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About 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.

35 A LaSalle Rd
West Hartford, CT 06107
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

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

Cross Street:
Farmington Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(860) 904-6240

Website:
http://www.avertbrasserie.com/

Executive Chef:
Scott Damboise

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

A'vert Brasserie Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (28)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Good for a Date (23)
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Authentic (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Romantic (18)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Cozy (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Fun (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Casual (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Happy Hour (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Business Meals (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

We were surprised that, at 10 AM on Sunday, the restaurant was so quiet. There were only about six of us. Perhaps dining out for brunch is not popular in CT ...?

The design and atmosphere of the interior attempts to appear French, but to anyone who has actually dined in a French bistro it appears “faux” - more stage set than authentic boite.. The panoply of metal light fixtures and fans on the ceiling in the bar section is an eyesore, but the banquets that line one side of the restaurant are inviting, and the cafe chairs feel right.

Our party of two both ordered the Chef’s Choice omelette - a perfect French-style omelette, the kind that melts in your mouth - with sautéed spinach and the addition of Gruyere at our request. It was served with Homestyle roasted potatoes - which is not French, at all. Potatoes of any kind are not served with omelettes in France! Of course, upon request, pommels frites may be ordered in any French restaurant. Most disappointing of all is the coffee. I ordered a cafe au lait, which was weak and bitter. It should be rich and full bodied, the milk creamy and foamy.

Since we ordered the same entrees and we have not yet dined at A’vert for lunch or dinner I will give them the benefit of the doubt, for now, and leave them with a better than average rating. But, please, get the coffee right!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We love this place and someone always orders the quenelles which transport us all back to France.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Wonderful way to spend a rainy Sunday! Brunch offered a nice selection.
Looking forward to returning.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Trout was wonderful. I may end up craving it. Waitress was very personable. I will certainly return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great to see a well run French Bistro. Good selection of classics and some regular entrees as well.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Authentic
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food4
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service3
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and service, but poor acoustics if you would like to ha

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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Despite requesting our favorite table, it was not available. However, the host did a spectacular
job in making sure that our evening remained a special one. Service, as always, was terrific and the food, similarly, was outstanding. Both combine to make this one of our favorite dinner locations. I will say that with a full restaurant (we normally go there for lunch) that the noise level was difficult to carry on a conversation with the other couple at our table.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

One of my favorite places for French food, ambiance, visting with friends, enjoying unusual
drinks or wine or beer. I enjoyed the beef bourgignon and my friend enjoyed the duck ragout.
We both also liked the quenelles and of course the pot au chocolat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a gift card. The visit was Ok. Nothing extraordinary.

Tags: Bar Seating
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food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was my sisters birthday, and she chose A’vert! She had been there once before and chose it from ALL the myriad of fine restaurants in this dinning hub! That says a lot!!! It was festive and fun and the food was delicious! Our server, Alex, was great! She made it a lot of fun! And she brought dessert to the table with a candle in it! We will return!

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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food is always excellent and the service is great! Unfortunately, it’s very difficult on some days that create a problem with getting parking available.

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food5
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value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

wasn't able to add a protein to the salad for dinner, although we were told we could add a protein to an entrée- when we made the reservation we said it was a birthday but no mention was made of that by server; we would not have had dessert anyway but it would have been nice to have an offer

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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The food and wine were outstanding, as usual. As a result of the morning snow the restaurant was almost empty, making it quieter than usual. We look forward to our next visit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I go to Avert when I am in the mood for French food, specifically escargot and fois gras. Avert does not disappoint. The snails were made with butter and the right amount of garlic, great for sopping up with good crusty bread. The fois gras was good just a little over cooked, seared on the outside but the fat in the portion was a little too melted. The lamb was deliciously seasoned with sides of fingerling potatoes and spinach, a very generous portion. The restaurant has a nice ambiance with a beautiful bar. Very cozy tables but the restaurant itself is quite noisy and detracts from the ambiance. Will be coming back again the next time my desire for French comfort foods arises.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great service, always cozy. Food was excellent overall. My steak was a bit chewy !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything was perfect! The restaurant is beautiful and the food is amazing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

A wonderful dining experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Have been ti this restaurant many times. Food and service always very good. However, the noise level is most annoying, Even if the restaurant is not full the noise level is high, and when it is full, the noise level is unbearable.
I know that Brasseries tend to be noisy, even in France, however, with modern acoustical material, this noise level could be lessened.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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food4
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Awesome food and service

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

A little trip to Paris! Except the food was even better. Don’t miss the French onion soup or escargot. The duck and fillet entrees were superb. Oh the truffle fries.... we’ll be back!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We came for New Year's Eve but have been here before. The Prix Fixe dinner looked very good but we elected to order off the regular menu. Even so, we had a festive meal. Great service - especially good on wine selection. Loved the mussels! Ate way too much but loved every minute!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Authentic, Fun, Romantic
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great way to celebrate NYE!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food, drink and service. I would highly recommend for a group or an intimate dinner

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food and service were great. Unfortunately, we were seated at a table for 2 in a very narrow space that was hard for people to get through on their way in and out and to and from the bathroom. This was a little annoying and disruptive and took away from the overall ambiance. It seems like they are trying to squeeze as many tables in as possible in a small space.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

As always- food was great. But we were totally rushed through our meal. Our entrees were served while apps were still on the table. Waiter of course blamed the kitchen but any server worth their salt would own it as their own.

Worst part was my wife’s steak was under cooked.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I've lived in CT for 4 years now, and while I don't go out to eat as often as I'd like to, this has been the best restaurant that I've been to in the area. The service, ambience and food were all fantastic. Can't wait to go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Exquisite. Plain and simple. Chef Glazier creates dishes that leave you hungry to come back next time. The service at this establishment is excellent. We felt like we were treated like royalty by every staff member we had the pleasure of speaking with. A must try in West Hartford Center!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We went with our friends who had gone the week before and they LOVED it, so asked us to join them. The food was amazing, and so was our server. I cannot wait to try Avert for dinner!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had an amazing dinner at a’VERT once again! The cocktails were well crafted and the food was beyond delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and went out of her way to make our night special after realizing we were celebrating. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Brief but varied menu - good choices to be had.
Food was delicious, well explained when called for, and delivered promptly.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food and service was excellent. Definitely will visit this restaurant again.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food and service was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the birthday dinner for my girlfriend.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Merci pour un repas délicieux! Nous avons gouter une très bonne agneau avec épinards et de poisson. Une très bonne dégustation accompagner avec des bons vins, des bières et des desserts. Bien sur que nous pouvons recommandé le restaurant pour plusieurs occasions. Une expérience de bonne qualité avec une service agréable.

Tags: Business Meals, Spicy, Healthy, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic as always!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Food was excellent. Our server, Chris, was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We went for lunch and everything that was brought to the table was first rate, from the bread to the dessert, we were very pleased and will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Awesome lunch with friends, food was really good and the pricing was extremely fair. Half price wine under 70 a bottle on Sundays-total treat. Our server, a sweet blond, was incredibly good. Will return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I'm French and I believe a French restaurant is only as good as its sauce. The béarnaise here was the worst I've ever had -- it was runny and absolutely tasteless. Hugely disappointing. I took my steak home to eat with my own béarnaise that I'd made at home.

Cocktails were underwhelming; each one on the menu either had way too much going on or not enough.

Service was lovely, although I heard a server tell a neighboring table that an affogato is always served with amaro in addition to espresso and ice cream, which is incorrect. It's also an Italian dessert, which seemed pretty out of place alongside the rest of the dessert menu. I'll probably be back because it's the only cute French spot in the area but seriously, they need to get the sauce situation together.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Never disappoints. Excellent charcuterie, frittes, and cassoulet. Our waitress was both knowledgeable and delightful.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This is a very special restaurant. We discovered it by serendipity on mother’s day, when they have a remarkable buffet. Everything is tasty, beautifully French, the service is lovely. We live north of Boston and make a point of stopping on our way home from New Haven and Florida.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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