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
Absinthe Private Dining, located adjacent to Absinthe Brasserie & Bar, functions as a completely private dining room, with its own entrance, bar, and restroom.
The menus at Absinthe Private Dining offer classic and contemporary San Francisco brasserie fare for brunch, lunch, and dinner. The private dining menus reflect those in the main dining room at Absinthe, and change frequently, allowing variety and seasonal freshness.
Absinthe Private Dining is available for business meetings, wedding events, cocktail receptions, birthdays, showers, wine dinners, pre- or post-performance dinners, and holiday parties.
If interested in hosting an event at Absinthe Private Dining please fill out and submit an Event Inquiry Form, or contact our Director of Events Kat Womer directly at: email@example.com or 415-551-1453.
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 Ryan McIlwraith, 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.
“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
“The cocktail menu is impressive, but the sommelier also does a great job of explaining and selling the extensive wine list, so maybe start with the former and go from there. There’s something for everyone on the menu, as long as “everyone” enjoys indulgent fare like oysters and Absinthe’s classic coq au vin. (Though, if not, the hamburger never disappoints.)” via Eater SF, May 2019
“There are many reasons to head to Hayes Valley, but this classic cocktail spot proves one of the best. The space has been doling out a sinful absinthe list since 1998, as well as good food, superb wine and solid cocktails,” via Liquor.com, March 2019.
“There’s something to please everyone at this comfortable French brasserie, from expert cocktails and an extensive wine list to a burger and coq au vin. It’s a perennially popular place, so be sure to snag a reservation before bringing your group,” via Eater SF, February 2019
Features Absinthe’s own Ginger Rogers, via 7×7, August 2018.
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.