398 Hayes St at Gough, San Francisco, CA



Monday to Wednesday

11:30 am to 11:00 pm

Thursday & Friday

11:30 am to midnight


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

3:00 pm to midnight


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

3:00 pm to 10:00 pm






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Private Dining

Select a Menu

42 Guests, Banquet

18 Guests, Long Table

30 Guests Maximum, Long Tables

10 to 28 Guests, Rounds

40 Guests, Rounds

Reception, Up to 60 Guests


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.

Press Room

The Bay Area 75 Years Ago And Today

“Absinthe has combined a touch of San Francisco history with the ambiance of a Parisian bistro of the ‘20s. Absinthe serves what I refer to as truthful cuisine. The offerings speak for themselves: fresh ingredients exquisitely crafted,” and more from Stuart Faber via In Flight USA, April 2017. 

Bill Russell-Shapiro speaks on San Francisco restaurant regulations

Owner/Proprietor of The Absinthe Group shares his point of view – Watch the news clip via KPIX (CBS), March 2017.

Bar Manager, Jessi Lorraine has a winning smoky cocktail, “Scottish Breakfast”

“It’s the only spot that can claim delectable French-influenced fare, a can’t miss brunch and creative cocktails from Jessi Lorraine,” via Liquor.com, March 2017.

Antonio Galloni: Vinous Table

“Truly, for lovers of Old World or ‘old school’ wine, there is no better Bay Area destination than Absinthe Brasserie & Bar.” Read the full review on Vinous Table, January 2017.

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.

About Absinthe


Absinthe Brasserie & Bar lives the heart of San Francisco’s charming Hayes Valley neighborhood, and is among the city’s most beloved and 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. Located within walking distance of Civic Center and the performing-arts centers, Absinthe offers lunch and dinner daily, and weekend brunch. To book a table, please visit OpenTable.com or call 415.551.1590 for more information.