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Le Colonial

Le Colonial

Vietnamese Restaurant, Lounge, and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Lower Nob Hill, San Francisco
  • Jerwyn A.
    "The crispy duck rolls and seaboards entree are delicious"(3 Tips)
    Cody C.
    "Amazing rib appetizer, great take on fillet mignon"(7 Tips)
    Tessa A.
    "I'm still thinking about the amazing pork belly dish..."(5 Tips)
    Le Colonial
    "... two ways: roasted breast and sautéed thigh meat with spring onions, rainbow chard in..."(2 Tips)
86 Tips and reviews
  • seafood
  • filet mignon
  • jazz music
  • romantic
  • cocktails
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  • SFist
    SFistSeptember 11, 2015
    The new menu will be taking shape over the next couple of months, but here's a hint: a mashup of Vietnamese pho and French pot-au-feu served tableside, and a spin on riz au lait. Read more
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    One of my top ten favorite restaurants in the country. One bite of the Thit Kho Nuoc Dua (Coconut Water Braised Pork Shoulder) or the Bo Bit Tet (Grilled Ribeye) and you’ll know why!
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin ReillyJanuary 29, 2015
    Skip the formal dining and head upstairs to the lounge. Comfortable seating with a full menu, excellent service, and live jazz. Try the braised brussel sprouts or anything with crab.
  • Abhishek
    AbhishekFebruary 22, 2015
    The food is excellent! Try the lamb chops. Do not miss the Brussels sprouts! For dessert try the Sour cake with coconut sauce. One of the best food I have had!
  • George G.
    George GaylJuly 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Upstairs is where it's at. And if you like tequila and spicy things, order a Pura Vida - You will not be disappointed. For food, the Brussels sprouts are killer. Favorite bartenders: Moses & Phil.
  • Vyoma
    VyomaMarch 20, 2014
    Everything we had was amazing, esp the brussel sprouts, duck spring rolls and fried rice. Really flavorful food and a unique ambience. Would go there again and again
  • Emma P.
    Emma PintoNovember 5, 2014
    Pork belly, excellent! Also very good green papaya salad, the filet mignon, which seems to be everyone favorite's, lacked of flavour. The best: brussel sprouts!
  • Avin N.
    Avin NarasimhanMay 30, 2015
    Excellent little spotted tucked into an alley. Get a bunch of rolls and the appetizer sampler to share, the small bites were better than the mains
  • Jeffrey G.
    Jeffrey GlueckSeptember 16, 2015
    Don't forget to check out the lounge upstairs. Also avoid the filet mignon and the sea bass and go spicier stuff
  • Le Colonial S.
    Le Colonial SFAugust 10, 2014
    Lemongrass Chicken two ways: roasted breast and sautéed thigh meat with spring onions, rainbow chard in coconut cream.
  • Le Colonial
    Le ColonialAugust 11, 2014
    Lemongrass chicken two ways: roasted breast and sautéed thigh meat with spring onions, rainbow chard in coconut cream
  • Vinny L.
    Vinny La BarberaJuly 3, 2012
    Had the spring rolls, lamb chops and brussel sprouts. All were some of the best dishes I've had, anywhere. I highly recommend you try as much as you can.
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksNovember 24, 2014
    Travel to French Colonial Vietnam in the 1920’s with this exotic Vietnamese fusion. Enjoy the tropical dishes and then take part in an evening of live music and entertainment. Read more
  • Nina V.
    Nina VirFebruary 22, 2015
    For vegetarians: canh chua chay (veg pho), bo bia chay (fresh spring rolls w peanut sauce) and xu bruxelles (brussels sprouts)
  • Paolo
    PaoloJune 13
    Good food but the establishment is past its prime. It's only an echo of its once excellent and stylish self. Goodnight, Le Colonial.
  • Hailey C.
    Hailey CrowelOctober 13, 2012
    Loved the spring rolls, papaya salad, and the crepe. If you've got room, I loved the lemon cake - not too tart, just very refreshing.
  • Nancy T.
    Nancy TranJuly 6, 2015
    Banh Xeo, Bo Luc Lac, and seabass wrapped in banana leaf was delicious. Beautiful restaurant for a special occasion.
  • Jerwyn A.
    Jerwyn AustriaJanuary 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The live music on Mondays is a delight. You're instantly transported back the 1920s. The crispy duck rolls and seaboards entree are delicious
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuMarch 17, 2013
    Get the filet mignon and flourless Vietnamese coffee-infused chocolate cake; Le Colonial was my favorite cocktail
  • Nirav S.
    Nirav SanghaniOctober 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Live gypsy jazz upstairs on Mondays from 7p to 10p. Not a Lindy Hop venue but the band and bartender really like dancers.
  • Natalie K.
    Natalie KDecember 21, 2015
    Vietnamese bouillabaisse...amazing. Great ambiance.
  • H K.
    H KJanuary 25, 2015
    Try pork belly appetizer (3,4 pieces) and filet mignon blocks. Very delish.
  • Zal B.
    Zal BilimoriaApril 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    No cover on Fridays before 11 pm. Great music on Friday and Saturday nights. Starts with mainstream hip-hop and Top 40 stuff and typically moves into the 80s after 12-12:30 am.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HFebruary 22, 2015
    Brussel sprouts and lamb chops were a fantastic combo. Great food!
  • Nishant B.
    Nishant BhattMarch 8, 2015
    Cocktails are amazing. Tropical drinks with real fruit juice. Brussel sprouts and shrimp fried rice are required sides.
  • Donald W.
    Donald WilsonFebruary 2, 2012
    Jivey little spot. Can't say much about this place other than it is great (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Meghana D.
    Meghana DharSeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the lamb chops! And the Brussels sprouts appetizer -- amazing
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobinsonAugust 28, 2014
    Delicious duck breast. A lovely off the beaten track venue.
  • Karolina S.
    Karolina SzczurJune 27, 2013
    Signature drink and lemon panna cotta are worth dying for.
  • Cassondra F.
    Cassondra FunkJanuary 12, 2012
    come every Wednesday to hear the Cosmo Alleycats! Their lead singer Emily Adams is amazing!
  • Keegan Y.
    Keegan Y-VOctober 22, 2011
    A hidden gem in downtown SF, cozy up with a good drink and enjoy your night.
  • Venita M.
    The duck spring rolls are super yummy! Brunch on Sunday is very nice, particularly if you are able to sit outside. :)
  • French Tuesdays
    French TuesdaysMarch 9, 2012
    Le Colonial has live Jazz music every weekday from Monday to Thursday 7PM to 10PM in the upstairs Lounge Bar
  • Cody C.
    Cody CushingJune 29, 2013
    Amazing rib appetizer, great take on fillet mignon
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiJuly 12, 2015
    Pricey but good date spot. The duck is delicious.
  • Michael Y.
    Michael YouensJanuary 15, 2011
    Love theit filet mignon dish - so tender and flavorful - I could have it every night!
  • S M.
    S MCSeptember 21, 2012
    Hot spot for dancing. Food is also delicious, but a bit pricey.
  • Neal B.
    Neal BlaakOctober 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice lounge area to enjoy the Martini Brothers during week nights.
  • Teresa F.
    Teresa FJuly 8, 2012
    Save room for dessert. Flour less chocolate is a must!
  • Michael Y.
    Michael YouensMarch 11, 2011
    It's hidden in the middle of Cosmo Alley, just look for their neon blue name above the street.
  • Nancy T.
    Nancy TranJuly 6, 2015
    A fusion restaurant that stays true to Vietnamese cuisine.
  • Danielle P.
    Danielle PaquetteJune 27, 2010
    If you don't mind paying a cover, rude svc. and waiting in line so they can make the place look popular (yes, even if you and your friends have a table). I recommend Slide around the corner over this
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoMay 19, 2012
    Try the Stir-fried lobster - Omg - so good!
  • Fran S.
    Fran SuApril 5
    Beautiful atmosphere. Enjoyed the duck.
  • K. S.
    K. SageSeptember 1, 2014
    The coconut prawns are AMAZING!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicJanuary 4
    Location of the restaurant is hard to find.
  • Pitawan T.
    Pitawan ToomFebruary 12, 2014
    Great swing dance on Wednesday night!
  • Chris
    ChrisOctober 14, 2011
    Not just Vietnamese, but French Vietnamese! Fabulous!
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin Chen December 15, 2013
    Get their drinks!
  • Alexandra S.
    Alexandra SartoriJune 1, 2012
    Try the Le Colonial drink! Fannnntastic!
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