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615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203 (The Loop)
(312) 377-2002
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Ranked #38 of 8,419 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
Neighborhood: The Loop
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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
59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I sat at the bar - wooden seats all over which is uncomfortable. But the Werp Green Salad was fantastic, and the server's rose recommendation was nice. There seemed to be some regulars so a lot of staff attention towards them and not so much towards me as a lone diner.

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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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