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West Loop
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615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203
+1 312-377-2002
3:30 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Avec is always an excellent choice for a casual and delicious meal (particularly if it's an earlier weekday evening as they don't take reservations). The bacon wrapped chorizo stuffed dates are one of my absolute favorite things to eat in Chicago (and I do a lot of eating) - perfection!

Thank Carrieshanley
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything is always good. Love the dates (of course), the ever changing salads, the flatbread, whole fish and pork shoulder. Hate the seats without backs, but since I've eaten at Avec dozen of times, I gues I got over it. Service is incredably knowledble

Thank HowieB53
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Avec is a long thin restaurant with communal tables and LOTS of noise. That being said, it is fun and the food is great. Lots of meat options that were really well prepared. Loved the pork shoulder but it was enough for 4 people. We took half home and ate it for lunch. We arrived at 9:45pm on a week... More 

Thank Diane781
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Avec is one of the best restaurants in Chicago, without the pretention and formality. If you like common seating and shared plates, then you will love Avec. Mediterranean and Midwest influences, expertly prepared and presented, and a unique wine list that features wines from around the Med as well as Europe and the U.S. We try to get these 2... More 

Thank Rob M
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Consistently creative, flavorful, full of good ingredients. Fun atmosphere perfect for a pair or small group (seating is trickier for groups over 4-6, and half the fun is the communal tables and cozy bar). Great for locals or visitors.

Thank banzie
Chicago, Illinois
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The menu is very eclectic, lots of fun things to try. Be adventurous. Great wine list and not that expensive. My favorite place to go for special occasions. Fun communal seating. I prefer that to sitting at the bar but that's great too. The waitstaff is very helpful and I encourage you to try a variety of things. FUN!

Thank travellingjoy
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the best in Chicago, both for the food and ambience. Well located on the near west side -- easy to get to from the Loop.

Thank Faustodinapoli
Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been here a couple of times, and Avec never disappoints! The service is good, prices are fair, and the food is AMAZING! Considering the range and quality of restaurants in Chicago, we rarely repeat a restaurant, but this is one that I gladly return to. We always come for dinner, and it's even busy early on a Monday... More 

Thank Jenna B
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in Chicago, go eat here! If you are not in Chicago, you want to go to Chicago so you can eat here! Make a reservation if you are that kind of person, or show up, after a while they will seat you. Befriend with the other guests: you will be all eating in pretty much the same... More 

Thank Daniela M
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here on a freezing December night. Being from out of town and that was the last dinner in Chicago, we had read the reviews and had some expectations. All the popular dishes did not disappoint. Moreover, I was impressed by the hostess' hospitality. After knowing we are from out of town and not staying long, she offered to... More 

Thank Stephanie Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Mediterranean, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: +1 312-377-2002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • 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.
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