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“Brunch is amazing here, beautiful place with a wood fire..”
Review of Avec

Avec
Ranked #28 of 10,104 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: West Loop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was only able to eat here for lunch, but amazing food! Excellent, frendly, helpful servers. Beautiful place covered in wood. We did not have to wait, but it would have been worth it for this food. Must eat!

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Thank Shichman
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is small, one long row of tables and a bar, all over looking the kitchen. All the food is for sharing, so bring a friend. We had the signature dishes, chorizo stuffed dates and pork shoulder. The sweetness of the dates was a perfect contrast to the spiciness of the chorizo and the juices flavored a tomato sauce just right for dipping the fresh crusty bread. The pork shoulder was a heavy dish, but paired well with the lentils in the gravy. Our only complaint was there wasn't enough bread to scoop up the delicious sauces!

Thank Zenayz
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have always loved this restaurant. While the wait can be long the are open late enough to sneak in. The brandad is a favorite dish in Chicago.

Thank richardlenard358
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I came here for dinner on a Friday night in March. Avec doesn't take reservations on Fridays and Saturdays so the trick is to go 1-2 hours earlier to put your name down. Luckily, we live in West Loop.

We decided to share the chorizo-stuffed dates, braised lamb neck, and slow roasted pork shoulder as well as a bottle of Spanish red wine. They have a nice wine list with reasonable prices. My husband loved the dates, which I found too spicy. We both loved the lamb neck, which was fall-off-the-bone tender and very juicy. The pork shoulder was a disappointment. We expected German-style crispy roasted pork but was served a saucy mess.

While food was tasty, I hated the ambiance and would not go back there. There are no dining tables and chairs, only long benches shared between several parties. They also try to cram as many people onto the benches as possible. It was incredibly noisy and inconvenient as the diners at the end of the bench have to get up if the ones in the middle want to leave or go to the restroom.

Service was very slow as each dish was served separately. Prices were reasonable. Excluding the wine, our meal for two costs $100.

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Thank pingaroo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommended. A bit noisy, but food is worth every decibel. Very public, sharing eating spaces with others. Love the fact that it forces to meet other interesting people along the way.

Thank Keith C
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