Accolades

  • Three Stars (Custom House Tavern)
    Chicago magazine
  • Three Stars (Custom House Tavern)
    Chicago Tribune
  • Bib Gourmand (avec)
    Michelin Guide
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in CHI

My Restaurants

  • Avec
    615 W Randolph St
    Chicago, IL

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Chef Perry Hendrix reviews  at post.venue.name
"it might be pi day, but we have carrot cake on the brain. loving this new addition to our dessert menu!"
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Chef Perry Hendrix reviews  at post.venue.name
"lunch plans: ✔️| visit the link in our bio to make daytime (and limited evening) reservations. trust us, you won't regret taking that two-hour lunch during work on a tuesday."
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Chef Perry Hendrix reviews  at post.venue.name
"this new year's eve, we're accepting dinner reservations for one night only! we have a limited number of seats left in our dining room from 4-6pm and 9:30pm-2017. to ring in the new year at avec, give us a call at 312.377.2002."
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From My Menu

Chef Paul Virant reviews Entire menu at Avec
$$$ | Breakfast/Brunch, | French/Belgian, | Wine Bar
Near West Side
1 Review
"I can’t pick just one dish here because everything on the menu is great. It’s a solid tour of Mediterranean food and wine. Koren [Grieveson] rocks it. It’s always worth the wait."
Chef Matthew Kirkley reviews Brandade at Avec
$$$ | Breakfast/Brunch, | French/Belgian, | Wine Bar
Near West Side
3 Reviews
"I’ve written about this restaurant’s tremendous influence before, and I will try to briefly synopsize. No restaurant has had a greater impact and influence on the city of Chicago than Avec. This restaurant’s importance is difficult to overinflate: a casual, yet slick space; small plates; fine dining cooking in a decidedly anti-fine dining environment; food that chefs like as menu ideology. It all started here. The brandade has been a staple dish since day one and it's always satisfying."
Chef Ethan Speizer reviews Chorizo-stuffed medjool dates at Avec
$$$ | Breakfast/Brunch, | French/Belgian, | Wine Bar
Near West Side
5 Reviews
"Bacon wrapped dates, chorizo, and piquillo. Best meal I've had in a long while."
Chef Ryan McCaskey reviews "Deluxe" foccacia at Avec
$$$ | Breakfast/Brunch, | French/Belgian, | Wine Bar
Near West Side
3 Reviews
"Hot, gooey, salty truffle! I like it better than the much-lauded chorizo dates."
Chef Paul Fehribach reviews Whole roasted foie gras at Avec
$$$ | Breakfast/Brunch, | French/Belgian, | Wine Bar
Near West Side
2 Reviews
"This is the most indulgent thing I have eaten this year, and every bite was awesome. Koren Grieveson roasts pears and rosemary together on the wood fire; it tastes ancient in the best way."
Chef Marianne Sundquist reviews Squid ink pasta alla chitarra at Avec
$$$ | Breakfast/Brunch, | French/Belgian, | Wine Bar
Near West Side
1 Review
"Perfectly oceanic and satisfying with a delicate touch of heat. So amazing. It comes with steamed mussels, chili, basil, and sea urchin butter."