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Absinthe brasserie & BAR features French and northern italian influenced brasserie fare for lunch. Dinner. And weekend brunch. The BAR offers classic and creative cocktails and late night dining.
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Phone: (415) 525-4698

Phone: (415) 551-5127

Primary Phone: (415) 525-4698

Fax: (415) 255-2385

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Civic Center, Northeast San Francisco

The Absinthe Group Inc

Absinthe Group Inc

French Restaurants, Bars, Taverns, Bar & Grills, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Garage, Street, Valet

Wi-Fi: Free

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I had a sandwich here. It was by far the greasiest sandwich I have ever eaten. I liked it though, but felt really guilty eating it. I will try Absinthe again someday, maybe when I have to cure a hangover...

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Triple French Martini all day, there is something about apple flavors that drives me crazy, lol... anywho... its the best

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liltam 5

I know this is supposed to be a review, but I wanted to ask reviewers what their favorite or best absinthe mixed cocktail they had?

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Exceeded expectations

We went for the Spanish coffee !! But all three courses were great - good fresh tasty food and wine. The waiter selected a very nice red for our mains since we know nothing about US wines (Aussies). The Buttermilk Panna Cotta was scrumptious. Both restaurant and bar were humming (and obviously ideal for theatre-goers). The flamed Spanish coffee was the highlight - excellent. Special memories of San Francisco thanks t... view more

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brunch brunch brunch!!!

Excellent for brunch, dinner menu is a bit pricey. Try the soufle pancakes as well as most of the egg based dishes, they are very tasty. The croque monsieur is mediocre compared to Foreign Cinema's. Make reservations because you will be waiting awhile without them! Good breakfast drinks! Parking is a drag tho, give yourself 20 min and don't park west towards the projects (2 blocks away) unless you want your car broke... view more

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Leaves a lot to be desired

Absinthe leaves a lot to be desired. For the money, I had to deduct one star, otherwise it may have been a three star restaurant. \r \r First, the location is great. For Opera or Symphony, you could not have a better location. Make a reservation, as this is a very popular spot. Also, the staff is great, pleasant, and knowledgable. However, if not for the location and staff, the food would not drive me back here.\r \r... view more

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Fresh Seasonal Ingredients

WE LOVE the selection of fresh ingredients on their seasonal menu. This year we had a perfectly picked Heirloom Tomato salad with a very tasty Balsamic Syrup that we have been duplicating for our family dinners ever since our visit. My husband had a beautiful Half Dungeness Crab w/ a White Truffle Garlic Butter. It was so tasty that he wanted to order another one! I had a NY Steak that was sooo tender and buttery it ... view more

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Spare Some Change?

The bar its fun, the drinks are good, the food is good and the service is ok. The problem with Absinthe is the plentiful homeless that hang out in front of the door. They are agressive, obnoxious and not the greeting you want when you are out for dinner. It seems that Absinthe allows these people to congregate by the front door and around the outdoor tables. I brought the problem to the attention of the restaurant ho... view more

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Gem of a restaurant

This is the first and only restaurant in SF where I wasn't asked if I had a reservation when there were clearly a lot of tables open. The hostess was so welcoming and the waitress was really wonderful. The food was absolutely wonderful. The prices match the quality of the food. We had such a wonderful experience, and my boyfriend raved that it was his new favorite restaurant in the city (and we eat out A LOT). The de... view more

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go for the bar, leave for the food/service

I have to agree with most of the reviews on here. The food is mediocre. The oysters I had were very fresh, and very good, but the rest of the food was anything but spectacular, compared with many other of san francisco's restaurant offerings. (Try the Hayes Street Grill down the street) And the service was terrible. Maybe I want too much, but our waiter was hardly attentive, forgot to serve a dish and got a bit flust... view more

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398 Hayes StSan FranciscoCA 94102

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