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Dining Room - Le Colonial - SF, San Francisco, CA
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Le Colonial - SF

4.5
4.5
3244 Reviews
$31 to $50
Vietnamese
Delight your guests in an evening of fine food and exotic cocktails at our unique venue just off Union Square. Travel through the tropical elegance of 1920s French Colonial Vietnam amidst the sway of palm trees and glow of candlelight. Take in the live music in our lounge, relax outdoors on the veranda or patio, gather friends and family to celebrate a special event or simply treat yourself to a night on the town. Enjoy a variety of event spaces for small intimate groups of 10 to as many as 500 people in the heart of downtown San Francisco.

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2 people

8:30 PM


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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Vietnamese, French

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 931-3600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tuan Phan

  • Private party facilities

    Le Colonial - SF is available for private parties such as weddings, receptions and anniversary or birthday celebrations as well as for corporate events or business dinners.

  • Private party contact

    Michelle Cheng: (877) 371-2729

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Cross street

    Taylor and Jones

  • Parking details

    $10 per car up to 3hrs

  • Entertainment

    Live music: Monday - Thursday House DJ: Friday & Saturday nights Visit our Event Calendars for more details: http://www.lecolonialsf.com/events/

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,244 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. E

    Emma

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    We had good memories of Le Colonial from ~15 years ago, but our recent visit was ver disappointing. Food was mediocre and overpriced and service was terrible.
  2. R

    Rudy711

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent vegetarian choices along with meat options Pleased a wide variety of tastes.
  3. CM

    ChristineM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic time. Our party of seven was seated on the patio which was both elegant and casual. The staff was fantastic. The meal was fresh and beautifully presented. Highly recommend. It’s a special place.
  4. PT

    PaulT

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Le Colonial is one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. I love the physical space and the food is consistently spectacular. I was eager to try the updated menu, but opted for a classic, Lemongrass Chicken
  5. ML

    MoriahL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant perfect for my business dinner great food/original
  6. m

    markt

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Vietnamese cuisine impeccably served in a classic French colonial setting hidden away in an alley named Cosmo off Taylor in downtown San Francisco.
  7. j

    jeffreym

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Location is very poor. Waiting for a Lyft after dinner was dicey. This restaurant in a better part of town would be a regular habit
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Celebrated getting a new job with my brother, and had a great experience enjoying the tasty food and well-made martinis!
  9. e

    extremehumanoid

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the finest restaurants. Only the most unadventurous eaters from the Midwest might no adore it. It will shock no one but please even the slightly inquisitive tastebuds. Very elegant. Wry creative. NOT crazy expensive. Full bar. Impeccable and friendly service. The ambience is unsurpassable. The old Trader Vic’s location.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Try the pork belly and coconut rice!
  11. C

    Coco

    San Francisco

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I love the decor As well the food. The best way to experience the food is by doing family style- to enjoy more from the menu.
  12. l

    longdogz

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal at Le Colonial after a show at the Curran. The staff was polite and very accommodating to our group of 10. Dining in the greenhouse/atrium area was a unique experience and the food was all wonderfully well prepared and presented. We will definitely be back!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    This hopefully was a one-off but we made a dinner reservation for 8:30. At 10 we still hadn't received our main courses. They had said it was due to a 50 person party they had booked, but why offer reservations then? Several tables around us walked out.
  14. JM

    JobstM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Die Reservierung über OpenTable lag trotz Bestätigung im Restaurant nicht vor. Der Tische war nicht bereit. Wir mussten an der Bar warten. Dort vergaß man uns und erst nach über einer Dreiviertel Stunde wurden wir zum Tische geführt. Danach dauerte es mit Bestellung noch bis zweieinhalb Stunden nach der gebuchten Zeit, bis wir das Essen bekamen.
  15. AA

    AnabelA

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good attention, great food. Visited from Mexico. Would return .
  16. LB

    LisaB

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great menu and excellent food. Like everything since the pandemic, service could have been better. It was busy but our food came at a good cadence. Will return again and also recommend this lovely place!
  17. MC

    MarcC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The pho soups are excellent, as are the lettuce wraps. The atmosphere was quiet but extremely vivacious at the same time.
  18. AC

    ACup

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Have been here several times before and enjoyed it, but probably won’t be back. We sat for 15+ min with no sign of a server. Waited 45 min for our cocktails. Service all night was based upon us flagging the server down.
  19. L

    marshallL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Moms birthday
  20. r

    rhyenah

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience and classy place with amazing food. I keep coming back because its that good!! I always leave full content and happy!
  21. C

    Char

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Appetizers were great but the Lemongrass Chicken was throat searing dry, dry, dry and at $29 it was a big disappointment. Great atmosphere; very old time San Francisco (used to be Trader Vic's). Criticism: Wash the stairs. No excuses.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I enjoyed a fantastic dinner on the patio. Food and service were excellent - the Prawn Papaya salad was the best I’ve eaten. We’ll definitely be back!
  23. PC

    PeterC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, almost the entire menu is Gluten Free. The menu set up to share, portion sizes are generous. Wait staff were very accommodating with a friendly vibe. The outdoor dinning area was comfortable especially when the overhead heaters came on. Overall excellent experience. We plan to return.
  24. K

    Koko

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The cilantro and basil were old and wilted. Papaya salad was missing seafood’. Other greens were wilted and soggy. Leave it off if it is that bad. Not sure what pink sausage was on the wet noodle, but did not look appealing. Unfortunately not a good experience.
  25. n

    noshedidnt

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We started with the mushroom pho and it was delicious. But that was it. The papaya salad, sea bass and brussel sprouts that followed were all underwhelming. Don't think the ambiance is worth the disappointing food and service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful server! Great, flavorful food. Super cute space, perfect for a celebration. Really enjoyed and will definitely be coming back!
  27. P

    Patrick

    San Francisco

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always a treat to come here. The food never disappoints. Old school San Francisco restaurant that is a must if you visit, and an absolute if you live here. Authentic Vietnamese cuisine in an elegant setting.
  28. w

    wineguy8

    San Francisco

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food excellent … service even better! Nice varied menu with beautifully crafted sauces. Was very busy the weeknight we were there with several large parties. So noise level was relatively high. Upstairs bar was closed as only open Wed - Sun as I recall. Had great discussion with Chef and GM Jeff. Overall wonderful experience. Look forward to new menu items!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good to see it open again
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Apps were good (pho and pork belly), entrées were so-so. The atmosphere is nice and would be a nice date night restaurant.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great overall. Table was small for family style ordering.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Was shocked to have to wait 48 minutes for appetizers that we ordered only to have the order incorrect. It then took another 45 minutes after the appetizers arrived for our entrees to arrive. Would not go back as other locations had better food and service.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved it! Food was fantastic!
  34. GB

    GinB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding. My son claimed that the braised pork was the best meal he has ever had. Good ambiance, friendly service and a unique location and building. We will definitely be back!
  35. BL

    BrookeL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, excellent service and delicious food. I’m gluten free so the fact that I could eat almost everything on the menu was a huge plus!
  36. JM

    JMinSF

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Tonight’s meal was the most disappointing culinary experience I can recall. I was so excited about introducing my partner to Le Colonial for her birthday/Valentine’s Day. It has always been one of my favorites in SF. Tonight was tragic - 2 hours to get entrees, and a piece of beef we didn’t even think was good enough to take home to the dog. My partner was ready to leave after the mediocre first course. All of this for $255 (not including tip). They over-booked themselves and had inferior quality food. The staff was doing their absolute best, and the ambiance never disappoints. I’m embarrassed and crushed that I made such a poor choice in SF, that I spent $300, and that my long time favorite restaurant did not rise to the occasion when they had the opportunity.
  37. CD

    CDAY

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    Highlighted my mother’s birthday from the outset. This was this most disappointing dining experience in the city in an long time. Service was brutal. Food was cold. Never going back.
  38. RS

    RobertS

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    The food was excellent; service was very slow. It is all one big room and a group of women next to us were celebrating a birthday and were extremely noisy. Made it difficult for my party of 6 to hear each other. We went on a Saturday night. Next time we will try the middle of week when it may be not so crowded and noisy. The service was very slow probably because it was a full restaurant. This was the second time there. The first time was in the middle of the week when the noise level was still high but not as bad as Saturday; the service that time was excellent.
  39. KG

    KauaiGirl

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Disappointed with new menu. It’s a place we love to dine when visiting San Francisco. Shaken Beef and Pork Rib’s were delicious but shaken tofu and noodles were an odd taste. Desserts were on point. Mach’s tiramisu and Panna Cotta melted in your mouth. Poppyseed cake on the dry side. Service from Saul was fantastic didn’t really see our server..
  40. MF

    MaxFliDDH

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even better than I remember and I had fond memories. Our waiter steered us to excellent choices of food and drink. Loved the portobello mushroom steam rolls for a change and shaken beef as always. Can’t wait to come back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Le Colonial - SF does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Le Colonial - SF also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 931-3600.

Le Colonial - SF is rated 4.5 stars by 3244 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Le Colonial - SF

20 Cosmo Place San Francisco, CA 94109

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Taylor and Jones

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Vietnamese, French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    $10 per car up to 3hrs

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tuan Phan

  • Entertainment

    Live music: Monday - Thursday House DJ: Friday & Saturday nights Visit our Event Calendars for more details: http://www.lecolonialsf.com/events/

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 931-3600

  • Private party facilities

    Le Colonial - SF is available for private parties such as weddings, receptions and anniversary or birthday celebrations as well as for corporate events or business dinners.

  • Private party contact

    Michelle Cheng: (877) 371-2729

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