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Le Colonial

937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422
+1 312-255-0088
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 22 January 2018

A co-worker and I stopped here just off our flights in to O'Hare. A late afternoon lunch was a great stop on our way into a busy work week. There was a large coat room that accommodated our luggage on a cold winter day. The...More

Thank flyby
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

This white tablecloth Vietnamese Restaurant offers very well prepared dishes, a varied menu, and lovely service. The food is not 100% authentic, somewhat modified for American tastes, but still worth a visit because the quality of ingredients and preparation is so high.

Thank Henry F
Reviewed 18 January 2018

We're from Vancouver, Canada, which has a big Vietnamese community, so we grew up enjoying authentic Vietnamese pho. We try to find a good pho joint in every city that we've lived in, to various degrees of success. Our first attempt in Chicago was Le...More

Thank pingaroo
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I have frequented Le Colonial more than once with the same result. Excellent service but very Americanized Vietnamese food. The food lacked flavor and the portions were small.

Thank Barrister85
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We were in town for New Years weekend and ate her on the 30th. Food and service were wonderful! Make a reservation and prepare for a great experience

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Great setting but after that not a good adventure.Our meal was over an hour late,and then it wasn't the correct order.Our waiter didn't apologize or offer any thing other than being sorry.The water guy was there consistently but our waiter not attentive in the least.Drinks...More

Thank hemingwayscantina45
Reviewed 25 December 2017

I fell in love with this restaurant. As you walk in, you are transported into this colonial looking home with plants everywhere. There is a downstairs and upstairs (we sat at a corner table downstairs, but the upstairs did look just as nice). We came...More

Thank Carrie B
Reviewed 23 December 2017

The menu here is appetizing and enticing: The food does not deliver what the menu promises. Basically, every dish is reheated vermicelli noodles, cilantro and mint... plus your protein (duck, ribs, etc.) The sugar-cane skewered shrimp is not actually shrimp, but a paste that has...More

Thank GlobalQuest
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We have an annual holiday dinner and this year we chose Le Colonial. It was my first time there I found the ambiance and food quite good!! The service was excellent!!

Thank Prego51
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We were here for lunch today. It was as good as ever. The dumpling soup was very tasty on a cold day. The scallop main dish was excellent. The mousse chocolate cake was superb when accompanied by a Vietnamese coffee. The service was very attentive....More

Thank Mamiya7
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!
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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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