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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
This traditional French bistro gets an "almost great" rating from both of us. Our server was very nice but seemed a bit disheveled and just this side of in the weeds. They had wonderful half price wine by the bottle (up to $70 bottles) which was a lovely surprise. The escargot were good, but the mussels in a white wine and Dijon sauce were wonderful! The short run beef bougignon was exclent, the half chicken less so. The atmosphere was lovely, classically French and predictably tight and a bit cramped.
I had a birthday celebration at Avert with my husband, son and girlfriend. We were greeted but the hostess and seated immediately in a booth. The waitress had excellent knowledge of the menu and was very helpful in accommodating my GF/DF restrictions. The food was delicious and the timing of our courses was perfect. Despite the very large and loud celebratory party adjacent to us we enjoyed our evening. They did not have a gluten free/dairy free choice for dessert so they allowed me to bring in my own. They do charge a $2 plating fee per person but waived it because I had just an individual dessert. I have been once before and will go back again.
Second trip there. First was awesome. This was w my wife and kids. Party of 10 next to us so loud and f words.
Beef was great. Squash was not. Fries were burned. The noise level was really unpleasant for the cost of that trip.
I respectfully would not come again. I feel bad bc it was my wife’s birthday. Waiter was great. Appreciated his tolerance of the noise.
We love to meet friends for Sunday brunch. This past Sunday the restaurant was very crowded, but we seemed to have beaten the crowd when we were seated. Although our wait person was polite and seemingly attentive, our food took a very long time coming out of the kitchen. When it finally arrived, it was outstanding, as usual.
It was great! Kyle, who told us he is usually a bartender, was our server that day! He was just wonderful! I have recently begun eating vegan. Although there was nothing on the menu labeled as such, I talked to Kyle about having the three vegetable sides put together as an entrée. He thought it would be a good combination and the Meal that was presented was beautiful to look at and was just delicious! It consisted of steamed Swiss chard, sautéed mushroons and a sautéed vegetable medley. The 3 people with me all thought it was fabulously presented and said they would definitely get that AND they are NOT Vegan! So YUMMY! The other 3 liked their individual meals very much (1. scallops, 2. Shrimp omelette, 3. butternut bisque and salad) We all said we would definitely come back!!!! We highly recommend this restaurant to you all!
Went for restaurant week. Had the 30.17 meal and also items from regular menu. Service was great! Appetizers and soups great! The entrees and selection of entrees was poor the desserts were great. I had coq su vin which was dry and lacked sauce and was bone in. It was ok. Au gratin potatos ok. Partner had the duck which was superb for duck. The pate was eh. There were only like 5 entrees on the regular menu. The creme brûlée and the pot du chocolate was fantastic.
Decided to try this French style bistro for a midweek dinner out. It was busy with a few large groups when we arrived so a bit noisy. The tables for two were sort of squeezed in it seemed. But once the groups left we could chat and really settle in for a delightful meal. Menu choices very good, i had salad and mussels...delicious. My husband had the escargots which is a treat. Service was good. French maid cocktail delicious. We will definitely go back!
Perfect place for a Sunday night date. We showed up 2 hours before our reservation, were greeted graciously and seated outside. The service was attentive but not at all pretentious, the
food was outstanding, the entire experience was comfortable. I would go back again in a minute.
As usual, Avert does not disappoint. It has been the favorite place for my wife and I to have a special night out for several years. Our server, Alexandria, was terrific as usual, and she always does a great job. The food is great, the wines are excellent, and it is still a great value!!
We come to A’vert as often as we can. It’s as if we were in a neighborhood bistro in Paris. And with a dearth of French restaurants outside of the Gold Coast, and in spite of I-84 traffic, it’s absolutely worth it. The food is traditionally bistro, locally sourced, superbly prepared and presented. The service staff is friendly and helpful, all adding up to a delightful dining experience.
The food was excellent! The staff was extremely accomadating. We loved the pike quenelles, the snails were yummy and the tartar is a “must order”! The entree steaks were perfectly cooked
We will return to try more delicious things on the menu. Thank you for a delightful evening.
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.
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