FALL 2021

hors d' oeuvres

$4-$5 per piece

Recommended 3 hors d’ oeuvres for sit down event

Recommended 6 or more Hors d’ oeuvres for cocktail/wine reception



Tuna tartare, hard cooked egg, crispy potato cake, olive relish

Oyster escabeche tartine, avocado, spicy citrus aïoli

Mini crab cakes, tabasco aïoli

Salmon rillette, preserved lemon, everything cracker

Smoked salmon, mimosa egg, blini, Osetra caviar



Seasonal soup shot: leek celery root & potato

Seasonal fruit compote, goat cheese mousse, crostini

Crispy potato croquettes, black truffle aioli, chives

Soft garlic pretzels, Vermont cheddar Mornay

Mac 'n' cheese bites

Warm tartine of wild mushroom, chickpea hummus, grilled baguette



Piedmontese beef sliders, Gruyere, spicy onions

Warm mimolette gougeres, Parisian ham & leek salad, pear

Mini croque monsieur

Steak Tartare, green apple, violet mustard, cornichons, crostini



Chilled seafood platter

Oysters on the half shell

Chef’s selection of Artisan cheeses, traditional accompaniments

Warm, marinated seasonal vegetables, lentil cakes, baba ganoush



Marinated mixed olives, fennel, chilis, orange, oregano

Spicy fried chickpeas



Mini Valrhona Nyangbo chocolate pot de crème, crème Chantilly

Mini vanilla crème brûlée, seasonal fruit compote, Madeleines


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.