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Le Colonial

937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422
+1 312-255-0088
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have frequented Le Colonial more than once with the same result. Excellent service but very Americanized Vietnamese food. The food lacked flavor and the portions were small.

Thank Barrister85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for New Years weekend and ate her on the 30th. Food and service were wonderful! Make a reservation and prepare for a great experience

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great setting but after that not a good adventure.Our meal was over an hour late,and then it wasn't the correct order.Our waiter didn't apologize or offer any thing other than being sorry.The water guy was there consistently but our waiter not attentive in the least.Drinks...More

Thank hemingwayscantina45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I fell in love with this restaurant. As you walk in, you are transported into this colonial looking home with plants everywhere. There is a downstairs and upstairs (we sat at a corner table downstairs, but the upstairs did look just as nice). We came...More

Thank Carrie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu here is appetizing and enticing: The food does not deliver what the menu promises. Basically, every dish is reheated vermicelli noodles, cilantro and mint... plus your protein (duck, ribs, etc.) The sugar-cane skewered shrimp is not actually shrimp, but a paste that has...More

Thank GlobalQuest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have an annual holiday dinner and this year we chose Le Colonial. It was my first time there I found the ambiance and food quite good!! The service was excellent!!

Thank Prego51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for lunch today. It was as good as ever. The dumpling soup was very tasty on a cold day. The scallop main dish was excellent. The mousse chocolate cake was superb when accompanied by a Vietnamese coffee. The service was very attentive....More

Thank Mamiya7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this place. Accommodated us last minute. Meant to be "upscale", but they did not mind that we were in jeans, and had two kids with us. Great service, amazing food, well priced. Would definitely go back!

Thank Ra G
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Having been before I chose to visit for a late dinner at about 10pm on a Tuesday night. The manager then proceeded to advise me they were closed and that the kitchen closed at 9:45, despite it saying 11:00 on TripAdvisor and 10:00 on their...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This was great, really nice ambiance and the food was very good. The yellow chicken curry and the salad rolls were fantastic. The Shrimp Sate was good, except for the Shrimp itself, which had a funny flavor.

Thank lisajwarnock
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
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26 May 2017|
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Response from David A | Reviewed this property |
Probably. Yes. But in my view the restaurant is so underwhelming in all areas that I'd find a better way to spend my time and money
26 May 2017|
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Response from AJR2000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely!
Marlena W
25 May 2017|
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Response from Sheldon Z | Reviewed this property |
Smart causal is just fine. No shorts, etc.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422
  • 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
  • E-mail
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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