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Le Colonial

#43 of 7,674 Restaurants in Chicago
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Neighbourhood:
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937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422 (Oak)
+1 312-255-0088
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Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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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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Wittenberg, Wisconsin
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Perhaps this is not our favorite type of food. There are places I would rather eat. I did enjoy the tuna tartare very much. The others were ok but not outstanding.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I returned to this, one of the best restaurants in Chicago, a favorite of mine for years, but today I had the opportunity to treat an out of towner to this gem. If there is better, more authentic high end Vietnamese food in Chicago, I dare anyone to identify it. The bar upstairs is elegant and dark and inviting for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Classic decor, quite environment, excellent service and delicious Vietnamese food at this Gold Coast restaurant.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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474 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here as a treat before flying home. We had booked, but it wasn't busy (Tuesday lunchtime). It's a classy place and we had a good meal with some interesting dishes.

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Thank Mark C
Illinois
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118 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of coworkers and I had lunch at Le Colonial. The decor takes you back in time to colonial Vietnam. The service was very good, the food was well prepared.

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Thank IllinoisLglegl
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Choose this restaurant as it was a recommendation from foodie friends of ours. The upstairs and downstairs have completely different vibes but both are delightful. I had the sea bass which was very tasty. My boyfriend has the charcoal pork which he devoured! We started with the spring rolls which were very unique. The creme Brulee and Gelato were great... More 

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Thank Leslie M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely restaurant that we went to a few years ago and enjoyed. I didn't think the food or cocktails were as fresh/authentic tasting as on our previous visit. The service was good but not memorable. It's a nice location and worth a try.

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have had multiple business dinners here in the past. In this case, we had to add two to a reservation of six. They were accommodating and placed us at a round table by the column. It was tight but the quality of the food, the attentiveness of multiple waiters outweighed this by far. Food is always terrific. Fish is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I had a very enjoyable lunch with a friend here. The weather was supper nippy outside and this restaurant was a very short walk away from my hotel (Sofitel). The restaurant didn't disappoint. I have no idea if the place is poorly lit during dinner but the lighting was just right for lunch. I found the place comfortable and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

A queue to get seated at the door - this could be improved, i don't really see any reason for that, there just weren't enough staff focusing on it. Beautiful room (we were upstairs), nice quiet but easygoing ambience Discreet, professional service at the table. very good food.

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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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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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