FALL 2020


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 OpenTable.com.


398 Hayes St at Gough, San Francisco, CA



We've crafted a menu of provisions for takeout and delivery for you to safely enjoy at home - or - if you're wanting some fresh air, join us in our seat-yourself parklet on Hayes Street.


Wednesday to Sunday

12 pm to 8 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 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.

Press Room

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 offering a menu of provisions for takeout and delivery for you to safely enjoy at home - or - if you're wanting a bit of fresh air, join us in our seat-yourself parklets on Hayes Street.