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avec

615 W. Randolph St. (Canal St.) Send to Phone
312-377-2002 | Menu
Foodies and scenesters continue to be on board with this Paul Kahan wine bar and small-plates hub.


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Open
Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late
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avec, Chicago, IL


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avec Restaurant Review

: With a name that’s French for “with,” it’s no surprise that you’ll eat in close proximity to other people --- it’s part of the experience, after all. But, mind you, this was communal dining before it was the norm. There’s a wealth of tasty ideas --- many Mediterranean-centered --- coming from Paul Kahan’s kitchen, and it’s wise to pair choices with the first-rate wines. From the selection of small plates, zero in on hanger steak with broccoli spigarello, guanciale, celery, and tomato-and-strawberry salsa, and the crispy redfish with watermelon, sweet Vidalia onions and a poached tomato relish. Wood-oven roasted pork shoulder with Romano beans, kielbasa and pickled banana pepper relish is topnotch, too. Then again, only a fool skips the whole roasted fish. When in the mood for a nosh, you can’t go wrong with thoughtful, global selections from the cheese cave.





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