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Le Colonial - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Le Colonial - Chicago

4.8
4.8
6119 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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Booked 142 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

Popular dishes

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 6,119 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. M

    Milkman

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Met and exceeded our expectations!

  2. AR

    AlanaR

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always delicious!!

  3. JK

    JohnK

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Came in early evening. Noisey, bright, lacked it’s usual warm charm (our fault, given the time of day). Charming server. Eating in the bar is a better choice for a more intimate experience.

  4. RM

    RicardoM

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic!

  5. h

    hans

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a lovely anniversary dinner. Food and service were excellent.

  6. CD

    CalnDenise

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food here is a fantastic fusion of Vietnamese and French. The presentation is very good and the food, flavors and choices are fantastic. We use Le Colonial as one of our celebration restaurants for our anniversary, birthdays and other celebrations. Top notch

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday!!

  8. v

    vladislavak

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service!!!!!! Highly recommend!!!!

  9. AM

    AlexMarie

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place. Food and service always fantastic.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    loved everything about this place. will definitely be coming back xx

  11. T

    Tyler

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and atmosphere was great. Service was top notch and attentive.

  12. C

    Christie

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Le Colonial! It is our favorite restaurant to eat at when visiting Chicago. We come here about 4 times a year. The service and food, atmosphere and genuine politeness of the staff always makes us feel happy, appreciated and welcomed. Food was delicious and sooo enjoyable! Even my picky eater enjoyed every bite.

  13. LD

    LisaD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was delicious and what made it an even better experience was our waiter. He gave great suggestions and great service!

  14. N

    Natalia

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3

    Food was great as always but service was a bit spotty. It was also a bit frustrating that most of the glassware was visibly dirty - may be a machine issue but as the restaurant is higher end (dress code and all) one would expect the waitstaff to check the tableware, napkins and glassware before placing on the table. We ordered bottles of sparkling and still and the bottles sat unopened for a time as we had to request replacement water glasses twice - first set was replaced with similarly dirty ones. Literally with food crusted on them...really gross and not expected at a place of this caliber.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    My husband mentioned that it was my birthday 3 times and no one seemed to care. Nothing special was done, not even a candle on dessert.

  16. W

    Wineguy

    Chicago

    171 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Definitely request a table by the windows or at least on the patio space. Tile floor and a great 3rd floor view of Oak St is incredible. Food is amazing with all plates sampled looking and tasting great. You totally get a SE Asia, French vibe. Checkout the bar area for a totally different yet also excellent feel. Great wine by the glass selection if expensive. Unique cocktails as well. Highly recommend.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorites in Chicago. Great food and beautiful indoor decorations

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    The hostess couldn’t find my reservation. 🙄 We started at the bar prior to our reservation. We almost yell over to the bartender to order a glass of wine. She had her back to us, and never offered past the water. As usual the food was phenomenal!!!! Our service was slow. At one point we had empty wine glasses and our appetizers were completed. Our server was oblivious standing at a hutch by the service bar folding napkins with her back to us. We waited to flag someone down to fetch her. There was a side show with a bus person who broke and spilled things all over and dragged a sloppy mop out to sling up the mess as a new table was being seated. I love this restaurant and have been a regular for many years. The staff needs to be more alert and remember this restaurant had a reputation for excellence.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4

    booked a full month ago Wanted a window seat for birthday Have plenty seats available , kept for bigger group instead of reserved customers The host was rude Bad experience Oh forget to mention, dirty table

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So delicious! Great spot to take a friend visiting from out of town

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    We loved the atmosphere, our table, and the food. Our waiter did not adequately address our concerns about a member of our group who had a tree nut allergy. Our waiter seemed indifferent and inattentive. It was very disappointing but we would still go back and hope for a better waiter.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Antonio our server the best .

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Overpriced for the food and level of service

  24. m

    murph

    Chicago

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service are always first-rate. This is one of the prettiest restaurants in Chicago.

  25. OM

    OliviaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome place! Le Colonail is one of my favorite restaurantes in Chicago.

  26. CI

    CINDYW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful !! Everything was above expectations . The signature fish try it!

  27. SS

    SonjaS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this spot for special occasions and it did not disappoint for my mom's birthday lunch! Incredible appetizers, main course and birthday candle with dessert! Excellent service and fabulous atmosphere. Will be back many times!

  28. D

    Dubai820

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We were celebrating two birthdays and I requested a table on the veranda. The birthdays were never acknowledged and we were seated at the very rear of the restaurant, after waiting 30 minutes past my reservation time. Been here many times but this time it was a miss.

  29. C

    Calibb883

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the food and atmosphere

  30. B

    Bogs

    Naples

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful string and Ambiance, delicious food out of the ordinary. with presentation detail. Nicely dressed, attractive, courteous waitstaff. For me, an instant favorite

  31. MM

    MattM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Love this place but my goodness get rid of the tv in the bar area playing local news

  32. S

    Sandy

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    It was Mother's Day and very busy. The food was very good and service at the onset was excellent. After dinner all waiters disappeared. No one came to our table for over 10 minutes. We wanted dessert and coffee or at the very least a bill. Nothing and no one to ask. We left. Waited for our car, was on our way to get dessert someplace else when we finally got a call. Maybe 35 minutes later. We called back a few hours later, paid our bill and told them what had happened. No real interest except to say it's Mother's Day. Considering all other tables were handled efficiently and we had no service after the main course was served, seems instead like a not so well run restaurant.

  33. M

    Montana5

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    We had three different and ambivalent servers - we opted out of one last drink and desert as it took us to go finally go get the check. Not a cohesive afternoon from service standpoint. I have been here a number of times and this was not what I have experienced in the past. It was disappointing for price you expect consistency in not just food but also service

  34. KG

    KaGB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    The food here is incredible. Vibe is comfortable; not too loud. Friendly, overall. Our primary server seemed to be not that into it (very slow to take our orders after starters and for dessert; we waited a while and finally asked someone else if we could order both times; he finally just disappeared without handing us off.), but it was late; maybe he’d had a long day and sometimes it’s just like that. The rest of the staff was attentive and friendly. Will recommend and return.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    The ambiance was lovely. The service was good, but did not feel friendly. The pork and shrimp rolls were the best part of the meal. The quality of the food seemed on par with our very delicious, but much less expensive, local Vietnamese restaurant. The cocktails looked beautiful but were just meh. Overall, we were underwhelmed and probably wouldn’t return with so many other great choices in the city.

  36. d

    dissapointed

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  37. LA

    LaraA

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the most amazing meals I've had in a long time!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday Lunch

  39. GK

    GaryK

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The presentation of the food was excellent and flavors were well balanced and multilayered.

  40. ML

    MicheleL

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best meals we had in Chicago! The food was amazing and we had great service.

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 6119 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 142 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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