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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
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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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Springfield, Illinois
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813 reviews
522 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here many times and it's always consistently excellent. It's a French-Vietnamese place; ask for a table outside on second floor or on the sidewalk. We like as Appetizers the Ca song #10 (tuna tartare) or Chao Tom #4 (shrimp wrapped in sugar cane) which is ok but difficult to assemble. As Main Courses Ca abam Xuc Banh... More 

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Thank Clevlander
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was in the neighborhood shopping. Selected this restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews. Food and service were excellent.

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Thank Lynne C
Atlanta, Georgia
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275 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here last night and the food was very good. The main negative was the service which was quite pushy and left us with the feeling that they were more interested in turning the table than ensuring we enjoyed our dinner. Ambiance is good despite the tables being a tad too close together. Dinner for 2 including cocktails and a... More 

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Wisconsin
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this restaurant as it was listed as close to hotel we were staying at. Probably the first in a long time I didn't check with TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed. The food, staff and decor were all great. We had the back corner booth which made it a bit more intimate and quiet. The menu is not something I... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had six people in our party - service was outstanding and the food was even better! Beautiful setting and the best meal we had in the four days we spent in the Windy City - highly recommend!!

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1 Thank karenchristel
Park City, Utah
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This felt like a French/ Asian place you would find in Vietnam. Great ambiance inside. Very good service. We tried several dishes, all of which were very good and very unique. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Courtney B
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was lovely! I felt as if I went back in time when I stepped inside. A wonderful atmosphere and impeccable service. The waiter helped us to order since we were not familiar with Vietnamese food. My husband had a dish with steak in it and he said it was the most tender steak he ever ate!! I had... More 

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1 Thank Kathy S
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Delicious! We are not very familiar with Vietnamese food, but found that the servers had no problem making suggestions. We went with most of these and they were very good. Food was light, not heavy at all. Very flavorful. Started off with the salad roll appetizers (very good), then a shrimp dish that was prepared with coconut and curry (very... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My first visit and I was not disappointed. Reasonably priced for a large city, excellent service and the food was delicious. I have allergies and it was noted on the receipt. I would highly recommend it you want something different than steak or plain chicken.

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We were in Chicago for a long weekend. We wanted something different than deep dish or steak and our concierge suggested this place. Name sounded familiar and I heard this was the same chef who had a similar restaurant in Philadelphia. Food was excellent and it was a great change from the usual. We sat upstairs in the lounge area... More 

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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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