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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Loop
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615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203
+1 312-377-2002
15:30 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 15:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 15:30 - 02:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere. wonderful food. People were nice I had a butcher's steak. It looked like salad with decent amount of meat at first glance but it tasted fastasic with wasabi in it.

Thank Yuensoo L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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500 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

1. The food is very good. Think new American fusion, small & large plates, served family style. Big bold flavors and very fresh ingredients, lots of citrus, spice and savory. Our favorites were the bacon wrapped dates stuffed with sausage & the charred cabbage and quinoa platter. 2. It is a narrow long space crammed with 50 plus seats. If... More 

Thank pookala
Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was recommended this restaurant by a friend. I was excited since I like spanish food. I started with ordering the chorize with medjol dates(honestly I don't understand why people rave about it? in my opinion it wasn't good), the steak was nicely cook and I also ordered the paella, it's not an authentic spanish paella but it's not bad. For... More 

Thank Yvonne W
Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was delicious, especially chorizo staffed dates! Nice atmosphere and great service. Communal tables are not my favorite, but I will definitely come back!

Thank ilts2000
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! You must get the chorizo stuffed dates, they are memorable. This was my second visit and first for my husband. Busy, urban, young crowd of professionals. The food is just fantastic. Priced fairly, service attentive. We shared the paella and very much enjoyed. This restaurant is a bit off the beaten path, but so worth the experience. Seating is... More 

Thank ESFFlorida
Chicago, United States
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was incredible! I didn't love the communal tables and hard benches. Will be back for the food in spite of the communal atmosphere.

Thank Vlada G
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here before a performance at the Lyric as it is just a couple blocks away. We were offered seats at the bar which was a lot of fun to watch the prep going on in the open kitchen right there. It was a bit warm - if that is all a concern for you, opt to sit... More 

Thank Kristen K
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this restaurant! I sat at the huge community table which was so fun, we ended up chatting with the people around us the whole time. The food is so good! We got a bunch of small plates to share. I highly recommend coming here!

Thank Raheleh K
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. Always excellent food and service with a menu that is always changing. I highly recommend!

1 Thank Andrea B
State College, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved Avec and their sister restaurant, Black Bird. We had drinks next door while we waited for a table. The staff is attentive and friendly. Must get the chorizo-stuffed dates and the pork shoulder. This is the meal that we compared all other Chicago meals to.

Thank moconnor2416

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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
US$21 - US$30
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
15:30 - 01:00
15:30 - 01:00
15:30 - 01:00
15:30 - 01:00
15:30 - 02:00
15:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2203
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-377-2002

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Loop

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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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