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Le Colonial

Le Colonial

Vietnamese Restaurant, Lounge, and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Lower Nob Hill, San Francisco
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    Bethany C.
    "The upstairs lounge is a perfect end to a long day in the city"(7 Tips)
    Melina R.
    "live jazz band on Tuesday nights."(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)
Tips and Reviews icon96 Tips and reviews
  • upstairs
  • filet mignon
  • jazz music
  • pork belly
  • good for groups
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  • Kevin R.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • 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!
  • Annie 🌺 J.heart icon on user image
    Annie 🌺 JalotaMay 27, 2018
    Came here to grab a drink because the place next door had a wait. Drinks are a decent price during happy hour and it can be fun if folks are dancing! Will have to come back for the food.
  • Anthony S.heart icon on user image
    Anthony SextonFebruary 12, 2018
    Cool venue and tasty Vietnamese food to go with it. If you are with a group, the lamb cutlets are a must have.
  • Melina R.heart icon on user image
    Melina RochiJuly 25, 2018
    I love the Beef soup!!! The atmosphere is very calm and relax, live jazz band on Tuesday nights. Perfect to go with your couple!
  • George G.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • 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
  • Avin N.heart icon on user image
    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
  • 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!
  • Howard C.
    Howard CJune 27, 2018
    Been here 100+ times
    Terrific Happy Hour 5-8 everyday. Half price bites and wines by the glass Hand crafted cocktails 🍸 only $10
  • Sandra C.heart icon on user image
    Sandra CifoJanuary 5, 2019
    The place is beautiful, the service is wonderful and the food is delicious! I felt like I was back in Hanoi at a colonial restaurant.
  • 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.
  • 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
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    TDecember 14, 2016
    Seabass cooked in banana leaf was great, my friend got the pork shoulder which looked amazing too, skip the rolls and go straight for their entrees
  • Jeffrey G.heart icon on user image
    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
  • Bethany C.
    Bethany CrystalJune 8, 2017
    The upstairs lounge is a perfect end to a long day in the city
  • 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)
  • Nancy T.heart icon on user image
    Nancy TranJuly 6, 2015
    Banh Xeo, Bo Luc Lac, and seabass wrapped in banana leaf was delicious. Beautiful restaurant for a special occasion.
  • 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.
  • Sil Q.heart icon on user image
    Sil QdlsDecember 23, 2018
    Excellent shrimp curry and garlic noodles, outstanding crab cakes
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuMarch 17, 2013
    Get the filet mignon and flourless Vietnamese coffee-infused chocolate cake; Le Colonial was my favorite cocktail
  • Dr Profressor Food Destroyer V.heart icon on user image
    Good food but the establishment is past its prime. It's only an echo of its once excellent and stylish self. Goodnight, Le Colonial.
  • Urs B.heart icon on user image
    Urs BucherOctober 19, 2022
    Fantastic dinner experience, great service & lovely place. Highly recommended!
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneSeptember 2, 2018
    Bland and sugary Vietnamese. Shrimp fresh rolls had a thick casing $12. Skip sweet seafood stew $30 and caramelized brussel sprouts $9. Nice setting and service.
  • Natalie K.heart icon on user image
    Natalie KDecember 21, 2015
    Vietnamese bouillabaisse...amazing. Great ambiance.
  • Donald
    DonaldFebruary 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
  • Cassondra F.
    Cassondra FunkJanuary 12, 2012
    come every Wednesday to hear the Cosmo Alleycats! Their lead singer Emily Adams is amazing!
  • H K.heart icon on user image
    H KJanuary 25, 2015
    Try pork belly appetizer (3,4 pieces) and filet mignon blocks. Very delish.
  • Brett B.heart icon on user image
    Brett BullingtonJanuary 19, 2018
    The food was wonderful and people amazing
  • Shawn C.heart icon on user image
    Shawn CalhounJanuary 5, 2019
    Funky and super fun. Go for the lamb and brussel sprouts 😇
  • 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.
  • Veso V.heart icon on user image
    Veso Vgg-ConsultingApril 24, 2023
    Very nice place with a friendly personal and good food and drinks!
  • Jennifer B.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer BFebruary 22, 2015
    Brussel sprouts and lamb chops were a fantastic combo. Great food!
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobinsonAugust 28, 2014
    Delicious duck breast. A lovely off the beaten track venue.
  • Nirav S.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Olli N.heart icon on user image
    Olli NSeptember 17, 2023
    Nice style and great service
  • Nishant B.heart icon on user image
    Nishant BhattMarch 8, 2015
    Cocktails are amazing. Tropical drinks with real fruit juice. Brussel sprouts and shrimp fried rice are required sides.
  • Meghana D.
    Meghana DharSeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the lamb chops! And the Brussels sprouts appetizer -- amazing
  • Venita M.
    The duck spring rolls are super yummy! Brunch on Sunday is very nice, particularly if you are able to sit outside. :)
  • :)
    :)October 22, 2011
    A hidden gem in downtown SF, cozy up with a good drink and enjoy your night.
  • Sherry L.heart icon on user image
    Sherry LiJuly 12, 2015
    Pricey but good date spot. The duck is delicious.
  • Cody C.heart icon on user image
    Cody CushingJune 29, 2013
    Amazing rib appetizer, great take on fillet mignon
  • 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
  • Nancy T.heart icon on user image
    Nancy TranJuly 6, 2015
    A fusion restaurant that stays true to Vietnamese cuisine.
  • Chiara P.
    Chiara PedroniJanuary 31, 2018
    The pancake entree is really good!
  • 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.
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