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Le Colonial - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Le Colonial - Chicago

4.8
4.8
6429 Reviews
$31 to $50
Vietnamese
Heralded as an escapist's paradise, Le Colonial is a celebration of the seductive spirit and vivid flavors of Vietnam. The restaurant opened on iconic Oak Street in March 2019, after moving from its location of over 20 years on Rush Street. Le Colonial features a dining room, an all-season terrace overlooking Oak Street, an evocative bar/lounge, and The Monkey Parlour (a private dining room with seating for up to 12 guests).

Effective January 3rd 2022, the City of Chicago requires all patrons age 5 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and weak a mask to visit this location.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 120 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Vietnamese, Asian, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 255-0088

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Quoc Luong

  • Private party facilities

    Known for his bright Vietnamese fare, Chef Luong adventurously preserves the heirloom recipes of his homeland with fine ingredients, artful use of herbs and spices and pristine beauty. With a menu largely meant for sharing, he will continue to present signature favorites with enhanced presentation styles and stunning serve-ware. Guests will fondly recognize and enjoy newly envisioned items such as Cha Bio, Crispy Shrimp and Pork Roll with Gulf Shrimp, Pork, Asian Mushrooms, Mint, Cilantro and Chili Lime Sauce; Goi Ga, Vietnamese Chicken & Cabbage Salad with Lemongrass & Ginger Poached Chicken Breast, Cabbage, Grapefruit, Toasted Peanut, Crispy Shallots and Sweet Chili Garlic Vinaigrette; and Bo Luc Lac, Shaking Beef featuring Valverdi Farm Greens, Caramelized Filet Mignon, Sweet Onions, Watercress, and Lime Pepper Vinaigrette.

  • Private party contact

    Pat Gilroy: (312) 255-0088

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Cross street

    Oak St, between Rush St & Michigan Ave

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for $16 (3 hour maximum). Public lots & street parking also nearby.

  • Public transit

    CTA Red Line (nearest station: Chicago Avenue)Many CTA bus routes are nearby such as: #22, 36, 151, 156.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,429 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CK

    ChicagoKRFoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service, and ambiance! Highly recommend the Roasted Salmon, Crispy brussels sprouts, and crispy vegetable rolls.
  2. h

    higherin

    Milwaukee

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere with a view. Enjoy the short ribs and the vegetable rolls very much. Interesting cocktails on the menu as well. The dessert Was an excellent chocolate concoction.
  3. M

    Mspainful

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service and food. Waiter misunderstood which stir fry I wanted but corrected it in about 7 minutes. Great time had by all.
  4. B

    Boreal

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    World class
  5. MM

    McMc

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    wanted the mushroom sticky rice, but the restaurant was out by 7pm
  6. X

    chgomomX2

    Chicago

    162 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    162 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was our daughter's sweet 16 bday celebration.....our server was very good. She wasn't too pushy or amiss. she was super good and friendly....just perfect. the food was and always is so good! the flavors are perfect...... highly recommend.
  7. m

    mlovell10

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Anniversary - thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I think we’ve found our new go-to date night spot. Thanks for a great meal.
  8. PL

    PhilippeL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We knew the Colonial in San Francisco and now we live in Midwest we are happy to find again these unique French indochinese flavors serve in a nostalgic and romantic ambiance where you could meet Andre Malraux at the bar one day....
  9. PI

    PILARNO

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fusion of flavors. Nice food presentation. I love the decor. I bit pricy
  10. M

    Mittona1

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the crispy vegetable egg rolls, chicken dumplings and the whole red snapper all dishes we split and had more than enough delicious food. We were passing through Chicago and had eaten here at the old location. We will definitely come again when we are in Chicago snd recommend this restaurant to everyone.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Family Union
  12. t

    theresap

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything-good, ambiance, service-were perfection!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing lunch and great service
  15. J

    Josh

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Colonial is one of the best restaurants in Chicago.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Not what I expected from a Vietnamese fusion restaurant. It was more like a mediocre overpriced Chinese restaurant . The menu items had authentic names but when they came out they tasted nothing how the restaurant represented itself. Maybe come for the Lavazza (Italian) coffee and dessert and in the day, as it is extremely dark .
  17. SR

    SuzanneR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The elegant ambiance as well as excellent service contributed to a memorable dining experience. Noise level was a bit high but not much they can do about that. Everyone was having a good time!
  18. MB

    MaryB

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Colonial in Chicago is a gem. Celebrated my birthday there last night. Rafael is masterful. Service is wonderful. Noise level in the beautiful main dining room was perfect, easy to converse and hear each other. Can’t wait until they open in Cherry Creek, Denver in 2023. Please hurry. I am already missing the chicken curry.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of my favorite places to dine!!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous!!!!
  21. SM

    SusanM

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was delicious, service seemed stressed and impersonal.
  22. SS

    SuzanneS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of thee best restaurants in the city!
  24. MB

    MaryB

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Colonial always delights. The food is delicious and unique. Nothing like it. Servers are friendly and appropriately attentive. Love the decor. Rafael is a gem.

    Le Colonial - ChicagoResponded on September 28, 2022Thank you for visiting us again! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and your kind words mean a lot to us and our staff. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you again! Please be well in the meantime.

  25. BN

    BucktownNancy

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good service (but tables are a little tight in the veranda).

    Le Colonial - ChicagoResponded on September 28, 2022Thank you so much for dining and for sharing your thoughts with this review! We're glad you enjoyed the food and service. We're happy to know that you scored a highly coveted porch table. :) Depending on the party sizes and number of reservations/guests, our restaurant can feel either spacious or tight. Sorry if it felt a little tight when you dined - the porch is definitely in high demand. Nonetheless, we hope that we'll have the pleasure of your visit again sometime soon!

  26. F

    Foodventurous

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, as always. Perfect spot for a birthday lunch. Service was pleasant, experienced and professional. Also appreciate the availability of valet parking.

    Le Colonial - ChicagoResponded on September 28, 2022Thank you for celebrating with us today! We're honored that you chose to dine with us. We appreciate the kind words and are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your lunch. We hope this birthday has been the best one yet! Please come visit us again soon and thank you again!

  27. KM

    KrisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, great service, incredible food. It was loud and busy, which was unexpected.
  28. TF

    TheFilter

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place to celebrate a special event. The food was great, the service was quick and the ambiance was special. The price was a bit high, but overall Le Colonial is a solid restaurant/experience.

    Le Colonial - ChicagoResponded on September 28, 2022Thank you for your visit! We're so glad that you enjoyed the food, service, and ambience. These are certainly trying times with rising costs across the board. However, this keeps us even more grateful for your visit, and each and every guest and we are so thankful to have the opportunity to serve you all. Your patronage truly means the world to us!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal with great ambience!

    Le Colonial - ChicagoResponded on September 28, 2022Thank you! We're very proud to see your kind words and are so glad that you had a good visit!

  30. D

    David

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    My assistant called twice to request a cake in advance for my wife's birthday, and they failed to do so.

    Le Colonial - ChicagoResponded on September 28, 2022We're not sure if this was your reso, but one user typed a request: "bring out a chocolate cake at the end of the mail with 'happy anniversary' written if possible". 'If possible' infers an understanding it might not be possible, but we regret that newer host staff maybe didn't know it wasn't. It def should've been addressed earlier. Our choc dessert is a cremeux- a custard-like pastry cream, so not a cake. We don't write on plates or serve cake, but have small bday/anniversary chocolate décor.

  31. s

    sarim

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Love this place and it never disappoints!

    Le Colonial - ChicagoResponded on September 28, 2022We're glad that you're still enjoying us. Thank you for visiting us again! We look forward to serving you soon, hopefully!

  32. CS

    CharlesS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience1
    We are regulars at LC but our experience yesterday was horrible. A table of VERY loud people who shouted constantly. Management would do nothing about it. The party should have been cut off from more alcohol and asked to leave the restaurant.

    Le Colonial - ChicagoResponded on September 28, 2022We TRULY appreciate all your visits & are sorry you were unhappy this time. You had a same-day reso for 2 & arrived with 3. We're told a lounge table was the soonest available, which certainly can be louder at times. Many were made aware that you weren't happy, including the Maître-d'. He did in fact ask a party on the other side of the room to lower their volume, but he said you left anyway, after some exchanges. The Maître-d' reported that no others were bothered- we're very sorry you were!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy everything about this restaurant. The food is authentic Vietnamese in a high end setting with great service. Servicing dishes are cleared as soon as they are empty as are used plates. Jewel was our server and she did an incredible job at anticipating our needs while never interrupting our conversation or leaving us looking for help. A wonderful experience overall.

    Le Colonial - ChicagoResponded on September 28, 2022We're so thrilled to hear that the staff took good care of you. Top notch service is our goal. We're honored to have Chef Luong at the helm and hope you enjoyed his authentic cuisine as much as we do. We appreciate your kind words! Thank you so much for the review and moreover, thank you for your visit!

  34. B

    Bigeater

    Omaha

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my Chicago’s favorites. The attention to detail feom the reception to be good bye greeting is authentic, spobtaneous and makes you feel welcomed. The food is fantastic, high quality and prepared and presebted to perfection
  35. AG

    ArthurG

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and ambiance are great. Just as my imagination would be 50 years ago in Saigon.

    Le Colonial - ChicagoResponded on September 28, 2022Thank you so much! We're so glad that our architect and designer did a wonderful job capturing the spirit of beautiful Vietnam. We're equally proud of our service staff and Chef Luong's cuisine. We hope to have the honor of your visit again soon!

  36. LS

    LauraS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always LOVE Le Colonial. The service, food, ambiance and attention to detail are unrivaled. It's such an elegant and special experience to have a meal here.

    Le Colonial - ChicagoResponded on September 28, 2022Thank you, Laura for the great review. We are grateful to you and everything you notice. We strive to create a memorable visit every time and are glad to see you're enjoying us. We appreciate you and the opportunity to serve you. We look forward to many more visits and will be honored to welcome you in again! Cheers!

  37. CM

    ClaudiaM

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been coming to Le Colonial every time I am in town for ages, and it has never failed. Great food, nice place and a memorable experience every time.
  38. A

    Aaronj

    Exclusive

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luxurious Lunch experience as always. Without equal ! The premier venue to show visitors what Chicago luxury lunches are !
  39. PS

    PaulaS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant exceeded my expectations. The quality of the food and the service were above and beyond.
  40. HJ

    HoustonJack

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Colonial was an outstanding restaurant There were five of us who went for dinner. Our waiter was knowledgeable and accommodated all of our different requests. The food was absolutely delicious. We shared lots of small plates so we could sample various dishes. All were excellent. Would love to go back again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Le Colonial - Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 255-0088.

Le Colonial - Chicago is rated 4.8 stars by 6429 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 120 times today
Google Map for Le Colonial - Chicago

57 East Oak Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Oak St, between Rush St & Michigan Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Vietnamese, Asian, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for $16 (3 hour maximum). Public lots & street parking also nearby.

  • Public transit

    CTA Red Line (nearest station: Chicago Avenue)Many CTA bus routes are nearby such as: #22, 36, 151, 156.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Quoc Luong

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 255-0088

  • Private party facilities

    Known for his bright Vietnamese fare, Chef Luong adventurously preserves the heirloom recipes of his homeland with fine ingredients, artful use of herbs and spices and pristine beauty. With a menu largely meant for sharing, he will continue to present signature favorites with enhanced presentation styles and stunning serve-ware. Guests will fondly recognize and enjoy newly envisioned items such as Cha Bio, Crispy Shrimp and Pork Roll with Gulf Shrimp, Pork, Asian Mushrooms, Mint, Cilantro and Chili Lime Sauce; Goi Ga, Vietnamese Chicken & Cabbage Salad with Lemongrass & Ginger Poached Chicken Breast, Cabbage, Grapefruit, Toasted Peanut, Crispy Shallots and Sweet Chili Garlic Vinaigrette; and Bo Luc Lac, Shaking Beef featuring Valverdi Farm Greens, Caramelized Filet Mignon, Sweet Onions, Watercress, and Lime Pepper Vinaigrette.

  • Private party contact

    Pat Gilroy: (312) 255-0088

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