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
Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A'vert Brasserie Ratings and Reviews
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.
Food was delicious, service was great. N ...
Food was delicious, service was great.
Noise level was terrible & could not have normal conversation at my table. I would consider eating there again if I were alone at the bar or if I could sit at an outside table.
We had wonderful service and delicious f ...
We had wonderful service and delicious food. It was hard to make a choice so we have to come
back for another selection and happy hour also sounds like fun. The drinks and wine selection are very good. Our waiter accommodated one of our group who had a food allergy. He loved
the restaurant and felt it was a very good choice (his first time there). My lobster salad was
very flavorful. Everyone was happy with their choices. We had a late lunch and the restaurant
was very comfortable and quiet (we eat inside).
A neighborhood bistro atmosphere. Fun an ...
A neighborhood bistro atmosphere. Fun and good food. Enjoyed my steak tartare and salad. My husband had the shortribs, He would have liked a bit more of the tasty sauce. I had the duck on a previous visit which was delightful. Definitely return again!
We are regulars at Avert especially happ ...
We are regulars at Avert especially happy hours.
We have always enjoyed sitting at the bar, friendly staff and clientele along with great food.
This particular evening Saturday, June 11 we arrived at 6:30 and seated on time.
Unfortunately a group of young men at the bar was so loud you had to yell to be understood each other more like a beer/sports bar.
Service staff was great, good wine great appetizers but, my wife and my friends wife each had a vegetable/shrimp dish on couscous lacking flavor in the couscous they asked for a little olive oil and after two ties of more mint flavored mayo and garlic aioli they gave up.
Management did give us two desserts on the house but all in all not a comfortable dining experience.
Really charming place with great food. W ...
Really charming place with great food. Wish there had been a bit more interaction with the waiter (suggestions, etc.) but, generally, well taken-care of. Food was delicious, and we were able to enjoy a long lovely meal without feeling rushed. Hope I get a chance to go again!
great french bistro...very special place
great french bistro...very special place...there are so many italian and burger and pizza joints that a french bistro w/ more traditional french menu is so welcome. Steak Frites is done right and the prices aren't cheap but they aren't out of line either...not too hard to get a table and the service was great. Will be back
We loved A'vert. We had a quiet lunch in ...
We loved A'vert. We had a quiet lunch inside since it was a hot day. Our special cocktails were unusual and good. I chose the soft shell crab since the season is drawing to a close. It was delicious and came with a nice salad. French bread and butter came right away with our cocktails. The staff was very knowledgeable and pleasant. The entrées were varied and I look forward to coming back for the moules/ frites and trying another cocktail. Happy hour is every day so that is also a plus. We'll be back.
My wife asked to be taken to A'vert for ...
My wife asked to be taken to A'vert for her birthday and the restaurant did not disappoint. The menu offers a broad selection of entrees, along with great appetizers and desserts. The price was at the high end for the Hartford market, but was fair when compared with the quality of the meal. The atmosphere was innovative and actually reminded us of places we had dined in Paris.
Best French in Central Connecticut
In the land of Italian restaurants/pizzerias, this is a welcome addition. It really gives you the feel of a Paris bistro, and the menu follows. We had the charcuterie, cassoulet, papardelle, short ribs, and steak frites, and all were excellent. All desserts are excellent also.
Nice but the noise!
Nice place overall but the noise level! The acoustics are horrible -especially when it is busy. Everyone yelling at the top of their lungs to be hard over the din. That just aggravated the problem. I ws no more than 2 feet from my companion and I had no idea what she was saying at all. I saw her lips move and thats about it. Will management do something about this? I know they realize there's a problem as I've heard comments like this from others. Do something about it please!
The food was decent and I enjoyed the me ...
The food was decent and I enjoyed the menu. The drinks are over priced and heavily, heavily iced so I found them to be a total rip off! Be wary of your check at the end because our waiter added on 4 desserts to our bill and, as a couple dining, we didn't even order 1, let alone 4!
A fine French find
When I get a yen for French bistro cuisine, A'vert is my first choice. While the active bar can be noisy, it's a happy vibe. The wine list offers interesting choices by the glass, as does the full list. Of course all the usual bistro fare is here: steak frites, trout almandine, cassoulet and escargot, but it's wonderful to also find the unusual but totally bistro items like sweetbreads and steak tartare. The choices in creating a cheese platter for appetizer or dessert have been carefully chosen too. The dessert menu is a bit limited in scope unless you're a chocolate fan (which I am), but were uniformly delicious. We can't wait to go back!
Although the ambience is quite nice , the noise level on a Saturday night was out of control. It was impossible to hear the person sitting next to me, let alone the waiter . Loud is an understatement here!!!!!!!. We will not return for dinner that's for certain.
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