Absinthe Brasserie and Bar

Cuisine: European, French

Price Range: $$

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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


  • 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.