Although we have always planned dining here, we just never made it through the charming back alley entrance into this French bistro before today. Just the perfect amount of lighting for a great first date or romantic dinner we enjoyed the Beet salad the Boston Lobster Salad, Horseradish crusted Salmon was excellent and the Tenderloin was also very good. Wine was excellent and the service was superb, attentive and yet not intrusive, thorough and not stuffy. A big thumbs up for Cafe Absinthe in Wicker Park: just enter through the alley off Damen, just north of North Avenue – follow the green sprite. About $50/person with drink.