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.
Open late, Pre and Post theatre. Great food. Busy NY feel. Extensive cocktail list. -Tim Nugent, Top Chef Just Desserts
7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the soft garlic pretzels are delicious. Yum!
Eat dinner at the bar and order a drink off the chalkboard.
Francophiles crowd the copper-topped tables at this San Francisco institution. The draw: stellar cocktails and brasserie-style dishes from Top Chef Season 5 contestant Jamie Lauren.
order a sazerac. it's the oldest cocktail in the us and the best in SF is at Absinthe.
Impossible to go wrong here. Seriously.
2007 was an incredible vintage in the Southern Rhone. Try the Gigondas, Vacqueryras, or Telegramme (from Chateauneuf du Pape) off the half bottle list. These grenache-based blends will not disappoint!
A perfect spot to have a cozy birthday dinner. The service, food, and ambiance was super warm and friendly. I thoroughly enjoyed the birthday mango ice-cream. :)
Try the Banana & Pecan Pancakes and spot it on Foodspotting!
Try the Ascot: Four Roses select bourbon; Sibilla Amaro; lillet blanc.
Try the Basted Eggs and spot it on Foodspotting!
Go to Absinthe after 10pm, get the bar menu, order the Madame Croquette.
Walking distance to the opera house- great place for a sit down meal or a glass or wine before or after the show!
Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder
Try the Pork Loin - Amazing (via @Foodspotting)
Try the Housemade Hot Dog and spot it on Foodspotting!
French onion soup & croque monsieur were great. Creative cocktails as well.
Post opera or symphony bite and drinks. Long and impressive cocktail list and great food, especially late at night.
had delicious dinner
Get the Uptown Manhattan, then the Sazerac, then good luck.
The Soft Garlic Pretzels are a great way to start a meal. The pot de creme is the perfect way to end it.
Pickled is a monthly pop-up bar on the last Monday of the month (excepting December). Artisan, culinary cocktails, select wines, beers, and small plates served in the Absinthe private dining room. Awe
Best Spanish coffees in the city. Hands down.
Great ambiance, filled with chatter but dimly lit. The hot dog's the 7x7 list of things to try but I just found out from the server but they have a new chef and no longer have it on the menu.
The best French onion soup ever!
Citron Lemonade! Yum!!!
Try the Soft Boiled Egg - Creamy yolk on a perfectly toasted bread stick with bites of salt. Yummy! (via @Foodspotting)
The braised American Wagyu beef is fantastic.
Okay, so if you're fine to shell out $15 for a cocktail, then do it, cause they make them right here. The food is unbelievable, but for the price, it better be. One of the pricier go-to's in SF.
Great cocktails and food. Enjoy!
Great bar staff, delicious cocktails, great atmosphere.
have an Uptown Manhattan and French onion soup.
Great food - good for dinner or brunch
Sunday brunch duck confit on potato pancake. Daily roast was awesome as well!
Best French Onion soup I've had since La Routonde
Try the soft garlic pretzels with cheese dip. It's on 7x7's Top 100 list for 2011.
In short walking distance from Davies Hall and the Memorial Opera House.
Fries are most delicious with smoked ketchup.
The most amazing French onion soup and the bacon is ... Best bacon I've ever had. Good list of house cocktails
Chocolate pot de creme. So decadent!
Try to go on a night when Eric is behind the bar.
Try the Chocolate Pot de Creme (via @Foodspotting)