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“One of the best meals in Chicago”
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Ranked #7 of 9,604 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: West Loop
Austin, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“One of the best meals in Chicago”
Reviewed February 9, 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.

  • Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Elegant Simplicity/Charming Staff”
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.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Mark6162
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Oxford, OH
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lively, Crowded and Fun”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Wow, what can I say. Avec is a wood lined long rectangle, it is noisy, crowded, the seats are uncomfortable and you have to sit with people you don't know and they don't take reservations. So it is the food that brings people back and with good reason. The pork belly with the Sunchokes were divine, the prosciutto with kohlrabi wonderful, the paella incredible and I loved the Tangerine cake topped off with a glass of 82 Madeira! The service was fast, wine list interesting and it was just a fun night chatting with the others at the table. Not the place for the private tete a tete but a great urban space.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Jack026
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great meal”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

We ate at Avec for the first time on NYE with friends visiting from CT. Our friends are foodies and always excited to eat in Chicago. The meal was pre-fix with chip pice of wine and beer pairing. We all loved it and can't wait to go back and order off the menu! The service was wonderful as we'll. can't wait to go back!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank MWoolley
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PA
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Food orgasm”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

See the title. Need I say more. Just go. If you want to be seated immediately, go early (IE right before 6 PM) otherwise you will be waiting for a time to be seated. You cannot make reservations

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank hubbabubba96
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