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
Overall a pleasant experience. We were ...
Overall a pleasant experience. We were seated near a larger group who appeared to be over served based on their volume and the fact that one person fell off his chair. It was a minor distraction. The food was good. Service fine. I ordered a second glass of wine and instead of getting the same as I ordered initially I was brought (I think) a glass that was more expensive (that's what I was charged at least) and it came when I was almost finished my meal. Thinking back I wish I said something at the time.
There seems to be a disconnect at this p ...
There seems to be a disconnect at this place between the food and the ambience. Although the food was very good French inspired offerings, there were a few things that made the evening less enjoyable than we would have liked. First, there was an extremely noisy beer tasting event going on at the bar. Since half of the restaurant is a bar, it was impossible to have a conversation because of the noise level. I wish when I had made the reservation, I had known about the planned event. Secondly, although the food was very tasty and nicely presented, and our waiter was very attentive, a piece of food was left out of one of our dishes - forgotten in the oven. When the omission was pointed out, this was quickly corrected, but it still was not presented as it should have been. Apologies were given, but a free dessert or other offering would have been appropriate.
The food was mixed this time. The Duck C ...
The food was mixed this time. The Duck Confit appetizer, my past favorite, was very disappointing. The confit was soggy - not crispy as it should be, and the frisse salad was limp and not fresh. On the other hand, the butternut squash soup was outstanding and my friend was very happy with her scallops. The waiter couldn't have been nicer, too.
Wonderful food, terrible noise level. In ...
Wonderful food, terrible noise level. In what is an intimate bistro setting, we had to yell across the table in order to be heard by our friends on a recent Sunday evening visit when the bar scene was exceptionally vibrant. Had we known that there was little separation between bar and restaurant, we would not have chosen this restaurant to meet friends whom we hadn't seen for a while. On the other hand, the food was nicely prepared and presented (except for the escargots, which were rubbery) and as time wore on and the bar cleared, we found our dinner was a little more relaxed. We especially appreciated the glasses of bubbly offered in recognition of both couples' wedding anniversaries.
Went for brunch yesterday for the first ...
Went for brunch yesterday for the first time. I got poached eggs and my boyfriend got the waffle. We both got the breakfast potatoes. Everything we had was amazing. Even the coffee was so good. We can't wait to go back for brunch again. Highly recommended!
The food was delicious. We had a special ...
The food was delicious. We had a special, Coq au vin which my husband loved. I had filet mignon which was delicious but a bit under cooked. The cocktail was delicious but expensive. We had the deconstructed peach Bellini. The noise level is very high so this is not the place for a quiet conversation.
Great food, service and ambiance in a fu ...
Great food, service and ambiance in a fun setting in wonderful West Hartford, CT. Our party of four was very happy with the four different entrees we ordered. Desserts were amazing too. Fun, classy atmosphere without being stuffy.
We were celebrating 4 birthdays and had ...
We were celebrating 4 birthdays and had left that message on the reservation. However, that was not acknowledged by the host or waitperson. The waitperson could have been a bit more attentive - I had to try to catch her attention too many times.
Even at lunch it was quite noisy.
The restaurant was very chilly and we had to ask for heat.
But the food was wonderful.
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!
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