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Le Colonial - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Le Colonial - Chicago

4.8
4.8
6524 Reviews
$31 to $50
Vietnamese
Heralded as an escapist's paradise, Le Colonial is a celebration of the seductive spirit and vivid flavors of Vietnam. The restaurant opened on iconic Oak Street in March 2019, after moving from its location of over 20 years on Rush Street. Le Colonial features a dining room, an all-season terrace overlooking Oak Street, an evocative bar/lounge, and The Monkey Parlour (a private dining room with seating for up to 12 guests).

Effective January 3rd 2022, the City of Chicago requires all patrons age 5 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and weak a mask to visit this location.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Vietnamese, Asian, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 255-0088

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Quoc Luong

  • Private party facilities

    Known for his bright Vietnamese fare, Chef Luong adventurously preserves the heirloom recipes of his homeland with fine ingredients, artful use of herbs and spices and pristine beauty. With a menu largely meant for sharing, he will continue to present signature favorites with enhanced presentation styles and stunning serve-ware. Guests will fondly recognize and enjoy newly envisioned items such as Cha Bio, Crispy Shrimp and Pork Roll with Gulf Shrimp, Pork, Asian Mushrooms, Mint, Cilantro and Chili Lime Sauce; Goi Ga, Vietnamese Chicken & Cabbage Salad with Lemongrass & Ginger Poached Chicken Breast, Cabbage, Grapefruit, Toasted Peanut, Crispy Shallots and Sweet Chili Garlic Vinaigrette; and Bo Luc Lac, Shaking Beef featuring Valverdi Farm Greens, Caramelized Filet Mignon, Sweet Onions, Watercress, and Lime Pepper Vinaigrette.

  • Private party contact

    Pat Gilroy: (312) 255-0088

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Cross street

    Oak St, between Rush St & Michigan Ave

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for $16 (3 hour maximum). Public lots & street parking also nearby.

  • Public transit

    CTA Red Line (nearest station: Chicago Avenue)Many CTA bus routes are nearby such as: #22, 36, 151, 156.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,524 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. m

    modernartgirl

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ella and Jesus were great! Other staff, too (we did not het their names)
  2. SM

    SaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Celebrating my husband’s birthday and everything was delightful. Hope to return soon!
  3. MK

    MaryK

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I enjoy going to Le Colonial whenever I am in Chicago. Tonight’s dinner was extra special- 23 years ago our child joined our family after we adopted them in China. The food at Le Colonial is exquisite- beautifully prepared as it was tonight. The environment is lovely. And the service is always excellent but tonight it was a step above. At first we were seated by a group of four people who were loud, vulgar and ill mannered. After about ten minutes at the table next to them, I approached our waiter to explain the situation and ask for our table to be changed. She and the manager were cool, calm and skilled as they whisked us away from the offensive group and reseated us at another table. I so appreciated this aspect of their excellent service and professionalism.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambience is great. Service and food also excellent.
  5. r

    rtada

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I’ve been coming to Le Colonial with friends and coworkers (pre-pandemic) for years and always had a great time and delicious meal. It’s been since 2020 since I’ve gone and I’ve been looking forward to coming back. I wanted to take my husband for his birthday since he’s never been and noted on our reservation we were celebrating his birthday. Sadly, I felt really bad that last night didn’t live up to my hype. At all. We were both underwhelmed with our meals, and unfortunately couldn’t take more than a few bites of the shrimp stir fry which the waiter actually recommended to us. The pho broth is lacking flavor and also a meal we didn’t finish. It pained me to admit that it was a miss last night because I have been talking up Le Colonial for so long. What was good was the shrimp ceviche, the duck, and the creme brûlée. I was disappointed by the way we felt when we arrive and left. No one cared it was his birthday, it was never acknowledged, which isn’t a big deal, but I was hoping he’d get at least a birthday greeting because even our local pub would’ve wished him a happy birthday.
  6. LC

    LindseyC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish our experience was awesome. It was pretty busy, the tables were flipping very fast however I now recall receiving a message about our reservation being timed to 90 minutes. We were in and out in an hour exactly. The apps we ordered, dumplings and crispy vegetable rolls were delicious! The entree’s, Bo Sate and the curry chicken were fantastic - the filet melted in my mouth! I rarely take left overs home but I did and plan on round 2 tonight!
  7. MM

    MaryM

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Our waitress was slow, not interested in her job and very inattentive! We were celebrating my nieces wedding! Oh well the food was delicious.
  8. n

    northshorefoodie

    Chicago

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our incredible dinner at LeColonial. We shared two appetizers - monkfish and spring rolls, then on to sharing the Shaking Beef and Brussel sprouts and finally the creme brûlée. Everything was flavorful and plentiful. Lovely dinner, beautiful restaurant!
  9. AG

    AngelaG

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service and atmosphere. Could stand an improvement on the freshness of some ingredients.
  10. e

    emma

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    food was great and so was our waitress. however, the food came out VERY quickly - within 10 minutes of us ordering! we felt rushed. we were in and out in less than an hour. we would have liked more time between courses. if you go, i might ask them not to have the food come out too fast.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Service was bad, ribs were cold and tough
  12. P

    Pete

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The duck was very tough and in my opinion under cooked- skin was soft and fatty instead of crisp
  13. L

    Lauren

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always amazing food! Our favorite spot in the area. The only complaint to share was the bussing crew took our app before the plate was even empty without asking if we were finished and the same with drinks. We felt a little rushed. Otherwise always reliable food and ambiance.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing!
  15. PS

    PeterS

    Chicago

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable meal in charming surroundings but pricing is quite high and is not especially good value for money.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment my friends and I entered the restaurant, we were greeted warmly and enthusiastically. Our server was equally attentive and checked on us frequently to make sure everything was meeting our expectations. The meal was absolutely delicious from appetizers and cocktails through the main course. Overall experience more than met expectations. It has been several years since I’ve dined at Le Colonial, but I will definitely return sooner than later.
  17. C

    Chicagofoodie

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are both exquisite!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place!
  19. DB

    DavaB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waiter was nice, but one of the busboys asked me to hand him my dirty plate and brought a handful of silverware and asked me pick out a fork and knife for my main course. They left noodles and crumbs on the table, even through the dessert course. The manager stopped to ask about the food; he should've told the staff to clean the table. They should train their staff better; I thought this was high end restaurant... The duck was rare and very tough; the noodles needed more seasoning and were too oily, and the chocolate dessert was a mess, the just dumped a bunch of shaved chocolate on the plate with a few dots of whipped cream. Very disappointing dinner for our wedding anniversary. On the plus side: cocktails were good and with good presentation, as were the spring rolls with meat.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection!
  21. AK

    AKhtarZ

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Very underwhelming. Food was very average Thai restaurant quality with maybe some minor twist, Service was extremely slow and our food arrived cold.
  22. SG

    SteveG

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing French Vietnamese fusion. Not having a trained pallete the food weighs heavier on the Vietnamese side then it does on the French. However I am sure the chef would/could point out the more French influences. I undersatnd why the "Shaking Beef" is one of their more popular dishes - you won't be disappointed. There are so many things I wanted to try that I have not choice but to go back several times. Really one of my new favorite restaurants in Chicago. I would not hestitate recommending this to anyone.
  23. TS

    TatyanaS

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I thought it was very good. It’s pricey. Make sure you like Vietnamese flavors. I would go back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Jesus is super nice!
  25. JG

    JamesG

    Chicago

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and stellar service. Highly recommended.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing. We had a great time!
  27. TB

    TolerBear1

    Chicago

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my friend’s birthday here, last night! It was his first time here but I’ve dined here since the DotCom 90s! The food, service and ambiance were all excellent! We had 3 appetizers: ceviche, egg rolls and yellowfin tuna tartare with caviar. For entree, we shared the big delicious crispy red snapper!! The drinks were great too; my friend had 2 mango martinis and a spicy Thai tequila cocktail; I had an awesome lychee martini! Our server, Gustavo, along with his colleagues, did a great job taking care of us last night—which is why I left a 72% tip :-)
  28. h

    heatherg

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place ever! Great bar and bar tenders!! Food is amazing!
  29. J

    John

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff very accommodating and excellent. Food and ambience also excellent.
  30. S

    Susie

    Baltimore

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food, lovely new setting
  31. C

    Cecilie

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    I had an overall unpleasant experience at Le Colonial. The waiter comes by to get our order. My mom asks what on the menu does not have shellfish since we both have allergies. He responds “that’s 90% of the menu”. We asked about 2 dishes specifically and eventually he went back to the kitchen and was able to confirm that they did not have shellfish. We ordered 2 appetizers, the waiter collects our menus and does not come back for another 45 minutes. In the meantime, we try to catch his eye so that we can order a main course but he avoids our area for almost half of the reservation. The server comes by to take our dishes after we finish the appetizers and asks if we will be ordering a main course. I looked at my watch and replied, probably not. He gives us a dirty look and walks away. The server then comes back a few minutes later to refill our waters and splashes water directly into my eyes. He does not apologize and walks away. By this point, we have 15 minutes left in the 1.5 hour reservation. Our waiter comes back only with a desert menu, never offering to order a main course. We ordered desert, paid the bill and left. I can only imagine that our waiter avoided us because of the allergies. The food was good but the service was terrible. I regret leaving an 18% tip. I will not soon be returning to Le Colonial.
  32. SM

    SuzetteM

    Chicago

    140 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was terrific as always. My salmon was exquisite I love it here I loved lake forest but Chicago LC is the best !!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, ambiance and service is such delight. One feels transported to another place in this classic restaurant. Many wonderful meals and memories have taken place here over the last 20 years. I anticipate many many more in the future!
  34. c

    chicagofoodlover48

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The service was a bit hurried like they wanted us to leave quickly. They removed my iced tea before I was done. Food was ok but pricey and tables were tight. Loud.
  35. RC

    RicC

    Columbus

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Le Colonial! It’s a must for every visit to Chicago.
  36. ZL

    ZacharyL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! Really happy to go and will be going back!
  37. IO

    IsabelleO

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This venue is always delicious! The only point as the place gets packed, it becomes noisy
  38. J

    Jossea

    St. Louis

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Cuisine and Portions. Very attentive and accommodating service. I very much appreciate the dress code, however, it needs to be enforced as there were a few blatant violations. Overall excellent!! Highly recommended.
  39. JS

    JillS

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Pricey but worth it for a special Night out. The food service seemed a little rushed. Our appetizers arrived literally 5 minutes after we ordered.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner for my girlfriend. It was lovely!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Le Colonial - Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 255-0088.

Le Colonial - Chicago is rated 4.8 stars by 6524 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today
Google Map for Le Colonial - Chicago

57 East Oak Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Oak St, between Rush St & Michigan Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Vietnamese, Asian, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for $16 (3 hour maximum). Public lots & street parking also nearby.

  • Public transit

    CTA Red Line (nearest station: Chicago Avenue)Many CTA bus routes are nearby such as: #22, 36, 151, 156.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Quoc Luong

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 255-0088

  • Private party facilities

    Known for his bright Vietnamese fare, Chef Luong adventurously preserves the heirloom recipes of his homeland with fine ingredients, artful use of herbs and spices and pristine beauty. With a menu largely meant for sharing, he will continue to present signature favorites with enhanced presentation styles and stunning serve-ware. Guests will fondly recognize and enjoy newly envisioned items such as Cha Bio, Crispy Shrimp and Pork Roll with Gulf Shrimp, Pork, Asian Mushrooms, Mint, Cilantro and Chili Lime Sauce; Goi Ga, Vietnamese Chicken & Cabbage Salad with Lemongrass & Ginger Poached Chicken Breast, Cabbage, Grapefruit, Toasted Peanut, Crispy Shallots and Sweet Chili Garlic Vinaigrette; and Bo Luc Lac, Shaking Beef featuring Valverdi Farm Greens, Caramelized Filet Mignon, Sweet Onions, Watercress, and Lime Pepper Vinaigrette.

  • Private party contact

    Pat Gilroy: (312) 255-0088

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