Absinthe Brasserie and Bar

398 Hayes St, San Francisco , CA
(415) 551-1590
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Mon (Closed)
Tue-Fri (11:30am–Midnight)
Sat (11am–Midnight)
Sun (11am–10:30pm)
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Part of Absinthe's success in the area is its understanding that in Hayes Valley, a good bar is critical. Serving decadent meals of rabbits and oysters decorated in gilded Belle Epoch style, its menu is complimented by first rate double fisted cocktails. The Arlequin Cafe is a gourmet food-to-go shop with patio and dining seating out back, and the wine merchant, Amphora Wines, has a tremendous selection of wines at very affordable prices.


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    Dining at the bar is my favorite way to experience a restaurant, and I'm amazed at how many people don't think of it, or shun the idea when they show up sans reservation. Often it's the only way to di...  More »

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