Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
398 Hayes St,
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Tue-Thu 11:30am-12:30am Fri 11:30am-2am Sat 11am-2am Sun 11am-10pm
What Our Expert Scouts Say
Hayes Valley staple. Great spot for a bloody mary brunch, cocktails at the bar, or a dinner with friends. Raw bar, cheese selection & wines.
I prefer the bistro like bar at Absinthe over the more formal dining room. It's cozy and casual. The cocktails and food are always stellar and the bartenders and waitstaff friendly and approachable.
Lively on the bar side, dressy and relaxed on the dining room side, Absinthe deals out the best version of French classics you've had. And their cocktail list is NOT to be missed. My favorite is the 21 Hayes, named after a bus line that runs just outside.