Neighborhoods: West Loop
Cuisine: International, Spanish, French

avec is a International, Spanish, and French restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends, paid between $25 and $50, and tipped more than 18%.

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 Chicago, IL

The communal seating encourages friendly...

The communal seating encourages friendly conversation with strangers. I recommend the standby items that don’t change, namely the majdool dates, the focaccia, and the pork shoulder.

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 Los Angeles, CA

Communal and Casual

My friend and I wanted to play catch-up so I decided to take her to Avec because of all the rave reviews. We were not disappointed. Unfortunately, before we could even enter the restaurant, we quizzically stared around the square building for the entrance, looking rather stupid in the process. Once we were inside, the wooden tables reminiscent of an elegant mess hall drew us in.

We ordered the chorizo-stuffed dates, “la quercia” prosciutto salad, and homemade gnocchi. The highlight was definitely the stuffed dates, a good balance of sweet and savory flavors. I was let down by the prosciutto, but the gnocchi was buttery and delicious. The dessert consisted of two citrus cream-stuffed cannoli; they were…eh.

The restaurant itself is small, and it gets crowded very easily. With that combination, the place was LOUD. I sometimes had trouble carrying on a conversation as we both had to repeat sentences. But the overall experience was positive and the meal was delicious.

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 Chicago, IL

A great small plates restaurant. The foccacia bread was a...

A great small plates restaurant. The foccacia bread was amazing. The decor is very modern all-wood with community seating.


contemp american cuisine, trendy casual, cafeteria style ...

contemp american cuisine, trendy casual, cafeteria style seating – gives off friendly, social vibe, *limited seating- strongly rec calling ahead for 2+ and avoiding 6pm-9pm, can get noisy, no door sign-it’s the place next to Blackbird’s. can usually find street parking. their menu changes

July 10, 2012

Communal tables, shared plates - avec

Communal tables, shared plates - avec truly embodies its name (French for "with"). The deep flavors and fresh ingredients attract crowds.
February 18, 2009

Too close for my comfort

The only thing that's good about this place is that it has an interesting menu. But it stops at that. Their version of communal dinning is outrageous. The table we were sat at would normally fit 6 people. However there was 10 of us and a…

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International Spanish French
  • Avec doesn't take reservations, so it's a good idea to get there early in the evening.
  • The 125-bottle wine list focuses on small growers in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal, with three-fourths of the selections priced at about $30 per bottle. There are also 32 wines by the glass, served in a quarter-liter "caraffina," ideal for sharing.
Mon-Thu 03:30PM - 12:00AM
Fri-Sat 03:30PM - 01:00AM
Sun 03:30PM - 10:00PM
12:00AM - 12:00AM
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avec is located near the cities of Pilsen, Armour Square, Near South Side, Mc Kinley Park, and Near West Side.
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