Around the corner from Avec is Sepia. Great modern American cuisine in a fabulous room. On Sundays, wine under $90 are all half price.
A few blocks east of Mercat is The Gage. Wonderful Irish gastropub serving creative comfort food. Always a good time.
And of course, if you want a revisit, Avec has a few new Fall items on the menu. Enjoy.
24 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
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