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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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“pho” (70 reviews)
“spring rolls” (44 reviews)
“monkfish” (24 reviews)
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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 via mobile

French Vietnamese. Full, so sat at bar. Very knowledgeable server. Great recommendations. Ca Tim Nuong, grilled eggplant, yum! Ca Nuong La Chuoi, grilled trout, oyster mushrooms, sauce, OMG excellent. If you're in Chicago, don't miss this restaurant.

Thank LM S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very good Asian restaurant. Somewhat dark requiring an iPhone flashlight to read the menu. But the food is great and portion appropriate. Good cocktails. Not a noisy environment at all, unlike so many other restaurants. Reasonably priced: about $50 a person with...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here with the family for dinner. Love the decor. Food and service was very good. Only bad thing is the seating is very tight and it is hard to have a private conversation. I have a shellfish allergy, and the great thing is the have...More

Thank pfaster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant if you want fresh delicious food in traditional Colonial surroundings. The cocktails prior to dinner were great. The martini started the night off right. Appetizer of the spring rolls and shrimp highly recommended. For entrees we had the Shrimp, spicy...More

Thank garygtk
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

I like Vietnamese food but not wild about it. The food was fresh and prepared quickly. Great spring rolls. The Pho was my daughters favorite. She said It was the best she’s ever had. My bouillabaisse was excellent and the sea bass was great too....More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

This is the second time I’ve been here and it didn’t disappoint. This time we sat upstairs, where the bar is at, and it was definitely a little noisy. Downstairs definitely was quieter. Our waitress was very attentive and made a great recommendation of Calamari...More

Thank SunSandStyleSports
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

A long standing Indochina restaurant with elegant colonial decor, discreet and efficient service and pricey but great tasting food. A long bar upstairs. One negative: they don’t give out the WIFI code.

Thank Poleinahole
Reviewed 5 March 2018

My Aunt and Uncle brought me here for dinner, I was a little hesitant on trying this kind of food. I was surely surprised, the food was great! I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff was very friendly. Its a little pricey for me...More

Thank Jessica and Car... D
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere for romantic dinner, lots of large plants. Be sure to get reservations. Scallops appetizer very good, rest of meal consistent with previous reviewers. Shrimp had off taste, and chicken had heavy salty sauce. Americanized Thai at best. Not very creative.

Thank James W
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Love this place. Ate here 5 yrs ago and never forgot it. Just went back and it was just as delicious. We ordered 3 apps and an entree between 2 people. Everything is very fresh.

Thank NCWalls
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!
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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, 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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