently sumptuous, exotic but easy enough to enjoy. Service and ambiance are better than the ones in SF or NYC. I love their new location on Oak street. So sensually elegant filled with abundant sunlights.
Fantastic new location!
Fantastic new restaurant. I’ve been there now about 3-4 times and it gets better and better. The place was totally full today at 2. Hostess told me there are locals that are coming every day. Great Alsace rose brut. Perfect restaurant!!!
The food and service were excellent, as always.
The new restaurant does not have quite the same ambience as LeColonial when it was
on Rush Street, but still a delightful experience.
Fab food. A little pricey.
Le Colonial’s new space is wonderful and the food and service are as good as always.
Miss prior location, but new spot is elegant, service is professional and food suburb as always. One of a kind Chicago dining option! Will recommend and enjoy in the future
Lovely table in back room, great service and delicious food. Great evening!
Great really enjoyed - a favorite restaurant
What a gem
Food and service was great
Love the new location! Food fabulous and the bar area is great!
A wonderful dining experience. I am never disappointed! Love the new location!
Average. This place it is not amazing but it is not bad either. Lots of tourists.
Gorgeous setting, delicious food, excellent service. Le Colonial is back in my favorites list!❤️
The new space is absolutely amazing!!
Beautiful and very comfortable space, with delicious and creative cuisine. We loved it!
Such high expectations as I loved the old location. My two friends and I all dressed well were shown to the back table that happened to be extremely wobbly and I was constantly bumped into by the waiststaff. The service was terrible-upon ordering other glass of different wine-the server was about to “top off” the old glass without even realizing it was different. Also-after clearing away our dishes, left a piece of lettuce on the table which was still there even after dessert and coffee. There are many other fabulous options in the city, RL immediately comes to mind, that I will not be going back anytime soon.
Delicious and gorgeous space! The menu is now much shorter but the selections are still great and the quality of food is amazing still.
Excellent meal. Well prepared and presented by knowledgeable and thoughtful staff
Loved the place, the food, the service and the staff. The price is correlated to the experience.
Great food at reasonable prices! Speedy cooking and the environment is really nice
The food and service was improved loved the new restaurant, the service was excellent as usual