WINTER 2020

hors d' oeuvres


$4-$5 per piece

Recommended 3 hors d’ oeuvres for sit down event

Recommended 6 or more Hors d’ oeuvres for cocktail/wine reception

 

FISH/SEAFOOD

Tuna tartare, hard cooked egg, crispy potato cake, olive relish

Oyster escabeche tartine, avocado, spicy citrus aïoli

Mini crab cakes, tabasco aïoli

Salmon rillette, preserved lemon, everything cracker

Smoked salmon, mimosa egg, blini, Osetra caviar

 

VEGETARIAN

Seasonal soup shot: leek celery root & potato

Seasonal fruit compote, goat cheese mousse, crostini

Crispy potato croquettes, black truffle aioli, chives

Soft garlic pretzels, Vermont cheddar Mornay

Mac 'n' cheese bites

Warm tartine of wild mushroom, chickpea hummus, grilled baguette

 

MEAT/POULTRY

Piedmontese beef sliders, Gruyere, spicy onions

Warm mimolette gougeres, Parisian ham & leek salad, pear

Mini croque monsieur

Steak Tartare, green apple, violet mustard, cornichons, crostini

 

PLATTERS

Chilled seafood platter

Oysters on the half shell

Chef’s selection of Artisan cheeses, traditional accompaniments

Warm, marinated seasonal vegetables, lentil cakes, baba ganoush

 

SNACKS

Marinated mixed olives, fennel, chilis, orange, oregano

Spicy fried chickpeas

 

DESSERT

Mini Valrhona Nyangbo chocolate pot de crème, crème Chantilly

Mini vanilla crème brûlée, seasonal fruit compote, Madeleines

VISIT US

398 Hayes St at Gough, San Francisco, CA

HOURS

Please note, Absinthe Brasserie & Bar is currently closed until future notice in cooperation with local authorities who have issued a mandatory closure of non-essential businesses. Please stay tuned for additional updates, and we appreciate your patience and support as we work to keep our community safe.


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415-551-1590

EMAIL

talk@absinthe.com

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Private Dining

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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

Weddings

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

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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 offers lunch and dinner daily, and weekend brunch. In an effort to support the health and safety of our staff and community, Absinthe is temporarily closed until further notice.