If a night of romance is on the docket or you are looking to make inroads with a new flame, consider this Wicker Park favorite—Cafe Absinthe. Once you circle the building and enter from the alley, the low lit dining room and candlelit tables are perfect for intimate conversations. But the open kitchen and sleek decor help keep the atmosphere trendy and on the funky side. The menu is Mediterranean—influenced contemporary American and features such treats as Sauteed Duck Breast, Grilled Chilean Sea Bass and beef tenderloin, along with numerous appetizers, salads and desserts.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 05:30 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 05:30 PM to 10:30 PM, Saturday from 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM
- Feature: Romantic;Trendy
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover, diners
- Nearest Train: Damen-O'Hare