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Le Colonial

937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422
+1 312-255-0088
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Elegant, creative cocktails, new & traditional Asian fusion/Vietnamese food. French Colonial décor. We had a lovely evening visiting friends and sharing each other's food and wonderful cocktails. Highly recommend this restaurant for an adult evening out if like high quality Asian food with great ambiance.

Thank Streiner
Reviewed 4 days ago

ambience, food and service were excellent! reasonably priced too. for four people with drinks and apps: $240 with tip. they featured authentic French Vietnamese dishes. we chose to eat on the second floor patio, but you can also eat on the dark/cozt second floor, or...More

Thank 718steve
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic place. Inside you find yourself in a French colonial villa from the indochina era. Intimate setting. Good food and very friendly staff!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife booked a reservation here over 4 months ago & Vietnamese food is usually totally out of our comfort zone, but she kept hearing from friends to try Le Colonial. Well we were not disappointed in the least. Service from Francisco was top notch...More

Thank Sirblessing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was stood up for a date. Decided to enjoy myself regardless. The staff was very accommodating and did not rush me as some do with a single patron. The food was colonial fusion, sophisticated and delicious. The guy didn't know what he was missing.

Thank jennifer Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner our 2018 staycation. Service was good food was good but not great. We have other Vietnamese restaurants in Chicago that are better and cheaper. We did get to use a open table gift card that helped.

Thank Christian F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This elegant place is dependably good. Lunch for 4 today included some cold spring rolls, crab salad, eggplant, curried chicken and sea bass. All delicious and so was the iced tea with a touch of orange juice. Service lovely and the space transports the patrons...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Le Colonial is one of my favorites. It has an elegant, colonial Vietnam decor, kind of the way I imagine restaurants looked in the early 20th Century when Vietnam was under French control. The food is exquisite - complex flavors, reasonably authentic, and beautifully presented.

Thank CamboIII
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Has a delicious shrimp entree with jasmine rice as well as a glass of Chablis. Walked in on a Sunday evening without a resy. It was quiet and the food was well prepared and nicely presented. Prices were comparable to a NYC restaurant.

Thank gersfeld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Chicago for business and this was my first time at Le Colonial as recommended by a colleague. Arrived and directed to the 2nd floor which is a beautiful candle-lit environment. To be honest, I was concerned the environment may be too romantic...More

Thank CCMarkham
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of
Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The
original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion
here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic
mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also
find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred
restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping
fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The
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May 26, 2017|
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Response from David A | Reviewed this property |
Probably. Yes. But in my view the restaurant is so underwhelming in all areas that I'd find a better way to spend my time and money
May 26, 2017|
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Response from AJR2000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely!
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May 25, 2017|
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Response from Sheldon Z | Reviewed this property |
Smart causal is just fine. No shorts, etc.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422
  • Public Transportation: Chicago El & Bus Route 22,36,151,156
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-255-0088
  • E-mail
Le Colonial Is Celebrating 15 Years In Chicago’s Gold Coast Area On Rush Street. This Noted Up-scale French-vietnamese Restaurant Transports Guests To Another Time And Place, Vividly Recapturing The Beauty, Romance And Spirit Of 1920’s French Colonial Southeast Asia. The Second-floor Main Bar, Lounge, And Terrace Are Adorned With Plush Couches, Woven Rattan Chairs, And Potted Palms. Black And White Photos Of Turn Of The Century Life In Saigon Set The Stage For Your Next Event."le Colonial Is An Escapist's Paradise, A Cleverly Crafted Re-creation Of The Civilized Yet Exotic World Of French Indochina. Here In Its Tony Oak Street Environs, Le Colonial Has One Of The Loveliest Dining Rooms In The City -- And The Second Floor Lounge Is A Sultry, Seductive Cocktail Destination.”
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