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Avec

615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203 (The Loop)
(312) 377-2002
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Ranked #38 of 8,282 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 3:30 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 3:30 pm - 2:00 am
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Milford, MI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Avec is not a special occasion restuarant but is a special memory after you have been there. A bit too much meat for our tastes but a great menu nevertheless.

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A fantastic experience in Chicago, where I stumbled into proper Basque cuisine with a very fancy twist on fusion with modern / mediterranean cuisine. Seriously, it is the craziest idea to consider this twist, when the best restaurants in the world have been reputed to being in Basque region and the close by Catalunya. Still, they have managed this with... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

We had 7 people for dinner. I thought the place was too small. If you were on a bench inside everyone had to get up if you needed to be excused. My first glass of wine was bad. I was given another but still had a bad taste. The only dish I really liked was the salmon. I felt like... More

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Los Angeles, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Avec feels fresh and new, yet we were told by our server they've been in business for over 11 years. No reservations, so arrive early and spend the evening. Crowded and urban with a minimalist interior. Interesting ingredients with novel preparations. Nice cocktails and a relatively affordable wine list. Should be on any foodie tour of Chicago.

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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We were on a gastronomical tour and started our evening at Avec. Great start! We ordered the Medjool dates and a nightly special dish. Both were wonderful. The dates were a "don't-miss" item!!

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Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stopped here for a drink and appetizer at the bar after a long day walking. Drink prices were a bit pricey, but they had some unusual options for both beverages and small plates. We loved our shwarma sausage! If I come back to Chicago I'd like to try this place for dinner. The restaurant is small and tables are... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Avec is in an area surrounded by amazing restaurants. The reason Avec stands out is due to its no reservations policy. We were able to get a table for 6 on a Sunday night after about 20-25 minutes of wait!! The atmosphere is laid back and the restaurant has a very modern feel to it. The restaurant does not have... More

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great tapas place, but it is small and doesn't take reservations. We got lucky and got a table for 6 by getting there fairly early on a Friday (6:30ish), only having to wait about 20 min. Highlights were the stuffed dates and the burrata pizza. I'd definitely go again.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is a favorite of my wife's and mine, a must-visit whenever we're in Chicago. The food never ceases to amaze us. We've eaten all over the world - Paris, New York, many other places - and Avec is second to none. Hard to believe this place doesn't have a Michelin star (or three).

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Nuremberg, Germany
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96 reviews 96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

While I was visiting Chicago my friend took me here for dinner. They do not take reservations, which is not a big problem if you arrive early. We waited about 15 Min and had a glass of wine in the meantime. You then get your seats at a long table with other guests. Not the way I like to have... More

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