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West Loop
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615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203
(312) 377-2002
3:30 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 3:30 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 3:30 pm - 2:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm joining other reviewers in saying--the food is amazing, the service is excellent, the atmosphere is lively and friendly. Don't let the communal table business or the no reservations policy stop you from trying Avec. An example of friendly: the guy next to us as the counter offered some tips about ordering that proved really good--some of them were about... More 

Thank JMH2110
Dayton, OH
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place! Eclectic, vibrant, super-friendly staff, delicious food. Superior wine list. I enjoyed an afternoon of olives, bread, wine and strawberry sorbet. Stop in on a weekday around 4pm and find a place at the bar, and just relax in the upscale-casual ambience of Avec.

Thank dsmohler
New York
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent restaurant in chicago. All communal tables which i know some people don't like but the food is worth it.

Thank Jonathan K
Ocala, Florida
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was last here for dinner when this restaurant first opened. It is communicable type setting. I enjoyed it than & again this last trip. We showed up at 1:45 for lunch on a Thurs. & got right in. Lucky this time. I had the lamb burger which was typical yogurt Mediterranean style but better. This was accompanied with tasty... More 

Thank Bill T
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our last holiday in Chicago we were fortunate to find this culinary jewel in the city’s extensive roster of splendid restaurants. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by Giulietta, our server, whose extensive knowledge of the Mediterranean inspired menu and accompanying wine pairing, made ordering our selections in both categories rewarding and memorable. Avec (with) is perfectly named because... More 

Thank Gastronut I
Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Possibly the best burger I ever had. Didn't order drinks because it was lunch time, and the drinks menu was pricey. However, the food was delicious and good value.

Thank tmeyerswim
Greenville, South Carolina
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ate the dates, kale and beet salad and the whole fish. We sat at the bar at the chef table. We enjoyed watching the cooking and talking with the staff. It has been there 13 years. It was a Monday night and not that crowded. It was all delicious and we left full and content.

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New Vernon, New Jersey
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101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Really great food. Our waitress, Christine, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. It was just too bad that when you walk in you're greeted with a puss by the hostess. She just had a bad attitude which really can put a damper on the eating experience. In fact, my friend told her she's a beautiful girl and should try to smile.... More 

Thank Esqbaby
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Very cool place. Very unique. The atmosphere is great and friendly. The stuffed dates are unbelievable! I would definitely go back here.

Thank Josh P
Powell, Ohio
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Avec over the holiday weekend. We had the stuffed dates, a clams and buccatili special, and a paella. The service and tastes were spot on. The wines offered were nicely priced. I would return and recommend

Thank Tony M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Gluten Free, Italian, French, International, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
3:30 pm - 1:00 am
3:30 pm - 1:00 am
3:30 pm - 1:00 am
3:30 pm - 1:00 am
3:30 pm - 2:00 am
3:30 pm - 2:00 am
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

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  • 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.