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Avec

#38 of 8,442 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
The Loop
French, Italian, Spanish, International
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615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203
(312) 377-2002
Website
Today
3:30 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 211
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Chic Atmosphere

We shared a few small plates, they were pretty good; not a huge amount of flavor, but tasty... My friends and I sat at the counter, the atmosphere was vibrant and young, very cozy inside (modern log cabin meets south beach.) The cocktails were good, nice spin on some classics, however we found that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Leo E
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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342 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We shared a few small plates, they were pretty good; not a huge amount of flavor, but tasty... My friends and I sat at the counter, the atmosphere was vibrant and young, very cozy inside (modern log cabin meets south beach.) The cocktails were good, nice spin on some classics, however we found that the liquor selection was a bit... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I'm amazed with every visit. Why don't I get here more often? Reasonable prices, brandade, chorizo stuffed dates, pork shoulder and merguez pizza! And that's just the beginning. This place never fails and I mean atmosphere, wine and staff in addition to food. (Ok, maybe the host staff could use lessons in how to smile, but...) Get in early if... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Went here on work dime with a large group so we got to order pretty much the entire menu. Not a single bad dish. This place is the total package in my opinion. Unique setting and amazing drinks and food. Just be prepared to be crammed in with everyone else coming for the same experience. Seating is tight but well... More 

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New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I came her on two separate occasions: my birthday and brunch a few days before Christmas. It's located on a Randolph Street in downtown Chicago, where it is within walking distance of Ogilvy Train Station and Union Station. They do not accept dinner reservations so it is a first come / first serve basis. My friend and I arrived around... More 

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Charleston SC
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Avec is in the developing Randolph Street area and is surrounded by several other very good up-and-coming restaurants. But don't let that distract you. Go to Avec. The menu is interesting (tapas and larger plates) beautifully done, and professionally served. The only drawback to the place is the seating with is community-style and rather cramped, with an associated high noise... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Once we got to the place we waited for about 15 minutes prior to getting a table. The ambience is great since it's pretty tightly packed and you get a spot pretty much anywhere that there's one to sit down. We ordered the Werp Farm Greens With Radish salad - which is one of THE BEST SALADS that I've had... More 

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The design and ambience of this restaurant were top-notch, but what really impressed me was the pricing. It was a fine dining experience at a fantastic price. Also, the bacon-wrapped dates small plate alone is worth going to Avec. It's amazing.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Quaint, cozy place. Plan to wait unless you have reservations. Very small and a bit noisy, but worth it. All small plates of really unique, delicious dishes from slow-roasted pork shoulder to charred octopus. I'll def look forward to visiting the next time I'm in Chicago.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Avec is a really fun restaurant with delicious food. It's a "sharing" place, and even the small plates are designed to feed 4 a nice sized portion. We loved the cauliflower salad and the focaccia w goat cheese (looks more like a large crispy cookie w melted goat cheese inside) small plates, and the special fish, branzino, was truly outstanding.... More 

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Beltsville, Maryland, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

You want the bacon wrapped dates. They are absolutely delicious! We had a great meal here and the bathroom sink is really fun and funky!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > The Loop
  • Neighborhood: The Loop
  • Phone Number: (312) 377-2002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Italian, Spanish, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?