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Le Colonial

149 E 57th St, New York City, NY 10022-2101
+1 212-752-0808
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“spring rolls” (22 reviews)
“pho” (13 reviews)
“mixed seafood” (3 reviews)
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Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
149 E 57th St, New York City, NY 10022-2101
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Saturday night half full Food not good Needs lots of work Not worth the visit Could be resorted to its original hot spot

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dqny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went for a birthday dinner with a few friends and we had the best time. The vegetarian spring rolls are amazing as are the steamed duck buns. Our service was impeccable and friendly but not overly needy. Will definitely go back when we are...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JordanStJames
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is very charming, decorated with Vietnamese theme. Food was very good and light, we tried the rolls and the curry shrimp, that was a bit spicy, but very good.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank 692renatab
Reviewed 21 October 2018

It's right on 57th Street, but a bit away from the noise. This is a beautiful restaurant, understated and elegant and the food is very good. We had fresh spring rolls, pho, Chilean sea bass (steamed in a banana leaf) and don't forget the steamed...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steve N
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our evening here, the food was delicious, we had the fried rice which is a must have as well as the spring rolls and mushrooms (might be seasonal). The cocktails were also delicious. The atmosphere was lovely and beautifully decorated. I don’t...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank brigitte a
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The staff was so helpful in making a little area for me to change my toddler in the ladies bathroom and super nice overall. The food was excellent. We chose a mix of small dishes which were great. A bit dark and some people had...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank tania76
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This place is so good!! The service is great and the fish in banana leaves is like nothing you’ve had before. So tender and full of flavor. The fried rice is amazing as is most every other dish I’ve tried. They can make it spicy...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Ciderhouse95
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Warm welcome for returning guest. Careful attention to mobility issues, though discreet and respectful. Ambience lovely...a great mix of family diners, young couples, friends and seniors. All diners seemed very involved with their menu choices, most leaving with takeaway boxes. Servers attentive but not overbearing....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Karen o
Reviewed 26 July 2018

I have been to the Chicago and San Francisco locations and always have a good meal. We were with a large party upstairs. Served family style. Food was wonderful, service was great. Priced a little on the high side. Tuna Tartare is so good. I...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Carrie B
Reviewed 26 July 2018

15 years ago, the restaurant was one of the top Vietnamese restaurant in NY. The ambiance was terrible, depressing. The food was very disappointing, no taste and pretty oily. Their price was ridiculous, I ordered a sticky rice for my chicken, $8 for a very...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank EricMarc88
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Questions & Answers
28 January 2017|
Response from 549bernardc | Property representative |
Business casual, thank you
28 November 2016|
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Response from Bernard C | Property representative |
Yes, most of the dishes are gluten free or can be made gluten free. there is only s handful of plates that unfortunately can not be altered.
10 November 2015|
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Response from Bernard C | Property representative |
My personal favorite is the Bo Luc Lac, seared filet mignon over water crest salad and lemon pepper vinaigrette, but the Vit Quay is pretty good too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 E 57th St, New York City, NY 10022-2101
    (Lexington Ave)
  • Public Transportation: E to 53rd/Lexington 4, 5, 6, N, R to 59th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown East
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown East
  • Phone Number: +1 212-752-0808
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Le Colonial is a truly delightful culinary experience. Like stepping into French Colonial Southeast Asia, this two-story restaurant, designed by Greg Jordan, consists of a main dining room with louvered wall panels, colorful tile floors, and vintage photos of Vietnam. Upstairs is an elegant, but lively, lounge serving a full dinner or just appetizers and cocktails. The lounge serves as an ideal setting for private parties and business dinners. Le Colonial serves an authentic Vietnamese menu with an emphasis on fresh seafood, meats, and vegetables.
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