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Absinthe Brasserie & Bar

398 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4421
+1 415-551-1590
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Bar, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
398 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4421
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1 - 10 of 437 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed the restaurant - quirky and cool place in San Francisco Chickpeas and burgers were all fantastic! Loved the mixed drinks too :)

Thank KathrynCupcake
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun place enjoy an evening with excellent... and I mean, EXCELLENT, service and food. The oysters were fresh and delicious. The steaks were tender and well cooked with excellent potatoes and aus jus. Try the cod dish also - it was outstanding with...More

Thank DeepInTheWoodsMike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is good, and so is the atmosphere and service. The drinks were all craft cocktail quality!

Thank WinoExtreme
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Randomly showed up in this neighborhood, and asked where to go...and looked up some reviews. It led us to this place. Very happy that it did. the service was great, the food was delicious, and the wines were yummy. We had lunch outdoors, but the...More

1  Thank rgstrip
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Oh my....this place surpassed my expectations from the moment I walked in the door. Being an Absinthe lover, I had to go in before the heading to the Opera House...so glad that we did. The service was fast, friendly...and engaging, not the usual, 'what do...More

Thank bunkyh
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Absinthe Restaurant here is as near to a French restaurant as I've experienced in Paris! The decor and bar serving a wide assortment of cocktails lends an authenticity of a true French ambience! Green Beast absinthe cocktail is a refreshing drink that I recommend! Food...More

Thank 60713J_m
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Very good food and excellent drinks. I had the coq au vin and it was excellent. Service is a bit slow.

Thank MSYMd
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

What a superb place. The wine and ceviche are unique. First rate. The cheese selection is solid. Excellent service and ambiance.

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Delicious, Coq au vin one of the best we've eaten, excellent onion soup, nice presentation. Excellent, friendly and fast service. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Julie M
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

The Absinthe is a kind pf French brasserie. We had fantastic food - the typical French onion soup and different types oysters. Also the cocktails are outstanding. Service was extremly friendly. The atmosphere is very pleasant. Highly recommended!

1  Thank MochiMundo
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
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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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 398 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4421
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-551-1590
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