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Le Colonial

149 E 57th St, New York City, NY 10022-2101
+1 212-752-0808
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“spring rolls” (16 reviews)
“cha gio” (8 reviews)
“duck” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
149 E 57th St, New York City, NY 10022-2101
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1 - 10 of 269 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cool faraway vibe upstairs. We enjoyed drinks and shared different bites. The atmosphere stands out as better than the food. Go for a relaxing cocktail with friends!

1  Thank jgptravels
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Went to Le Colniel in Chicago last year and was blown away by the food so was eager to repeat the experience in NYC. Very dissapointed in the standard of food served. The place was almost empty which was probably a hint not to go...More

Thank Bob L
Docho D, General Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bob, We were terribly sorry to read about your previous experience at Le Colonial. There are no excuses for what you’ve described and we hope that you will accept our sincere apology. If you ever decide to dine with us again, please reach out to...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I used to come to Le Colonial back in the 90's and I was pleasantly surprised that is still as I remember. The food and the service are very good . Everyone is very attentive. My friend and I just had main courses. (watching our...More

1  Thank clelia g
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We went to Le Colonial for NYC Restaurant Week. My order started with the Summer Rolls - this was very good, my entrée was the salad bowl top with steaks - this was okay as I had it better somewhere else and the desert was...More

1  Thank Qwil9
Docho D, General Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for choosing to dine at Le Colonial and for taking the time out of your schedule to write this review. We’re so glad you had the opportunity to sample our Restaurant Week menu; it’s usually our busiest time of year! Hopefully...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

First dish was ok, main course meat was too salty and tapioca desert was good... Do your opinion....

1  Thank MOR70
Docho D, General Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your honest review, we’ll be sure to pass along your constructive criticism to the chef. Hopefully the experience wasn’t a complete let down and you’ll give the rest of our menu a chance! Best Regards, Docho Dochev General Manager

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Friendly staff that was attentive every step of the evening. We decided to enjoy the Restaurant Week menu. The spring rolls (Goi Cuon) were delicious and the chicken entree (Ga Xao Sa Ot Cay) were on the sweet side as I requested to not have...More

1  Thank Sophy B
Docho D, General Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sophy, Thank you so much for choosing to dine at Le Colonial and for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We’re so glad you had the opportunity to sample our Restaurant Week menu; it’s our favorite time of year! Hopefully you...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The food is very flavorful. Service is great. The ambiance brings you to Indochina times. Don t miss the shiitake ravioli

1  Thank ferrosario66
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Have been here a number of times -- always loved it. Food is excellent and the service is first class!

1  Thank JonathanWalter
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The food is very, very good. The ingredients and the mix of them make for some very good dishes. When it comes to the food you will not be disappointed. However the mark up/cost is astronomical and for me does not justify the food experience...More

1  Thank granizadodelimon
Reviewed 26 June 2017

It was several years ago that i last visited Le Colonial, always a favorite, and was delighted to find that it remains as delightful and satisfying as ever. The lower dining room still has the relief tin ceilings with suspended fans and palms that give...More

1  Thank Marion T
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28 January 2017|
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Response from Bernard C | Property representative |
Business casual, thank you
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Alphonse D
28 November 2016|
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Response from Docho D | Property representative |
Yes, most of the dishes are gluten free or can be made gluten free. there is only s handful of plates that unfortunately can not be altered.
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9 November 2015|
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Response from Docho D | Property representative |
My personal favorite is the Bo Luc Lac, seared filet mignon over water crest salad and lemon pepper vinaigrette, but the Vit Quay is pretty good too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 E 57th St, New York City, NY 10022-2101
    (Lexington Ave)
  • Public Transportation: E to 53rd/Lexington 4, 5, 6, N, R to 59th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-752-0808
  • E-mail
Description
Le Colonial is a truly delightful culinary experience. Like stepping into French Colonial Southeast Asia, this two-story restaurant, designed by Greg Jordan, consists of a main dining room with louvered wall panels, colorful tile floors, and vintage photos of Vietnam. Upstairs is an elegant, but lively, lounge serving a full dinner or just appetizers and cocktails. The lounge serves as an ideal setting for private parties and business dinners. Le Colonial serves an authentic Vietnamese menu with an emphasis on fresh seafood, meats, and vegetables.
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