- Mon-Wed: 11:30am-12am
- Thurs-Fri: 11:30am-12am (bar open until 2am)
- Sat: 11am-12am (bar open until 2am)
- Sun: 11am-10pm
- Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late night
- Good for Groups
- Takes Reservations
Absinthe was an early pioneer both of the craft/artisanal cocktail scene in San Francisco (the absinthe cocktails are still amazing) and of the Hayes Valley neighborhood (they were one of the first in the area). The cuisine slants French, but not in a restricting way—you’ll find a Hawaiian swordfish alongside their famous French onion soup and coq au vin. The upstairs private space is unique in the city for being completely separate, with an exclusive-use bar and entrance.