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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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“pho” (71 reviews)
“spring rolls” (44 reviews)
“monkfish” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 2:30 pm Hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1422
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The ambience really got me excited. It’s very well done. We were seated in the “outdoor”patio that was actually enclosed in glass to stave off the Chicago winds. But it felt authentic French colonial replete with shutters on top of the glass windows. The food...More

Thank m0nsoon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came to Chicago from Connecticut to spend our anniversary with my wives family with a night downtown. My sister-in-law recommended Le Colonial maybe because I spent a year in Vietnam in 1968. She recommended a great place. The service was the best I have ever...More

Thank VinMar_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You would think you were in French colonial Vietnam Nam The seating inside and upstairs is from that era The food is definitely modern Vietnamese with the best Mango Margaritas in the world

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It took us a few minutes to get through the menu, but decided on the monkfish appetizer. Nothing like I’ve ever had, but a good app for two, as there was enough to share. The sea bass was tender and flavorful. Everyone in our party...More

Thank eloquentone1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing food and elegant ambience. The crispy rolls for appetizers were tasty. It is a quiet place for having conversations.

Thank MangosdBoston
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very good Vietnames food in a very chic interior with style of French Saigon . Plates good size for sharing -- really really good.

Thank 362MichaelD
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

This place is a Gem for the incredible service and also the food The crispy spring rolls for appetizers was wonderful and so tasty but also the Sautéed jumbo shrimp, asparagus, onions & scallions, in a light sauce of sate spice, chili, & garlic and...More

Thank Biznouk
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We were a party of 10 for dinner on a Sunday evening. The ambience is very nice and elegant. We ate a lot of food and everything was delicious. I had the Pho as appetizer and Chilean sea bass as my entree, others had the...More

Thank beatriz967
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Great romantic restaurant, perfect vietnamese food, bohemian and chic atmosphere, in river north neighborhood. It is a must. You feel transported in time and place to a french-vietnamese colony. The waiter is pacient with first-goers and will help with you through the menu. Will be...More

1  Thank MARIANA A
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

French Vietnamese. Full, so sat at bar. Very knowledgeable server. Great recommendations. Ca Tim Nuong, grilled eggplant, yum! Ca Nuong La Chuoi, grilled trout, oyster mushrooms, sauce, OMG excellent. If you're in Chicago, don't miss this restaurant.

1  Thank LM S
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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27 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
27 May 2017|
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Response from AJR2000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely!
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26 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
USD 31 - USD 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, Groups
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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