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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.
West Hartford, CT 06107
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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