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Absinthe Brasserie & Bar

398 Hayes San Francisco, CA 94102 | Hayes Valley/ Tenderloin | 415-551-1590

Location Description:

You can get anything you want, including absinthe, at this extremely pleasant French restaurant in Hayes Valley's restaurant row, which services the Opera House and Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall. Every gustatory desire, including exquisite cocktails and ripe cheeses, can and will be satisfied. Excellent before or after a performance, or instead of one.


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Details

  • Cuisine(s): California, French
  • Hours: Sun 10:30am-10pm, Tue-Fri 11:30am-12am, Sat 11am-12am
  • Price: $$$, $$$$
  • Serving: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended, Online Reservations Available
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Extra Info: Parking: Not likely. Muni: 21.
  • Features: Coat Check, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout

Related Stories

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    You know pop-ups have reached some critical mass of sexy when brick-and-mortars tap into the meme. On Monday, Absinthe bar manager Carlos Yturria trots out the concept for Pickled, the first...
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