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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 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.
We felt abandoned by the waiter. Every step was slow, but probably within an acceptable range. After the appetizers were cleared, it was like we had become invisible. We finally managed to flag down the manager to ask where our entrees were. He went to the kitchen and told us they would be right out. Ten minutes later, they finally arrived. They were both delicious, but we couldn't enjoy them.
To his credit, the manager didn't charge for the entrees, but a special night out ended up being disappointing. I don't know if they were short-staffed, but we definitely felt like we were not important.
It's a good place normally, but I will not be going back any time soon. There are too many restaurants in the area to risk having this happen again.
Worst dining experience we've ever had. Had to wait 45 minutes despite having a reservation. No seats for waiting, and no other restaurants to go to as everything was booked. This restaurant was greedy and overbooked themselves, and many parties in addition to mine were extremely upset and had to wait a very long time. The service only got worse once we sat down. It took forever to get our food, took forever to get our check, etc. The waitress was MIA, the manager came over but never offered an apology - only tried giving us excuses as to why we had to wait and wait and wait. The pork chop special was supposed to come with mashed potatoes but only came with a tiny drizzle of potato garnish. They treated us terribly, never apologized for all the mishaps, and they will never have our business again. We will let everyone we know to steer clear of this place. What a nightmare!
The food here is always deliciously French. We had an early (5pm) reservation on Mother's Day but it was still crowded and hence noisy, a draw back here. After appetizers we waited for the entree and were brought complimentary soup because the chef felt he overlooked my filet and started over. It was perfect when it arrived. Great service, great way to handle the situation. It's a favorite for lunch (quieter then) or dinner.
Wonderful food which was ruined by a screaming child. The family did nothing and management acted as if it was a normal evening with someone yelling at the top of their lungs. I'm sorry but if I am spending the kind of money that I spent Saturday night you should not have to endure a screaming child.
On recent visit our waiter Douglas was very helpful in selecting the right wines and best choices of food. He was also very attentive but not overnbearing. While noisy at times it was not unbearable. The duck I had was perfect as was my wife's salmon. The latter prepared just as she requested it.
Although our server was kind, he was not very attentive. Our orders came out slowly and were nearly cold by the time they reached our table. Had our food reached the table in a reasonable amount of time, I believe it would have tasted much better. No one likes to feel neglected when they're spending their hard earned money on an extremely rare night out. I had been saving up to take my husband out for a special evening and I was disappointed that my hard work could not be spent on a better experience. For these unfortunate, reasons I'm giving it 3 stars. The good news is, I think these items are easily remedied and I hope other diners have a more palatable experience.
My wife and I dined at Avert to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. It was an outstanding experience! The service was welcoming and attentive, the charcuterie was delicious, and our main dishes--veal and chicken--were amazing. It was a memorable experience, and we'll definitely be back at Avert!
Do not believe them when they say it's ok to get a 2:30 spot for a brunch that ends at 3pm. It's just a bad idea altogether. We got there on the dot at 2:30pm and was greeted by the hostess saying our table is still occupied and we have to wait. We stood around for 15 minutes without anybody saying a single word to us. We were very hungry and got ready to move next door. I expressed my concern to the hostess since it was very close to 3 . I had not finished my sentence when she starts lecturing me and telling me she can't force people to leave. She was obviously inexperienced and didn't know any better. I asked for the manager who gracefully apologized for the incident. He gave us complimentary mimosas for the whole party which the waiter dropped on me. Had to drink a LOT of mimosas to calm myself after the scream I let go. They did take away the buffet before we were done eating. The lamb and ham were both dry. I'm hoping this doesn't happen often but I have to say that I will not go back for Easter brunch.
I tried this restaurant the other day with some NYC guests. It was a bit of a disappointment. We had reservations and it took some time to get us seated. We were just standing around. The place was small and tables not well appointed. The seats themselves were uncomfortable. The food was fair at best. One of our guests ordered a special which was tough on the outside and raw on the inside. The rest of the dishes were nothing great. It was disappointing and not somewhere I would return again when there are so many choices in the area.
The food was quite good, and the coq au vin in particular was really rich and tasty. But the service was pretty hit or miss - surprising given that we had a nice chat with the waiter at the start of the meal. He brought out the wrong 1st course for one us, which isn't a big deal. But then he disappeared for a long time and when I asked for coffee with dessert, it came after I was done. There were other glitches too.
This is our 2nd meal here, and both times the food was everything we hoped for.
Prix fixe menu athe week of 4/10 was super. Limited, but delightful choices with a reasonable price for this. The parsnip soup was excellent as was the caramel Chantilly dessert. We opted for coq au vin which was very tasty. I was told the chocolate cheesecake and the other 2 appetizers were equally fine offerings. I hope you continue offering this type of dinner periodically. Service was timely and friendly without being overbearing (thank you!).
Living in the area I have the good fortune to dine at several wonderful eating establishments. A'vert has always been my "go to" area restaurant, not only because the food is wonderful but it's friendly, convenient and cozy. Brunch on Sunday is a must and a bite at the bar during the week is reliable and the food always delicious and well-prepared. I wouldn't hesitate to go back anytime for any meal.
We selected Avert for our Anniversary Dinner. We had a Saturday 6:30 reservation. When we entered the restaurant the noise level was louder than a championship boxing match at Madison Square Garden. It took three tries to give our name to the hostess because of the noise. We were a few minutes early so we had to wait 5 minutes for our table and we almost walked out because of the noise. Fortunately, we stayed. The decor is like being in a Paris Bistro, very authentic although most tables are really crammed together. We were lucky in that we got the table all the way in the back, as far away as possible from the noise. The noise level died down a bit after 30 minutes and then increased again when we were finishing up. We had a GREAT server Lori who was cordial, attentive and knowledgeable. The food was TERRIFIC!! Pike Quenelles were classically prepared with a great version of lobster sauce. The seared Foie Gras was also great with a tasty puree and Calvados reduction. For entrees we had pan roasted sea scallops and roasted duck breast. The scallops had a nice sear and were cooked perfectly. The fennel puree was amazing. The duck breast was cooked as requested (rare) and was flavorful and tender. The sunchoke puree and accompanying sauce were excellent. They have a skillful saucier in the kitchen because the sauces and purees made a big difference in all our dishes. Deserts were good but I think next time I would opt for a cheese course instead. Our server made the evening very enjoyable and the General Manager did a great job of making sure everything went smoothly even though it was a Standing Room Only crowd. When we come back we're going to try for an early reservation, say 5:00-5:300 hoping to get ahead of the noise.
This is not the place for a quiet romantic dinner, but if you want excellent food in an atmosphere where you have to remind yourself that your not actually in a Paris Bistro, this is the place for you.
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