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Cafe Absinthe
American Restaurant$$
Today 5:30 – 10:00 pm
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1954 W North Ave Chicago, IL 60622
1954 West North AvenueUSIllinoisChicago60622
$$American Restaurant, Bistro
American Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
French Restaurant
Today 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:30 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:30 – 11:00 pmSaturday 5:30 – 11:00 pmSunday 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Elegant, romantic, French contemporary restaurant serving Wicker Park and Bucktown since 1991.
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Candlelit bistro with a hidden entrance serves modern French & American fare in an intimate setting.- Google
"Salmon, french onion soup, scallops were all fantastic."
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"It is a fairly quaint place, not very large on the inside, but roomy."
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Zach Raizen
6 months ago
It is a fairly quaint place, not very large on the inside, but roomy. The wine list was decent, but not extensive, and they seemed to be out of many of the listed bottles. The food was good, but not as great as one would expect. In many cases it just lacked sufficient seasoning. The salmon was actually very good, and perfectly cooked, but the mashed potatoes with it tasted like someone just smashed a potato. The duck was tasty but tough and chewy, which also seemed a little off. Bottom line: nothing was bad, just not outstanding, and many other very good options exist nearby which stand out much more.
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Andrew Rosenkranz
2 years ago
Food was very good. Entrance was hard to find though (front door is in an akward alley). We were the only people in the restaurant (opentable 1000-pt table) and the service was surprisingly slow with that considered. Food was excellent though. Restaurant was pretty dark so we asked to sit on the side lit by lnaterns so we could read our menus. Salmon, french onion soup, scallops were all fantastic. Would go back but wish it were brighter and quicker
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3 years ago
Food sucked. Drinks were over priced. I tried a number of different things...and was not impressed for the price. Its just not worth it. Thats why I'm giving it such a harsh review.
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Skylar Moran
7 years ago
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Ken Campbell
2 months ago of the greatest restaurants in Chicago land...Happy Birthday Rachael!
Isabella Camargo de Ratti
2 years ago
Great start: foie gras!! I loved the way they prepare and the presentation for all dishes are beautiful too!
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Chris VanKula
4 years ago
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6 months ago


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