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Absinthe Brasserie and Bar
Cuisine: European, French
Price Range: $$
Absinthe recalls the days of Dorothy Parker and her circle of witty, sardonic critics. Along with dicing celebrities, they took great pleasure in good food and drink. Plenty of both can be found here,... Read More
Absinthe recalls the days of Dorothy Parker and her circle of witty, sardonic critics. Along with dicing celebrities, they took great pleasure in good food and drink. Plenty of both can be found here, and weekend brunch is especially delightful. Champagne and wines balance the cuisine, which includes cold seafood platters, imported French cheeses, and coq au vin. A tasty caesar salad and a risotto with fava beans, basil, and parmesan are also great options. If you can't make it for brunch, its' definitely worth visiting at night, where the bar serves some of the most inventive cocktails in the city.
398 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102
- Romantic Dining: "Within walking distance of SF Jazz, Davies Symphony Hall and the Herbst Theatre, Absinthe is the perfect spot for a before/after meal/drink."
- Brunch, Group Friendly, French: "Also a great spot for cocktails."
- Best for Romantic Dining Because: It's hard to find a more cozy and romantic French Bistro in the city.
- Best for Brunch Because: Absinthe is on the higher-end brunch scale, for those who want a more luxurious brunch.
- Best for Group Friendly Because: Absinthe is a favorite spot for large groups coming and going to the opera, so they know how to cater to large groups.
- Best for French Because: Absinthe is the best way to start off a chic night in San Francisco's opera and symphony district.
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