FALL 2016


398 Hayes St at Gough, San Francisco, CA



Monday to Wednesday

11:30 am to midnight

Thursday & Friday

11:30 am to midnight (bar open til 2 am)


Brunch, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm;

3:00 pm to midnight (bar open til 2 am)


Brunch, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm;

3:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Christmas Eve Brunch, Saturday December 24 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last reservation at 2 p.m.) 

Christmas Day, Sunday December 25 Closed

New Year's Eve Dinner, Saturday December 31 11 a.m. to midnight (bar open until 2 a.m.)

New Year's Day Brunch, Sunday January 1 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last reservation at 2 p.m.)






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Private Dining

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45 Guests, Banquet

20 Guests, Long Table

15 to 32 Guests, Long Tables

10 to 28 Guests, Rounds

42 Guests, Rounds



Absinthe Private Dining provides an intimate and elegant setting for wedding receptions up to 45 guests.

Absinthe Private Dining is a completely separate room, with its own entrance from Hayes Street, and a private restroom, coat closet, and bar. The room is richly decorated with hand-painted murals, fresh-cut flowers, plush upholstered furniture, and mohair curtains. Natural light pours in the front windows, and is reflected in the sparkle of a pre-1906 earthquake mirror.

The Private Dining menus are created by Absinthe Executive Chef Adam Keough, and change frequently, to provide seasonal freshness. Cocktails and desserts may be customized for your special day, and we can assist you with menu design, floral arrangements and other details to make your wedding reception an extraordinary occasion.

Event Calendar

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New Year's Day Brunch

Specials in addition to the regular brunch menu:

Beef Brisket Poutine

6-minute egg, chanterelles, spinach, cheddar Mornay, scallions, French fries     19.

Please call 415-551-1590 or visit OpenTable.com to book a reservation.

Absinthe will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on New Year's Day (last reservation at 2 p.m.)

Press Room

Planning a Party? The Best Private Dining Rooms in San Francisco

Next door to its restaurant, Absinthe has a private dining space with an “old-school charm,” says 7×7, Novemeber 2016.

Inside the Bars That Kicked Off San Francisco’s Cocktail Renaissance

Absinthe, “significantly upped the ante with an attention to historical accuracy and a sense of the vast cocktail continuum.” Read more on PUNCH, November 2016.

Wine & Spirits SF 50 Restaurant Review

“Absinthe’s wine list has been bringing its brasserie-style fare to life since 1998.” See more including pairing suggestions on Wine & Spirits Magazine, October 2016.

Fly With the Green Fairy: Where to Drink Absinthe in the Bay Area

“The Hayes Valley bar is touted as one of the country’s premier absinthe cafés, with 17 different international brands for sampling,” on 7×7, August 2016.

San Francisco’s Ultimate Date Spots

“Absinthe is that perfect restaurant that fits into so many life occasions,” plus more on EaterSF, July 2016. 

About Absinthe


Absinthe Brasserie & Bar is one of the longest-running and most convivial dining institutions in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood. Located within walking distance of Civic Center and the performing arts centers, the establishment features French and Northern Italian-influenced brasserie fare for lunch and dinner, plus weekend brunch. Absinthe’s lively bar offers classic and creative cocktails and late-night dining.