Absinthe Brasserie & Bar is one of the most romantic and popular fine-dining establishments in San Francisco, serving classic and creative upscale American-influenced French brasserie and Northern Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner. The establishment also offers late night café dining Tuesday through Saturday and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are recommended.
The casual atmosphere of a South-of-France brasserie during the Belle Époque is defined in the front of the house by French rattan café chairs, copper-topped tables, mosaic checkerboard tile floor, pressed-tin ceiling, period art and original Absinthe posters. Adjoining informal and formal dining areas feature leather and mohair banquettes, murals, carpeting, antique mirrors and soft lighting from mica sconces.