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Le Colonial

149 E. 57th St., New York, NY, 10022
nr. Lexington Ave.
212-752-0808

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9
Food: 9
Service: 9
Décor: 9
"Highly Recommended"

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80% would go back.

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Wonderful

By ebspoony on 6/24/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I like that Le Colonial has the trappings of high dining without the attitude. I've been here on multiple occasions, dressed up and down, with reservations and on a whim; every time the experience is the same. Not a bad seat in the house, not a bad waiter on the staff. And the food is just divine!

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24 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

Great Night Out

By Gunky on 3/21/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have been to this restaurant at least a dozen times and have to say it is one of the few places I return to. I think it hits all the right cords in food, service, decor and value. Enjoy!

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46 out of 110 people found this review helpful.

Good food; bad for large groups

By MoraleHazard on 2/12/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

I've eaten here several times before; the food and service are both quite good. However, in trying to do a large business dinner, I found the sales director both rude and inflexible. The prices given in the contract were 45% higher than the a la carte prices for no real advantage. Their "magic number" where your dinner becomes an "event" is 12, so I would not recommend this place for a large group. The experience with the sales director has soured me to the point where I don't anticipate returning any time soon.

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91 out of 182 people found this review helpful.

A Faithful Reflection of Contemporary Vietnamese Cuisine

By martin_chamois on 7/5/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Having just returned from a trip to Vietnam, I was somewhat hesitant of going to Le Colonial, fearing I would find the menu and execution far inferior to excellent dinning enjoyed in Hanoi. An unwarranted fear, dismissed within minutes of sitting down to dinner. Le Colonial has the look and feel of the top restaurants one encounters in the major cities of Vietnam. While the staff is multicultural, the service has a similar attentive nature as one receives in Hanoi or Ho Chin Minh City (Saigon). The menu has many of the same items one gets in country, and the execution ranges from good to excellent. While not fully encompassing one in Vietnamese culture, Le Colonial does achieve much. PS- the upper floor bar is a wonderful sanctuary from the din of Manhattan.

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259 out of 519 people found this review helpful.

Amazing food

By ToriNYC on 2/12/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I loved the food, there was real fusion to the menu, not just French or Vietnamese. The wait staff seemed psycic! I really enojed the food. The maitre d'seemed a little vampirish but it was a great experience

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189 out of 390 people found this review helpful.

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