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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
My colleagues and I just discovered A'vert Brasserie about a year ago (it's been around for 4 years) and it has become one of our favorites in West Hartford. The filet mignon and bearnaise sauce is probably the best I've EVER had (and I'm over 50 and love a good filet so I've had A LOT at some very fine places). The wine selection is quite extensive and very nice. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable. People in our party ordered the duck breast and scallops and all of the dishes were extremely well made and delicious. Thank you for being in West Hartford! I would highly recommend this restaurant if you want an excellent, well-priced meal.
Noisy. A $25.00 glass of wine poured out of a cruet into a regular red wine glass and never showed the bottle where the wine came from. Onion soup crock is smaller than what it used to be. A time before I had to wait well over 30 minutes before I was acknowledged. Feels we are cutting corner affecting the quality the restaurant used to have. I will give it a third try. If not improved it will be my last time there.
Very disappointing. My friend and I arrived a bit early for our 8:30 pm reservation to celebrate her birthday. We were seated promptly, and 5 minutes later ordered still water from a server, from Albania, with whom we had a pleasant chat. He was new to me. I have enjoyed excellent meals at A'Vert on many occasions over the last few years, which is why I selected this restaurant to celebrate a special occasion with a friend when she stopped in to visit on her way from Manhattan to Boston. We waited 15 minutes for our water. The server agreed that the $36 bottle of wine we ordered must have been poorly corked, as it had gone to vinegar - an assessment he concurred with. It was another 15 minutes before he returned with a new bottle, and then took our dinner order. By then, the kitchen was out of the appetizer we had ordered. Pate was substituted for the pike quenelles. A crowd of loud beer drinkers developed behind us in the dining room around a seated group. We asked the server to have the crowd moved to the bar area. Instead, he moved our seats to the back of the restaurant. Our water glasses ran dry on several occasions. Dinner came after another lengthy wait, and chicken arrived rather than the lamb chops we had ordered. Asked how that happened, the server replied that he was confused. We waited another 30 minutes for the delicious lamb. The potatoes were very salty. Desert came, and while I was eating it, the server began to remove my plate. I had to pointedly asked him to move away. Meanwhile, the entire time we sat in the rear of the restaurant, wait staff repeatedly ducked to the back of the kitchen area as a group. They were giddy, and I wondered what they were up to back there. This was an expensive embarassment for me, and disturbing to my guest.
Absolutely favorite French place!!
Food was INCREDIBLE and our service was great. Some reviews here mentioned service was not great. We had no complaints!! Our server was an absolute professional and gave us some good recommendations.
Anytime we are back in CT we will definitely be coming back!!
We have visited this restaurant several times. The food has always been well prepared. The service is typically good, but the last time it was just average. They just didn't seem to come around very often and it took forever to order and leave. That may have just been our server. The menu is not very big, but a good selection whether you eat meat or are a veggie person. Sundays and Mondays half-price wines under $70 is a pretty good deal. The value to quality ratio is very good. It is, in my view, the best restaurant in West Hartford center.
The food was creatively presented, prepared just as we requested, the portions were reasonable, and the food was delicious. For starters, we shared a beet salad and we're glad that we split it as the portion was generous. For the entree, my wife, who is gluten intolerant, selected the trout almandine and she found it to be very "flavorful and moist." I chose the lamb and it was prepared just to my liking (medium) and it was still very tender. In sum, both our entrees were superb. For dessert we shared the Chocolate pot creme which was especially good for us chocolate lovers. While some french restaurants can be overpriced, A'vert Brasserie is a very good value. My only reservation was that the noise level, a la brasserie, is a bit high so it required raised voices to have a conversation. Otherwise, I/we highly recommend it.
I have eaten at this restaurant several times. Noise level is very loud the food was excellent except for this last visit. The cocktails were terrible the food was terrible. The service excellent. I was very disappointed. August 5th 6:45 p.m. I ordered escargot which I have ordered many times in the past always excellent this time it was so rubbery over-cooked I sent it back the second time was barely digestible. The cocktails were awful the service again excellent.
My daughter and I dined at A’vert Brasserie prior attending a show at the Bushnell. The waiter was fantastic. He took extra time to explain many dishes and help us order. This was my teenage daughter’s first experience with French food and she was a bit nervous. The food was amazing and now she can’t wait to try more. We had a wonderful dinner that we will long remember. (The show was good too!).
Just an awesome meal. I had the half chicken which was so moist and succulent, one of the best I've had anywhere. My wife's trout cording to her was a 10. And as always the desserts are absolutely delectable. We love This place and try to get back at least once a week because that's how good it is. No other restaurants in West Hartford can touch the creativity that they offer and so many different menu variations.
The food was excellent for both of us. The cruise is traditional French, and everything was perfectly prepared. Escargot were fabulous as were salads and entrees.
We found the seating too crowded, however. Too many tables too close to each other, which could be rectified by removing a couple tables. Challenging to get in and out of the seats as a result, and we could hear every word of conversations on either side of us. The acoustics in the restaurant also made it difficult to hear your partner. We probably would have enjoyed it more if we had dined at the bar. But we would go back given the quality of the food.
We sat outside and enjoyed a leisurely lunch in the sunshine. Nora, our server, was attentive and sensitive to our needs, especially topping up our water often, as we were eating and enjoying a cocktail under the midday sun. My April in Paris cocktail was delightfully light and the pan-seared cod with bouillabaisse was wonderful. I felt $5 for one scoop of ice cream was too pricey, I should have checked the price before I ordered a 'small' dessert. My friend's decadent dessert of 3 large profiteroles for $8 was much better value in comparison. Overall, a great experience!
Avert was delicious and delightful in every way. The ambiance was charming and the music, decor and furnishings all conveyed the feeling of a French bistro. Our food was not only delicious but also fresh, very attractively presented and ample. I would recommend this wholeheartedly to anyone, especially for a special occasion. My friend and I had celebrated our birthdays and enjoyed our experience enormously. I also forgot to mention how gracious and helpful our server and hostess were, all in all, a perfect day for my friend and myself!
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