As General Manager of The Absinthe Group's Absinthe Brasserie & Bar, John Snell manages the Hayes Valley French brasserie's daily operations, skilled staff, and restaurant offerings. Having most recently served as the General Manager of Comstock Saloon, Snell stands as a cultured expert to help guide guests through a memorable dining experience.
Origianlly from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Snell studied Economics at The University of Virginia before moving to San Francisco in the early 2000s. Eager to continue his experience in the restaurant industry, Snell became one of the original opening team members of North Beach's Comstock Saloon. Snell served at both Comstock and Absinthe before becoming appointed as General Manager of Comstock Saloon in 2016. In 2019, Snell moved to Absinthe Brasserie & Bar to oversee all aspects of the Parisian brasserie.
After working for The Absinthe Group for nearly 10 years, Snell's knowledge and respect has deeply grown for Absinthe's ownership and the restaurant industry as a whole. In his spare time, Snell enjoys spending time outside hiking, scuba diving, or downhill skiing.
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar is located in San Francisco's vibrant and charming Hayes Valley neighborhood, and is among the city’s beloved longest-running dining institutions. It features a creative menu of French brasserie fare, along with an inspired selection of classic cocktails. With lively, informal décor that evokes turn-of-the-century France, Absinthe’s warm, convivial atmosphere has romanced locals and visitors alike since its founding in 1998.