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Le Colonial - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Le Colonial - Chicago

4.8
4.8
6542 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 117 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 6,542 people are saying

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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. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I celebrated my birthday.
  2. f

    foodie

    Chicago

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great from our sever tonthe food! It
  3. c

    cocof

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing! Love the atmosphere and food! So good!
  4. PS

    PaulS

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and attentive service. It was very loud and hard to have a conversation.
  5. KH

    KaraH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Colonial never disappoints! Amazing food, cocktails, atmosphere and service!
  6. SG

    SusanG

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dine at Le Colonial whenever we’re in Chicago. The food and ambience are superb. A real gem in a city full of dining options.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my regular dinning while in Chicago. I came for 3 days this time and 2 of them had a dinner at Le Colonial, as I always do. Cannot imagine a better place for dinning…!
  8. KA

    KARENP

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was great. We weren’t rushed had a wonderful meal and enjoyed the beautiful space.
  9. RM

    RicardoM

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE BAR AREA IS GREAT , I WISH THEY WOULD HAVE OFFERED TO SIT THERE, BUT OVERALL IT WAS GREAT, I WILL BE BACK/
  10. EG

    EduardoG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Monkfish , beef, Brussels sprouts , pho….. good cuality
  11. R

    Rick

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Colonial is my favorite Chicago restaurant, which is saying a lot! The food and people make it the best overall place for business or pleasure. As usual, Lupita was an amazing hostess and server with professional attitude and warm affect. Thanks!
  12. HR

    HugoR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Menu needs to be reviewed. Place and service are really good food not so.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We have dined at Le Colonial several times on Oak Street as well as their former location on Rush. The food and service are usually very good. We typically order a few appetizers which are often “hit or miss” and we look forward to sharing the whole red snapper. At this visit however, the smell and taste of the snapper were overwhelmingly fishy and inedible. We had to send it back for an alternative entree. The kitchen should not serve fish if it is not fresh. Needless to say, we were very disappointed and may not return.
  14. DR

    DRKski

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our all time favorite stops when we are in Chicago and again it did not disappoint. The service at the bar was the excellent and the food was fabulous.
  15. R

    Robert

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Food is the best! We always have our anniversary dinner here! Every thing we order is outstanding! Always greeted warmly upon arrival. I can not say enough good tho about the friendly, caring lady who took our order and ensured we had an excellent experience. She was the best. All the servers were great! Good food and drinks to die for. We will be back!
  16. j

    jmwdo

    Oklahoma City

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, great service, great cocktails, good entrees, AMAZING panna cotta dessert.
  17. T

    Tatem

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were exceptional! Can’t wait to go again!!
  18. J

    Jordan

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best spot in Chicago! Amazing flavors with even better service. Will always come here when in town.
  19. m

    modernartgirl

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

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

    SaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

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

    MaryK

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

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

    rtada

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    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.
  24. LC

    LindseyC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    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!
  25. MM

    MaryM

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    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.
  26. n

    northshorefoodie

    Chicago

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    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!
  27. AG

    AngelaG

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

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

    emma

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    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.
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing!
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. C

    Chicagofoodie

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place!
  37. 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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great atmosphere!!
  40. 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.

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 6542 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 117 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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