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Le Colonial - SF

4.4
4.4
3289 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

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

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  • 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

    Geoffrey Deetz

  • 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, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. m

    marieo

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time and the hostess lady was just beyond amazing . It will become our place to eat …
  2. F

    Foodlovers

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We had our Thanksgiving dinner at the Colonial, as we did previous year, which we had loved. But this time we were disappointed. The "amuse bouche" was excellent, but my starter (muscles baked in coconut sauce) was dry with no distinctive taste. My husband chose imperial rolls and like them, especially the sauce. But our entrées were disappointing: mine (salmon in papillote) had a dry papillote which was almost impossible to cut through and the vegetables were just OK. My husband regretted his choice of beef pho which was lukewarm and not appealing. The dessert, however, was good: eggnog tiramisu. The service was good and pretty attentive in spite of how busy they were. The price was much higher than last year and did not compare at all. We will not come back for holiday meals. The chef must have been changed. Too bad for we loved this restaurant

    Le Colonial - SFResponded 3 days agoHi Guys, I just want to let you know that I don't disagree with your review as it was a challenging menu. As The Executive Chef and GM I am responsible for everything and my staff worked their butts so Im glad you saw that. I was the Chef last year and Ill agree the food most likely was better but we went to one menu instead of 4 as was the tradition there to provide better service. please email me so I can make this up to you. Thank you, Geoffrey

  3. MS

    MsShepsSF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Service was extremely slow on Thanksgiving. 3 hours for dinner, food was good but wait was made worse by no apologies or communication from staff.
  4. PP

    PattyP

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was a delight, full of flavor and great ambiance for dining for two or families.
  5. W

    Wash

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was delighted with so much flavorful food. Wonderful decor put you in old San Francisco mood.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our second time enjoying Thanksgiving at Le Colonial and as always it was wonderful
  7. N

    Noah

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    My girlfriend and I went for Thanksgiving dinner, knowing that it was one of the more expensive prix-fixe menus among the restaurants in the city that were open for the holiday; but we were excited by the dish descriptions and looking forward to a unique and memorable experience. Everything was underwhelming and disorganized, apart from the nice patio setting. We each ordered a different first course: the baked mussels in coconut cream sauce, and the duck & lobster salad. While the salad was a reasonable portion, there were exactly two mussels—the bare minimum to qualify as plural—and there was no cream sauce to speak of! Whatever sauce had been administered prior to baking had been reduced to a mere coconut essence on the remaining desiccated half-shell morsels. Next, to double down on the tease, the waitstaff then ignored us for more than an hour before someone from the kitchen finally brought out our main course, the clay pot turkey and sides. It seemed like they were waiting for every table in the restaurant to sync up to the same point in their meal so they could serve the main course all at once. We noticed one whole family walk out about 20 minutes after they sat down. In regards to the turkey, it was fully submerged in an overwhelmingly sugary apple and clove sauce, but at that point we were both hungry enough to finish all the meat. The sides were a deja-vu of the first course: We ordered the roasted beets and the sweet potatoes; while they gave us a decent sized bowl of beets, it was accompanied by a hilarious plate with two slices of a sweet potato sprinkled with some crispies. We finished with the pumpkin cheesecake and cookie ice cream sandwich for dessert. Both were fine, and probably the most enjoyable part of the meal, mainly because the end was in sight. After more than three hours and $400 (with cheap wine and tip), we were free to try to salvage our Thanksgiving back at home, where we should have cooked our own meal in the first place.

    Le Colonial - SFResponded 2 days agoHi Noah, Thank you for your feed back and Im very sorry you had a bad experience. Certainly we failed some of our guests and for this its my fault as GM and Executive chef. The family that walked out we did our best as I have already contacted them. They did not want a turkey dinner so perhaps they did not see the menu clearly? but off course wow don't want anyone have a bad experience. Please contact me through the website so I can make this right for you and your girlfriend. Geoffrey

  8. s

    sfeater

    San Francisco

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We are longtime fans of this restaurant, and it is nice to know that the food quality has remained exceptional. I also love the space, though we opted to eat in the "outdoor" area since we are still anxious about eating indoors. The space is not outdoor in the truest sense but rather it has some openings to outdoor air in the roof area. They keep the area cozy with heated lamps, but it would be nice if there was more air circulation provided for those of us who appreciate the outdoor dining option (maybe by opening up some of the roof side areas)? All in all, this place merits its longstanding fine reputation with skilled, knowledgeable and attentive staff and superb cuisine.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Outdoor patio is beautiful and quiet enough for easy conversation.
  10. ZK

    ZannaK

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere takes you back to another time. The food is out of this world.
  11. R

    Radgirl

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have the Brussel sprouts! Avoid super salty swordfish. Beautiful room!
  12. Y

    Yosemitechef

    San Francisco

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    The food was excellent and well-prepared. Authentic. Felt like I was in Vietnam. However in a1/3 full restaurant it took us 45 minutes to get an expensive cocktail which arrived at the same time as our starter. Service very uneven and very slow. Waiter did not understand our questions and was unfamiliar with the unimaginative wine list. Appreciate seeing the Buddhas moved. Several typos on the menu. All in all no matter what we will be back several times to give this outstanding refreshed look at Le Colonial additional chances to correct what may be hiccups at the reopening.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The ambience of the restaurant was fairly nice, but I’m still confused on the restaurant‘s theme because it seemed like the name was in French, but the food was Vietnamese and also had a Spanish influence as well. We were set at a two person table connected to the wall of a stairwell, which is really awkward and a tight squeeze, so that part I did not enjoy. It took a really long time for meals to come out and they were OK. I feel like everything was overpriced and I’m not cheap by any means but I also like to get what I’m paying for.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Excellent food, slow service
  15. PK

    PaulK

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Ambiance was amazing, service was okay, food was middling. I would not eat here again.
  16. S

    Sadbuttrue

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent setting and beautiful food. So glad to be there again.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great experience! Chef Geoffrey has totally transformed with fabulous cuisine. Every course. Including a tiramisu. Can’t wait to go back Henry
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great!!! We ordered multiple dishes and shared. Even the one Pescatarian amongst us was able to share and find dishes that met their dietary requirements. Food was really good and the wait staff was ample to provide excellent table service. We all exclaimed afterwards that we would return. One other perk beside a great dining experience, there is a pay parking lot right next door with an attendant. I was concerned initially for taking my high end car to the City due to the car break in issues and did find an indoor facility around the block but didn’t have to use it.
  19. S

    Suzanne

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Down a dark alley, the lamp lit formal doors into a patio tropical paradise entryway framing an entryway of white tablecloths, gleaming murals and classical Buddhas. Not your typical Vietnamese, rather Indochine SE Asian with a French twist. Menu was some of best we’ve had.
  20. MG

    MenloGirl

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    It’s been awhile since I’ve eaten here. The food was not as good as remembered. Service was good. Good place for large parties. I appreciate there is parking also.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  22. LC

    LynnC

    Austin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The ambiance was excellent -- very nice for our wedding anniversary. The food was very good - no complaints whatsoever. However, the service left much to be desired. I had to flag down a waitperson and remind them that we had ordered drinks quite a while before. I ordered a side of brussel sprouts with my entre, and they did not bring those. I am not sure that our wait person actually knew what she was supposed to do. Perhaps she was new; I do not know. Lastly. my martini tasted a bit watery. I am not sure what they did with it. I might give them another chance as the food was good, and the portions large.
  23. C

    Canyonfoodie

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful restaurant which evokes French/Southeast Asian Colonial style in interior decor and in food offerings. Last night service was a bit sporadic with a long wait for the entrees after appetizers were served very quickly. Be prepared for SF prices.
  24. AH

    AnneH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The wait staff, Jose at the dining room gave us the best service ever! He is incredibly knowledgeable of the food and pairing. He made us feel very special.
  25. PB

    PandaBear

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I adore this restaurant! I’ve been three times, once for my birthday party. Every time, the food is so amazing, the wine and cocktails are outstanding and pair delightfully with the food, the service is excellent - even when they are short staffed and the pace is slower - and the ambiance is lovely. One of my top 5 fav restaurants in SF, and that is saying a lot!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants in the city. Excellent food, service and ambiance. Do yourself a favor and sit in the covered patio area.
  27. LA

    LindaA

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend Le Colonial in SF. Excellent food, service and ambiance! Our server and the entire staff were very professional and efficient. Wonderful!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I know the Pandemic has been difficult for all businesses so I hesitate to complain, but I was so disappointed in the quality of the food. It was beautifully presented and the staff were wonderful but the food lacked spark, was over cooked & just not worthy of Le Colonial. And to boot, they had lost my original reservation because of a changeover to a new system and rather than take the time to help me get a new reservation, I was told to hurry up & make a new reservation as they were booking up quickly. This was a special birthday for me & I had a wonderful time with my family, but I was sad to see how far LE Colonial has fallen
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. Wonderful French waiter. Delicious food. Upscale Louisiana like setting. Loved it.
  30. D

    Davidschu

    New York Area

    291 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    291 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great drinks and appetizers- mussels and crab roll. Main courses less interesting. Great Brussels sprouts. Nice Place, excellent atmosphere.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The patio is very nice but we were inside in a side room that was not as welcoming as the patio or the main room. The appetizers were good. The entrees not so refined. Next time, we will only take appetizers.
  32. M

    Makadoutious

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    What an amazing experience. From the gorgeous ambiance to the deliciousness of each and every dish, Le Colonial was beyond a pleasuable memory. We have been to the one in Chicago and now in SF. We can't wait to travel across the country and dine at all of their establishments - that is how good it was. A+
  33. CJ

    ChuckJudyR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Haven't been there for a while. Menu reduced but still god.
  34. B

    Barbi

    San Francisco

    150 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had dined at Le Colonial, many times, before the pandemic. This was our first time there in over 2 years. We were surprised that the menu had changed so much! I was hoping for more vegetarian choices. Our server was very pleasant and helpful. We had a comfortable table and the food was tasty.
  35. MS

    MarionS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Pre-theater family dinner
  36. RC

    RobertC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From a nondescript alley, enter a culinary delight! I was there with my deceased wife's stepsister who owns a restaurant We will be back!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The service was not up to its usual standards. I have eaten here many times and frankly, it was shockingly poor.” The restaurant was about 1/3 full so it was not at all busy. We waited 45 minutes for our starter to come out. We had nothing to eat and only the drinks we ordered when we initially were seated during this time. We noticed other tables that ordered the same time as us getting served. When the $23 starter did come out - it was a pork/crab crepe special - it was extremely bland. Not at all what one expects at that price point. Then, it took another 30 minutes after that to get our entrees. The server never checked back with us during either of those periods - we finally flagged down a bus person to ask about the entrees which then showed up quickly after we did that. With a bill for 2 people that tiled $300 for 1 starter, 2 cocktails, 1 bottle of $36 wine, and 3 shared entrees, the whole experience was overpriced and disappointing. But for Le Colonial, which in my past experience has both excellent food and service, it was shockingly poor. The server offered no comp for the severely delayed food.
  38. LF

    LarryF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I am a vegetarian and there were many food options with plant substitutes that taste like meat. I don't want to eat anything that tastes like meat. I would prefer options that did not have this focus. It had been many years since we had eaten at LeColonial and we did feel that things had "slipped" a bit. We will try again as we understand that many restaurants have suffered due to covid and this may be part of the recovery process.
  39. ST

    SusanT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible experience last night-got there at 8:15 and didn’t get food until after 11:00. And they kept saying just a few more minutes. They comped us dessert, but by this time it was midnight! We will never go there again.

    Le Colonial - SFResponded on September 21, 2022Hi Susan, Words can't fix your bad experience you had last night as a few tables certainly waited way way to long. Please understand we all tried our best given half the kitchen line called off at 4:30 that night. Again Im deeply sorry for your experience last night so please reach out to me as my email is on our website because I can't post this here. I hope I can make it up to you and your guests. Geoffrey

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    We had 7:30 reservations for 20 people across 4 tables. The restaurant was seemingly understaffed as it took quite a while to get menus, place drink orders. Once we finally ordered apps and entrees, it took 30+ minutes for apps to arrive then another 1.5 hours for entrees to arrive. One table left early before the food arrived. For the rest, the food was very mediocre (medium rare steaks came out well done and cold), with very little apologies (outside of offers of free deserts). In addition, they still included 20% gratuity. Overall very bad experience and not worth the cost.

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 Postmates and 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 4.4 stars by 3289 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 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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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

    Geoffrey Deetz

  • 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, Vegan, 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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