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Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
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Today 11:30AM–12AM
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Making your afternoons delightful. Via @debnorrisckd on Instagram. #shareyourpics use #AbsintheSF  
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Celebrate National Pretzel Day with Absinthe's Classic Soft Garlic Pretzels served with Vermont cheddar Mornay (available all day). #sfeats #NationalPretzelDay #absinthesf  
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Breakfast Cassoulet (poached egg, duck confit, fennel sausage, pork belly, cassoulet beans, chives, garlic bread) of Champions. Pic via @tristan.boyd Instagram.
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Visit one of the hottest bars in San Francisco + Add a flaming Spanish coffee to your weekend rotation. (Share your pics with the hashtag #AbsintheSF )
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Winter is in the rearview mirror. See what spring delights await you at absinthe.com #springtime   #magic   #vegetables  
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The Big Drink: 50 Cocktails to Sip in SF Before You Die includes one of our cocktails... #weekendplans   #drinkthis   #classiccocktail  
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This guest just created a lil video meme for us. Come have some of the best value caviar in all of San Francisco. #caviarandsteaktartare  
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Steak tartare goals. Via @aaddes on Instagram. #shareyourpics #AbsintheSF  
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Our crispy-exterior/fluffy-interior french fries were just named some of the best in the nation. Come taste why. (Instagram pic via @b_floress) #frites #forever #Frenchbrasserie http://www.thedailymeal.com/eat/america-s-best-french-fries
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Mellow out your workweek with some tender, grilled Spanish Octopus. Image via Instagram @mostlyjason.  #seafoodies #cephalopodcrazy #shareyourAbsinthepics  
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Do check out the lovely, eye-poppingly cool Bee Mural on Ivy Street next time you're headed in. More details from Hoodline here:
The process isn't easy, but with money and help available, the city hopes locals will band together to revitalize Hayes Valley's alleys.
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Our bar manager Jessi Lorraine, winning the garnish game - image via @gonzogeist #greatguestphotos #mezcalandtonic #barstarJessi #weekendplans #cheers #shareyourpics #AbsintheSF  
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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
Thursday 11:30AM–12AMFriday 11:30AM–12AMSaturday 11AM–12AMSunday 11AM–10PMMonday 11:30AM–12AMTuesday 11:30AM–12AMWednesday 11:30AM–12AM
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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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Matt Thomas
2 months ago
Pretty good for an older SF staple. Good location but the inside seemed like it's getting a little tired. That is subjective and you may like it but with all of the other choices, I doubt I'll be back anytime soon. The service was exceptional - our waitress was fantastic. I just had a burger which I thought was good but for the price... not sure I would rate it highly.
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Aj Cartas
a month ago
Absinthe was a very intimate restaurant, especially because of its lighting and the location. Parking can be a pain to find and you might have to circle a couple of times. We had a reservation and even though we were about 30 minutes late because of the traffic, thankfully we had a table! What I noticed while we were seating down was that the noise level was a little bit above average which was kind of distracting. Anyway, for drinks, I ordered a Reisling, soft pretzels for appetizers, and for my entree I ordered an Absinthe burger with bacon and fried egg on top. The soft pretzels were surprisingly good. It came out warm and soft. Dip it with the cheese that came with it and it'll make you love pretzels because before I didn't! I requested my burger to be medium rare. We waited about 15 minutes to get our order in and another 15 for it to come out. I would say that this is one of the BEST burgers I've ever had. The flavors complimented itself and I was not disappointed. The fries that came with it was crispy as well. Would love to come back here again and try their other entrees!
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Varun Grewal
a month ago
I had higher expectations from this place since it is quite popular. I was definitely disappointed. In a nutshell, food was very bland. We ordered 3 different dishes and all were boring. Service was borderline ok. I don't think I will be going back anytime soon.
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Jorge Sidhu
5 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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Rishita Patel
a week ago
I love their cocktail menu; their bartenders take pride in crafting really tasty drinks. The steak tartare is a personal favorite, but the entire menu is delicious. Don't be turned off by the wait, it is popular for a reason.
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Udara Fernando
a month ago
Had a late dinner/snack here after catching an amazing Zakir Hussain performance at SFJazz. The soft garlic pretzels with cheese dip were the standout of the evening. Service is a little stuffy but friendly nonetheless.
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Lin Clas
in the last week
Love everything about this place. All our dishes were made and plated with high quality ingredients and with care and were delicious. What stood out the most was the superb service. Attentive yet not overbearing. Highly recommended.
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Roy Sanson-Mosier
4 months ago
Yessirree! Loved the coq au vin!