Dinner Menu Three

Four courses, $98 per person


leek celery root & potato vichyssoise, matsutake mushroom, parmesan, brioche crouton


baby greens, black Jonathan apple, goat-feta,

poached quince vinaigrette


pan-roasted salmon, spaghetti of squash, charred broccoli,

butternut squash puree, red wine-brown butter vinaigrette


grilled pork tenderloin, mascarpone polenta, broccolini,

lemon-herb gremolata, onion jus


Black Angus bistro filet, potato puree,

carrots, spring onion, black garlic jus


 A selection of Artisan cheese served family style, served with warm walnut bread, Chef's choice of 4 


Nicasio Square apple chutney (Nicasio, California)

cow milk, soft, washed rind, earthy

Fourme D'Ambert honeycomb (Auvernge, France)

cow milk, blue veined, mild, fruity

Beemster X-O orange marmalade (North Holland, Netherlands)

cow milk, hard, nutty, butterscotch

Brillat Savarin kumquat compote (Gilly-Les Citeaux, France)

cow milk, soft, creamy, rich

Navarrais strawberry compote (Les Fromageries Occitanes, Toulouse, France)

sheep milk, firm-smooth, grassy, nutty


lemon cake, lemon curd, cream cheese frosting, mint ice cream


valrhona nyangbo chocolate pot de crème, crème chantilly


seasonal sorbet, spiced sugar cookie

Side Dishes

(The side dishes are in addition to the per person price)

Chef’s selection of seasonal vegetables

pommes frites, smoked tomato ketchup, sweet onion aïoli


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.