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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422
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Reviewed 22 March 2015

Had dinner with 6 friends who had never been there - had a wonderful experience. Menu is fantastic - great combinations of spices and flavors - very memorable. Dined on a Saturday night - restaurant was completely full and the tables are fairly close together,...More

Thank napolicat
Reviewed 16 March 2015

What an amazing location and restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious. I had the scallop salad as an appetizer and the #49 with the beef. My partner had the vegetarian spring rolls and the #49 with tofu. Both of us ate our entire plate, and...More

Thank Haughbe
Reviewed 11 March 2015

Stopped by Le Colonial for lunch...no reservations but they accommodated us without fanfare. The server was outstanding! Made recommendations that were perfect...wrapped shrimp...fabulous thin glass like noodles...a chicken and curry dish...topped off by a fabulous dessert...macaroon with chocolate sauce and ice cream Not inexpensive...with tip...More

Thank eyeu
Reviewed 6 March 2015

My third vist here left me disappointed after previous very nice experiences. I had a reservation and was the first customer to arrive to an empty restaurant, yet they tried to seat me at an undesirable location when there were many nicer tables. I got...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2015

The first couple of times we visited Chicago and ate here is was SOOOO good, we were moaning. This time I felt it was a lot of money for okay food. The service was good, attentive and fast. But the food is not what it...More

Thank Kathie S
Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

First time reservations. Marvelous setting. Center of room for our party of 7. Fabulous appetizers (tuna tar tar & beignet wrapped shrimp) & entrees!! Sea Bass, short Ribs, Shrimp w/asparagus & green beans.... Awesomeness!!! Came highly recommended by visitors that dine here every time they...More

Thank redh2o8
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Whenever we are in Chicago we make sure to have dinner at Le Colonial, we've been going here for years and never get tired or it. The menu offers numerous choices and the food is always good. The atmosphere is really good and the staff...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 18 February 2015

This place has been around for ever and I continue to visit over the past 15 years. The Pho is a great light meal and reasonably priced. Drinks are great. Atmosphere is unique and takes you back to another time and place whether it be...More

Thank DadofAMT
Reviewed 16 February 2015

My husband and I periodically dine at Le Colonial. Our recent visit stood out from the others. The menu had a variety of offerings making it difficult to chose just one. The food was very tasty and a larger portion was provided on this visit....More

Thank Lakeview80
Reviewed 13 February 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. The Asian fusion flavors are exquisite and the decor is an elegant representation of Singaporean/British Colonial. When I meet guests for a business dinner or friends from out of town, I take them to Le Colonial,...More

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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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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
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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
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 - 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
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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