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Le Colonial

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149 E 57th St, New York City, NY 10022-2101 (Lexington Ave)
+1 212-752-0808
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17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:30
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Menlo Park, California
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited Le Colonial in San Francisco which we thoroughly enjoyed we were looking forward to having dinner at Le Colonial on our trip to New York. The ambiance of the restaurant is attractive and quiet. The service was attentive. The food was just "ok". My dining partner had the tiger prawns and found them to be unappetizing. I had... More 

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1 Thank Carol C
Washington, DC
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not your typical Vietnamese restaurant. It is a fine dining establishment that serves Vietnamese food. Don't go expecting typical prices for Vietnamese food either -- it is expensive. But you will find good food in a very comfortable setting and excellent service. Living in the Washington area, we have the opportunity to sample many Vietnamese restaurants. This place... More 

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1 Thank LeighCole
New Canaan, Connecticut
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

What a treat ! Fantastic restaurant, amazing food and service. Had drinks at the bar first and they were amazing. This place kicks butt in every level. The Staff is amazing and was always helping make our night more special. Must try !

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1 Thank Ricardo J
Freeport, New York
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104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

It had been too long since I was here, and for NYC's Restaurant Week AND my birthday, this was an easy selection. The Restaurant Week Prix Fe menu was excellent and great for an introduction to NYC's best Vietnamese food. I went off that menu and selected items from their regular menu. The staff was quick to seat me; I'd... More 

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1 Thank John K
Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Took my 21 year old daughter for her birthday. Top notch service. Prompt and unobtrusive. Appetizers of spring rolls, tofu salad and shrimp on sugar cane skewers were very good. Entree: salmon with curry was flavorful and spicy. Desert: layered matcha cake was over the top! Atmosphere of old world east/west blend of tropical and classic NYC. I would definitely... More 

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1 Thank LindaMT808
Docho D, General Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this review

We can't thank you enough for dining at Le Colonial and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Your feedback is always appreciated and we look forward to hosting you again soon! Best Regards, Docho Dochev General Manager More 

Austin
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318 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Both room and cuisine marked by austere simplicity, but food is excellent and exceptional service. Host is friendly and suggested that we return and try the large upstairs bar. We went for "restaurant week" -- spring rolls with shrimp, branzino and spicy chicken which were all quite good. For white wine we chose the gruner veltliner, and the deserts were... More 

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Docho D, General Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this review

We can't thank you enough for dining at Le Colonial and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Your feedback is always appreciated and we look forward to hosting you again soon! Best Regards, Docho Dochev General Manager More 

Usa
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103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere and good customer service. My only gripe is that the pho soup, while very flavorful, is skimpy on the pieces of beef.

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1 Thank Talentisageless
New York City, New York
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is meant to be a Vietnamese restaurant but of late with the acquisition of new owners there has been a big turn over of chefs. The sad part is they have not maintained the cooking they were known for. The food actually taste like Chinese cooking now.

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1 Thank Merta1900
New York City, New York
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I had been to this restaurant in San Francisco many years ago and I was excited to try it again here in NY. Although the ambiance was lovely, the food seemed tired and uninspired. In fact, I thought it was more like Chinese food for old people. There was no spice to it and the dishes we had were overcooked... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The interior is stunning and the location prestigious, but the service is slower than molasses - we waited for an hour just for appetizers. Moreover, if it's Vietnamese fare you want, there are so many better, more authentic and less expensive options all over town. It's a shame, because for the prices @ Le Colonial, it simply doesn't live up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisine
Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
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
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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Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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