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- 66%Luxury Travelers
- 66%Local Culture
- 66%Nightlife Lovers
- 66%Business Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (21)
- Le ColonialMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3Jan 28, 2014
I love it when business vendors visit …why? Because they go out of their way to treat us to a nice meal of our choosing. My boss was feeling adventurous and wanted to try this place out (she generally sticks to American/Italian) so this was quite a bold step for her, and a very successful one at that.
Starting off from the Happy Hour menu…we started off with the Happy Hour Platter, consisting of tofu cakes, some crispy rolls, chicken satay, and if memory serves me right…vermicelli noodles. The shrimp rolls were perfect with the peanut butter sauce and the tofu cake was a nice complement. We also ordered the five-spice baby back ribs, and I was just a little bummed each person was limited to one, but oh well. =) Of course, I was forced to drink a few cocktails as well, ended up with a couple of Manhattans before the main course.
The ahi tuna for some reason caught my eye and it didn’t disappoint. Every bite was just as good as the last. Pretty much gulfed down my meal in a matter of minutes. Service was attentive, and it didn’t get crowded until 7. Will be back soon to try some of the other dishes!
- Le ColonialMember ofFoodiesBackpackersNightlife Lovers+ 1Oct 19, 2013
Though the French-Vietnamese menu items can be a bit overpriced, Le Colonial is the perfect spot for a romantic night out or for a special dinner with friends. The restaurant hosts music in the lounge above the restaurant almost every night - my favorite being Le Hot Jazz on Mondays. The gypsy-swing quartet plays while a small number of friendly dancers occupy the floor. Sit back to watch in one of the lounge's comfy chairs and sip on a custom cocktail.
- Le ColonialMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Aug 14, 2013
Outstanding food and decor with a lively bar area and live music upstairs. I can't remember the last time I had sea bass as tasty as the Chilean Sea Bass wrapped in banana leaves.Recommended for:Foodies
- Le ColonialNov 02, 2012
Without a doubt, my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. The staff are incredibly polite and you feel incredibly looked after from the minute you arrive. San Francisco has a lot of good food, that is no question, but Le Colonial is in my opinion, within the top 5 restaurants in San Francisco for taste, quality, atmosphere and above all else service.
- Le ColonialJul 05, 2012
Oh my god... only been here one time but what I had was sooo good. It was some sort of fish wrapped in some sort of leaf... maybe halibut in banana. In any case, it was one of the best things I've ever eaten in my life. Full of flavor, combination of French and Asian, super moist, and some sort of rice noodle thing that was fantastic. Was satisfied but it was so good I was almost tempted to order another just cuz it was so good. I didn't though. Sort of proud of myself.
- Le ColonialCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Jul 04, 2012
As a big fan of colonial-era decor, Le Colonial really spoke to me. The interior is absolutely gorgeous and I can imagine this restaurant being a great place for a date. Prices, however, are a bit high, though I suppose that should be expected in an environment as elegant as this. The food and drinks were both tasty, though I wasn't blown away to the point that I will be rushing back.
- Le Colonial
- Le ColonialMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 04, 2012
The decor is befitting something out of old colonization era. Good times....depending on how you look at it. I think they should have called it Indochine or something. There was that air of relaxed, sub tropical appeal about except that it can get cold at night in SF.
The food is great. I can only comment on the sea bass because that stuck out in my mind the most. Before coming here it was hard to imagine other Vietnamese food other than pho. I am sure there is much more to the cuisine than what was presented to us. At least now I know.
And the drinks are hard enough to get me in that sweet spot of emotions. Of course, 3 drinks of anything gets me there too.