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West Loop
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615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203
(312) 377-2002
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Met a colleague here for an early dinner. We shared four small plates and each one was a walk through a forest of flavors. Attentive staff. Nice wine list. Although choices by the glass are few, there are some excellent options. The only negative (for some) is the communal table seating. Sitting at the bar is slightly more private but... More 

Thank TXRoadWarrior
Olympia, Washington
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78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Traveled to Chicago with friends to attend their son's wedding. Arrived in town late and hungry. Their son recommended Avec to us. Delightful small plates shared by all six of us. Great selection of beverages. Service was top notch. They are open late. Couldn't be happier with the total package.

Thank Mike M
Evansville, Indiana
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my 3 daughters here for lunch and it was busy from the time we arrived. I had the pork shoulder which was excellent, my one daughter had the hummus with pita which was also excellent. My other two daughters ordered the French toast and neither cared for it. The bread of the French toast seemed to have an... More 

Thank JLFrazier5
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Every aspect of our meal was excellent. The staff was kind and helped navigate us through the array of items. We had a late dinner planned at another spot and ended up drinking and eating for 2 hours while we watched the chefs on the line put so much attention to detail into the food it was well worth the... More 

Thank Drettmudd
St. Louis, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It reminds me on tapas Spanish type of restaurant. The food is fresh and portions are on smaller side, but could be overcrowded, because reservation is not necessary. It is definitely not WOW, but In any way it is worth of money...price vs. quality of food...

Thank Sasha B
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We managed to squeeze in early before the crowds which turned out to work in our favour. The food was amazing, if you eat meat the chorizo filled dates are a must. The service was fantastic and the waitress was knowledgeable about the wine too. I would definitely recommend a visit here.

1 Thank CAppleby
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is both my wife's favorite restaurant and mine. This is the only restaurant we've been to more than once because of our amazing experience the first time. The only bad part about this restaurant is e lack of reservations. But, the wait is worth it. Trust me. The first time we went, it took us about an hour and... More 

1 Thank Elan S
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very casual, shared plates and shared tables. First impressions are important and the woman greeting us seemed like we were bothering her rather than glad we were there to spend some money. Once seated, the service was very good as was the food. The tabbouleh salad was wonderful and the beef dish were highlights. The Moroccan wine was also memorable.... More 

Thank SWC M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food!! Every bite was a burst of flavor! Presentation was on point, service was great. Initially I was thrown off with community seating, when we had to sit between other customers on the same table, due to tight quarters within the restaurant. Benefits, we were able to see what other customers were ordering!! Highly recommend this!

Thank Theodora K
Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was recommended to try Avec after talking with a colleague on how great my meal was at Publican. He thought this would be another great restaurant that has a small plate approach with the focus on food tastes and not being pretentious! He was absolutely right. One of my favourite dishes came from here and I would happily come... More 

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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
International, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
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: (312) 377-2002

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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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