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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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“monkfish” (25 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here for our “fancy dinner” night. It was a nice surprise how good everything was. We started with the monkfish appetizer. The monkfish itself was good but the cracker was odd. I got a glass of Gruner which was crisp, good, and reasonably priced...More

Thank taace1i1a
Reviewed 2 days ago

Let me start with the good - they have nice cozy interiors, great for a date night. Their outdoor seating is really nice. We enjoyed the cocktails we ordered The bad - The food is nothing to write home about really. It is about the...More

Thank secprof26
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good was solid, as usual, but not over the top, or really worth the price. I will say that their prices are up from my last visit. We ordered the whole red snapper with sweet spicy sauce, tenderloin pho and garlic noodles with seared scallops....More

Thank LiveForFood2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok so here we are in the hub of cool and expensive restaurants in this marvellous city, and bouyed by great experiences at Boka and Gibsons we decided to try this smart looking Vietnamese. Brass plaques saying restaurante Vietnamissienne and a buzzy interior promised much....More

1  Thank Jon G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed Le Colonial. Great Rush street location but with a unique early 20th century English influenced Asian elegance — something like you might see in nice restaurants in Singapore, Thailand or India. 2-story establishment with old world style furnishings-several romantic window seats both...More

Thank Bacinac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great lunch just steps away from the Waldorf, and a block from both Michigan Avenue and Oak Street. Offers French Vietnamese food, an outdoor cafe as well as a throwback French Vietnamese decor in the dining room setting inside. I had the best scallops...More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by a friend this definitely did not disappoint. Great atmosphere (very colonial and warm interiors with cozy lighting) on a lovely street). Go and try!

Thank Julijamarija
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this spot. Every time we come to to chicago, we eat here. Great ambiance, great food, great drinks, and great service. I wish the tables were bigger, but love it love it.

Thank asturias2905
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner. The tables were uncomfortably close to each other and so small that there was not enough room for our plates and glasses. The menu was good and unusual. We had a nice appetizer that we shared, a sort of...More

Thank Albert C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in a long time. Food and appetizers were amazing and the service was top notch. Also a great wine list and before dinner mixed drinks. Fantastic location as well.

Thank Suke63
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, 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
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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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