Le Colonial | Near North | Asian, Vietnamese | Restaurant

Le Colonial Menu

Hours: Lunch, Dinner: seven days
Open Late: Saturday till midnight, Monday-Friday till 11

Price: $$$

Upscale Vietnamese cuisine in a strikingly decorated location that conjures a nostalgic vision of French-occupied Saigon.

Restaurant Details

Despite the Gold Coast location, this striking New York clone -- decorated with bamboo shutters, sepia-toned photos of old Vietnam, and rotating fans suspended from 30-foot ceilings -- conjures a vision of French-occupied Saigon. The second-story dining room and lounge (available for private parties of up to 55) has cushy couches and tall windows that open onto a balcony, where there's also seating affording a bird's-eye view of Rush Street. The Vietnamese cuisine hints of French in presentation only -- no heavy sauces, rather plenty of light and tangy flavors from citrus and chiles. A typical dish is the goi bo, a spicy marinated beef salad with lemongrass and Thai basil: it holds its own as a classic but doesn’t stretch any culinary boundaries. The prices reflect the lavish decor and high-rent location. But for newcomers to Vietnamese cuisine this is a good place to experiment, and the sidewalk patio seating is always a treat.

Laura Levy Shatkin

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Price: $$$

Payment Type: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

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