Celebrate our 17th birthday with a three-course prix-fixe dinner menu featuring greatest hits from our 1998 menu and today.
Friday January 30th, 42. per person
1998 - French Onion Soup Gratinée
2014 - Potato Gnocchi winter mushrooms, butternut squash, lacinato kale, pecorino-Romano
1998 - Le Cassoulet d'Absinthe confit of Liberty Farms duck and Heritage pork shoulder,
house-made sausage, French lingot blanc beans, herb breadcrumbs
2014 - Grilled Spanish Octopus lemon-chickpea purée, charred leeks, almond-romesco sauce, Tabasco vinaigrette
1998 - Pot de Crème
Valrhona Nyangbo chocolate, crème Chantilly
2014 - Roasted White Chocolate Cremeux, orange-fennel compote, cocoa nib crust
For reservations please call 415-551-1590 or visit OpenTable.com.
Each menu item is available à la carte, in addition to supplemental paired wines.
The regular dinner menu is also available. Menu items are subject to change.
“The upscale Hayes Valley mainstay has a private dining space with a separate entrance, its own bar, coat room, and restrooms. Decorated similarly to the main restaurant with dark wood, paintings, and old-school charm, the menu offers French fare and a raw bar,” via 7×7, September 2019
“Obviously, this place has a good-sized menu of absinthe drinks, but we’ll happily order a martini and eat some pate at the bar while we decide if we want to join all those people sitting outside by the weird sculpture on Octavia,” via The Infatuation SF, September 2019
“Hayes Valley’s longtime favorite brasserie, Absinthe, has a new executive chef, Ryan Fowler, and to kick things off, he’s jazzing up the brunch menu with pain perdu and Dungeness crab and avocado omelettes,” via Eater SF, August 2019
“Just because it’s one of the oldest restaurants in Hayes Valley doesn’t mean that Absinthe Brasserie and Bar has lost its shine. An outstanding cocktail program, along with French and Mediterranean-inspired dishes, makes Absinthe a neighborhood go-to for locals and hungry shoppers alike,” via SF Travel, August 2019
“An homage to all things French, Absinthe is still one of my favorite places to eat in the city. Why? It’s a buzzy destination that feels glamorous and special, evoking a one-of-a-kind feeling of Belle Epoque-era Paris,” via SF Bay Times, June 2019
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.