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Le Colonial

Le Colonial

Vietnamese Restaurant, Lounge, and Asian Restaurant · Lower Nob Hill
20 Cosmo Pl (from Taylor St.(btwn Post & Sutter)), San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
Closed until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed, Sun
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu–Sat
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Vietnamese fusion takes you to a far away place & time during 1920's French colonial Vietnam. Private Parties, Corporate Events, Cocktail Lounge, Live Music every weeknight...


Based on 275 votes

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  • What you need to know
    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)
    Le Colonial
    "... chicken two ways: roasted breast and sautéed thigh meat with spring onions,..."(2 Tips)
    Le Colonial S.
    "... with spring onions, rainbow chard in coconut cream."(2 Tips)
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  • seafood
  • filet mignon
  • jazz music
  • cocktails
  • pork belly
  • roasted breast
  • romantic
  • lively
  • good for groups
  • sea bass
  • lemongrass chicken
  • fancy
  • dancing
  • lobster
  • cozy
  • spring rolls
  • vegetarian food
  • pho
  • hidden gem
  • desserts
  • SFist

    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

    SFist · September 11, 2015

    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!

    CITY GRIT · August 1, 2014
  • Kevin R.

    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.

    Kevin Reilly · January 29, 2015
  • George G.

    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.

    George Gayl · July 11, 2012
  • Zal B.

    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.

    Zal Bilimoria · April 6, 2010
  • Abhishek

    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!

    Abhishek · February 22, 2015
  • Danielle P.

    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

    Danielle Paquette · June 27, 2010
  • Vyoma

    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

    Vyoma · March 20, 2014
  • Emma P.

    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!

    Emma Pinto · November 5, 2014
  • Vinny L.

    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.

    Vinny La Barbera · July 3, 2012
  • Avin N.

    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

    Avin Narasimhan · May 30, 2015
  • Le Colonial S.

    Lemongrass Chicken two ways: roasted breast and sautéed thigh meat with spring onions, rainbow chard in coconut cream.

    Le Colonial SF · August 10, 2014
  • Jeffrey G.

    Don't forget to check out the lounge upstairs. Also avoid the filet mignon and the sea bass and go spicier stuff

    Jeffrey Glueck · September 16, 2015
  • Le Colonial

    Lemongrass chicken two ways: roasted breast and sautéed thigh meat with spring onions, rainbow chard in coconut cream

    Le Colonial · August 11, 2014
  • Staff Picks

    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

    Staff Picks · November 24, 2014
  • Jerwyn A.

    The live music on Mondays is a delight. You're instantly transported back the 1920s. The crispy duck rolls and seaboards entree are delicious

    Jerwyn Austria · January 3, 2012
  • Nina V.

    For vegetarians: canh chua chay (veg pho), bo bia chay (fresh spring rolls w peanut sauce) and xu bruxelles (brussels sprouts)

    Nina Vir · February 22, 2015
  • Hailey C.

    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.

    Hailey Crowel · October 13, 2012
  • Nancy T.

    Banh Xeo, Bo Luc Lac, and seabass wrapped in banana leaf was delicious. Beautiful restaurant for a special occasion.

    Nancy Tran · July 6, 2015
  • Nirav S.

    Live gypsy jazz upstairs on Mondays from 7p to 10p. Not a Lindy Hop venue but the band and bartender really like dancers.

    Nirav Sanghani · October 30, 2012
  • Venita M.

    The duck spring rolls are super yummy! Brunch on Sunday is very nice, particularly if you are able to sit outside. :)

    Venita Maldonado, Dog Walker · September 26, 2010
  • French Tuesdays

    Le Colonial has live Jazz music every weekday from Monday to Thursday 7PM to 10PM in the upstairs Lounge Bar

    French Tuesdays · March 9, 2012
  • Donald W.

    Jivey little spot. Can't say much about this place other than it is great (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Donald Wilson · February 2, 2012
  • Shirley L.

    Get the filet mignon and flourless Vietnamese coffee-infused chocolate cake; Le Colonial was my favorite cocktail

    Shirley Liu · March 17, 2013
  • H K.

    Try pork belly appetizer (3,4 pieces) and filet mignon blocks. Very delish.

    H K · January 25, 2015
  • Michael Y.

    It's hidden in the middle of Cosmo Alley, just look for their neon blue name above the street.

    Michael Youens · March 11, 2011
  • Michael Y.

    Love theit filet mignon dish - so tender and flavorful - I could have it every night!

    Michael Youens · January 15, 2011
  • Cassondra F.

    come every Wednesday to hear the Cosmo Alleycats! Their lead singer Emily Adams is amazing!

    Cassondra Funk · January 12, 2012
  • Natalie K.

    Vietnamese bouillabaisse...amazing. Great ambiance.

    Natalie K · December 21, 2015
  • Jennifer H.

    Brussel sprouts and lamb chops were a fantastic combo. Great food!

    Jennifer H · February 22, 2015
  • Meghana D.

    Get the lamb chops! And the Brussels sprouts appetizer -- amazing

    Meghana Dhar · September 8, 2012
  • Keegan Y.

    A hidden gem in downtown SF, cozy up with a good drink and enjoy your night.

    Keegan Y-V · October 22, 2011
  • Nishant B.

    Cocktails are amazing. Tropical drinks with real fruit juice. Brussel sprouts and shrimp fried rice are required sides.

    Nishant Bhatt · March 8, 2015
  • Karolina S.

    Signature drink and lemon panna cotta are worth dying for.

    Karolina Szczur · June 27, 2013
  • Neal B.

    Nice lounge area to enjoy the Martini Brothers during week nights.

    Neal Blaak · October 6, 2011
  • Cody C.

    Amazing rib appetizer, great take on fillet mignon

    Cody Cushing · June 29, 2013
  • S M.

    Hot spot for dancing. Food is also delicious, but a bit pricey.

    S MC · September 21, 2012
  • Peter B.

    Definitely a cover charge on weekends, but good drinks and dancing.

    Peter Berg · December 6, 2009
  • Amy R.

    Delicious duck breast. A lovely off the beaten track venue.

    Amy Robinson · August 28, 2014
  • Chris

    Not just Vietnamese, but French Vietnamese! Fabulous!

    Chris · October 14, 2011
  • Sherry L.

    Pricey but good date spot. The duck is delicious.

    Sherry Li · July 12, 2015
  • Paul

    Every Monday night 'Le Jazz Hot' plays in the lounge. Really excellent 1930's Gypsy Jazz.

    Paul · January 7, 2010
  • Teresa F.

    Save room for dessert. Flour less chocolate is a must!

    Teresa F · July 8, 2012
  • Nancy T.

    A fusion restaurant that stays true to Vietnamese cuisine.

    Nancy Tran · July 6, 2015
  • JoAnne K.

    Try the Stir-fried lobster - Omg - so good!

    JoAnne Kao · May 19, 2012
  • Jennifer S.

    I asked the waiter for recos and he told me what they didn't have anymore.

    Jennifer Shaw · February 19
  • Namita B.

    apparently there is a cover on Saturdays but I have my doubts... but the music is good!

    Namita B · September 27, 2009
  • Dj Slick D

    Friday Nights at Le Colonial with JAM Artist DJs: Dj Slick D, Remeddy, Rich Era, Greg J.

    Dj Slick D · July 10, 2010
  • Kristen H.

    The coconut prawns are AMAZING!

    Kristen Hockenberry · September 1, 2014
  • Allison K.

    Location of the restaurant is hard to find.

    Allison Kasic · January 4

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