Absinthe Brasserie & Bar

French Restaurant, Lounge, and Bar
398 Hayes St (at Gough St), San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
  • Thu–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

With its lively, informal décor evocative of turn-of-the-century France, Absinthe Brasserie & Bar in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood romances locals and visitors alike.

9.3/10

Based on 464 votes

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  • soft garlic pretzels
  • French onion soup
  • spanish coffee
  • good for dates
  • oysters
  • brunch food
  • burgers
  • duck confit
  • coq au vin
  • bloody marys
  • desserts
  • caviar
  • wine
  • breakfast food
  • romantic
  • Croque Monsieur
  • good for a late night
  • martinis
  • lively
  • trendy
  • Dave C.

    The scotch collection oh my god

    Dave Cummings · 12 hours ago
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  • Irene M.

    Delightful, comfortable, mature brasserie. Perfect for after theater. Great cocktails.

    Irene M · 6 days ago
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  • Kristine D.

    Best French onion soup ever! Also if the drink you want is not on the menu, no problem. The bar tender will still make it for you.

    Kristine Dier · 1 week ago
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  • Rem K.

    Well crafted cocktails.

    Rem Koning · 1 week ago
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  • Udi M.

    The private room is great for events

    Udi Milo · 1 week ago
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  • Yev P.

    Amazing restaurant. Love the tartare appetizer. Menu changes often so recommendations are hard to make, all good!

    Yev Pusin · 2 weeks ago
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  • Marie B.

    I waited more than 30 minutes for an overcooked omelette and really bad potatoes. I am not coming back.

    Marie Bigorie · March 21
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  • Cody H.

    Food was great, nice atmosphere, wait staff was incredibly helpful. Cocktails were a little sweet for me. Ordered pretzels and spaghetti, both were great. They also did a great job celebrating a bday!

    Cody Hard · February 26
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  • Seph M.

    Excellent cocktails. Try the Ginger Rogers.

    Seph M. · February 20
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  • Andrew A.

    Cocktails taste like sugar water with color

    Andrew Ander · February 8
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  • Pawel P.

    Nice French style food. Good atmosphere. Coq au vin and oysters were really good.

    Pawel Pietryka · January 29
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  • Magnus J.

    Fabulous drinks and pretty good food.

    Magnus Jern · January 19
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  • Aly O.

    Open late - great for tea and dessert...

    Aly Orady · December 28, 2014
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  • Bertie W.

    Octopus, Onion Soup & Chocolate desserts!

    Bertie Well · December 2, 2014
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  • Teresa Y.

    Romantic for dates. Cocktails. Great food.

    Teresa Yao · November 29, 2014
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  • Frank K.

    Their ceviche dish is pretty flavorful and spicy, the French onion soup and buttersquash soup were excellent.

    Frank Kim · November 11, 2014
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  • Dom

    Good night late night eats. The Mac and cheese is satisfying after a hard evening of drinking.

    Dom · November 2, 2014
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  • Brian N.

    Spanish coffee - get it

    Brian Nguyen · October 26, 2014
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  • Tasting Table

    Stop by Absinthe for a glass of organic bubbly or the namesake cocktail. Grab a sidewalk table and snack on Parmesan-garlic popcorn or spicy fried chickpeas. Read more

    Tasting Table · September 29, 2014
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  • Sandra S.

    Excellent cocktails & yummy food too!

    Sandra Szilasi · September 27, 2014
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  • Brad T.

    Brunch menu changes often but if you come across the duck confit ragout: don't hesitate.

    Brad T · September 21, 2014
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  • Olof M.

    Unpleasant personal but nice cocktails.

    Olof Moriya · September 20, 2014
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  • Tasting Table

    Grab a sidewalk table and snack on Parmesan-garlic popcorn ($4) or spicy fried chickpeas ($4). Read more

    Tasting Table · September 9, 2014
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  • Brian N.

    Lamb chop for dinner is better than their stack. But the coq au vin is the best anywhere.

    Brian Nguyen · August 30, 2014
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  • Renato H.

    Brunch, cocktails, wine

    Renato Hoyle · August 22, 2014
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  • Jean-Michel H.

    The cocktails are great, especially the ones with chartreuse and rye.

    Jean-Michel Hoffman · August 20, 2014
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  • Alex P.

    French cuisine, duck

    Alex Plutzer · August 7, 2014
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  • Aaron R.

    Best oysters. Of. My. Life.

    Aaron Reardon · August 1, 2014
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  • Scott W.

    galapagos drink

    Scott Wilson · July 6, 2014
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  • Kendra S.

    The ceviche, pork belly, and mussels were delicious! Walking distance to the Opera House, and servers are conscious of show times to remind you to skedaddle!

    Kendra Storm · June 23, 2014
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  • Roshan V.

    Get a Danish Mary for brunch. It's a bloody mary made with Akvavit

    Roshan Vyas · June 2, 2014
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  • Roshan V.

    Really great burger. Get it with cheddar and bacon.

    Roshan Vyas · June 2, 2014
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  • David Z.

    Love that steak tartare

    David Zhang · May 28, 2014
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  • Asher Y.

    Croque Monsieur and cocktails!

    Asher Yanich · May 16, 2014
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  • Kay E.

    The Bloody Mary is divine :)

    Kay Eleni · May 2, 2014
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  • Oliver O.

    Customize your burger!

    Oliver Op de Beeck · April 21, 2014
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  • Charles W

    A great place to have dinner before heading over to the symphony.

    Charles W · April 3, 2014
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  • Rohit J.

    moules! Get the muscles

    Rohit Jenveja · March 24, 2014
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  • Sandra

    If you don't mind the LOUD bistrot ambiance

    Sandra · March 22, 2014
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  • Laura C.

    Great Cheese platter!

    Laura Chuck · March 22, 2014
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  • Monty H.

    OK... If you're lucky enough to spot the Apple Pie Panna Cotta... Just say YES! Right up there with the best...

    Monty Hamilton · March 19, 2014
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  • Conery W.

    Osso buco. Delicious.

    Conery Wilbanks · March 2, 2014
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  • Zora C.

    Get the ceviche!!

    Zora Chung · February 28, 2014
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  • Will

    Get the duck and the pretzels. You will not be disappointed.

    Will · February 28, 2014
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  • Tinne

    Friendly staff and amazing food. Recommend the crab and gnocchi.

    Tinne · February 22, 2014
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  • JoAnne K.

    Try the chicken and rice - Awesome!

    JoAnne Kao · February 9, 2014
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  • Jessie M.

    The duck breast is out of this world - so succulent and flavorful!

    Jessie Mai · January 19, 2014
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  • Eric W.

    Coq au vin. Do it.

    Eric Wheeler · January 11, 2014
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  • Suzanne H.

    This was an accident

    Suzanne Holloway · January 10, 2014
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  • B

    Spanish Coffee

    B · December 20, 2013
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