Restaurant Spotlight: Avec Bistro

Posted by Justin Havre on Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 8:40am.


An intimate restaurant, Avec Bistro only provides seating for 66 diners. They provide a great spot for lunch or dinner with the Zinc Bar seating another 6 guests. Enjoy the casual atmosphere with great food, plenty of cocktails and good conversation.

The Menu

You will find plenty of choices on the lunch and dinner menu including:

  • Foie Gras Parfait
  • Lyonnaise Salad
  • AAA Alberta Striploin Steak & Frites
  • Croque Madame
  • Spinach Tortellini
  • Braised Lamb Crepinette
  • Duck Confit
  • Halibut
  • Smoked Pork Tenderloin
  • Truffled Eggs
  • And More!

The menu doesn't have a large selection, but the dishes you will find are all excellent. If you need gluten-free options, they offer plenty of choices including the Care Bakery bread.


Along with amazing dishes on the food menu, you can enjoy plenty of wine and cocktails from the list. They even have absinthe on the menu. Some of the favourites include:

  • Grand Fizz
  • Hendricks Fix
  • Drink French Fluently
  • Mt. Begbie Kolsch
  • Tool Shed Red Rage
  • Anchor Steam Brekle's Brown
  • And More!

They provide a few of the finest bourbon options, along with a number of excellent scotch options. The absinthe on the menu includes:

  • Clandestine - 53%
  • St. George - 60%
  • Taboo - 60%
  • Pernod - 68%
  • Le Fee - 68%

Of course, you can also choose from a number of different wines by the bottle. They also offer a few wines by the glass or the half bottle.

Location and Hours

Avec Bistro is found at 105 - 550 11 Avenue SW in Calgary. The restaurant is open from 11:30am to 2:30pm, Monday through Friday for lunch, from 5pm to 10pm, Monday through Thursday for dinner, Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 11pm for diner and Sunday from 5pm to 9pm for dinner on long weekends.

If you want to enjoy contemporary French cuisine, a large selection of adult beverages and a casual atmosphere, Avec Bistro is a great place to make a reservation.

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