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West Loop
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615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203
+1 312-377-2002
15:30 - 01:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 15:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 15:30 - 02:00
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472 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Visited Avec last night. It has been on our list for awhile. It's a cool space, located next door to the very successful big-sister, Blackbird. The space is minimalistic, modern but comfortable. Medium-hued woods used in a contemporary design. It's not very big, but there is plenty of service staff. We chose to eat at the bar - it was... More 

Thank Greg B
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282 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were lucky to get a table - even it was in the afternoon. The place was stuffed with people line up along the one side of the room that makes the row of tables and benches available - community style. And wow we were lucky to get to dine at this truly unique place. Completely perfect from the first... More 

Thank SkyDK
Corpus Christi, Texas
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210 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had high hopes for Avec. It had some spectacular dishes and then a disappointment here and there. We started with a small plate of chorizo stuffed dates. It had some spice (for those with no spice tolerance, they may be too spicy--I love spice), but was absolutely delicious. I could have ordered another! Instead, we had another small plate-... More 

Thank sandra s
Stowe, Vermont
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Avec came as a recommendation from a colleague. We managed to get a table at the back of the restaurant (across from the kitchen prep area). The tables are set family style, so you may have to share space with people you don't know (to be noted later) The wine list is modest, but complete (and a bargain by any... More 

Thank FR0NT4
Chicago, Illinois
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188 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no reservation at this place so you can either go there really early or really late or be ready to wait wait wait. The food here is simply delicious. There is nothing in the menu that you will not like. You can close your eyes and just point. Everyone's favorite is the stuff dates. This dish is simply... More 

Thank AlexRobin
Venice, Florida
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130 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

unusual menu, every dish was different and full of flavor. Unexpected mix of ingredients and sauces. That is what excellent chefs do. My top place in Chicago (no, I have not been to Alinea)

Birmingham, Michigan
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Solo lunch at the bar, simple menu of lentil soup, salad and homemade gelato. I savored every wonderful bite. Truly extraordinary "clean" food (no evidence of cheating with chemical enhancers). Reasonable prices. Great service. Lots of energy in the room - so don't go to relax, go to give your taste buds a treat.

Thank bubegg
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Conviviality. Original setting that eases mingle and share meals, Fresh and tasty, fragrant and absolutely brilliant food. And an owner that knows how to divinely pair chorizo filled dates with a Red wine. (!) For the foodie in me, AVEC had it all. An unexpected surprise in the heart of Chicago. Parfait.

Thank Sofcard
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the last two seats at the long, stainless steel bar. The square, wooden stools were a welcoming-size and werr comfortably spaced - which was important because the whole place was buzzing with a well-dressed lunch crowd. We started with Seed Cracker appetizer with three spreads --one was roasted beet-all were savory. Next stop -the choizo-stuffed, bacon- wrapped sugar-date.... More 

Thank Thomas M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great mix of informal dining and world-class food. I have been to this place dozens of times and had a great experience every time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Mediterranean, International, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
15:30 - 01:00
15:30 - 01:00
15:30 - 01:00
15:30 - 01:00
15:30 - 02:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Loop

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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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