Established January 30th, 1998

Celebrating Twenty Years (for all of 2018!) 


Domaine Turgy, Collection dosage Zero, Brut, Grand Cru, blanc de blanc, Millesime, Le Mesnil sur Oger, Champagne, France   195.


Chapoutier, Ermitage Blanc, Le Méal, Rhône, France, marsanne   115.

Nikolaihof, Steinriesler, Wachau, Austria, riesling   140.

Littorai, Thieriot Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, California, chardonnay 70.

Littorai, Mays Canyon, Russian River Valley, California, chardonnay 70.

Domaine des Baumard, Quarts de Chaume, Loire, chenin blanc 67.


Château La Mission Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France, cabernet blend  600.

Château Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France, cabernet blend  210.

Corison, Kronos, Napa Valley, California, cabernet  235.

Diamond Creek, Volcanic Hill, Napa Valley, California, cabernet  395.

Ridge, Monte Bello, Santa Cruz, California, cabernet  365.

Conterno, Cascina Francia, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy, nebbiolo  350.

Voerzio, Vigna Serra, Langhe, Piedmont, Italy, nebbiolo  150.

Clos du Mont Olivet, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France, grenache blend  80.

Clos de Papes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France, grenache blend  150.

Château Léoville-Barton, Saint Julien, Bordeaux, France, cabernet blend  170.

Littorai, Savoy Vineyard, Anderson Valley, California, pinot noir  125.

Storybook Mountain, Mayacamas Range, Napa Valley, California, zinfandel  60.

Léoville-Las-Cases, Saint Julien, Bordeaux, France, cabernet blend  225.

Saddleback Cellar, Nils Venge, Napa Valley, California, zinfandel  45.

Ridge, York Creek, Napa Valley, California, zinfandel  75.

Melka Chloe & Jeremy, Napa Valley, California, cabernet  60.

Dunn, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, cabernet  130.

Venge Family, Napa Valley, California, cabernet  115.

Château Rayas, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France, grenache blend  425.

Jaboulet, Hermitage ‘La Chapelle’ Rhône, France, syrah  260.

Bodegas Roda 'Reserva', Rioja, Spain, tempranillo   $135


Jean Vesselle, Brut Reserve, Petit Clos, Bouzy, Champagne, France 1.5L,   405.

Château Rayas, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France, grenache blend  1.5L,    825.

Gombaude Guillot, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France, merlot blend 1.5L,   225.

Vieux Télégraphe, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France, grenache blend  1.5L,   390.

Pichon-Baron, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France, merlot blend  3L,  950.

Jaboulet, Hermitage ‘La Chapelle’ Rhône, France, syrah 1.5L,   500.


Lang & Reed, Premier Etage, Napa Valley, California, cabernet franc   30./140.

For reservations please call 415-551-1590 or visit


398 Hayes St at Gough, San Francisco, CA


Absinthe Brasserie & Bar will be going into hibernation until we receive news on the easing of restrictions for outdoor dining. We will then figure out the best way and time to safely resume service. In the meantime, we hope you can support other members of The Absinthe Group: Akna, Arbor, Arlequin Wine Merchant, and Bellota. They will all be reopening for takeout and delivery beginning Wednesday, January 6th.





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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

About Absinthe


Absinthe Brasserie & Bar is 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. Located within walking distance of Civic Center and the performing-arts centers, Absinthe is currently hibernating pending news on the easing of restrictions for outdoor dining.