Absinthe Brasserie and Bar - SF

4.6
6497 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
We are currently accepting reservations for lunch, brunch, and dinner, and will have heated and covered outdoor seating as well as indoor seating in our dining room. Since weather in SF is unpredictable, we also recommend you bundle up for your meal when dining outdoors.

As always, the health and safety of our employees and guests are top priority. We recommend that all non-vaccinated guests continue to mask up per CDC guidelines. If you’re feeling less than your best just give us a call and we’ll happily reschedule your reservation.

Support Absinthe Brasserie and Bar - SF during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 6497 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate outside and wished there had been heaters. My companion ordered soup but didn’t get a spoon.

I used to love their cheeseburgers but was disappointed that they had iceberg lettuce on them.

The fries were crisp and the soup was delicious.

RQ
vipRigdenQueen
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic lunch at Absinthe Brasserie! Everything was impeccable. Our food was excellent and our waiter, Ethan, was both professional and delightful and his sense of humor added a special sparkle to the entire experience.

We look forward to returning soon!

KH
KristinaH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Absinthe. Great burger and skinny fries!!!

AR
ARAE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot for a date night! The host, waiter, and all staff were accommodating and friendly.

SF
vipSFFoodie32
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal of 2021 hands down. Haven't been in a while but was blown away by the freshness and quality of the food. Our server, David, was positively fabulous and we can't wait to go back. A true SF experience.

KL
vipKathyL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. We ate outdoors and it was very pleasant - great service and food.

DS
vipDonaldS
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The onion soup is SPECTACULAR! Wow! I will dream about it until next time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always loved Absinthe - first time back since the beginning of Covid and nice to see they haven’t missed a beat. Food was superb and service stellar (attentive yet relaxed). And the cocktails….perfect!

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rwasirius
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a lovely dining experience, the staff was great, they were there with recommendations and ideas and then disappeared while we ate, and talked and enjoyed our evening, It was lovely and they called about my glasses that night before they left for the night; The food was presented very nicely, it was a joy to look at and everything was fresh and tasty

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gooch
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Ambience, quite place to have conversation, food tasted great.

LA
LisaA
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Pre Van Gogh exhibit. Nice vibe. Portions generous, fries and Negroni reason alone to go, but so many more excellent reasons too.

KD
vipKarenD
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Steak frites with a dried out filet that was split in half. First time I've had this dish here and it was not good. Wine pour was short when the bartender poured, though the server's pour was better. Food came out too quickly - felt more like a pre-theatre dinner than casual dining.

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vipFlobee
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be back to this restaurant. Everything great and we will return soon. Perfect for pre Symphony events.

EB
EastBayOldLady
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent quality food, good service, and one demerit: My chair had a too thin cushion (hard for the aching back) and my partner sat on a cushioned bench that was a bit too low for me (my chin would have barely cleared my plate).

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Coffee
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous lunchtime experience. The three of us savored every delicious bite of our meal. A great afternoon celebrating our friendship.

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Kathie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was warm, cordial, and efficient. The ambiance was pleasant and as always, the food was quite good.

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VaVisitor
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak frites was delicious, the staff were attentive, and the place has a great vibe. This would be a regular spot for us if we lived in SF.

MD
MarkD
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Absinthe for the first time since I moved away from San Francisco 10 years ago. They still have wonderful food, service, and ambiance after all of this time. I will hopefully return again before another decade goes by!

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vipFabCabs
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place is in such a great location! Love what they've done with the outdoor dining. The menu has definitely gone for quite the refresh in the last few months, some of the staples that we held near and dear to our hearts aren't as traditionally french as before. Still very tasty though. Bring back the chickpeas!

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vipNancyB
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to lunch on Bastille Day and were delighted with the special French lunch menu.The onion soup was one of the best we had ever had and the strawberry basil sorbet was dreamy.

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vipoldenoughtoknow
San Francisco
213 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is wonderful. Atmosphere, service, and food.
In every way, The Absinthe Group restaurants continue to outperform other restaurants in San Francisco.

DG
DavidG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Everything---French onion soup, steak tartare and octopus was really good. The tartare was the best I've ever had; if you like this dish try it. Service was reasonable and efficient, not always sparkling, but maybe our server was just tired as we were there late in the evening. I recommend dining there late, because if you go earlier, they have a 1.5 hour rule which might not be enough time to enjoy both food and conversation.

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Mich
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They forgot about the special occasion

BP
BenP
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

11:00 Sunday brunch, window seat for three. Very attentive service, great specialty cocktails (Corpse Reviver!), gorgeously silky French Onion Soup, delicious oysters, Croque Madame had a perfectly crispy cheesy top yet gooey underneath, the pickles on the luscious burger added just the right amount of tang.

KS
KaySG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A totally wonderful experience! Absinthe is back and better than ever. Greeted warmly, taken care of, fabulous food, excellent service -- a truly exceptional evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect evening.

MB
MB1952
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal in a charming atmosphere. Possible the best roast chicken I have had in a restaurant. We shall return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My family and I really enjoy Absinthe! The service from the matri’d to the staff were all so friendly and helpful!
The crown of the evening was the food. The incredible bone marrow to the grilled octopus was do full of flavors and the salmon tartare exceptional too. I just love this place!
Thank you!

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Jeff
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great tasting food and quantities. Have to park in the one of the nearby lots, though. A lovely restaurant.

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ElleN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular. I have been dining at this restaurant since 1998. Always good, but last night's dining experience was nothing less than perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting SF & Napa for our anniversary. After countless restaurants and bars, we found this gem. Fantastic from start to finish.

EB
EllisB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food great ambiance and quiet. Wait staff was very helpful

FW
FourWunFive
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating to our requests and responsive to my questions.

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Sistersenjoyinglunch
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and suggestions, delicious food and great attention, we are going back there for sure! <3

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vdayspecial
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fancy French food, excellent cocktails in an incredible location. What's not to love?!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Nothing special.

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twinmsr
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot for brunch before the immersive Van Gogh show! We were almost the only diners there, so it was nice and quiet. Our party of 6 ordered everything from salmon tartar, to soup, to salad, to breakfast and quiche. Everyone's meal was delicious and so was the dessert. Our waitress was very nice and efficient, especially after I discovered we were late for the show.

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vipJill
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delayed 70th birthday party. Outdoor seating.

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vipthinktwice
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Labneh salad- amazing! Great food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The waiter was downright rude and for whatever reason decided to take out her bad mood on us. Made the experience much less enjoyable but the food was amazing.

FAQs

Absinthe Brasserie and Bar - SF is rated 4.6 stars by 6497 OpenTable diners.

Absinthe Brasserie and Bar - SF does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.absinthegroup.com/giftcards.php?uuid=091298439192345.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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