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.
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, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A'vert Brasserie Ratings and Reviews
We were at the restaurant for Sunday bru ...
We were at the restaurant for Sunday brunch. We had very enjoyable dishes. The service was excellent and they had a special on wine which made the meal quite reasonable. All four of us would return on any Sunday.
Business dinner with colleagues. Looked ...
Business dinner with colleagues. Looked for a good place in West Hartford that none of us had been to yet! We were all completely satisfied, from the service to the delicious food. The short ribs were delicious- large portion and tasty sauce. Would definitely come back again to try some more items.
We had an early dinner and found the foo ...
We had an early dinner and found the food to be excellent. I had a lam steak and my wife had sea bass. both were cooked exactly as we wanted them. The service was very good and the wine list was more than we could review. Our waiter picked an excellent wine to go with our dinner. our only issue with our evening was the noise level, with the excellent bar that they have and very high ceilings the noise level was very loud. but we were able to manage it. my hearing aide have an app that allows me to control the volume along with base and treble, I was able to adjust enough to have a good evening. we will go back again..
The suggested labels ("What would you re ...
The suggested labels ("What would you recommend this restaurant for?") just don't describe Avert. It is lively, noisy, welcoming, with outstanding French and French-inspired dishes and impeccable and friendly service. Dishes are flavorful, well-prepared, attractively presented, and - make no mistake - rich. Duck is fall-off-the-bone tender and moist with crisp, melt-in-your-mouth skin; recent appetizer special salmon "blinis" had a lovely balance of thin-sliced cured salmon nestled on bite-size pancakes. Though options for vegetarians are limited, the primary entree, a couscous with seasonally-changing ingredients, is delicious and a lovely assortment of cheeses and other vegetable sides are also available. Portions are plentiful for a restaurant of this price and quality. We enjoy eating at Avert several times a year, and would do so much more often if we were not nearly an hour away! You can't go wrong unless you're counting calories.
Food is always excellent and the service ...
Food is always excellent and the service is polite and prompt. Our waiter was attentive without hovering. My only complaint, and a very minor one at that, is that the martinis seemed somewhat smaller that my experience at comparable restaurants. They were excellent martinis though.
Food never disappoints. Delicious, clas ...
Food never disappoints. Delicious, classic French Bistro cuisine.
Good wine list, and attentive service.
The only downside is that it is difficult to have much of a conversation because of the noise if we go at peak hours.
Regrettably, the change in chef is telli ...
Regrettably, the change in chef is telling. Service is wonderful, but some of the classics, like French Onion soup, and escargots were truly disappointing. The mussels were very good. The Braised Short Rib Bourguignonne was not portioned well, with a huge portion of meat, missing pearl onions and overloaded with lardons A disappointing experience for what is generally a fine restaurant. Hopefully, they will turn this around.
average food; terrible service with atti ...
average food; terrible service with attitude t match. waiter never even mentioned the specials available. did not tell us that wine by the bottle was half price onSundays. took at least 10-15 minutes to clear plates and 15 mins to bring a cupo f coffee. entrée come minus any starch or veg. ( that never mentioned either). food quite ordinary for the high $. don't waste your money.
I was visiting Hartford on business, fou ...
I was visiting Hartford on business, found Avert on OpenTable prior to my visit and made a reservation. I had a terrific steak frites meal, but noticed that the menu contained a number of other offerings that I would be happy to try should I gt back to Hartford. Service was flawless.
Always a solid meal. Went for mom's birt ...
Always a solid meal. Went for mom's birthday. On these cooler afternoons the outside seating is nice if you can get a table. Inside can be a lil loud with the happy hour crowd (all week). Apps were good baked goat cheese, onion soup, and frisee salad were well done and tasty. For entree the bouillabaisse, roasted duck, and couscous were all cooked perfectly with great flavor. Simple and yummy is what I think of. Each ingredient shines with purpose and compliments the others. Good wine list with happy hour specials are a no brainer. Desserts were sweet and indulgent the winner were the profiteroles. One of best in area.
My wife and I were having a date night, ...
My wife and I were having a date night, and Avert is our favorite place to go. The food is always terrific, the wine list is really good (and it was 50% off on a bottle night), and the service is excellent. Our server, Bobby, was really good, friendly and courteous. We had a question about one of the cheeses we ordered and he and the GM, Dave, took extra care to make sure we were satisfied with our choices. I highly recommend the place, and for anyone who likes steak tartare, this is the place to go!
It brings me back to our travels to Fran ...
It brings me back to our travels to France. It's just missing an Eiffel Tower ! The chef does outstanding authentic specials. We have yet to eat a regular menu item ! Great wine and dessert too! My only complaint is the noise level from the bar area. There was an exceptionally loud group ( one patron in particular) that sat on the other side of the partition that separates the dining and bar area which made conversation between my husband and I difficult on our last visit. Otherwise it was a perfect evening out!
Good happy hour- lovely escargot and win ...
Good happy hour- lovely escargot and wines St good prices. Dinners were duck and also a scallop dish. Both unique and delicious. Inside was a bit loud. We ate outside on their front patio, quite nice. Made us think of a recent trip to France. My only comment is that it would be a more of an authentic Parisian bistro if the seats on the outside patio were lined up next to each other oriented with a view to the street scene.
The food was delightful, the service exc ...
The food was delightful, the service excellent. The only minor blemish on the experience was that there was a noisy cocktail party of 40 people while we were there. Not anyone's fault! (And they all seemed to be having a great time!) Next time I will check ahead of time.
Had a wonderful meal at A'vert. Our wait ...
Had a wonderful meal at A'vert. Our waiter was attentive and made every effort to please. Unfortunately the noise level from the bar was so loud that it made conversation difficult (we were seated at the last booth at the back of the restaurant.) This was a good bye dinner for a dear friend and had I known it was going to be so loud, I would not have chosen this restaurant.
Overall the staff at Avert were very att ...
Overall the staff at Avert were very attentive and helpful. We really enjoyed our appetizers of raw oysters and goat cheese. The steak was excellent but the fish special was just ok. Very good deserts.
Overall we had a nice time but the restaurant is a bit expensive and we would probably only go on a special occasion. The general attitude of those who have gone here that I know is that the restaurateur's other place, Treva, is superior.
The food here never fails! The atmospher ...
The food here never fails! The atmosphere is quaint, but the temperature tends to be a bit chilly inside. The Sunday brunch is delicious and very reasonably priced. I would highly recommend the French pressed coffee, French toast, and the shrimp omelette!
Avert offered a lively scene with the ba ...
Avert offered a lively scene with the bar area happy hour finishing at 7:00 PM. The noise level made it very difficult to carry on a conversation. The meal was good but not great. The roast chicken was the best entree. The creme brulee desert was also a star.
Great start, we got the window table we ...
Great start, we got the window table we requested in the reservation. This provided a street view and reduced the noise level from around the bar and center of the restaurant and we were able to converse without too much volume. Would suggest sound absorbent materials - perhaps tablecloths and wall hangings. The food and service were both excellent. We always have a great experience here.
Superb! Excellent craft cocktails compl ...
Superb! Excellent craft cocktails complemented the world class tatar. It was a revelation-better than any I have eaten in Paris. Salads were subtle but try the truffle vinaigrette. Entrees made our taste buds pop, especially the sweetbreads and blood sausage. The Sancere selection perfectly complemented the dinner. Service was spot on. It was a a delightful evening. Merci beaucoup
I find this Restuarant to be hit or miss ...
I find this Restuarant to be hit or miss
I have had very good meals and not so
Recently visited and ordered scallops
I was disappointed with the scallop dish
The scallops were very small and actually inconsistent sizes with 4 out of 7 smaller than a nickel
Service was rushing us which is never good
The overall presentation and flavors was also not impressive
The service was great, including hostess ...
The service was great, including hostess, inside server and outside server. The food has been wonderful in the past. Unfortunately this time everything we had was just ok. Maybe it was the Chef's night off it was Thursday.
We had duck and beef sandwich, onion soup, duck liver, mussels, seafood soup.
The rose wine was great as was the bread, we felt like we were in Paris again.
We will give it another try.
Sometimes the kitchen has a bad day🙁
Fresh, well-prepared food with a French ...
Fresh, well-prepared food with a French flare. Mac and cheese was delicious. Great cocktails and nice wine list. I had a friend who needed to sit in the dining area because of a bad back, but I longed to be part of the vibrant bar scene! Happy hour specials too! Next time.
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