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Avec

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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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Hours:
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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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food at Avec was good. The portions were for the Large Plates were adequate and the Small Plates were what one would expect. Be warned: This is all about food sharing. The dishes you order all come out at separate times in no apparent logical order. I could live with that. But the atmosphere is terrible. The place is... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here for Valentines Day and were very impressed. A small space that does a lot with it. We began our meal with the oysters....fresh & tasty! Next we tried the brandade (salt cod & olive oil), again very tasty. Then it on to sea urchin bruschetta that we found to be the highlight of our meal. And then... More 

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Thank Joe H
Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to try Avec since some of my coworkers spoke about it, it is a easy place to relax and soak in the quiet of the day, great staff that are knowledgeable and helpful. I enjoyed my meal and will be coming back again

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Thank Jesse408
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time at Avec although we had heard a lot of positive comments about this restaurant from many others. I had white sauce jalapeno pizza and it was absolutely delicious; the endive salad was great too. Don't count on private conversation here- it is packed packed packed. But the food is great and service is attentive. Worth... More 

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Thank Em T
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not one of 4 people were impressed. My food came 30 min late. Goodbye. Americns are too dumb anyway -- they EAT THE MENU, not the nuances.

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Thank JEFFREY S
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

absolutely amazing and fantastically consistent, always perfect with great service. All people working there are in this place for ever that menas that entire AVEC is managed very well absolutely A MUST if u in Chicago and don't be upset with NO RESERVATION situation. Always fun to get wasted when waiting for fabulous meal. They are surprisingly open very late... More 

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Thank Kaya5507
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Avec really tries, and the dinning area is quiet and relaxing. The food is about a 3 out of 5, and probably could be improved in imagination and variety

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Thank nancylou1943
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Avec consistently turns out good - very good Mediterranean inspired fare. There's a mix of small and larger plates, which served somewhat haphazardly at long wooden tables that are shared. There's a nice vibe here, particularly in the later evening, but waits can be long.

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Thank Corey888
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything is good and it never disappoints...Love the chorizo stuffed dates, the tallegio and truffle foccacia bread and anything braised!

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Thank Rose A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small setting, so get there early or make reservations if possible. The brussels sprouts are to die for. Every meal and every dish I have had at Avec is fantastic. The staff is gracious and helpful, they have also always steered us towards nice wine choices that are both tasty and within a reasonable price range.

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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
International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • 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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