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Absinthe

Brasserie & Bar
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  • French, Gastropub, Cocktails
  • 398 Hayes St, San Francisco CA94102 37.776929 -122.422682
  • (At Gough St)
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  • (415) 551-1590
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Lunch

Soups & Salads

Add Chicken To Any Salad For An Additional $4.

Coconut- Corn Soup bell peppers, jalapeño-thai basil cream, brioche croutons  7.00 12.00
French Onion Soup Gratinee   5.00 8.50
Hearts Of Romaine garlic croutons, parmesan, caesar dressing  7.00 12.00
Mixed Local Greens ricotta salata, brioche crisp, strawberries, mint, almonds, muscat vinaigrette   13.00
Little Gem Lettuce shaved radish, cucumber, fines herbes, red-wine vinaigrette   10.00

Entrees

Croque Monsieur black forest ham, gruyère, dijon mustard, toasted levain, béchamel, mixed local greens   14.75
add an egg   1.50
Leg Of Lamb Sandwich roasted garlic spread, grilled vegetables, manchego, torpedo roll, berbere spiced fries   15.00
Heirloom Tomato Grilled Cheese fresh mozzarella, macadamia nut-basil pesto, balsamic, levain, malt vinegar chips   14.00
add bacon   2.00
Absinthe Hamburger storm hill angus beef, aïoli, baby lettuces, red onion, house-made pickles, french fries   15.00
vermont cheddar, gruyère, gorgonzola, sautéed mushrooms, fried egg, spicy onions, pickled chilis, heirloom tomatoes  ea 1.50
Potato-Crusted Arctic Char little gem lettuce salad, blue-lake beans, red radish, niçoise olives   27.00
Daily Market Pasta    
Market Selection Of Black Angus Beef all served with french fries, mixed green salad, chimichurri sauce   
bistro filet  (7oz) 28.00
rib-eye steak  (10oz) 37.00
Mary’s Chicken Breast mascarpone polenta, wild mushrooms, peas & favas, charred tomatoes, sweet onion jus   22.00

Sides

Mascarpone Polenta wild mushroom ragout   7.00
Baked Mac ‘N’ Cheese vermont cheddar, breadcrumbs   8.00
Broccoli Di Cicco garlic, lemon, herb breadcrumbs   7.00

Snacks

Spicy Fried Chickpeas berbere spice, parsley   4.00
French Fries smoky tomato ketchup, sweet-onion aïoli   6.00
Marinated Mixed Olives fennel, chilis, orange, oregano   5.00
Soft Garlic Pretzels vermont cheddar mornay   8.00
Spicy Pork Meatballs san marzano tomatoes, grana padano   10.00
Country Pate cherry mustard, pickled vegetables   13.00

Raw Bar

Oysters sparkling-rosé mignonette, lemon marin miyagi, hood canal barron point, puget sound kusshi, british columbia  ea 3.50
Seafood Ceviche cherry tomatoes, chilis, yucca chips   14.00
Oyster Shooter bloody mary sauce   4.50
with vodka add   2.25
Tsar Nicoulai Osetra Caviar sieved egg, crème fraîche, scallions, warm blinis (1/2oz) 42.00(1oz) 79.00

Cheeses

Sgl $9 / Selection Of Three $24 / All Six $46

Seastack peach jam. cow milk, ash ribbon, silky, earthy. mt. townsend creamery, port townsend, washington.   
Tome De Bordeaux cherry compote. goat milk, aged, semi-soft, herb-encrusted. jean d’alos, loire valley, france.   
Petite Creme marcona almonds, green apple. cow milk, soft, bloomy rind, mild, buttery. marin french cheese company, petaluma, california.   
Fourme D’ambert honeycomb. raw cow milk, blue-veined, semi-firm, smooth texture. jean d’alos, auvergne, france.   
Cloth-Wrapped Cheddar santa rosa plum compote. raw cow milk, firm, hints of toasted nuts & tropical fruit. fiscalini farms, modesto, california.   
Pecorino Ginepro plum compote. raw sheep milk, firm, hints of balsamic & juniper, sweet finish. emilia-romagna, italy.   
Each Of The Above Served With House-Made Walnut Bread.

 

Dinner

Appetizers

Coconut- Corn Soup bell peppers, jalapeño-basil cream, brioche croutons  7.00 12.00
French Onion Soup Gratinee   5.00 8.50
Hearts Of Romaine garlic croutons, parmesan, caesar dressing  7.00 12.00
Mixed Local Greens ricotta salata, brioche crisp, strawberries, mint, almonds, muscat vinaigrette   13.00
Heirloom Tomato & Melon Gazpacho avocado salad, aged balsamic vinegar, squash blossom   14.00
Beef Tartare violet mustard, green apple, red onion, cornichons, quail egg yolk, crostini   16.00
Mediterranean Style Local Squid butterbeans, niçoise olives, fines herbes, sherry vinegar reduction, crostini   14.00
Stonefruit Salad goat cheese mousse, walnuts, prosciutto, kale, chicories, orange-mustard seed vinaigrette   14.00

Entrees

Spaghettini Pasta chanterelle mushrooms, broccoli di cicco, calabrian chilis, favas, squash blossoms, pecorino romano, basil   23.00
Grilled Pork Skirt Steak genovese basil-corn purée, panzanella salad, shishito peppers, rosa bianca eggplant, pork jus   28.00
Coq Au Vin red burgundy-braised mary’s chicken, root vegetables, bacon, chanterelle mushrooms, crostini, persillade   27.00
Sauteed Petrale Sole caramelized banana fingerlings, braised artichokes, fennel, capers, grain mustard-sorrel sauce   30.00
Potato-Crusted Arctic Char little gem lettuce salad, blue lake beans, red radish, niçoise olives   27.00
Atkins Ranch Lamb Shank mascarpone polenta, summer vegetables, pine nut gremolata, black garlic jus   32.00
Absinthe Hamburger storm hill angus beef, aïoli, lettuce, red onion, house-made pickles, french fries   15.00
vermont cheddar, gruyère, gorgonzola, sautéed mushrooms, fried egg, spicy onions, pickled chilis, heirloom tomatoes  ea 1.50
Market Selection Of Beef all served with creminis, sour cream & leek whipped potatoes, worcestershire jus   
grilled black angus bistro filet  (7oz) 28.00
grilled black angus rib-eye steak  (10oz) 37.00
braised american wagyu zabuton  (7oz) 35.00

Sides

Sour Cream & Leek Whipped Potatoes chives, olive oil   7.00
Grilled Corn charred tomatoes, chili-lime butter, queso añejo   7.00
Baked Mac ‘N’ Cheese vermont cheddar, breadcrumbs   8.00
Broccoli Di Cicco garlic, lemon, herb breadcrumbs   7.00

Snacks

Spicy Fried Chickpeas berbere spice, parsley   4.00
French Fries smoky tomato ketchup, sweet-onion aïoli   6.00
Marinated Mixed Olives fennel, chilis, orange, oregano   5.00
Soft Garlic Pretzels vermont cheddar mornay   8.00
Spicy Pork Meatballs san marzano tomatoes, grana padano   10.00
Country Pate cherry mustard, pickled vegetables   13.00

Raw Bar

Oysters sparkling-rosé mignonette, lemon marin miyagi, point reyes kusshi, british columbia barron point, puget sound  ea 3.50
Seafood Ceviche cherry tomatoes, chilis, yucca chips   14.00
Oyster Shooter bloody mary sauce   4.50
with vodka add   2.25
Tsar Nicoulai Osetra Caviar sieved egg, crème fraîche, scallions, warm blinis (1/2oz) 42.00(1oz) 79.00

Cheeses

Sgl $9 / Selection Of Three $24 / All Six $46.

Seastack peach jam. mt. townsend creamery, port townsend, washington. cow milk, ash ribbon, silky, earthy.   
Tome De Bordeaux fig compote, jean d’alos, loire valley, france. goat milk, aged, semi-soft, herb-encrusted.   
Fourme D’ambert honeycomb, jean d’alos, auvergne, france. raw cow milk, blue-veined, semi-firm, smooth texture.   
Pantaleo quince paste. sardinia, italy. goat milk, firm, floral, citrus finish.   
Mt. Tam concord grape jam. cowgirl creamery, point reyes station, california. cow milk, soft, bloomy rind, mild, buttery, tangy.   
Pecorino Ginepro plum compote, emilia-romagna, italy. raw sheep milk, firm, hints of balsamic & juniper, sweet finish.   
Each Of The Above Served With House-Made Walnut Bread.

 

Lunch & Dinner Cocktails

Chalkboard

St. Pierre salers, clement martinique rhum, iced tea, ginger syrup, lime, orange bitters   10.00
Baton Rouge strawberry-macerated cognac, sweet vermouth, george dickel rye, bénédictine, peychaud’s & angostura bitters   11.00
Summer Fling london dry gin, absinthe, apricot compote, citrus, chili tincture, angostura bitters   12.00

Aperitif

Green Room dolin dry vermouth, brandy, curacao, angostura bitters   10.00
Brazil hidalgo "la gitana" manzanilla sherry, dolin blanc vermouth & angostura bitters   10.00
Negroni Spagliato camparie, cocchi torino, cava   12.00

Stirred

St. Martin lecompte calvados, cardamaro, dolin dry vermouth   12.00
Walking Dead laird’s applejack, permartin amontillado sherry, amaro montenegro   12.00
Martinez ransom old tom gin, cocchi torino sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, orange bitters   13.00
Logic dry gin, lillet blanc, benedictine, angostura bitters   12.00
Sazerac rye whiskey, peychaud’s bitters, pernod absinthe, sugar   10.00
‘Uptown’ Manhattan bernheim single barrel wheat whiskey, cocchi torino’ sweet vermouth, orange & angostura bitters   12.00
Inner Peace rye whiskey, cynar, el maestro sierra oloroso sherry   11.00
Daedalus jameson irish whiskey, ginger syrup, orange bitters   11.00

Shaken

21 Hayes london dry gin, pimm’s no. 1, cucumber, lemon juice   11.00
Galapagos campo de encanto pisco, kaffir lime leaf & pepper syrup, lemon & grapefruit juices   11.00
Mujer Verde hendrick’s gin, lime juice, green & yellow chartreuse   13.00
Wonderlust bols genever, small hand foods pineapple gum, crème de violette, lemon juice, & a dash of absinthe   12.00
Perfect Pear vodka, clear creek pear brandy, lemon & orange juices, sugar   11.00
Hotel Nacional Special denizen rum, apricot brandy, small hand foods pineapple gum, lime juice, orange bitters   10.00
Darb Cocktail beefeater gin, dolin dry vermouth, apricot liquor, lemon juice   10.00
Sacred Heart la pinta pomegranate-infused tequila, obsello absinthe, meletti limoncello, lemon juice   13.00

Long Drinks

Palermo Buck bernheim wheat whiskey, averna, lemon & orange juices, orange bitters   10.00
Ginger Rogers city of london gin, fresh mint, ginger syrup, lemon & lime juices, ginger beer   10.00
French ’75 gin, lemon juice, simple syrup & sparkling wine   11.00
Citron Lemonade hangar one buddha’s-hand vodka, ginger syrup, lemon juice, ginger beer, & cranberry juice   11.00

 

Brunch

Small Plates

House-Made Granola fruit, yogurt   7.00
Deviled Eggs smoked salmon, salmon caviar, capers   9.00
Soft-Boiled Egg sage croutons, sea salt   4.50
Oatmeal brown sugar, steamed milk, dried apricot   6.50
Spicy Fried Chickpeas berbere spice, parsley   4.00

Soups & Salads

French Onion Soup Gratinee   5.00 8.50
Hearts Of Romaine garlic croutons, parmesan, caesar dressing  7.00 12.00
Local Mixed Greens ricotta salata cheese, strawberries, almonds, brioche crisp, mint, muscat vinaigrette  7.00 13.00
add grilled chicken   4.00

Entrees

Two Eggs Any Style crispy potatoes, toast, house-made spicy fennel sausage, ham, or bacon   12.50
Buttermilk-Blueberry Pancakes brûléed bananas, orange-honey butter, vanilla-whipped cream, maple syrup   13.50
Smoked-Salmon Omelette broccoli di cicco, capers, scallions, lemon crème fraiche, crispy potatoes, toast   15.00
Kurobuta Pork Enchilada fried eggs, queso fresco, chipotle-tomato sauce, guacamole, shaved radish, butter lettuce   15.00
Ricotta-Stuffed French Toast bellwether farms ricotta, strawberry compote, almond-maple syrup   14.00
Duck-Confit Ragout wild mushrooms, chive-potato cake, poached eggs, béarnaise sauce   15.50
Croque Monsieur black forest ham, gruyère, dijon mustard, toasted levain, béchamel, mixed greens   14.75
add an egg   1.50
Heirloom Tomato Grilled Cheese fresh mozzarella, macadamia nut-basil pesto, balsamic, levain, malt vinegar chips   14.00
Croque Monsieur add bacon   2.00
Open-Face Smoked Trout "Blt" brioche, citrus aïoli, bacon, butter lettuce, heirloom tomato, avocado, pickled onion   15.00
Grilled Steak Frites mixed green salad, chimichurri sauce   28.00
Open-Face Leg Of Lamb Sandwich brioche, fried eggs, roasted garlic, grilled vegetables, berbere-spiced french fries   16.00
Absinthe Hamburger storm hill angus beef, aïoli, red onion, lettuce, house-made pickles, french fries   15.00
vermont cheddar, gruyère, gorgonzola, sautéed mushrooms, spicy onions, fried egg, pickled chilis, heirloom tomatoes  ea 1.50

Pastries & Sides

Croissant    3.50
Fruit Scone    4.00
Cinnamon Morning Bun    3.50
French Fries smoky ketchup, sweet-onion aioli   6.00
Breakfast Meats zoe’s bacon, spicy fennel sausage, or ham  ea 5.00
Crispy Potatoes onion jam, rosemary   5.00
Grilled Toasts house-made preserves   2.75

Cheeses

Sgl $9 / Selection Of Three $24 / All Six $46.

Seastack peach jam. cow milk, ash ribbon, silky, earthy. mt. townsend creamery, port townsend, washington.   
Tome De Bordeaux fig compote. goat milk, aged, semi-soft, herb-encrusted. jean d’alos, loire valley, france.   
Petite Creme concord grape jam. cow milk, soft, bloomy rind, mild, buttery. marin french cheese company, petaluma, california.   
Fourme D’ambert honeycomb. raw cow milk, blue-veined, semi-firm, smooth texture. jean d’alos, auvergne, france.   
Pantaleo quince paste. goat milk, firm, floral, citrus finish. sardinia, italy.   
Pecorino Ginepro plum compote. raw sheep milk, firm, hints of balsamic & juniper, sweet finish. emilia-romagna, italy.   
Each Of The Above Served With House-Made Walnut Bread.

Raw Bar

Oysters barron point, puget sound. marin miyagi, tomales bay. kusshi, british columbia. sparkling-rosé mignonette, lemon.  ea 3.50
Seafood Ceviche yucca chips   14.00
Oyster Shooter bloody mary sauce   4.50
with vodka add   2.50
Tsar Nicoulai Osetra Caviar crème fraîche,warm blinis (1/2oz) 42.00(1oz) 79.00

Champagne Cocktails

Buck’s Fizz fresh orange juice, monin grenadine, & champagne   9.00
Seelbach Cocktail bourbon, curaçao, peychauds, & angostura bitters, topped with champagne & an orange twist   13.00
Bellini white peach purée & champagne   9.00
Negroni Spagliato gran classico, punt e mes, & cava. served over ice in a pilsner glass with a slice of orange.   12.00
Death In The Afternoon pernod absinthe & champagne   11.00

Bloodies $10 Each

Bloody Mary vodka, house-made bloody mary mix, & a splash of lemon juice   
Danish Mary chilled akvavit, house-made bloody mary mix, & a splash of lemon juice   
Red Snapper gin, house-made bloody mary mix, & a splash of lemon juice   

Selected Cocktails

Ginger Rogers gin, fresh mint, ginger syrup, & lime juice topped with ginger ale. served on the rocks in a tall glass with a squeeze of lime. an adaptation of the ‘favorite cocktail’ from drinks (1914), by jacques straub.   10.00
21 Hayes damrak gin muddled with cucumber, a healthy splash of pimm’s no.1, lemon juice, & simple syrup. shaken & served up with a cucumber slice & a house-pickled onion. concocted by dr. schwartz to provide relief to those arriving at our door by way of san francisco’s municipal railway.   11.00
Darb Cocktail gin, apricot liqueur, dry vermouth, & a touch of lemon juice. shaken & served up in a cocktail glass with a lemon twist. a recipe adapted from the savoy cocktail book (1930), by harry craddock.   10.00
Martinez ransom old tom gin, carpano ‘antica formula’ sweet vermouth, a splash of maraschino liqueur, & a dash of orange bitters. stirred & served up with a twist. professor jerry thomas’s turn-of-the-century cocktail, which many argue is the forefather of the martini   13.00
Casino gin, lemon juice, maraschino liqueur, & orange bitters. shaken & served in a cocktail glass with a brandied cherry. a recipe from the how and when (1938) by g. f. marco.   10.00
Mujer Verde hendrick’s gin, lemon-lime juice, simple syrup, & a dash each of green & yellow chartreuse. resurrected by our bartender "d mexican" from his hometown, guadalajara.   13.00
‘uptown’ Manhattan bernheim wheat whiskey, cocchi torino sweet vermouth, & a dash each of orange bitters & angostura bitters. served up with brandied cherries & an orange twist. this is our version of one of the all time great cocktails.   12.00
Sazerac rye whisky, a dash of peychaud’s bitters, & a touch of sugar. stirred & served in a coupe glass rinsed with pernod absinthe with a lemon twist. a classic absinthe cocktail from famous new orleans drinks (1940), by stanley clisby arthur.   10.00
Inner Peace rye whiskey, cynar apéritif, amontillado sherry. stirred & served up with an orange peel. peace is where you find it (f#*@’n hippie proverbs). we hope this helps your search.   11.00
Will P. Taylor’s Hotel Nacional Special rum, lime juice, apricot brandy, pineapple gum, & orange bitters. shaken & served up with a lime wheel. adapted from charles h. baker’s gentleman’s companion, 1939. this cocktail was created by will p taylor, an american & onetime manager of cuba’s hotel nacional.   10.00
Old Havana goslings dark rum, lime juice, simple syrup, a splash of orange juice, & a dash of orange bitters. inspired by "the havana cocktail", taken from the the savoy cocktail book (1930), by harry craddock.   9.00
Citron Lemonade hangar one buddha’s-hand vodka, ginger syrup, lemon juice, ginger ale, & a splash of cranberry juice. this cocktail is a variation of our non-alcoholic beverage "absinthe lemonade" created by marcovaldo dionysos. a great drink made better when someone came up with the bright idea of putting a shot of booze in it.   11.00
Perfect Pear vodka, pear brandy, lemon juice, sugar, & a splash of orange juice. shaken & served up in a cocktail glass with a sugared rim.   11.00
Joy Ride hangar one buddha’s-hand vodka, campari, grapefruit juice, & lemon wedges. served long over ice with a lemon twist. an elixir by toni abou-ganim, designed for the bellagio, las vegas. a modern leap for cocktails in the 1990’s.   11.00
Crusta brandy, maraschino liqueur, curaçao, lemon juice, and angostura bitters.shaken & served up in a sugar rimmed wine glass with a long lemon twist. this ‘big easy’ classic originally created by joe santini in the 1850’s is an arguable precursor to the sidecar, although we think this adaptation from here’s how (1941), by w.c. whitfield is a bit of an improvement.   10.00
Galapagos pisco, kaffir-lime leaf & pepper syrup, lemon-lime juice, & a splash of grapefruit juice. shaken & served up with sunken brandied cherries. this is a xanadoozle creation, named in honor of kurt vonnegut’s eponymous modern classic.   9.00
Chauca pisco, apricot liqueur, lime juice, & a float of black rum. shaken & served up with a sunken cherry. inspired by one of our restaurant’s more unfortunate personalities, our bar back mr. chauca. we hope that you get to meet him.   9.00

Juices And Non-Alcoholic

Absinthe Lemonade freshly squeezed lemon juice, ginger syrup, & cranberry juice, topped with ginger ale   4.50
Citron Presse freshly squeezed lemon juice, served with simple syrup & water   4.00
Fresh-Squeezed Orange Or Grapefruit Juice   5.00 6.50

 

Desserts

Chocolate Pot De Creme valrhona nyangbo chocolate, crème chantilly   9.00
lustau, dulce, moscatel sherry, spain   9.00
Milk Chocolate Cashew Mousse coconut ice cream, figs, lime   10.00
piquemal, rivesaltes ambré, france, 1988   9.00
Peach Leaf Panna Cotta compressed peaches, oat crumb, green coriander gelée   9.00
lapeyre, "magendia,"jurançon, france, petite manseng 2009   10.00
White-Chocolate Cremeaux roasted white chocolate, cocoa-nib crust, raspberry-fennel compote   10.00
quinta do infantado, ruby port n.v.   7.00
Caramelized Corn Genoise iced vanilla buttermilk, tayberry compote, corn pastry cream   10.00
wenzel, rust, burgenland, austria, gelber muskateller 2003   11.00
Roasted Strawberries ricotta mousse, ricotta cake, celery sorbet   10.00
elvio tintero, moscato d’asti, piedmont, italy 2011   9.50
Ice Cream & Sorbet Selection choice of three: fig leaf, cherry-cocoa nib, vanilla & seasonal sorbet accompanied by sablé breton cookies   8.00

Cheeses

Sgl Cheese $9 / Selection Of Three $24 | All Six $46.

Seastack peach jam cow milk, ash ribbon, silky, earthy mt. townsend creamery, townsend, washington   
Tome De Bordeaux fig compote aged goat milk, semi-soft, herb encrusted jean d’alos, loire valley, france   
Mt. Tam concord grape jam cow milk, soft, bloomy rind, mild, buttery, tangy cowgirl creamery, point reyes station, california   
Fourme D’ambert honeycomb raw cow milk, blue-veined, semi-firm, smooth la maison jean d’alos, auvergne, france   
Pantaleo quince paste goat milk, firm, floral, citrus finish sardinia, italy   
Pecorino Ginepro plum compote raw sheep milk, firm, hints of juniper, sweet finish, emilia-romagna, italy   
Each Of The Above Served With House-Made Walnut Bread.

Selection Of Tea $5

From Silk Road Teas.

Black Teas

Golden Monkey    
Yunnan Black    
Assam    

White Tea

Drum Mountain White Cloud    

Green Teas

Jasmine Pearls    
Moroccan Wild Mint    

Oolong Tea

Source Mountain    

Herbal Tisanes

No Caffeine.

Chamomile    
Rooibos    

 

Bar

Oysters marin miyagi, tomales bay kusshi, british columbia barron point, puget sound  ea 3.50
Parmesan-Garlic Popcorn    4.00
Soft Garlic Pretzels vermont cheddar mornay   8.00
Spicy Fried Chickpeas    4.00
French Fries smoky ketchup, sweet-onion aïoli   6.00
Marinated Mixed Olives    5.00
Baked Mac ‘N’ Cheese    8.00
French Onion Soup Gratinee   5.00 8.50
Mixed Local Greens ricotta salata, brioche crisps, strawberries, mint, almonds, muscat vinaigrette   13.00
Hearts Of Romaine garlic croutons, parmesan, caesar dressing  7.00 12.00
Spicy Pork Meatballs san marzano tomato sauce, grana padano, garlic crostini   10.00
Seasonal Flatbread salami, zucchini, corn, cherry tomato, aged provolone, wild arugula   14.00
Croque Monsieur black forest ham, gruyère, dijon mustard, toasted levain, béchamel   14.75
add an egg   1.50
Heirloom Tomato Grilled Cheese fresh mozzarella, macadamia nut-basil pesto, arugula, aged balsamic, levain, malt vinegar chips   14.00
add bacon   2.00
Absinthe Hamburger storm hill angus beef, aïoli, baby lettuces, red onion, house-made pickles, french fries   15.00
cheddar, gruyère, gorgonzola, fried egg, heirloom tomato, sautéed mushrooms, spicy onions, pickled chilis  ea 1.50
Potato-Crusted Arctic Char little gem lettuce, blue-lake beans, red radish, niçoise olives   27.00
Grilled Steak Frites mixed greens, chimichurri sauce   28.00

Cheeses

Sgl $9 / Selection Of Three $24 / All Six $46.

Seastack peach jam. cow milk, ash ribbon, silky, earthy. mt. townsend creamery, port townsend, washington.   
Tome De Bordeaux fig compote. aged goat milk, semi-soft, herb-encrusted. jean d’alos, loire valley, france.   
Fourme D’ambert honeycomb. raw cow milk, blue-veined, semi-firm, smooth. jean d’alos, auvergne, france.   
Pantaleo quince paste. goat milk, firm, floral, citrus finish. sardinia, italy.   
Petite Creme concord grape jam. cow milk, soft, bloomy rind, mild, buttery. marin french cheese company, petaluma, california.   
Pecorino Ginepro plum compote, raw sheep milk, firm, hints of balsamic & juniper. emilia-romagna, italy.   
Each Of The Above Served With House-Made Walnut Bread.

Cocktails

Ginger Rogers gin, mint, lime, ginger   10.00
Sazerac rye, peychaud’s, sugar, absinthe, lemon twist   10.00
Martinez gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino, orange bitters, lemon twist   13.00
Perfect Pear vodka, pear brandy, lemon, orange, sugar rim   11.00
Casino gin, lemon, maraschino, orange bitters, brandied cherry   10.00
Crusta brandy, maraschino, curaçao, lemon, angostura bitters, sugar rim   10.00
Galapagos pisco, kaffir lime, pepper, lemon-lime, grapefruit, brandied cherries   11.00
‘Uptown’ Manhattan bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters, brandied cherries, orange twist   12.00
Mujer Verde gin, lime, green & yellow chartreuse lime twist   13.00
Stranglehold tequila, cynar, manzanilla, flamed orange   13.00
Citron Lemonade buddha’s hand vodka, ginger, lemon, cranberry, lemon wedge   11.00
Dry-County Cocktail tennessee whiskey, dry vermouth, ginger, lemon bitters, lemon twist   11.00
Green Room dry vermouth, curaçao, angostura bitters, lemon twist   10.00
21 Hayes gin, cucumber, pimm’s, lemon, sugar, cucumber slice, onion   11.00
Old Pal rye whiskey, campari, dry vermouth, flamed orange peel   10.00
Corpse Reviver #2 gin, cointreau, lillet blanc, absinthe, lemon, lemon twist   11.00
Blindside bernheim wheat whiskey, palo cortado, aquavit, benedictine, orange peel   13.00
Holland House genever, dry vermouth, lemon, maraschino, lemon twist   13.00
Nevada rum, lime, sugar, grapefruit, angostura bitters   11.00

 

House Cocktails

High Cotton rye whiskey, pimm’s no. 1, dubonnet rouge, dashes of peach & mint bitters. stirred & served up with a mint leaf & a lemon twist. the name for this cocktail is inspired by l.b.j. and the hope for better times to come. lord only knows, that if we’re not gonna be $#*%%!ñ in high cotton, then we’ll soon be making this cocktail up north with canadian whiskey!   9.00
Ginger Rogers gin, fresh mint, ginger syrup, & lemon juice, topped with ginger beer. served on the rocks in a tall glass with a squeeze of lime. an adaptation of the ‘favorite cocktail’ from drinks, (1914), by jacques straub.   9.00
L’opera gin, dubonnet rouge, maraschino liquor, & orange bitters. stirred & served up with an orange peel. a turn of the century classic, adapted from the official mixer’s manual, (1934), by patrick gavin duffy   11.00
Casino gin, lemon juice, maraschino liqueur, & orange bitters. shaken & served up in a cocktail glass with a brandied cherry. a recipe from the how and when, 1938 by g. f. marco   10.00
Old Havana goslings dark rum, curaçao, fresh lemon-lime juice, simple syrup, a splash of orange juice and a touch of orange bitters. inspired by "the havana cocktail" taken from the the savoy cocktail book by harry craddock, 1930.   9.00
Crusta brandy, maraschino liqueur, curaçao, lemon juice, and angostura bitters. shaken & served up in a sugar rimmed wine glass with a long lemon twist. this ‘big easy’ classic originally created by joe santini in the 1850’s is an arguable precursor to the sidecar, although we think this adaptation from here’s how (1941), by w.c. whitfield is a bit of an improvement.   10.00
Galapagos pisco, kaffir lime-pepper syrup, lemon-lime juice, & a splash of grapefruit juice. shaken & served up with sunken brandied cherries. a xanadoozle creation named in honor of kurt vonnegut’s modern classic of the same name.   11.00
Perfect Pear vodka, pear brandy, lemon juice, sugar, & a splash of orange juice. shaken & served up in a cocktail glass with a sugared rim.   9.00
Nevada rum, lime juice, simple syrup, angostura bitters, & a splash of grapefruit juice. shaken & served up with a lime wedge. a refreshing rum cocktail adapted from here’s how, (1928), by judge jr.   11.00
Daedalus jameson whiskey, a whisper of ginger syrup & a touch of orange bitters. stirred & served up with an orange twist. a recipe created by uncle jack kelleher of the gravedigger’s bar, dublin, after he got hit by an early morning guinness truck and needed a healthy elixir for his pains. brought to these shores by the man.   11.00
Sazerac rye whiskey, dashes of peychaud’s bitters & a touch of sugar. stirred & served in a cocktail glass rinsed with absinthe, lemon twist. a classic absinthe cocktail from famous new orleans drinks (1940), by stanley clisby arthur.   9.00

Wines By The Glass

Sparkling & Champagne

Cava bohigas, penedes, spain n.v.   9.50
Brut Rose Of Pinot Noir allimant laugner, crémant d’alsace, france n.v.   14.00
Brut j.lassalle, cachet d’or, chigny-les-roses, champagne, france n.v.   19.00

Whites

Melon De Bourgogne branger, "le fils des gras moutons," muscadet sèvre et maine, loire valley, france 2011   9.00
Sauvignon Blanc daulny, sancerre, loire valley, france 2012   12.00
Txakoli xarmant, arabako txakolina, alava, spain 2012   9.00
Vermentino Blend unti, "cuvée blanc," dry creek, ca 2012   13.50
Chardonnay (Lunch) savary, chablis, burgundy, france 2011   15.00
Chardonnay alain geoffroy, chablis, burgundy, france 2010   13.00
domaine eden, santa cruz mountains, ca 2010   13.00
Riesling dr. fischer, spätlese, ockfener bockstein, saar, germany 2003   9.50

Rose

Pinot Noir & Syrah vaughn-duffy, sonoma county, ca 2012   9.00

Reds

Pinot Noir brooks, willamette valley, or 2011   13.50
Grenache Blend la courançonne, côtes du rhône, france 2010   9.50
Sangiovese sesti, "monteleccio," tuscany, italy 2010   13.00
Cabernet Franc bernard baudry, "les granges," chinon, france 2011   12.50
Tempranillo la rioja alta, viña alberdi, reserva, rioja, spain 2006   11.00
Zinfandel storybook mtn, mayacamas range, napa, ca 2010   14.50
Cabernet Blend château falfas, côtes de bourg, bordeaux, france 2009   14.00

From The Cellar

Chardonnay philippe colin, 1er cru, la maltroie, chassagne- montrachet, burgundy, france 2008   32.00
Pinot Noir henri gouges, 1er cru, les pruliers, nuits-st.-georges, burgundy, france 2008   32.00
Cabernet Sauvignon kathryn kennedy, estate, santa cruz mtns., ca 2007   30.00

 

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