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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
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!
We have eaten here about 10 times. The last visit made me reluctant to return. Our waiter made snarky remarks about one of the diners being on the phone. He did not know she was working & had an urgent situation requiring attention. I found myself defending her. We told our waiter about a nut allergy several times. The person who did not have the allergy specifically said he wanted the salad that came with nuts & that he was not allergic to them. His salad came without nuts them. One appetizer did not appear before our main course so we told our waiter we no longer wanted it. He brought it just as we were finishing our entrees. It had walnuts on it so two of our party could not eat it. The salads tasted like they had been sitting under a heat lamp-soggy & warm. The mussels were & are consistently great with lots of delicious sauce to sop up with bread. Same with the escargot. However, four people were given five small baguette slices at a time and we had to keep asking for more bread, which exasperated our waiter and us. Is there a bread shortage we don't know about? I would rather spend another dollar or two per meal and get enough bread for everyone. One of our group ordered a pasta dish. He asked for some more grated cheese, which was visible on his pasta upon arrival. He was told that he was in a French restaurant not an Italian one and therefore could not get grated cheese. Condescension seemed the theme that evening. No one in our party drinks alcohol and it seemed our waiter was displeased with us drinking tap water.Our waiter seemed overwhelmed as the place got busier. I do not understand restaurants where waiters have tables all over the place rather than one specific section. It is more difficult to give good service when attention has to be randomly spread. He had tables outside while we were in the back inside. Avert is nicely decorated but there is nothing to muffle the sound so it gets very loud. Definitely hit or miss at Avert.
Just an absolutely awesome place to eat with an incredible menu. Every dish has been prepared perfectly every times that we have been there. She's the manager really runs a tight ship and is very attentive to his patrons. Service is also impeccable. Desserts are out of this world. Surprisingly the meets are top-quality and cooked to perfection!
Service, Drinks, Apps were all great.
Two of us ordered Steak Frites (most common dish at a French Brasserie) pretty disappointing. It was a double whammy, poor quality steak (I get better at Costco) and worse than that, neither of us got it cooked to how we ordered it. It was late and we were hungry... West Hartford has a ton of dining choices, we'd return for Drinks and Apps (Escargot and Charcuterie) were delicious, will just pass on Entree's.
I took the wife there for a date night. the service was excellent. We never had an empty glass. The server was candid with recs. She gave us ample time to enjoy both apps before the main came out. The food wasn't the best French ive had but it was a fine meal nonetheless. I would have no problem ordering the bourginon or duck breast again. Def the best charcuterie board in WeHa.
The hostess was amazingly accurate in predicting seat available and multi-tasking. The food was good, but it was surprisingly loud. Like, really loud enough to give my daughter a headache and her wanting to leave loud. Perhaps it was the acoustics for our table but it was not a relaxing, fine dining French food experience. It was a loud bar scene, good French food experience.
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