Le Colonial

★★★★★
  • 20 Cosmo Place

    San Francisco, CA 94109

    Cross street: Off Taylor St., between Post and Sutter sts, Union Square

    Map & Directions
  • 415-931-3600

About Le Colonial

Hours
Thu-Sat: 5:30pm-11pm, Sun-Wed: 5:30pm-10pm

Food

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Le Colonial is such a pleasure to visit. The dining room and patio are so beautiful, it feels like you are in a different world.\r
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I ordered a mojito, the filet mignon and the delicious rice. Everything was fantastic!

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Le Colonial is such a pleasure to visit. The dining room and patio are so beautiful, it feels like you are in a different world.\r
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I ordered a mojito, the filet mignon and the delicious rice. Everything was fantastic!

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Celebrated my Birthday here last night. Wow, a treat for sure. The drinks were tasty, the food over the top delicious and the atmosphere an equation for a successful night. Try the Banana wrapped fish dish, the fillet migon cube and the

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Celebrated my Birthday here last night. Wow, a treat for sure. The drinks were tasty, the food over the top delicious and the atmosphere an equation for a successful night. Try the Banana wrapped fish dish, the fillet migon cube and the

Pros: food, charming atmosphere, drinks

Cons: cost

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I have not had such EXCELLENT customer service since I dined out of state in New Orleans @ Nola.(An Emmeril restaurant) Let me begin with this: I felt transported back in time to a trading post in a productive era by walking down a

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I have not had such EXCELLENT customer service since I dined out of state in New Orleans @ Nola.(An Emmeril restaurant) Let me begin with this: I felt transported back in time to a trading post in a productive era by walking down a

Pros: appetizers, entrees & dessert.YUM

Cons: IT HAD TO END!

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POOR TASTE! We ate at Le Colonial tonight and while the food was stellar, I was very put off to see an 18% gratuity added to liquor I ordered separately. Yes, in addition to two bottles of wine, I order a $185 bottle of champagne and 2 -

3
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POOR TASTE! We ate at Le Colonial tonight and while the food was stellar, I was very put off to see an 18% gratuity added to liquor I ordered separately. Yes, in addition to two bottles of wine, I order a $185 bottle of champagne and 2 -

Pros: Great food

Cons: 18% On Liquor & $14 Valet!

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cool place

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cool place

Pros: good

Cons: bad

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We found this restaurant in the Zagat book in the Tower at the deYoung Museum. Excellent!! We chose from the waiter Daniel's suggestions. The sea bass and pork chop entres were fabulous. The service was perfect: informative,

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We found this restaurant in the Zagat book in the Tower at the deYoung Museum. Excellent!! We chose from the waiter Daniel's suggestions. The sea bass and pork chop entres were fabulous. The service was perfect: informative,

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All around chic. Great for a leisurely dine or a happy hour snack. The decor is exquisite and the service top notch. But be warned: they serve up a devilishly delicious scorpion bowl but if you aren't careful it will sting you! It's one of

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All around chic. Great for a leisurely dine or a happy hour snack. The decor is exquisite and the service top notch. But be warned: they serve up a devilishly delicious scorpion bowl but if you aren't careful it will sting you! It's one of

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City Searchers!\r
Keep this place hush hush!! All I can say is this was the most amazing treat I have experienced in the city thus far!!\r
Came here with a party of 12 and ordered everything on the menu! including before and after

3
★★★★★

City Searchers!\r
Keep this place hush hush!! All I can say is this was the most amazing treat I have experienced in the city thus far!!\r
Came here with a party of 12 and ordered everything on the menu! including before and after

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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My husband, 4 yr old son & I recently visited San Francisco for the 1st time - we are from the Wheeling, WV area and are appreciators of amazing and interesting food - but for us to find either, we have to drive 1 1/2 hours to either

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My husband, 4 yr old son & I recently visited San Francisco for the 1st time - we are from the Wheeling, WV area and are appreciators of amazing and interesting food - but for us to find either, we have to drive 1 1/2 hours to either

Pros: Ambience, food, fabulous menu

Cons: Price but this is San Francisco, so it is average.

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The last time I visited Le Colonial SF was for my partner's birthday. It was a group of hotel sales managers and meeting plannera from the Bay Area. They were less than cordial to our goup. The hostess was extremely rude to begin with and

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The last time I visited Le Colonial SF was for my partner's birthday. It was a group of hotel sales managers and meeting plannera from the Bay Area. They were less than cordial to our goup. The hostess was extremely rude to begin with and

Pros: Food

Cons: Service

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Took my wife for my 49th B-day to a place expected to be exclusive, which it definitely was; pricey - yes, tasty - you bet! Hard to find is actually hidden, somewhat secluded, yet close to the top center. Like an oasis of a kind. Decor -

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Took my wife for my 49th B-day to a place expected to be exclusive, which it definitely was; pricey - yes, tasty - you bet! Hard to find is actually hidden, somewhat secluded, yet close to the top center. Like an oasis of a kind. Decor -

Pros: excellent service, decor, atmosphere, food

Cons: pricey

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Just came home from Le Colonia - WE LOVED IT! Service was fantastic (ask for Daniel's table). It was mother-in-laws 79th birthday. They brought out a dessert plate with Happy Birthday in chocolate - tall thin candle - was great. We

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Just came home from Le Colonia - WE LOVED IT! Service was fantastic (ask for Daniel's table). It was mother-in-laws 79th birthday. They brought out a dessert plate with Happy Birthday in chocolate - tall thin candle - was great. We

Pros: great lighting, good food, easy parking

Cons: hard to find, adults recommended

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This place is the epitomy of customer disservice. Made a reservation for a group of 14, includying high executives and journalists on November 2007, printed out the confirmation e-mail and arrived 5 minutes early. Had to wait outside for

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This place is the epitomy of customer disservice. Made a reservation for a group of 14, includying high executives and journalists on November 2007, printed out the confirmation e-mail and arrived 5 minutes early. Had to wait outside for

Pros: Close to downtown

Cons: Service, food, price, quality

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Seriously overrated for food and atmosphere. Food was just average and the atmosphere was one of crowded, noisy din. Service was below average and the host/hostess were rushed and distracted.\r
Overall, we could have done better.

3
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Seriously overrated for food and atmosphere. Food was just average and the atmosphere was one of crowded, noisy din. Service was below average and the host/hostess were rushed and distracted.\r
Overall, we could have done better.

Pros: It is clean

Cons: Food, service, atmosphere and price

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Le Colonial has a live jazz/swing band on Thursday evenings. It's a fun place to have a cocktail and shake your tailfeather after work. No cover charge or drink minimum required. Food is expensive, but tasty.

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Le Colonial has a live jazz/swing band on Thursday evenings. It's a fun place to have a cocktail and shake your tailfeather after work. No cover charge or drink minimum required. Food is expensive, but tasty.

Pros: good drinks, live music, good for groups, valet

Cons: difficult street parking

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arrived to late to sample any of the renowned menu but had a fabulous time dancing with friends. the crowd was diverse and friendly. and the staff was great! especially the bartenders.

3
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arrived to late to sample any of the renowned menu but had a fabulous time dancing with friends. the crowd was diverse and friendly. and the staff was great! especially the bartenders.

Pros: bar, people

Cons: very crowded

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most dishes are very large so i'd suggest not getting too ambitious with the menu...the cold spring rolls are good but to be honest, most of the food wasn't too memorable either way.\r
i think what seems to stand out the most for

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most dishes are very large so i'd suggest not getting too ambitious with the menu...the cold spring rolls are good but to be honest, most of the food wasn't too memorable either way.\r
i think what seems to stand out the most for

Pros: fun saturday night crowd

Cons: noisy, expensive, anything but intimate if you are past your twenty-something bar phase

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I went to Le Colonial last Thursday with a few close friends. The decor was lush with an exotic foreign feel. I was tempted to sit on their outdoor patio because of the awesome weather, but we opted to sit in the main dining room instead.

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I went to Le Colonial last Thursday with a few close friends. The decor was lush with an exotic foreign feel. I was tempted to sit on their outdoor patio because of the awesome weather, but we opted to sit in the main dining room instead.

Pros: fantastic food and atmosphere

Cons: Pretty busy

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Neat place, very interesting menu - but beware of BIG service / management issues.\r
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We arrived for our reservation on-time at 8:45. We were seated right away. The waiter was good. Our order was taken promptly, and our drinks and

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Neat place, very interesting menu - but beware of BIG service / management issues.\r
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We arrived for our reservation on-time at 8:45. We were seated right away. The waiter was good. Our order was taken promptly, and our drinks and

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My boyfriend wanted to take me somewhere special and chose Le Colonial. I was excited since I hear good things about the place but there were lipstick stains on my glass before I even touched it and flies in the water they brought to

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My boyfriend wanted to take me somewhere special and chose Le Colonial. I was excited since I hear good things about the place but there were lipstick stains on my glass before I even touched it and flies in the water they brought to

Pros: ambiance

Cons: service

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My husband and I went to the bar last night for a cocktail. We ordered 2 vodka and sodas. When the bartender gave us our drinks, my husband handed him a $20. He then rang up the drinks and put the change in the tip jar. When my husband

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My husband and I went to the bar last night for a cocktail. We ordered 2 vodka and sodas. When the bartender gave us our drinks, my husband handed him a $20. He then rang up the drinks and put the change in the tip jar. When my husband

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Le Colonial is a great place to eat and do the bar scene. They have excellent food and their bar is great too. Excellent place to take a date, but be prepared to spend some $$ cause the place is not cheap. Have no complaints about this

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Le Colonial is a great place to eat and do the bar scene. They have excellent food and their bar is great too. Excellent place to take a date, but be prepared to spend some $$ cause the place is not cheap. Have no complaints about this

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With all the Vietnamese restaurants in the city Le Colonial would understand that they have to be above and beyond in food quality and presentation along with service. The restaurant failed on all accounts. The three appetizers were luke

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With all the Vietnamese restaurants in the city Le Colonial would understand that they have to be above and beyond in food quality and presentation along with service. The restaurant failed on all accounts. The three appetizers were luke

Cons: cold food, bad service, high prices

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I took my boyfriend to dinner here for his birthday. The food and presentation was delicious! We were seated promptly. The service was ok...a bit slow and not as attentive as I would have liked. Overall the experience was good until

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I took my boyfriend to dinner here for his birthday. The food and presentation was delicious! We were seated promptly. The service was ok...a bit slow and not as attentive as I would have liked. Overall the experience was good until

Pros: good for groups

Cons: expensive

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I hosted a business dinner of 6 (~$500) on a day when a Democratic Party event was happening upstairs. It took 45 minutes for the first attention from the bussing staff: water. We were able to order drinks 20 minutes after that. I

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I hosted a business dinner of 6 (~$500) on a day when a Democratic Party event was happening upstairs. It took 45 minutes for the first attention from the bussing staff: water. We were able to order drinks 20 minutes after that. I

Pros: Trendy

Cons: Terrible service, Disrespectful, Average food

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We just experienced our 2nd Thursday night here in the bar upstairs dancing to the retro sounds of the Martini Brothers. We also loved the bar food, cocktails and fabulous people watching. Wow, what a fun scene. It is really hard to find

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We just experienced our 2nd Thursday night here in the bar upstairs dancing to the retro sounds of the Martini Brothers. We also loved the bar food, cocktails and fabulous people watching. Wow, what a fun scene. It is really hard to find

Pros: food, people watching, service

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I went in there very interested in possibly having my wedding reception at the restaurant, or at the very least my rehearsal dinner.. When I asked the one of the hosts up front what the protocol was in renting the space for the evening his

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I went in there very interested in possibly having my wedding reception at the restaurant, or at the very least my rehearsal dinner.. When I asked the one of the hosts up front what the protocol was in renting the space for the evening his

Pros: unique atmosphere

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Let me start right off by saying that the food was spectacular. That said, I can say that the greeter, the waiter and the level of service in general would have been surpassed by The Sizzler. I received Saigon chicken noodle soup, a very

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Let me start right off by saying that the food was spectacular. That said, I can say that the greeter, the waiter and the level of service in general would have been surpassed by The Sizzler. I received Saigon chicken noodle soup, a very

Pros: Incredible food, Well-rounded winelist, Beautiful ambience

Cons: Terrible service, High snooty potential, Union Sq parking

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This was my favorite restaurant when I lived in SF. This weekend I visited and we made a reservation for Dine About Town, but when we arrived they informed us they were out of that option. Much later, the server returned with a

3
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This was my favorite restaurant when I lived in SF. This weekend I visited and we made a reservation for Dine About Town, but when we arrived they informed us they were out of that option. Much later, the server returned with a

Pros: food

Cons: poor service, drunk patrons, disorganization

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Food was wonderful. Rice paper wrapped rolls were wonderful. Entress werenderful, shrimp with curry coconut sauce with veggies and sea bass. Dessert, cream carmel with pineapple, coconut, ginger was great. Service was just average.

3
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Food was wonderful. Rice paper wrapped rolls were wonderful. Entress werenderful, shrimp with curry coconut sauce with veggies and sea bass. Dessert, cream carmel with pineapple, coconut, ginger was great. Service was just average.

Pros: Food, Nice Dining Rm

Cons: Wait Staff, Parking

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after 5 years of making this a regular happy hour/dinner spot, i am officially turned off. last dinner was ridiculous: AFTER reservations, took 1 hour to be seated ... after being seated, took 20 minutes to get WATER! ... after water,

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after 5 years of making this a regular happy hour/dinner spot, i am officially turned off. last dinner was ridiculous: AFTER reservations, took 1 hour to be seated ... after being seated, took 20 minutes to get WATER! ... after water,

Pros: unique

Cons: service, service, service

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The lounge has live music on Thursday nights. Depending on whos spinning, the DJ music is good as well. Its a popular place and therefore gets very crowded and loud. Seats are tough to come by. Service is slow and unfriendly and the

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The lounge has live music on Thursday nights. Depending on whos spinning, the DJ music is good as well. Its a popular place and therefore gets very crowded and loud. Seats are tough to come by. Service is slow and unfriendly and the

Pros: live music, people watching, valet, but it costs!

Cons: expensive, poor service, small dance floor

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A great place to take your guests from our of town, but the food and wine are a bit on the expensive side (compared to the many comparable restaurants in the SF area.) With appetizers and a mid-priced bottle of Pinot and 20% tip, we left

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★★★★★

A great place to take your guests from our of town, but the food and wine are a bit on the expensive side (compared to the many comparable restaurants in the SF area.) With appetizers and a mid-priced bottle of Pinot and 20% tip, we left

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere

Cons: Cost, Noise

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I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is adventurous. I have been here 4X with husband and/or friends and everyone has loved the variety of dishes, tastiness and ambiance. My sister even brought a picky person who enjoyed it! In

3
★★★★★

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is adventurous. I have been here 4X with husband and/or friends and everyone has loved the variety of dishes, tastiness and ambiance. My sister even brought a picky person who enjoyed it! In

Pros: ambiance, variety of dishes, good drinks

Cons: price, crowded

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the food was great. But after we spent time in the bar upstairs and it was so boring. The croud was too snooty to have fun and the bartenders were rude. Would not go back for night life but would ge back for food.

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the food was great. But after we spent time in the bar upstairs and it was so boring. The croud was too snooty to have fun and the bartenders were rude. Would not go back for night life but would ge back for food.

Pros: food

Cons: bar scene

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The large amount of people on busy nights does not affect the quality of service; though hurried, the servers were competent and helpful. The tables were close together, but it added to the dimly-lit, romance-inducing atmosphere of the

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The large amount of people on busy nights does not affect the quality of service; though hurried, the servers were competent and helpful. The tables were close together, but it added to the dimly-lit, romance-inducing atmosphere of the

Pros: romantic

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It's tucked away in a little alley but once you go inside the nicely designed, trendy decor and the chic environment set the mood for a special night. There are two floors, and the top floor has a decent size bar with comfortable couches

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It's tucked away in a little alley but once you go inside the nicely designed, trendy decor and the chic environment set the mood for a special night. There are two floors, and the top floor has a decent size bar with comfortable couches

Pros: Trendy atmosphere, Tasty food, Drinks

Cons: , hidden location

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Charming Vietnamese restaurant tucked between Sutter/Post, Le Colonial is a gem of a restaurant. An open greenhouse area leads to a cozy, romantic dining room with a sexy lounge/veranda upstairs. Food is Vietnamese fusion, we had the

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Charming Vietnamese restaurant tucked between Sutter/Post, Le Colonial is a gem of a restaurant. An open greenhouse area leads to a cozy, romantic dining room with a sexy lounge/veranda upstairs. Food is Vietnamese fusion, we had the

Pros: Decor, Large Portions

Cons: Service spotty

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I just revisited Le Colonial after hearing of their new chef. While I sat down and ordered with a bit of hesitation, thinking the the food would not be as good, I was blown away. The meal was unbelievable. I have been going to Le Colonial

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I just revisited Le Colonial after hearing of their new chef. While I sat down and ordered with a bit of hesitation, thinking the the food would not be as good, I was blown away. The meal was unbelievable. I have been going to Le Colonial

Pros: great food, courteous staff

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Le Colonial has great decor and ambiance but the food is so overpriced and the portions are tiny. I'm Vietnamese and am familiar with the dishes served here.

You won't find fusion cooking here but everyday vietnamese dishes with a few

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Le Colonial has great decor and ambiance but the food is so overpriced and the portions are tiny. I'm Vietnamese and am familiar with the dishes served here.

You won't find fusion cooking here but everyday vietnamese dishes with a few

Pros: romantic decor

Cons: overpriced dishes

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mediocre food at high prices with snobby SLOW service. The ambiance is beautiful, but the food portions were tiny for the price. Fusion food has been done far better at other restaurants (try Roy's instead). To top off the evening was a

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mediocre food at high prices with snobby SLOW service. The ambiance is beautiful, but the food portions were tiny for the price. Fusion food has been done far better at other restaurants (try Roy's instead). To top off the evening was a

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This elegant Vietnamese restaurant offered good food that while not the most authentic, is at least creative. The crab balls appetizer were excellent, the cari tom (prawns curry) very tasty, and the mousse dessert was good but not great.

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This elegant Vietnamese restaurant offered good food that while not the most authentic, is at least creative. The crab balls appetizer were excellent, the cari tom (prawns curry) very tasty, and the mousse dessert was good but not great.

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It's definitely a place you only want to try once. Just for kicks. Food was mediocre and didn't thrill me at all. The people in my party agreed. Great bar otherwise.

3
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It's definitely a place you only want to try once. Just for kicks. Food was mediocre and didn't thrill me at all. The people in my party agreed. Great bar otherwise.

Pros: Bar

Cons: Food

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I ate at Le Colonial and enjoyed the varitey of tastes and presentation. The food was good but not the best Vietnamese food I have had. I also liked the decor very much.

3
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I ate at Le Colonial and enjoyed the varitey of tastes and presentation. The food was good but not the best Vietnamese food I have had. I also liked the decor very much.

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We ate at the bar on a Wednesday night. At 11:30, after 2 drinks each and a few apps, the lights went on and we were handed the bill and told the bar was closing. The server hovered until we left. Unacceptable service for any

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We ate at the bar on a Wednesday night. At 11:30, after 2 drinks each and a few apps, the lights went on and we were handed the bill and told the bar was closing. The server hovered until we left. Unacceptable service for any

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Nothing terribly new or exciting in terms of food but generally all pretty good. I just like the place for taking big groups for dinner - family style. It's also good for groups since you know people like to be "fashionably late." In which

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Nothing terribly new or exciting in terms of food but generally all pretty good. I just like the place for taking big groups for dinner - family style. It's also good for groups since you know people like to be "fashionably late." In which

Pros: Good for groups

Cons: parking is ridiculous

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It's quite an experienceto dine at Le Colonial. The decorations and the ambience add to the feel of the place. You feel like you're in Vietnam, but with a French touch to it. The food is euroasian mix. It's so delicious-one plate is

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It's quite an experienceto dine at Le Colonial. The decorations and the ambience add to the feel of the place. You feel like you're in Vietnam, but with a French touch to it. The food is euroasian mix. It's so delicious-one plate is

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