615 West Randolph
Chicago, IL 60606
Sister to the adjacent Blackbird, avec serves Mediterranean wine cuisine from the coasts of France, Italy and Spain. Chef de Cuisine Koren Grieveson is known for her penchant for simple, clean flavors presented without pretension. Architect Thomas Schlesser’s breakthrough design earned the James Beard Award for Best Restaurant Design in 2004. Beloved locally and admired nationally—as much for its food as its convivial and energetic atmosphere with communal seating—avec is a favorite of local chefs and sommeliers.
The concise, adventurous wine list developed by Eduard Seitan features boutique wines and uncommon varietals that excite the sommeliers who frequent the restaurant as much as they intrigue wine-loving guests.