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Avec

#17 of 7,852 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
West Loop
Italian, French, International, Spanish
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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 245
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 24
    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
"Uncommonly Amazing..."

We're in town visiting my daughter, and had snacked and drank our way through the afternoon up to dinner time. He recommendation was here, assuring us there would be an extensive wait, and we would be glad we did, once we engaged in the experience. We dropped by, got our name on the list, the 1:45... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
hogcatch
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Arkansas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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Arkansas
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We're in town visiting my daughter, and had snacked and drank our way through the afternoon up to dinner time. He recommendation was here, assuring us there would be an extensive wait, and we would be glad we did, once we engaged in the experience. We dropped by, got our name on the list, the 1:45 wait allowed us to... More 

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chicago
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Ive been going here for years. This place keeps getting better. Seasonal menus, great drinks and music. Wait staff who remembers you. I never get sick of it

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San Francisco, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Well tuned ran restaurant.Moe than just tapas, but sort of place where you share the edibles together and then describe your palate to each other. Hard to describe. Being a fussy eater, Morris the cat has nothing on me, I am usually guarded as to what I will try. Honestly everything is just perfectly delicious! The service is spot on.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is just a great, fun, casual place to eat, especially later in the evening. The food is interesting and delicious. You can easily get just a glass of wine and a small plate, or build an entire meal. Great for sharing. Lots of interesting European wines that you won't see at other places.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Such an excellent restaurant! The Mid West is probably not known for fine dining, but this restaurant was without a doubt one of the best restaurants I've been to! The menu was original, detailed and carefully constructed. There was a whirlwind of flavours -- really recommend the Pork Belly, the Pizza and the Nutter Butter dessert!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The no reservation policy was not a problem for us because we walked in late. Service was super friendly and helpful. Very nice wine list, we had a super Portuguese red for $35 a bottle. All of our courses were to die for and we could not have had a better dining experience. All rave reccomendations were correct!

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San Clemente, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Delicious foods and wines in a relaxed, contemporary setting. The flavor combinations are amazing. Good prices as well.

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Chic ambiance is the start. 2 small plates or one large per person is just right. Very hard to recommend anything in particular as all the 6 meals we tried were just mouthwatering: the food was as good as it looked, and it looked beautiful. Multiple flavors mixed to create an explosion of tastes! We had 2 delicious cocktails, subtle... More 

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Chicago
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Came in to take a break from the hot sun, and had a delicious Sangria. The chicken liver mousse looks delicious though I did not eat it

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I went to Avec on a Sunday with 4 friends. We arrived at 7pm and had to wait for 40 minutes. A little long but with a glass of wine this was no problem. It was our first time at Avec and it was great. The waitress was great and all the disher were delicious. Waiting time was perfect between... More 

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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>  > West Loop
  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: (312) 377-2002

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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

Questions & Answers

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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?

Staying in West Loop

Neighborhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.