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Absinthe Brasserie & Bar

398 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4421
+1 415-551-1590
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (31 reviews)
“pretzels” (17 reviews)
“onion soup” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Bar, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
398 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4421
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1 - 10 of 466 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Good for dinner or drinks and apps with friends. The pretzel bites were delicious and my personal favorite, the french onion soup was loaded with croutons and baked on cheese.

Thank Suzi K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great dinner , we started with a dozen oyster and for the entree we had octopus and ribeye. The oyster was so good so fresh. The octopus was so tender and light. I love it. The steak was great too. The server...More

Thank DANIELSUDAR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Average, boring, so so. Its not bad but it is not really stellar either and San Francisco has stellar restaurants. Much better places to eat nearby. Again not bad but not great either.

Thank belliesq
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Artisinal tincture cocktails? Check. Moules frites? Check. Roasted chicken with root veggies? Check. Delicious? Check.

Thank briankulaf
Reviewed 11 March 2018

I used to live in Hayes Valley and this was one of my favorite places to eat and bring out of town guests. Now 17 years after I left SF and returned for a visit, I am so happy to see this restaurant still thriving...More

Thank jupiterman3000
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Everything here is great. I often eat here in the bar before the symphony. A hamburger and a perfect Manhatten.

Thank mwill210
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Absinthe has become a regular go-to for me now that I work in the area. It has a great bar, you can always get a reservation, the service is friendly and attentive, and the food is fresh and very well prepared. We are always greeted...More

Thank Maya002
Reviewed 1 March 2018

The waitress asked if we had a performance to attend and we did. The food came promptly and I was given my tasty requested off menu cocktail. The salmon with crisp potatoes on top was cooked to perfection. The mushroom side dish was dull. Nice...More

Thank KEB94133
Reviewed 27 February 2018

twoo blocks from the from the symphony , one hour before the concert , good kitchen , kind people serving your table the restaurant is full of people , and the waiters run all over with knowlege and efficiency , but fantastic mood , 15...More

Thank Jorge W
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

This is a cut above the good surrounding bars and restaurants, albeit with prices of wines on the high side. We each had an outstanding burger following excellent cocktails . Good selection of desserts . Very friendly service and a good atmosphere.

Thank Adam h
Nearby
Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky
shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to
imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of
a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation
of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a
community park at its center and dozens of trendy
businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish
respite.
...More
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geohove
21 February 2017|
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Response from johnny_yeadon | Reviewed this property |
nope they are not! They're a medium/high end bar/restaurant with an extensive drinks/wine list, some reasonable wine prices and others off the freakin' chart expensive!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 398 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4421
    (Gough)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-551-1590
  • E-mail
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