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Avec

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Neighbourhood:
West Loop
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615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203
+1 312-377-2002
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Today
15:30 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 15:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 15:30 - 02:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Avec is one of the best restaurants in Chicago, without the pretention and formality. If you like common seating and shared plates, then you will love Avec. Mediterranean and Midwest influences, expertly prepared and presented, and a unique wine list that features wines from around the Med as well as Europe and the U.S. We try to get these 2... More 

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Thank Rob M
USA
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Consistently creative, flavorful, full of good ingredients. Fun atmosphere perfect for a pair or small group (seating is trickier for groups over 4-6, and half the fun is the communal tables and cozy bar). Great for locals or visitors.

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Thank banzie
Chicago, Illinois
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The menu is very eclectic, lots of fun things to try. Be adventurous. Great wine list and not that expensive. My favorite place to go for special occasions. Fun communal seating. I prefer that to sitting at the bar but that's great too. The waitstaff is very helpful and I encourage you to try a variety of things. FUN!

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Thank travellingjoy
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best in Chicago, both for the food and ambience. Well located on the near west side -- easy to get to from the Loop.

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Thank Faustodinapoli
Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been here a couple of times, and Avec never disappoints! The service is good, prices are fair, and the food is AMAZING! Considering the range and quality of restaurants in Chicago, we rarely repeat a restaurant, but this is one that I gladly return to. We always come for dinner, and it's even busy early on a Monday... More 

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Thank Jenna B
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are in Chicago, go eat here! If you are not in Chicago, you want to go to Chicago so you can eat here! Make a reservation if you are that kind of person, or show up, after a while they will seat you. Befriend with the other guests: you will be all eating in pretty much the same... More 

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Thank Daniela M
Toronto
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here on a freezing December night. Being from out of town and that was the last dinner in Chicago, we had read the reviews and had some expectations. All the popular dishes did not disappoint. Moreover, I was impressed by the hostess' hospitality. After knowing we are from out of town and not staying long, she offered to... More 

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Thank Stephanie Z
Peoria, Illinois
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198 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here on a Sunday morning for brunch--definitely make reservations! The place is very SMALL and crowded. There is communal seating, though they sat us at the bar and it worked out great--we were set apart from the other bar stools by ourselves and right in front of where the chef was working, so we got to watch him... More 

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Thank SeeJessTravel
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like some other reviewers, I would have liked a bit less volume. But that's my only concern. The staff was sensitive about allergies. They were very considerate. The food was tremendous. We enjoyed a selection of dishes that were thoughtful, flavorful and very special. Salads were especially terrific. Focaccia was unique and very good.

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Thank A H
Sahuarita, Arizona
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick trip to the windy city, and what a delight to find Avec for lunch. Chorizo Stuffed Dates wrapped in Bacon; Brussels Sprout Salad, and Hummus Plate were delightful. Great service and always available to help, from a foodie, fantastic!

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Thank Jana S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Mediterranean, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
15:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
15:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
15:30 - 01:00
Thursday
15:30 - 01:00
Friday
15:30 - 02:00
Saturday
15:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-377-2002

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Loop

Neighbourhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.
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