FALL 2015

Book your holiday party at

Absinthe Private Dining

For more information please contact Vanessa Harris at (415) 551-1453 or vharris@absinthegroup.com.


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












Special Request Form

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Private Dining

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Event Inquiry Form

Thank you for considering Absinthe Private Dining. There are two ways we can get started for a possible event. Give us a little information so we can start to help. Or give us more information so we can provide a more detailed proposal sooner.

Thank you,
Vanessa Harris
Direct of Private Dining and Events


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For more information, sample menus, table layouts or a tour, please contact our Director of Events, Vanessa Harris, at 415-551-1453 or email her directly at vharris@absinthegroup.com

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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Absinthe is offering a special prix-fixe dinner before evening performances of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg This special dinner is available from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Regular dinner service begins at 5 p.m. For reservations, please call 415-551-1590.


Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg 6 p.m. performances:

Wednesday, 11/18/15

Saturday, 11/21/15

Tuesday, 11/24/15

Friday, 11/27/15

Wednesday, 12/02/15

Sunday, 12/06/15


3-course prix-fixe dinner 44. per person


1st Course


Duck Rillettes, grain mustard, house pickles, baguette

Coke Farm Greens, Fuyu persimmons, candied almonds, ricotta salata, citrus vinaigrette

French Onion Soup Gratinée

PEI Mussels & Manila Clams, bacon, jalapeño, tomato white-wine broth, grilled crostini


2nd Course


Potato-Crusted Salmon, Little Gem lettuce salad, yellow wax beans radish, hard-cooked egg, Niçoise olives

Steak Frites, chicory salad, watercress salsa verde

Coq au Vin, red-burgundy braised Mary’s chicken, bacon, root vegetables, cremini mushrooms

Fettuccine, wild-mushroom sauce, butternut squash, Swiss chard, herb bread crumbs


3rd Course


Macarons, pistachio, chocolate, raspberry (packaged to go)

Press Room

Cocktail Trendsetter Absinthe Now a Hayes Valley Classic

Absinthe cocktails, clams and mussels, buttermilk panna cotta, Coq au Vin, French onion soup, and location featured on SFGate/SF Chronicle, September 2015

Low-wage jobs are plentiful in SF, but where can you live?

Quotes from Bill Russell-Shapiro featured on SFGate/SF Chronicle,  September 2015

The Five Hautest French Dishes in SF

Absinthe’s menu classic Coq au Vin featured on HauteLiving.com, July 2015

Chef Adam Keough Absinthe Brasserie & Bar and Arlequin Cafe

Executive Chef Adam Keough talks about Absinthe and Arlequin Cafe featured on MenuStories.com, June 2015

9 Secret Weapons Behind SF’s Top Restaurants

Absinthe’s Eddie Arriaga featured on Zagat.com, March 2015

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.