Permanently Closed - AVEC Bistro
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Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
I hadn't been here in 4 years and I had good memories unfortunately it didn't live up to my memories
The service was great and the food very tasty. I would recommend having dinner at Avec Bistro
AMAZING!!!! The food was spectacular. We had baked Brie, Buffalo Carpaccio and Truffle Eggs to start. All of the starters were so good.
Duck Confit and Braised Short rubs for main, both were outstanding.
The wine list is fun with great wines to chose from.
Soft music in the background.
The owners were lovely, service spectacular and it was a wonderful evening!
Fantastic restaurant. Best burger in Calgary and all the food is always excellent. French Bistro done right, with a great cocktail and wine list.
I always enjoy AVEC. The food is consistently very good. The wine list is reasonably priced and offers a god selection of both wines by the glass and bottles. I really appreciate the ambience at AVEC as the tables are well spaced and, even if crowded, it is always quiet.
It was awesome, although the mushroom tart wasn’t that good.
AVEC is always good and steady. The food is amazing and the service is great! Went with a girlfriend to catch up on life and we had a great time. The staff was friendly and not pushy when we ended up being the last 2 patrons in the restaurant. It's great for date night, family dinner or catching up with friends. Prices are reasonable.
$5 gluten free bread (actually a single bun)?
Everything was OK, but I was expecting more.
It was so good. Our waiter was very attentive. French 75 is the best. We were there for the yyc food and drinks. Everything was good, except the risotto was bit under cook and taste very fishy. We will be back again.
Servers were pretentious and unfriendly, food was awful given the premium charged. Would not recommend to anyone unless they are looking to waste their hard earned money.
Food was not very good. Very overpriced for the quality. Good service, nice restaurant, but wouldn’t go back.
Avec continues to be our "go to" for business lunch or dinner as well as date night. Understated elegance. Good value. Friendly (but not excessive) service.
Overall this restaurant was ok at best. I had higher expectations than what was delivered. Steak was good, frites ok, bernais was delish, but the ketchup and as aoli were meh. The menu talked up Port, but there was none on hand. Server did comp me an alternative Sauternes, but it didn't pair we will with the dessert. Server was very nice, but expected more overall.
The bison tartar was one on the best I have had, as well as the sticky toffee pudding! YUM!
I appreciate it was a busy night however the service was abysmal. Wgen we entered I said "good evening" the response was that were irritated that I had not given my name 1st. It was as if we were inconveniencing the staff. Never again.
I love this restaurant and the owners!! Always a solid dinner
Absolutely, bar none, the best place to have a business lunch. The food is outstanding, the service excellent, and somehow there is enough background noise to ensure others don't hear your conversation but not so much that you have to raise your voice.
Wonderful dining experience as always! Had the superb Bison Tartare and Mushroom Tar to start paired with excellent Sidecars. Warmed us right up.
We both went with the tasty Beef Short Ribs. Our server paired our mains with some perfect French Reds.
Lovely, cozy yet urban room. Great service.
Our ladies lunch was welcome relief from the cold outside. We all enjoyed our meals. My French Onion soup could have been warmer but it was definitely tasty. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.
Excellent food, eclectic, superb wine list. Lovely people (owners). If you are a lover of wine and good French food-highly recommended.
Birthday. Dinner was very nice.
Avec was a nice restaurant that was surprisingly very quiet on a Saturday night. Our server let us have our pick of where to sit which was excellent. Good wine menu and some other specialty cocktails. We ordered the cheese board, had a great selection with an assortment of bread and sauces that we thought was excellent. For the entrees we settled on the duck and steak. Duck was seasoned very well, but was a bit dry for my liking. The duck came on a bed of salad with a vinaigrette dressing, while to be honest vinaigrette dressings aren't my favorite I found this one to be a bit overpowering. The steak (done medium rare) was excellent cooked perfectly although the seasoning was a bit bland the perfect cook made up for it. Now for the best part of the evening the dessert.. An amazing piece of toffee pudding topped with salted caramel ice cream, one of the best desserts I've had in a long time. Just a great way to top the meal off.
Fantastic as always - the food, the service and the wine list are always great. Highly recommend the bison tartare and the duck confit!
The service at lunch was outstanding, thanks to the "morning" server. Food was tasty and fresh, and we have no problem adjusting the sandwich items. Will definitely be back.
Great selection of food with quality taste. Service was also great to go along with the atmosphere for a date night. Not a drinker but the champagne was good as well
Our party had a reservation for 12:00. There wasn't many people in the restaurant yet the server only came to see us fifteen long minutes after we arrived and that was after my husband asked the hostess if someone was going to come and take our order. At some point we asked the hostess if they were short-staffed. She said No, why? We told her we had been there for 45 minutes and were still waiting for our food. She argued that it hadn't been 45 minutes which right there was rude and unprofessional. When we said yes, our reservation was for 12:00 and it was now 12:45, she said she didn't think so but was going to check their reservation book. She may have by-passed the class where they teach about the client always being right which in this case was true. We ordered simple meals (soup and sandwich, a burger and a quiche) but it took 35 minutes before we could start eating. Our server was quite nice but she just couldn't salvage our poor experience at Avec. The food was all right although the quiche not very tasty. On a positive note, the choice of music was very good. Unfortunately, we will not go there again and we will not recommend it either.
The service was great and the atmosphere was lovely. Unfortunately the food was underwhelming, the short ribs were overcooked, the duck confit was just ok, and the chocolate mousse was sour. For the cost and reputation, I was expecting more quality from this restaurant. I assume lunch is perhaps a more appropriate meal for this venue.
my pork was just ok - descriptor of spinach etc does not match dish - slightest touch of green - this dish is really just pork
Great meal, excellent wine suggestion. Excellent way to spend a lovely Saturday night.
Will come back for sure
Great personable service. Appetizers and desserts were very good. Heavy use of horseradish overpowered 3 of the 4 main courses. The frites... SO good!
Great experience! Would recommend for anyone looking for French cuisine. The duck is amazing!
Service and food were well done and a great example of French fare. Nice staff and not too loud for lunch.
Seems that we hit the transition to a new menu so they were out of many items. I understand the desire to renew, especially for seasonal fare, but it should be done without compromising selection. Many of the items not available were not seasonal. Also, my lamb shank was only warm. Overall, was disapppointed. While I’d like to believe they are usually better, I won’t be motivated to go back to find out.
As always, good food,great wine list and excellent service. Not in Calgary too often these days but always a pleasure to dine at Avec when in town. Kirk has a good formula that works.
My dish of salmon was quite good, with extra crispy skin and my friend's dinner of duck, was fatty as expected, but still very flavourful.
Top it off with a seasonal pumpkin tart that was sprinkled in the middle with rock salt for a spin on your taste buds at the end of our meal!
We had originally gone there for lunch and after reading over the menu the only thing that sounded appealing was the French onion soup. We both ordered soup and a glass of wine. It might have been the worst French onion we had ever had. The cheese was practically nonexistent and the puff pastry was thin and dry. The soup itself was significantly lacking flavor and tasted bland. Ambiance was weird, super quiet but not very cozy. Wait staff was very kind and timely.
Been to Avec once before. Glad we came back. Quality food and great service. We certainly appreciated the personal touches for my wife’s birthday. Megan was awesome too. Will be back.
Avec never ceases to impress; friendly and unobtrusive service, superb food with attention to detail and great presentation. Highly professional.
So good, and such great service. It's a favourite! Have never had something I didn't find delicious.
The lettuce in the salad was rusty. The steak of the steak frites was bland and soggy.