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Le Colonial

149 E 57th St, New York City, NY 10022-2101
+1 212-752-0808
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“spring rolls” (18 reviews)
“cha gio” (8 reviews)
“duck” (19 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
149 E 57th St, New York City, NY 10022-2101
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I visited this gorgeous midtown restaurant during Winter Restaurant Week. The atmosphere and service are simply fantastic, but the food fails to live up to that standard. It is, unfortunately, boring. Good Vietnamese food SINGS with flavor, and your tastebuds get to experience subtle contrasts...More

1  Thank Heather M
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We recently enjoyed a very nice dinner at Le Colonial. The food was very good and service very friendly and helpful, but what we almost enjoyed the most was the relaxed atmosphere. So many restaurants in NYC have tables within inches of each other, so...More

1  Thank tavg
Reviewed 25 January 2018

We came here for dinner after a long day, and had a very pleasant experience. The staff is very professional, kind and attentive, and the ambiance is upscale but in a relaxed and comfortable way. The menu offers many appealing choices, but the waiter was...More

Thank Giorgio T
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Asian food delicious fish prepared well med 2 small portions Place needs a face lift / renovate The upstairs is nicer than ground floor but it is a stair master to get to Service is fine nothing spectacular Not at all fine dining They come...More

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Docho D, General Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thank you for your continued patronage and for taking the time to write this review. Your constructive criticisms will certainly be taken into consideration; we always appreciate getting feedback from our guests, especially those who frequent Le Colonial regularly. Best Regards, Victor Chu General Manager

Reviewed 12 December 2017

When first seated we were a tad put off by our server’s attitude and the length of time it took her to get there. We quickly understood. She had lost 2 tables to how cold it was which as it turned out she had brought...More

1  Thank Laurie L
Docho D, General Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Laurie, We can’t thank you enough for dining at Le Colonial and for taking the time out of your schedule to write such a wonderful review. We’re so glad that you enjoyed everything; the spring rolls are a house favorite! Now that it’s warming up...More

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We have been here a few times. We love sitting upstairs in the lounge. Cool decor and great service. Food is delicious. True Vietnamese food and top quality. Best in NY.

1  Thank Jimmy B
Docho D, General Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Jimmy, We just wanted to thank you for your continued patronage and for leaving us such a great review! It’s always a pleasure getting such praise from our regulars, looking forward to seeing you in the lounge soon! Best Regards, Victor Chu General Manager

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised to find truly great service in New York and no, it wasnt in one of the 5 star hotels (although service in New York is bad no matter 5 star or 6) but in this stylish and classy place Le Colonial...More

1  Thank Sameer3014
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Cool faraway vibe upstairs. We enjoyed drinks and shared different bites. The atmosphere stands out as better than the food. Go for a relaxing cocktail with friends!

1  Thank jgptravels
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Went to Le Colniel in Chicago last year and was blown away by the food so was eager to repeat the experience in NYC. Very dissapointed in the standard of food served. The place was almost empty which was probably a hint not to go...More

Thank Bob L
Docho D, General Manager at Le Colonial, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Bob, We were terribly sorry to read about your previous experience at Le Colonial. There are no excuses for what you’ve described and we hope that you will accept our sincere apology. If you ever decide to dine with us again, please reach out to...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I used to come to Le Colonial back in the 90's and I was pleasantly surprised that is still as I remember. The food and the service are very good . Everyone is very attentive. My friend and I just had main courses. (watching our...More

1  Thank clelia g
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Questions & Answers
29 January 2017|
Response from Bernard C | Property representative |
Business casual, thank you
Alphonse D
28 November 2016|
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Response from Docho D | Property representative |
Yes, most of the dishes are gluten free or can be made gluten free. there is only s handful of plates that unfortunately can not be altered.
10 November 2015|
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Response from Docho D | Property representative |
My personal favorite is the Bo Luc Lac, seared filet mignon over water crest salad and lemon pepper vinaigrette, but the Vit Quay is pretty good too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 E 57th St, New York City, NY 10022-2101
    (Lexington Ave)
  • Public Transportation: E to 53rd/Lexington 4, 5, 6, N, R to 59th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-752-0808
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Le Colonial is a truly delightful culinary experience. Like stepping into French Colonial Southeast Asia, this two-story restaurant, designed by Greg Jordan, consists of a main dining room with louvered wall panels, colorful tile floors, and vintage photos of Vietnam. Upstairs is an elegant, but lively, lounge serving a full dinner or just appetizers and cocktails. The lounge serves as an ideal setting for private parties and business dinners. Le Colonial serves an authentic Vietnamese menu with an emphasis on fresh seafood, meats, and vegetables.
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