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Cafe Absinthe - CLOSED

1954 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1318
+1 773-278-4488
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
1 Jan 2016
“Cafe Absent-any-customers”
18 Dec 2015
“A Gem In Chicago”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, International, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
1954 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1318
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1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 2 January 2016

The title speaks for itself - I've been to this restaurant several times and, even during peak times/days, there's rarely more than a handful of diners. I've been told that the owners also own the bar next door, which is where they supposedly make most...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

This was the first time that my hubby and I tried this restaurant and it was really worth it! I saw this place at groupon and thought that it looks like a good place for a nice dinner for his birthday --and yes, we loved...More

Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

I took my family here back in August, and they loved it. Pricey, but went here with a Groupon and it was a great deal! I had the seabass, my mom had the salmon and my dad a steak. Waiter was kind and informative; as...More

Thank fravelj
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We were pleased to have found Cafe Absinthe on a recent trip to Chicago. After an hour of indecision and searching, we somewhat randomly settled on CA because it was near our hotel. The menu was varied and our dishes were fantastic. That said, we...More

Thank Kyle K
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Purchased a Groupon for my son-in-law for his birthday. It was supposed to be a romantic dinner. Down an alley. Ambiance was shabby. The food was inedible. The waiter was new an nervous. He could not make any food recommendations. The white fish was tasteless...More

Thank xomannycindyxo5
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We have been here several times now, with a Groupon. This is one of my favorite restaurants. Even my 8 and 10 year old kids like it! The bread is absolutely delicious as is the rest of the menu. We haven't had anything we didn't...More

Thank gddo
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Perhaps it was the vibe in the neighborhood that gives the first hint of a coming up area. Entrance is around the back since the front shares a common restaurant with the more bar oriented neighborhood. Loved the decor. Sparse and 40s! So what was...More

Thank Jean A
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The Cafe Absinthe is a great spot for a couple's evening out. It is great for a good time with friends or for a romantic evening with a special person. The lighting is mellow, the noise level is great and you can hear one another...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 17 June 2015

My wife and I took my teenage son with us to this very cool spot in Bucktown. Only a few tables were occupied when we arrived on this early Sunday evening. This place is a gem! We started with the roasted beet salad, which was...More

Thank smdds
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

This is the second time me and my husband has been here. We enjoyed it better as we are seated in a better lit area. I know theyre going for the romantic mood, but first time we were here we cant really see our food...More

Thank Joyce R
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1954 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1318
  • Public Transportation: Damen stop - Blue Line North Ave Bus\Damen Bus Taxis Available
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-278-4488
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