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About AVEC Bistro
2015 Best French & Top Ten Restaurants in Calgary, 2014 Best Service via Avenue Magazine and 2012 Best New Restaurant John Gilchrist. Avec is an intimate space with seating for up to 66 diners, focused on modern bistro cuisine, with a dynamic, frequently changing wine list. We are open for lunch Monday - Friday and dinner six nights a week. A zinc bar (seating up to 6) is a popular spot for diners to enjoy casual conversation, great food and craft cocktails. Private functions and parties of up to 72 can be accommodated.
Calgary, AB T2R 1M7
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm -- 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
5th Street SW and 11th Ave SW
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Ample street parking controlled by city which is free after 6 as well as a private lot on the west side of the building. We recommend 10th Avenue Place Lot at the corner of 10th ave and 4th street, which is secure and heated in winter.
Four Blocks from C Train Line.
Private Party Facilities:
As room is divided by our entrance we have 2 rooms ; one seating up to 22 on the North Side and the South side can accommodate up to 48.
Private Party Contact:
Kirk Shaw: (587) 352-0964
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
AVEC Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Great wine list. Excellent server. Good French food. Everything you could want in a neighbourhood restaurant. I can see why it’s won awards. Restaurants in calgary please take note. Servers make or break the dining experience. Great food is not enough to bring guests back if your servers let you down. There are lots of restaurants with good food. It’s the service sets this place above the rest.
Valentine’s is a busy day in the food business. Jackie and Kurt and their team worked feverishly to make sure their guests had a memorable evening. We will be back again on other nights during the year, to enjoy the same food and ambience that make this restaurant a Beltline go-to.
I am a big fan of French food and can never get enough foie gras. On this ocasion, in addition to the foie gras, we ordered the daily special (lamb sandwich and corn paprika soup). The lamb sandwich was really good but the corn paprika soup was absolutely amazing!
Brought the team here for lunch, and they were blown away by the food. The service was great, though the server was a bit busy and I think we were a bit hungry. But the appetizer was roll-your-eyes amazing, and everyone was very pleased with their entrees, too. Lovely ambiance, not too loud, very posh. Food is authentic French, and has never disappointed me.
Great food and service was fantastic! The pork loin is amazing and the feature was prawns and scallops and it was very good also. We enjoyed our wine that was recommended by the waiter. I would have like to have some cheese on the chacutterie board, but the meats and pate were good.
We were celebrating our anniversary and Alec Bistro was recommended to us. We were very impressed. The food and service were exceptional. Ambiance is a little more business oriented than quiet romantic. It was a busy night but they handled a full house very well. We sat side by side and had no trouble talking to each other. We would recommend and will go back.
Had a great Friday lunch date here with my husband. Very good service and the food was perfect. We shared the beef tartare to start avast it was one of the best versions I've ever had. It was perfect and the chips that they arrived it with with amazing too. Salad Nicoise as a main was a nice size and very funny too. Highly recommend this bright and well run bistro!
All items we ordered where fantastic. Enough options on the menu to please everyone. Nice place to celebrate a special occasion and good for a data as well. Very friendly and knowledgeable crew. Dishes were delicious and the presentation was impeccable. The wine list is of a good size.
Everything was well priced.
I have been to Avec several times and it never fails to impress. Great food and consistently Outstanding service. Very professional, attentive, and knowledgeable. I also find that the dining room is well laid out so that there is a good amount of space between tables, allowing for good conversation. Will be back.
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