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Avec

615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203 (The Loop)
(312) 377-2002
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Ranked #32 of 8,189 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: French, Italian, Spanish, International
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: The Loop
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  • Italian first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The only flaw I can find in this place is that they don't take reservations. The food is amazing, coming in small and large plates, and perfect for ordering many different items to share (which we did). The staff is beyond friendly, the hospitality is top notch, and the atmosphere is warm, sophisticated, and modern. And, I was shocked at... More

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Came in for a glass of wine. Staff very helpful and friendly. It is small so getting there early is key. Valet parking is $10. Limited street parking and small lot behind. I was told it gets fairly noisy in there with the size and acoustics but I was there early, so no problem.

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Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We spent a long weekend in Chicago and wanted to have a memorable Sunday brunch before driving home. A foodie friend recommended Avec and I'm so glad she did. The food was outstanding. We had sweet sumac glazed pork belly, poached eggs, patas bravas, and steak and eggs. We went with several small plates to try out a bunch of... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I went with my husband and parents and I thought it was too small, but the food was so good that it didm´t matter.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

There is no place like this one. Signature food with flavors from several part of the world. The place is small but incredible. Everything you try is delicious. Variety of wines

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Grayslake, Illinois
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111 reviews 111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A great combination of casual atmosphere and serious food. The server let us know all plates are meant to be shared which set the casual atmosphere right away. Our party of 4 usually shares everything and in some of the fancier restaurants that is a little cumbersome. Not here - so we ordered away. The stuffed dates were amazing, as... More

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New York, NY
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194 restaurant reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I've been to most of Paul Kahn's places now and Avec is my favorite by far. Simple and delicious cooking that is meant to be shared. The hot concept at the moment yes, but here the execution is flawless. The wine list is compact and reasonably priced. I'll be coming back here for sure.

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Simple, delicious, unpretentious. No fancy, overelaborate dishes. Just a very good take on traditional dishes, like roast lamb or paella.

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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Fantastic dinner! A memorable dining experience. I hope anyone who truly appreciates and enjoys food will have the chance to visit here. It's def. worth it.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I had a beet salad as well as a small plate seafood dish, and both were incredible. The food is some of the best I've ever had and the staff are friendly and warm. This is the kind of restaurant experience I always hope for but rarely find. A definite "find." Highly recommended.

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