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Le Colonial

937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422
+1 312-255-0088
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Come to a Print Show in Chicago for decades. Been coming to Le Colonial for at least 16 years, except for last year when the show was in Orlando. Nothing has changed, The food is fantastic, The wait staff is great. We will keep coming...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbling onto this place while walking around within an hour of checking into our hotel room was a bit of good fortune. This is fine dining on a street littered with fine dining choices. There are advantages to staying in the middle of everything.

Thank TheBlum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here a few times, and it always impresses. The site beautiful, a rooftop area, an upstairs dark/romantic/earthy vibe and a first floor more formal setting. More importantly, the menu is diverse, creative and so flavorful. Prices are not terribly high for this caliber of...More

Thank Diana O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us had lunch after a meeting. My vegetarian dish was excellent. Vegetables with oyster sauce. Two other dishes with meat and chicken I think number 49 were a bit spicy with peppers Great service and atmosphere.

Thank Lori C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bland American version of Vietnamese cuisine. The only thing that saves it is the deco. If you want good genuine Viêt food go somewhere else

Thank Chrisligiaga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pho was really good and moderately priced (8/9$). Great atmosphere but you will be sitting in earshot of other patrons. Hopefully, they aren't annoying.

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food...good service...a delightful restaurant for more upscale dinner, but not pretentious. Worth a visit.

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner at Le Colonial, and shared several appetizers rather than going with the main courses – we had plenty to eat and a nice variety. Service was prompt, and friendly, and the food hot and fresh. We were seated in the...More

Thank diane_notes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to this restaurant regularly over the past 10 years, twice in the past week. Both times pretty bad. What's going on? Have they changed ownership? Chefs? The first time the sea bass had obviously been hanging around for a while before they cooked...More

Thank TravelLovingProf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice restaurant decorated in period of French Vietnam, comfortable. There is outdoor seating as well as upstairs with balcony view of Rush Street. We had a corner table downstairs. Wait staff were excellent and very attentive. We had bottle of Justin Cabernet from...More

Thank Norine C
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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26 May 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
26 May 2017|
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Response from AJR2000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely!
Marlena W
25 May 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
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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