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Absinthe

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The Quays
French, Seafood, Wine Bar, Oyster Bar
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72 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860, Singapore
+65 6222 9068
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Contemporary French Cuisine in a historical building with a view of...
Contemporary French Cuisine in a historical building with a view of Singapore River and landscape. Led by rising star Chef Nicolas Reynard and General Manager Vincent Jaureguiberry, Absinthe is best known for serving classic French cuisine complemented with signature Absinthe hospitality and extremely well- --priced wines in a convivial environment, right in the heart of Singapore's business district.
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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
French food at its best

I have dined at this restaurant twice in the last 6 months, this is obviously an indication that the first time was enjoyable. The 2nd time was just as good by the way….. The service is very good, both visits we had a Frenchman as our waiter and he was very informative and helpful with the menu... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
sean b
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have dined at this restaurant twice in the last 6 months, this is obviously an indication that the first time was enjoyable. The 2nd time was just as good by the way….. The service is very good, both visits we had a Frenchman as our waiter and he was very informative and helpful with the menu and in particular... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Nested at Boat Quay, Absinthe is a comfortable and unassuming French restaurant. They serves an extensive selection of reasonably priced wines covering most of France and other countries as well. During out visit, we opt for the Set lunch menu ($40) which comes with a starters, mains and dessert. The meal begins with an Assortment of Homemade Charcuterie. This was... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The burgers, which I did not get looked great. The steak tartare was mediocre at best. Booze selection was not bad. Would not return likely, but would say that the burger would be the only reason that would drag me back there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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61 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Had a really good dining experience here. The waiter was attentive and knowledgable. My friend had food preferences and the chef came out to discuss and customize a dish for her. I had the filet which was amazing. If you don't mind the heat, then get a table outdoors by the river.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I went on a date here and ordered the oysters, Manga Avocado Tartare and a cheeseburger. All were delicious. Decent wine and liquor selection as well. For both my date and I the appetizer, dinner, and drinks came out to about 120 SGD. The view outside of the river and Marina Bay Sands light show was fantastic during dinner.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I went there for lunch today and the waiter spilled some mineral water on my pants while filling up my cup. He saw it and pretended nothing happened, only mumbled a soft sorry when I said "excuse me". After that, he just walked away and left me with a wet pant. I called him back and told him to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a restaurant with delicious French cuisine but the service can be a little slow. The set lunches are great value and provide plenty of choice. Nicely decorated with a good vibe but they do need to improve on their service. The Restaurant is located on the waterside in Boat Quay. Main restaurant is located upstairs which is accessed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Absinthe is a small French restaurant beside the Singapore River. Very nice location. Make sure you have an outside table. Absinthe is clearly a slightly classier restaurant than the many others in the same riverside quay. We had the four course set menu with a choice of main course. There is also the option of a cheese board. The food... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

No rushing you out the door in this lovely little gem on Boat Quay. We lingered a few hours, moving from a delicious (very rich) French lunch (confit duck is divine) to a bottle of Pinot outside, which we enjoyed while watching a tropical rainstorm. The service here is very good, quick and unobtrusive. No sense that they want to... More 

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Paris
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have been to Absinthe a few times over the last 3 years. There is a new chef and I like it. The restaurant used to be focussing on "fine dining" style french food. It was doing quite well but not great. It is indeed very challenging to consistently deliver great french fine dining on a large restaurant - Absynthe... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > The Quays
  • Neighborhood: The Quays
  • Phone Number: +65 6222 9068

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 150
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Wine Bar, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Contemporary French Cuisine in a historical building with a view of Singapore River and landscape. Led by rising star Chef Nicolas Reynard and General Manager Vincent Jaureguiberry, Absinthe is best known for serving classic French cuisine complemented with signature Absinthe hospitality and extremely well- --priced wines in a convivial environment, right in the heart of Singapore's business district.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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The Quays
From Marina Bay, a walk along Singapore River will take you through the three Quays of the city, each offering a very different atmosphere. Boat Quay features historical sites and a buzzing riverfront vibe. Clarke Quay caters to the party crowd, while Robertson Quay appeals to the leisurely wanderer. Weekends at Robertson Quay and Martin Road also give a peek into the lives of expats in Singapore, as the riverfront teems with joggers, dog walkers, and those getting their caffeine fix over brunch or enjoying a burger and a beer. No matter what you’re up for, the three Quays have something to keep you happy, day or night.
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