937 North Rush Street • Chicago
Everyday: 11:30am – 3pm
Mon – Friday: 5pm – 11pm
Saturday: 5pm – midnight
Sunday: 5pm – 10pm
Bar + Lounge:
Everyday: opening at 4:45pm
There are lots of old school restaurants in the Gold Coast of Chicago – ones that have been there forever. And because they’ve been there forever, you assume the food must be awesome. And then you eat there. And it’s not.
But Gold Coast mainstay Le Colonial is not one of those places. The food (authentic Vietnamese) is awesome. Named one of the “Most Romantic Spots” by Travel + Leisure, it just celebrated it’s 19th year in Chicago. The vibe inside is French Southeast Asia in the 1920s (think lots of palms, bamboo, and great fans).
They offer an entirely plant-based and gluten-free menu, so just ask for it when you arrive. In the summer, their patio is THE spot. In the winter, their bar is one of the coziest spots in the city. And let’s not forget their logo and branding…a vintage type lover’s dream!