A'vert Brasserie

A'vert Brasserie

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.avertbrasserie.com/
  • Phone: 8609046240
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm -10:00pm
    Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: David Borselle
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Farmington Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from A'vert Brasserie
Conveniently located in vibrant West Hartford Center, step into Avert and be whisked away to the brasseries and outdoor cafes lining the cobblestone streets of Lyon and Paris. The indulgence of traditional French comfort food is balanced by a modern, clean interpretation and an uncompromising devotion to the highest quality and locally-sourced ingredients. Avert is classic yet creative; inspired yet approachable. Experience old world European charm with a modern flair in a casual, relaxed environment.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
A'vert Brasserie reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (43)neighborhood gem (30)special occasion (23)notable wine list (22)hot spot (21)romantic (20)vibrant bar scene (16)great for outdoor dining (13)good for groups (7)great for brunch (7)great for lunch (6)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Sunday Brunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Went for brunch. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The shrimp omelette was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant!!
    Kayak12VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our fourth visit to A'vert, and it just keeps getting better. A great restaurant, creative, fun and delicious. Worth visiting for special occasions, or just because you want a great meal out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go if you haven't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Service, atmosphere and wonderful food. There are at least 5 other items on the menu that make me want to visit again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must-try for all CT gourmets
    ToniVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This is probably my fourth review for A'Vert, but I'm always happy to sing its praises! Had the escargot and foie gras (again!) and it still put me in seventh heaven! Had the trout for dinner, and it was a light crunchy concoction, delightfully seasoned and beautifully presented. Pumpkin cheesecake was the special that night for dessert, and special it was indeed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch Fantastic
    jwpmitVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We tried A'vert for Sunday brunch, wow. Very nice breakfast...expect to pay $20 pp but the quality of the breakfast and coffee is heads and shoulder above the typical local diner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was good, nothing remarkable. Ambiance frenetic and distracting. Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Outstanding food
    goldrushVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Don't let the people that complain about the noise level keep you away. We did not find it that bad (although we sat in the very back of the restaurant so noise only came at us from 1 direction). The food and service far outweighed the noise !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good First Experience
    Erin
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    A'vert came highly recommended from a friend of mine so my boyfriend and I tried it out for my birthday. We got a great bottle of French wine recommended by our waitress. We shared escargot as an appetizer which was DELICIOUS! I had never had it before and I really enjoyed it. I was also impressed when we couldn't get the meat out of 2 of the shells and our waitress got the chef to send out 2 better ones. I got the beef short rib "bourguignon" which was quite good but my date's steak frites was better. I will probably get that next time we go. For dessert we "shared" the Profiteroles which were amazing. I would definitely get those again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 5 Year Member first time review
    WhftdfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I am sorry to say that my very first written review is a poor one. The night was "snake bit" from the beginning. Arriving on time to find out that the hostess had given our table away. The other table offer to us was not acceptable ( we could have been offered the royal throne and we would not accepted, we were just mad at this point) so they said " go wait in the bar"! Long story short, the hostess screwed up the evening. The waiter was very pleasant and appropriate with his attentiveness. The food was good..not great. the Mussels were totally to die for. When the check arrived they removed two glasses of wine. Too bad, because two glasses of wine bought this restaurant a LOUSY review....
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Lu324VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Excellent! A little French Bistro in West Hartford Center. The food was delicious. Loved everything about it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great eats in WH center
    Rabinowitz
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    A'Vert doesn't miss a trick. From start to finish we had a great experience. The baguette was warm and satisfied our hunger while we waited for our salads and meals. The main star of the night was the entrees. I had the filet special, cooked to perfection with a gorgeous melange of new potatoes and squash puree. The sauce for the meat was sublime. My husband ordered the duck, which he also enjoyed immensely. The wine list offered some nice choices. No room for dessert--next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French Gourmet without French airs
    ToniVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Enjoy truly scrumptious french cuisine without having to deal with any haughty french attitudes! A'Vert is a delightful casual brasserie serving creative gourmet meals worthy of any fine dining establishment. Escargot is actually served in the shells, with herbed butter you just have to dunk your bread in. The specials never disappoint. The chef is usually playful with these but always spot on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paris in West Hartford
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    What's not to like? The setting is authentic Paris. The food is exquisite. The vibe is alive and bustling!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • doc
    doc1888
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    excellent food. Small menu with adequate specials. Salad served as an appetizer. Delicious assortment of seafood. Coffee press at table. We each had a wonderful dessert. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    KathVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    One of the best spots in West Hartford! Great menu, and food is outstanding! Reminds me of restaurants in Paris, and is definitely one of my favorite places. I had salmon, with diced beets and carrots-- all farm to table. The dish was stunning, and one of my favorite meals ever. A delicious citron tart, with a lovely meringue topping instead of a heavier whipped cream was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    2foodies
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We have dined at A'vert quite a number of times - brunch, lunch and dinner. The food is outstanding and presented beautifully. A meal at A'vert is a feast for the palate and also visually delightful. The staff are all very cordial and eager to enhance the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kefka300
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Good food. Good service. Outrageously noisey. Waited until outdoor table was available. Would eat outside only.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food was great, but
    dineoutd
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I took my wife there for her birthday dinner last Saturday night. The food was great. Service was great, but the noise level in the dining room was bothersome to say the least. It is not the place to go for a quiet dinner on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lawyer1982
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Adding an option for a basket of small breakfast breads/pastries would make it perfect, a lovely place to while away some time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place in a city
    Steakers
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    As I described on my recent yelp review, my spouse and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves for our last minute decision on a Saturday evening. I was able to get a reservation. We love our server Liz and the food we chose. No complaints. It's my second time but first for my spouse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    pckl11
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We have never found a French restaurant that we loved, until now! A'vert was amazing. We loved every dish that came out and will definitely return. I have never had escargot or pike before, they were both wonderful. Our server was very informative and never rushed our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud
    plazadj
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Been to A'vert a second time for the food and service but was disappointed again by the noise level. Hard to have a conversation with other diners while needing to speak in a loud tone to be heard over other diners needing to speak in a loud tone. In warm weather months there is always the option of eating out doors but this is New England and that isn't always possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
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