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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
Food & service is superb! Every item on the menu is creative & scrumptious with visually beautiful preparation. Cocktails are delightful!! We went with dear friends for brunch & absolutely loved the entire experience. Will definitely recommend this gem to other friends. Can't wait to return!!!
We love this place. However, I said good as a review which is unfortunate as there are no nuance stars to add to the stars. The entrees are always good. We had the steak Frite, with the filet. The steak was perfectly cooked and the extra Hollendaise made my companion very happy. I had the day's special, grilled pork chop, which was fabulous. The escargot is always great. We have ordered salads on several different visits which are hit or miss at best. Because the last time we were there they were good, we ordered the same ones again. This time, the frisee with poached egg was medicore, not much taste and very little bacon with it. The greens salad was awful. It was soaked in less than pedestrian salad dressing. The lettuce was warm and wilted. The radishes tasted like they had been around for a couple of days. Our first serving of bread was delicious but the next serving was like hard tack. Our server was wonderful. Actually, all the servers and staff at this restaurant our five star. We will go back. We just won't order the salads.
I LOVE A'Vert! Especially when we used to be served by Will. The food is always superb, but the service has been less personal and amiable of late. It used to be that I'd tell people it was the place to get foie gras without worrying whether you knew HOW to say foie gras!! Still a special place to go though. Still my favorite French restaurant!
Our dinner last Monday was excellent. When you first opened you had veal sweetbreads on the menu but no longer. I asked our waiter about this and he said there was not much demand for this dish and it was removed. I understand that most people have never heard of riz de veau. Could you not offer it occasionally like once a week?
My friend and I split the hanger steak and the duck breast and both were fantastic. I loved the decor and the place was noisy but I could hear my friend sitting across from the table so it wasn't an issue. I didn't not like our server but it wasn't that the service was poor. He just wasn't very friendly or happy. When I asked him to bring us two plates so we could share our dessert, he said he would bring a spoon. I told him that is not what I asked for and to bring two plates. Why would he argue with the customer? Strange.
The food was excellent, as always. My wife really appreciates the coffee ( important to her). Service was pleasant and professional. The only negative, and I can hardly blame
the restaurant for this, was the fact that the restaurant was extremely crowded and noisy, making conversation difficult.
A'vert is a rarity in the Hartford area – a French restaurant, and a very good one at that.
Good food, service, atmosphere. Very hospitable: We stayed til we were finished chatting with no pressure.
One of our meals was undercooked; not only did they redo it, but the manager came out and apologized, and the chef did also. They made it all okay, and did so without making a big deal out of it. We all felt that our presence was appreciated, and that they really care about their food, i.e. that it's important to them and they want to get it right. I'd go back in a second.
Everything was delicious with the exception of a bad oyster for my appetizer, but the manager apologized several times and removed it from the bill. From the French martini and escargot to the molten chocolate cake and glass of prosecco, this was a wonderful experience.
When I entered the restaurant on Friday night just before 6:00 pm, I was nearly blasted out the door by the noise level. We were seated in a booth in the back which I thought would be a little quieter, but it remained loud until close to 8 when I guess when the happy hour crowd left. Food was delicious but there was not a lot. Glad we had gotten apps otherwise would have left hungry. Server was attentive and apologized for the noise though we could barely hear him! Would go back if you improve the noise level.
Excellent food, though the Beef Wellington did not seem to have engaged the full energy of the kitchen. Wine (Guigal Cotes du Rhone) was pricey but worth every penny. Music, sometimes obtrusive at Avert, was toned down on this evening. Service, by Douglas, was exceptional.
My wife & I had lunch there yesterday, after we had to cancel a dinner reservation for the previous evening due to snow. Fantastic food: croque monsieur, beet salad, mushroom soup. Nice tap selection, welcoming service. We'll definitely be back, this time for dinner.
We went for a birthday lunch! We had been there before for such an occasion and had a great time! This time it was just as good. We had short ribs which were wonderful. We also had seavscallops which were fabulous! It was a Monday so wine was half-price for a bottle. We tried a new Cabernet for us which was Annabela from Northern California. It was quite a treat. We each had one glass and took the rest of the bottle home. Our server, Nora, was an excellent server. We enjoyed her so much that we will ask her next time we're back; and we will be returning. We highly recommend this restaurant to you.
We stopped here on our way to Northern Connecticut. It was a great find. Reminiscent of popular French bistros, the decor was spot on.....black and white tile floors, bistro tables and a menu with both French and American offerings. It is a bit snug on the seating, but the food made up for it. My husband and I both had scallops which were delicious, and their wine special, a blend of grapes, which was surprisingly good. Service was attentive and timely. Totally enjoyed it!
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