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Cafe Absinthe

1954 W. North Ave. (Damen Ave.) Send to Phone
773-278-4488 | Menu
Hip, rather hidden gem serving innovative, modern dishes to romantics.

Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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Cafe Absinthe, Chicago, IL

Cafe Absinthe Restaurant Review

: The entrance is off of an alley behind the restaurant on North Avenue, though locals are well aware of this longstanding address. It’s the kind of go-to place that makes it hard to isolate recommendations --- the menu changes fairly often, but more often than not, it satisfies with what’s familiar enough: Hudson Valley foie gras, mussels, rack of lamb and the like. Begin with the lobster Boston salad with oranges and candied walnuts, and then move on to main course standouts like scallops with oyster mushrooms and crispy duck breast with more foie gras. Desserts are a must at this sweets-focused eatery; look for a chocolate brownie with whipped cream, Oreo cookie ice cream and caramel sauce, or indulge in the rum-infused bread pudding or vanilla-infused crème brûlée.
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