New American, Wine Bar
$ $ $
615 W Randolph St (at N Jefferson St)
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 377-2002
11:00am - 2:00pm
3:30pm - 1:00am
11:00am - 2:00pm
3:30pm - 1:00am
11:00am - 2:00pm
3:30pm - 1:00am
11:00am - 2:00pm
3:30pm - 1:00am
11:30am - 2:00pm
3:30pm - 2:00am
3:30pm - 1:00am


  • avec, a wine bar from the award-winning team behind Blackbird restaurant, opened in October 2003.
  • The chorizo-stuffed dates and wood-oven pork shoulder are worth the wait.
  • Don't take a chance -- sit at the bar. You could end up sharing a table with a bunch of loud and obnoxious drunks.
  • Roast pork and anything with chorizo. Flatbread also is amazing.
  • The dates, pork shoulder and especially those sausages on top of the paella are fantastic. The sangria is a great deal for a group-- $19 for a carafe.
  • Tried both items that are always on the menu. Stuffed dates were phenomenal. Would've skipped the focaccia.
  • Try the fava-bean crostini from our 100 Best list: You realize why everyone wants to imitate Avec. And just how inimitable Avec is.
  • If your not there for the wine, try one of their small plates. They may be simple, but theyre focused and about as filling as an entre.
  • Best place to eat in Chicago. Try the focaccia made with truffle oil!!
  • Chorizo stuffed dates, focaccia and a bottle of wine are all you need to order here!
  • Small plates, done right. Try the bacon wrapped figs!-Rick Bayless, Top Chef
  • Believe the hype on the bacon wrapped, chorizo stuffed dates. The focaccia and the shawarma sausage were also standouts. I prefer the seats at the bar to the tables but that is your call.
  • Get the whipped brandade, marinated chicken thighs, and roasted swordfish. The flavors are so unique and delicious. Didn't love the dates (gasp!) nor the lamb pasta. Not bad, just not my favorites.
  • Start w/ the Dates, Brandade and Taleggio Focaccia. Pair those app's with a bottle of A/2. The rest is history...Enjoy!
  • Sit at the bar, let your server select a nice wine, the dates are a signature dish not to be missed.
  • Outstanding restaurant and wine bar. The bacon-wrapped dates are well enough to be a frequent diner and the wine selection is incredible.
  • holy f'n shit!
  • Always a crowd-pleaser, the bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with chorizo hit the spot every time.
  • Chorizo-stuffed Medjool dates with smoked bacon and piquillo pepper-tomato sauce and Whipped brandade with garlic bread and fresh herbs are both amazing
  • Try the shaved Brussels sprout salad.

Nearby places

955 W Fulton Market (at Morgan St.)
737 W Randolph St (at Halsted St)
123 N Jefferson St (btwn W Washington St & W Randolph St)