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Le Colonial

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Fri., 01-18

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings

Location and contact


Cha Gio
Crisp, fried spring rolls of shrimp, pork & asian mushrooms, with chili lime dipping sauce
Goi Cuon
Soft salad rolls of shrimp, rice vermicelli, lettuce, bean sprouts & aromatic herbs in rice paper, with peanut plum dipping sauce
Bo Bia
Soft salad rolls of julienned carrots & jicama, bean sprouts, egg, peanuts & aromatic herbs in rice paper, with peanut plum dipping sauce
Chao Tom
Grilled shrimp wrapped around sugar cane, with angel-hair noodles, mint, cilantro & lettuce, with peanut plum dipping sauce
Banh Cuon
Steamed vietnamese ravioli of chicken & mushrooms, with chili lime garlic sauce
Muc Chien
Crisp calamari, carmelized onion, jalapeno & tamarind dip
Bo Nuong
Grilled beef shortrib, papaya, peanuts and basil with tamarind sauce
Ca Bam Xuc Banh Trang
Wok-seared monkfish with chili, turmeric, lemongrass, peanuts & crisp sesame crackers
Banh Uot
Grilled sesame beef rolled in flat rice noodles, with cucumber, lettuce, basil & lime garlic sauce
Tom Cuon Ram
Crisp beignets stuffed with shrimp, chicken & vegetables, served with orange ginger dipping sauce
All salads are served over mesclun greens
Hearty oxtail soup with rice noodles, beef tenderloin slices & aromatic herbs
Canh Hoanh Ton
Seafood dumplings in a clear broth, with fresh herbs
Sup Ga
Chicken soup with sliced baby corn & cilantro
Goi Bun So
Grilled sea scallop salad with garlic noodles & lime vinaigrette
Bo Luc Lac
Salad of warm, seared filet mignon over watercress with red wine vinaigrette
Xa Lach Tron
Mesclun green salad, cherry tomatoes, macadamia nuts, fried shallots tossed in pickled plum vinaigrette
Goi Dudu
Green papaya, dried beef, shrimp, basil onion crisps & soy dressing
Goi Ngo Sen
Lotus root & tofu salad with cucumbers, tomatoes & chili lime soy dressing
Goi Bo
Cold, spicy beef salad with chili, lemongrass, basil & chili garlic vinaigrette
Goi Atiso
Artichoke & crabmeat salad, with tomatoes, sesame & tamarind dressing
Ca Nuong La Chuoi
Grilled trout with oyster mushrooms, dried mushrooms & cellophane noodles, served steamed in a banana leaf with curry sauce on the side
Ca Chien Saigon
Crisp, seared whole red snapper with a light, spicy-sour sauce
Ca Hap
Steamed fillets of chilean sea bass, with cellophane noodles, oyster mushrooms, tomatoes, scallions & fried ginger in a light ginger broth
Tom Xao Sate
Sautéed jumbo shrimp, asparagus, onions & scallions, in a light sauce of sate spice, chili, & garlic
Bun Thit Nuong
Thinly sliced barbecued pork, served warm, over angel-hair noodles, with mesclun greens, lime garlic fish sauce & peanuts
Mi Xao Don Chay
Stir-fried mixed vegetables & tofu over crispy egg noodles, with a light garlic oyster sauce
Hai San Nuong
Grilled scallops and shrimp with a light sate spice, squash, asparagus, shiitake mushroom, nuoc cham sauce
Bo Sate
Sauteed diced filet mignon with sate spice, yams & string beans
Ga Xao Cari
Sauteed diced chicken with japanese eggplant, mango, yams, string beans & cashews in a yellow curry sauce
Ca Nuong
Grilled salmon over vermicelli noodles, with dill, mesclun greens & ginger-lime garlic fish sauce
Ca Tim Nuong
Grilled japanese eggplant in a spicy basil-lime fish sauce
Rau Tron
Sautéed seasonal vegetables in a light garlic oyster sauce
Com Chien
House fried rice with chicken & vegetables
Steamed Jasmine Rice
Brown Rice
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
US$31 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Asian, Vietnamese
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great vegan options, wonderful service and good for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike! I highly recommend the vegan mango cashew yam curry it was really really good! They have good spiciness level and brown rice which was also great

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank pistas12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was courteous, although they were indifferent to our request to fix the flickering light overhead. The extreme disappointment was overcooked fish, badly sliced vegetables, and mediocre sauces. A great disappointment for a special birthday celebration!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gayle M
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

937 N Rush St Chicago IL. Food was excellent. Pho was delicious Great appetizers Cha Gio & Chao Tom Family enjoyed this restaurant We would go again

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Experience647484
Reviewed October 8, 2018

All dishes have amazing flavors in preparation and light sauces. Duck, chicken or steak and shrimp were delicious. Appetizers and salads offer lots of variety. Bar is also a great spot to relax and even eat dinner.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mindy6358
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Having experience at other Le Colonials this one was not good. Started off by (being from Holland and Fan of LC) reservation of outside table went wrong..and was MY fault ? as I should have known that is would be busy on the balcony...excuse me?...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Emile K
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Food was superb as was service and the drinks. Future wife had trout wrapped in a banana leaf while I had a pork dish (#25) with refreshing aromatic vegetable accents. The place feels and looks right for the food and the little bar upstairs is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Brad48642
Reviewed September 28, 2018

While this Restaurant is comfortable, I found the lighting such that I had to use my phone torch to read the menu. I also found that the music to be too loud and to be invasive. The food was average for its type but the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank anthonyhobbs
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Le Colonial is our favourite Chicago restaurant. This week we had dinner, and once again, were not disappointed. The food was terrific, the service caring and efficient and the atmosphere is always upbeat and fun. Michael Wilholt the upstairs Maitre D' always helps make our...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Laurie H
Reviewed September 19, 2018

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.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Streiner
Reviewed September 18, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 718steve
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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!
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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