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Le Colonial

149 E 57th St, New York City, NY 10022-2101
+1 212-752-0808
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“spring rolls” (17 reviews)
“cha gio” (8 reviews)
“duck” (20 reviews)
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Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
149 E 57th St, New York City, NY 10022-2101
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to Le Colonial for NYC Restaurant Week. My order started with the Summer Rolls - this was very good, my entrée was the salad bowl top with steaks - this was okay as I had it better somewhere else and the desert was...More

1  Thank Qwil9
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First dish was ok, main course meat was too salty and tapioca desert was good... Do your opinion....

1  Thank MOR70
Reviewed 5 days ago

Friendly staff that was attentive every step of the evening. We decided to enjoy the Restaurant Week menu. The spring rolls (Goi Cuon) were delicious and the chicken entree (Ga Xao Sa Ot Cay) were on the sweet side as I requested to not have...More

1  Thank Sophy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very flavorful. Service is great. The ambiance brings you to Indochina times. Don t miss the shiitake ravioli

1  Thank ferrosario66
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Have been here a number of times -- always loved it. Food is excellent and the service is first class!

1  Thank JonathanWalter
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The food is very, very good. The ingredients and the mix of them make for some very good dishes. When it comes to the food you will not be disappointed. However the mark up/cost is astronomical and for me does not justify the food experience...More

1  Thank granizadodelimon
Reviewed 26 June 2017

It was several years ago that i last visited Le Colonial, always a favorite, and was delighted to find that it remains as delightful and satisfying as ever. The lower dining room still has the relief tin ceilings with suspended fans and palms that give...More

1  Thank Marion T
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Having eaten at the one in Houston, I knew we were in for a treat. Was still on a quest for decent Vietnamese in NYC after a terribly disappointing experience at Indochine last month, and was not at all disappointed. The five spice duck steamed...More

1  Thank PhiladelphiaPhillip
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Came here for a lunch date. It's nicely designed to evoke Indochine style. The prix fixe is a good deal for 2 courses. I had the summer rolls and the beef noodle salad. Both were solid. The soup had a good flavor and vegetable stir...More

1  Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I last dined here 25 years ago, and was pleased to visit this time and find it still shines. The elegant surroundings and first-rate service live up to the delicious food.

1  Thank Sharon B
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28 January 2017|
Response from Bernard C | Property representative |
Business casual, thank you
Alphonse D
28 November 2016|
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Response from Docho D | 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 Docho D | 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • 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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