Popular West Loop restaurant Avec has a new location in River North, and the eatery’s upscale Mediterranean fare is a welcome addition to the food scene in the area. Enjoy all of the best dishes from the original location, like chorizo stuffed dates, Brussels panzanella, and wood oven paella, along with new offerings just for this spot. Avec is also known for their delicate fresh pastas, and small plates that are perfect to pass and share over drinks.
The biggest difference in the River North location is the size and ambiance of the space. Where the West Loop is cozy and small, River North is spacious and roomy. Considering the current climate of COVID-related health concerns, the extra elbow room is a positive change. Try to make your first visit to Avec with a few extra guests so that you can enjoy plenty of tapas-style dishes and the eatery’s signature 3-serving cocktails.
The restaurant is offering delivery and curbside carryout of the full menu, along with in-person dining (dinner service only) Tuesday through Sunday.