Medium 223



West Loop Gate
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Wine Bar, Full Bar, Breakfast, New American

Expert Recommendations

"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."
"This may be my favorite dish in the city. It's perfectly executed every time. It comes with great bread and is very comforting."
"Koren takes comfort food to a whole different level. This emulsion of salt cod and olive oil is topped simply with chives and come with a side of bread to scoop it all up. This makes me feel good inside."

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