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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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Open Now
11:30 AM - 2:30 PMAll hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In Chicago for a special occasion. Have been to Le Colonial several times and it never disappoints. Great Vietnamese food in an eclectic setting on Rush Street. Love this spot. Make a reservation.

Thank Meechigan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not quite sure what to expect, but we had a wonderful evening and meal! We shared both a selection of appetizers and desserts among us and each ordered entrées. The service was excellent and the dining room beautiful and yet cozy.

Thank Don P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went here with a larger group on a very busy evening (Friday). Our table ran over by more than 30 minutes, of course not the restaurants fault. However, the food was just ok. It was not very flavorful. This was a surprise as a...More

Thank jenni44w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I made our first visit here because it was very close to our Hotel. And she loves shrimp. Trip Advisor informed me about the cozy 2nd floor bar, and to ask for a table on the porch overlooking Rush Street. The menu...More

1  Thank fitzkneemd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was on hotel's recommended list and we tried it. What a fantastic inside decor- 1920's Vietnam with dark wood on tray ceilings and lots of greenery and dark lighting. Food was very good, I had duck which was lovely. Enough on menu to choose...More

Thank 24lorraineS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there by reccomendation of a friend of mine. Never had a Vietnamese food before . Such a good first experience! The food was really good! It's a very romantic atmosphere, I almost believed I am in Saigon! The tables are too close to each...More

Thank Lilith808
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Le Colonial for the second time last night. This time was even better than the first. This restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere that transforms to another time and place. The staff were all VERY friendly and helpful. When we arrived we went...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tres Bonne! Magnificent food near the magnificant mile Near Sofitel It's delicate and refined flavor It's a beautiful French colonial atmosphere Try these: Goi Bo salad Ca Nuong La Chuou Carmalized Lemon Tart Tres Bonne! Tres Bonne!

Thank MiltonSiegele
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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 10 September 2017 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
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, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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