FALL 2021

Absinthe is offering a special prix-fixe dinner before evening performances of San Francisco Opera’s Les Troyens This special dinner is available from 4pm to 5pm. Regular dinner service begins at 5pm. For reservations, please call 415-551-1590.

Les Troyens evening performances: 

Fri 06/12/15 6:00pm

Tue 06/16/15 6:00pm

Saturday 06/20/15 6:00pm

Thu 06/25/15 6:00pm

Wed 07/1/15 6:00pm


3-course prix-fixe dinner $44.00


1st Course


French Onion Soup Gratinée

Coke Farm Greens Salad, strawberries, rhubarb, candied hazelnuts, ricotta salata, port wine vinaigrette

Pan-Roasted Mussels and Clams, English peas, leeks, lemon-fines herbes broth, grilled crostino

Piedmontese Beef Tartare, violet mustard, green apple, red onion, cornichons, quail egg yolk, crostini


2nd Course


Grilled NY Steak Frites, watercress salsa verde, marinated cherry tomatoes

Potato-Crusted Salmon, Little Gem lettuce salad, kohlrabi, watermelon radish, hard-boiled egg, Niçoise olives

Coq Au Vin, red Burgundy-braised Mary’s chicken, bacon, root vegetables, cremini mushrooms, crostini, persillade

Charred Tomato Flatbread, zucchini & basil blossoms, Laura Chenel goat cheese, arugula, aged balsamic


3rd Course


Macarons packaged to-go


398 Hayes St at Gough, San Francisco, CA


Wednesday to Friday
11:30 am to 9 pm

Saturday & Sunday
11 am to 9 pm






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The Best Private Dining Rooms In San Francisco

“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

Where To Go When You’re In The Mood For A Martini

“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

A Fast-Israeli Food Favorite Is Coming Back to Oakland; A New Chef is Shaking Up Absinthe

“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

The San Francisco Shopping Guide To Hayes Valley

“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

A Little Slice of Paris in Hayes Valley: Absinthe Brasserie and Bar

“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.