Absinthe Brasserie & Bar

★★★☆☆
37.777 -122.423
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415-551-1590

398 Hayes St

San Francisco, CA

94102

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Loved it. We went there for late lunch...so sat in bar area. The oysters were fresh and just what we wanted. We also tried the Sauteed Dungeness Crab! Expensive, but I loved the garlic butter sauce. Also...we have decided Absinthe has THE best burger in the city.
THE BEST. SO good. Bun was perfect and the burger itself was melt in your mouth. I still like Slow Club and Fog City (need to try Sepenetine's).

4
★★★★☆

Loved it. We went there for late lunch...so sat in bar area. The oysters were fresh and just what we wanted. We also tried the Sauteed Dungeness Crab! Expensive, but I loved the garlic butter sauce. Also...we have decided Absinthe has THE best burger in the city.
THE BEST. SO good. Bun was perfect and the burger itself was melt in your mouth. I still like Slow Club and Fog City (need to try Sepenetine's).

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I've been to Absinthe a few time and it's never been overly impressive. I think that its best to pop in for lunch sometime during the week as it can be overly busy if you try and go after a show or opera or for brunch on the weekend, and it just isn't worth the wait. If you do go in for lunch, try the croque monsieur (grilled ham and cheese w/ an egg). It's one dish that stands out. The french onion soup on the other hand, is a total let down. Service is fine, not amazing but also not bad. The atmosphere is nice with a good decor. I would give it a 2 1/2 if that was an option. There is just no excuse for average food in SF.

3
★★★☆☆

I've been to Absinthe a few time and it's never been overly impressive. I think that its best to pop in for lunch sometime during the week as it can be overly busy if you try and go after a show or opera or for brunch on the weekend, and it just isn't worth the wait. If you do go in for lunch, try the croque monsieur (grilled ham and cheese w/ an egg). It's one dish that stands out. The french onion soup on the other hand, is a total let down. Service is fine, not amazing but also not bad. The atmosphere is nice with a good decor. I would give it a 2 1/2 if that was an option. There is just no excuse for average food in SF.

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...If not a little pricey. It was great food and great service, within walking distance of the Civic Center area. I especially enjoyed the privacy of the "booths."

4
★★★★☆

...If not a little pricey. It was great food and great service, within walking distance of the Civic Center area. I especially enjoyed the privacy of the "booths."

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The ambiance of the place is great, I've been there for drinks and dinner and for sunday brunch and both time it was delicious. Their brunch menu is yummy french, I had the hamburger with gruyer cheese and it was soo good.

PROS: Great food
CONS: Price

4
★★★★☆

The ambiance of the place is great, I've been there for drinks and dinner and for sunday brunch and both time it was delicious. Their brunch menu is yummy french, I had the hamburger with gruyer cheese and it was soo good.

PROS: Great food
CONS: Price

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Absinthe is an anchor of the fashionable Hayes Valley dining scene. At this casually elegant corner brasserie and bar, styles mix effortlessly. You'll see some regulars in jeans and others in tuxedos (thank you, Opera House)---all with…

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