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550 11 Ave SW | # 105, Calgary, Alberta T2R 1M7, Canada
+1 587-352-0964
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16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 16:30 - 11:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Calgary, Canada
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Avec with the lady on Valentine's Day. Started with the foie and and mushroom appetizers. Both were delicious, but I wish the portion size of the foie was a bit bigger. Mains were the confit and a braised short rib special which were both good. Service was friendly and polite.

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Thank Shaxspear
Calgary
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174 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We were greeted by a pleasant and non pretentious lady who sat us straight away. Service was quick and thorough and our server took the time to explain certain menu options. Don't be fooled by some of the menu choices. This isn't your typical tavern servings. Foi grass was delicious and served well displayed. Over all, we were very pleased... More 

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Thank CJDFNS
Calgary, Canada
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640 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I have been to Avec several times - I have always enjoyed the food but have not been happy with the service. This time we had an amazing croque monsieur and a nice mushroom omelet. Both mains came with a very nice salad with several different types of greens in a light tangy dressing. AND - the service was really... More 

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Thank Nick D
Calgary, Canada
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I have worked across the street from Avec for several years and have never had a chance to drop in for lunch. Following my experience there this week, I will make an effort to return - often. The food is not only delicious, it is presented beautifully. I dined there with a very large group, and the servers and kitchen... More 

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Thank Laurinska
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is serving some typical French dishes as steak tartar, frog legs and duck confit. Quality is average to good, prices are a bit steep but not out of shape. Had dinner on a Monday night. Restaurant was almost empty.

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Thank Jef V
Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Avec Bistro with no research and while we were expecting a more upscale location we were pleasantly surprised it is a casual type restaurant but has great windows and a very open feeling. However more importantly was the food quality all our dishes were very good the Bison tartare was a delight. The service was also VG... More 

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Thank Jim H
Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I was meeting someone here for lunch and arrived a bit early. That was not a problem at all for the restaurant and they gave me a choice of tables (sat outside, because the weather was good), offered a choice of still or sparkling water while I waited and came back a couple of times to see if I wanted... More 

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Thank JustACoupleOfUs
Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Great food and impeccable service. The exterior makes you think this is a Beltline lunch dive, but inside is a lot more. Wish I could remember our server's name, because she had so much personality and greatly enhanced our experience.

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Thank ShazPopsMcNeedleson
High River, Canada
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200 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

My son chose this place for Mother's Day and we were all rather disappointed. They were in throes of renovating the building and the fire alarm went off. The service was friendly but half hazard. While I was asked 4 different time what I wanted to drink, my husband was never asked. The food was brought promptly but it wasn't... More 

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Thank jerseygirl4491
Calgary, Canada
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

The food here is on point. Perfectly done. There isn't anything I had that wasn't excellent! The service is impeccable- attentive without being invasive. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Cuisine
French, European, International, Contemporary, Healthy
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 11:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 11 Ave SW | # 105, Calgary, Alberta T2R 1M7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 587-352-0964
Description
AVEC BISTRO

AN INTIMATE SPACE WITH SEATING FOR UP TO 66 DINERS, AVEC IS OPEN FOR LUNCH MONDAY-FRIDAY AND DINNER SIX NIGHTS A WEEK. A ZINC BAR (SEATING UP TO 6) IS A POPULAR SPOT FOR DINERS TO ENJOY CASUAL CONVERSATION, GREAT FOOD AND COCKTAILS WITH OUR FABULOUS BARTENDER. PRIVATE FUNCTIONS AND PARTIES OF UP TO 72 CAN BE ACCOMMODATED.

Reservations are recommended, walk-ins encouraged, and private functions can be accommodated with sufficient notice.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?