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615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203 (The Loop)
(312) 377-2002
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Ranked #29 of 8,285 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: French, Italian, Spanish, International
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: The Loop
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305 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Washington, DC
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

You must try the chorizo stuffed dates, amazing! The chicken in the paella, amazing! And we sat at the chef's table, which was hot on one of the hottest nights in Chicago, record breaking heat apparently. But the chef was a rockstar to watch and sangria kept us distracted from the heat. Beautiful elegant minimalistic interior provided a cozy experience... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Went here after reading great reviews on tripadvisor and I was not disappointed. I was on my own (business trip) but the staff were friendly and I never felt out of place. First impressions were positive, nice clean modern finishes, busy without being chaotic. I took a seat at the bar and after some advice from the server I ordered... More

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Los Angeles, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wood interior and minimal design seemed very fitting in the narrow and long space. Had drinks at bar until our entire party arrived and we were seated at one of the communal tables (leave the sensitive topics of conversation for home or another venue 'cause you and your neighbors are cozy!). We ordered several small dishes and they were all... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

They take your phone number and call you when your table is ready. Servers are friendly and knowledgeable about the drinks and food. Food is eclectic and actually tastes really good not just looks pretty on the plate. Space is a little cramped but if you can overlook that... This is a great place for a fun foodie experience.

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Top Contributor
442 reviews 442 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A small hipster restaurant but oh so delicious. Excellent beer and wine selection. The modern continental fare is well done. Bravo!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Avec is such a wonderful atmosphere with delicious food, and open late! The restaurant only has about 8 tables and is a more casual setting than their partner restaurant Blackbird, located next door. The food is perfect for sharing. Their chorizo stuffed dates and foccaccia are the most delicious dishes I have ever had. The pork shoulder preparation is changed... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

What can I say, a little trendy, but very good. A true dining experience, and a nice value for the food in my opinion. The food paired very well with our drinks, will definitely be back when in the windy city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Kelly is amazing with his ability to craft high quality cocktails. The vibe is refreshing and the style is minimalist chic. I love this place and can't wait to come back

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Des Moines, Iowa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Recently stopped in with a friend for a late evening drink and snack. Enjoyed the vibe, the drinks, and the food. One warning though, the chorizo stuffed dates have one heck of a kick. Enjoyed chatting with the bartenders and I believe the chef while we finished our bottle of wine toward evening's end. Look forward to my return visit... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

After a long day of sightseeing, we stopped here for a drink and snack before dinner. We split a carafe of rose and had the charred asparagus with romesco and pickled ramps (a nice, fresh special) and bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with chorizo in roasted pequillo pepper tomato sauce (AMAZING!). Next time we will go for dinner so we can try... More

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