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Avec

#34 of 8,331 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood: The Loop
French, Italian, Spanish, International
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Avec
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615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203
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615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203
(312) 377-2002
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3:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 3:30 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 3:30 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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5 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2014
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Sheila514
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Montreal, Canada

We went to this restaurant after a local foodie told us it was "the best restaurant he had gone to in Chicago in the last year". Being just two people, we were only able to order a limited... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 205
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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328 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We went to this restaurant after a local foodie told us it was "the best restaurant he had gone to in Chicago in the last year". Being just two people, we were only able to order a limited amount of food and although every dish was bursting with incredibly well paired tastes and textures, we thought that many of the... More

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Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This place has been around a long time and still amazing. No reservations, but it moves quick and you can grab a drink and wait. Everything we ordered was amazing but my favorite is the bacon wrapped dates. Go in a big group so you can order and share. It was busy even on a Monday night but everything runs... More

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Fishers, Indiana
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

If you want an innovative, delicious brunch, this is the place. Try the stuffed dates and breakfast paella, although everything looked wonderful.

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Iowa City
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had Saturday night theatre tickets and were looking for an early dinner. We arrived a little before 5 and were seated immediately, but by 5:30 the place was packed. We had a wonderful meal. Premium service, amazing flavors, unique ambiance. Do NOT go here if you are looking for an intimate dining experience or have hearing issues as it's... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I am a self proclaimed foodie and this is, by far, my favorite restaurant in Chicago. I'm usually a solo diner and my favorite time to visit avec is after 10:30pm. Their menu is exceptional, the staff (Ryan and Paul) are fantastic, and the people watching is unmatched in the city. The focaccia is incredibly and life changing-make sure you... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The west loop Randolph Street food row is teeming with great restaurants. Avec is a favorite. I like the vibe, the wait staff, and the aromas. Avec is small and warm. We arrived around 7:30 on a Sunday evening and had about a 30 minute wait. We were able to enjoy a glass of Aposos Spanish red wine in the... More

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We went here for dinner and while we heard about the possible wait we were seated immediately at the bar. Blame it on the Chicago weather which was sleeting and hailing which probably kept people from going out. The kitchen is open and their oven dominates the space. It is the source of many of the fantastic dishes that are... More

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Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Because of 6:30 theatre tickets on Sunday we realised we could try to get into Avec at the unhip time of 5:00 and were rewarded with immediate seating! Food and service were top notch as expected. This may be a secret everybody knows, but if you can arrange your day for an early dinner and maybe dessert after the show... More

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Washington, DC
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A small restaurant that doesn't take reservations, but you can get a seat right away if you pop in at the dot of five (when they open). Otherwise, expect a wait, and also to be sitting close to a stranger while you enjoy your meal. They have a selection of small plates and a few large entrees which are all... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Cant book but they can normally fit you in, in this intetersting small resturarant. Looks like a pop up ! Order small or big plates and they certainly fill you up. We sat at the "bar" and it is noisy there but its Ok adn you get used to the background level quickly. Overall a nice evening.

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Additional Information about Avec

Address: 615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203
Phone Number: (312) 377-2002
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > The Loop
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 3:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 3:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 3:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 3:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 3:30 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 3:30 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: French, Italian, Spanish, International

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