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Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
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Come have some wine during Super Bowl week...
If you're heading to the Bay Area for the Super Bowl on Feb. 7, hosted at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, ditch the hot dogs and beer: With one of the country's strongest dining scenes at your disposal, culinary options abound. We've selected 10 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award-winners from around the Bay whose wine lists provide the perfect kickoff for the big football weekend—or enrich any visit to San Francisco and its environs.
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So proud of our talented and hard working Sous Chef Eric Gibbs!
http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/chopped/2700-series/brunch-battle.html
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Delight in the 18th century drink that gives our brasserie its name...
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We've got deep cellars here at Absinthe. And if you're looking for something terrific to-go, see our sister wine store.  https://www.instagram.com/arlequinwine/
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Mashed potatoes with fish? That's kid's play. Read how Chef Adam Keough turns up the wow in this article about making potato dishes that pop.
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So long 2015. And cheers from one of the "best drinking neighborhoods in America."  https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/the-16-best-drinking-neighborhoods-in-america
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood JUST missed the cut...
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Here's a great rundown of Tuesday's Brunch Battle on Chopped - Spoiler: our sous chef Eric Gibbs emerges the Chopped Champion.
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San Francisco Restaurant Week runs January 20th through 31st - And we're offering a delicious, weekday-only, prix-fixe lunch.  #CassouletIsTheOnlyWay #DeliciousDeals  
January 20 - 31, 2016 Restaurants city-wide offer prix fixe, multi-course menus. Find out which restaurants are participating and make your reservations.
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#TBT   Haute Living found the 5 Hautest French Dishes in #sanfrancisco .  ‪ See which Absinthe dish made the cut.
From escargot to moules, here are the best classic French dishes in San Francisco.
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7x7 is the San Francisco Bay Area’s daily go-to for the best restaurants, shops, cocktails, live music, weekend happenings and more.
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Cheers to 2016! If you are elsewhere tomorrow night, be sure to join us for New Year's Day Brunch. There will be two special additions to the regular brunch menu:
Absinthe New Year’s Day Breakfast Burrito
crispy beef ribs, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, avocado, green-chili salsa, crème fraîche 14.
& Good Luck Donuts 5.
Absinthe will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on New Year's Day
(last reservation time: 2 p.m.).
Book your table now: http://bit.ly/1GKZrMx
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For Christmas Eve lunch, Adam Keough recreates his great grandmother's pastina soup at Absinthe. "This recipe made me fall in love with cooking," says our chef. Come share in this heartwarming family heritage this holiday.

Absinthe is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Christmas Eve. (Just enough time for an elegant, sweet Chestnut Buche de Noel.) And we're closed on Christmas Day. Happy holidays.
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398 Hayes St San Francisco, CA 94102
398 Hayes StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94102
(415) 551-1590absinthe.com
$$$Restaurant, French Restaurant
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French Restaurant
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Today 11:30AM–12AM
Monday 11:30AM–12AMTuesday 11:30AM–12AMWednesday 11:30AM–12AMThursday 11:30AM–12AMFriday 11:30AM–12AMSaturday 11AM–12AMSunday 11AM–10PM
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Absinthe Brasserie & Bar features French and Northern Italian-influenced brasserie fare for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. The bar offers classic and creative cocktails and late-night dining.
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Upscale, Parisian-style brasserie serving French-Mediterranean cuisine & creative cocktails.- Google
"I really liked the soft garlic pretzels with the cheese dip."
"Really nice cocktail bar."
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Jorge Sidhu
2 months ago
This place saved out weekend. Wonderful staff and fond memories. Very attentive. Drinks are good and food is delicious. All of the fine dining, wind menu, and customer service of a fine dining establishment with none of the pretentiousness from the staff. Love it.
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Vivian Chan
3 months ago
Great heart of Hayes Valley location. I've only been here for the bar food, but that in itself is great! Love the pretzels & cheese sauce, they're really cute and stubby :) We've also gotten oysters and cocktails, both of which are yummy. And a cheese selection: beware when you select your cheeses! Can't remember what it was but there was one that was SUPER SMELLY--probably should have asked the waiter :) so that's your warning! They have a great selection, just know what you're getting into!
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Ginger Kowal
2 weeks ago
Great cocktails, nice food, excellent service.
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Peter Rosati
2 months ago
Great location, food, place and friendly staff.
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Roy Sanson-Mosier
a month ago
Yessirree! Loved the coq au vin!
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Charlie Faulkner
a month ago
This place has great food and great drinks. The servers are efficient, attentive and fast. The atmosphere here is also fantastic. I highly recommend this place.
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Oren K.
3 months ago
Quite a romantic place, but the food I ordered just wasn't that great. We had the mushroom fetuccini, clams and mussels plate, and the grilled octopus. From the three dishes I would say the mussels were worth their price, but the other two were flops. Can't say I would come back, but my friend swears on their hamburgers so it's possible that I just didn't order the right dishes.
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Denise Dang
9 months ago
Good place to grab lunch, or for our purposes, alcohol between the odd hours of 2-5pm... Came here for drinks with a few ladies in the afternoon before our dinner reservations elsewhere. They have a large selection of wine and spirits, as well as amazing cocktails. Oddly, a lot of people were ordering french fries, which looked and smelled amazing. Will have to come back to try them.