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Restaurant Absinthe

#115 of 7,566 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
The Quays
French, Seafood, Wine Bar
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72 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860, Singapore
6562256207
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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
Very nice place and excellent service

This was a very good experience. The set dinner menu was recommended and it didn't disappoint in quality. The food was well cooked and tasty. Some of it could have been a little warmer and the aircon didn't help. The waiter was very helpful and also acted as sommelier His recommendation for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Singapore
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This was a very good experience. The set dinner menu was recommended and it didn't disappoint in quality. The food was well cooked and tasty. Some of it could have been a little warmer and the aircon didn't help. The waiter was very helpful and also acted as sommelier His recommendation for a white burgundy was very good and matched... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Excellent fois gras, delicious marinated pork, nice vegetarian dishes! Very good and simple French food. Good choice of wine at descent price which is rare in Singapore. And the best of all: we had an excellent Swiss sparkling wine which is far better than over rated champagne! Last but not least, we had no issues in ordering ice water for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

It was a lovely evening. The air was breezy so we sat outside next to the river. Across was the old parliament skyline as well as the view of the business district. There were boats long the Singapore River. This was just am amazing atmosphere. This restaurant serves decent French food. I ordered the foie gras which was competently done... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Absinthe are located in the middle of Boat Quay where you will be welcomed by many Indian and Chiese restaurant before you reach here. They have both open space on the ground floor as well as the second and third floor with private room. The lunch set is very good value and the portion they serve as well as the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Nice French food and attractive wine selection. Friendly restaurant Manager. Efficient service. Slightly expensive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Modern French influenced menu. Visited here three times now. No complaints on food quality and presentation. Wine list is not extensive but more exclusive. Prices are up but so is the quality of service and fare. Dine inside or outside by the river and watch the electric boats go by. This is a nice upmarket casual restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We sat upstairs inside in a booth which was lovely. There are many options of where to sit including tables literally next to the river. Service was efficient and friendly without being intrusive and the Sommelier was very helpful and knowledgable. The four of us all had various meals which gave a good indication of the food quality. We started... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The set lunches here are decent value at $38++ for 3 courses. Service was efficient, but didn't seem that friendly. I had the duck confit for main course which I thought was excellent. Starter and dessert were good but not exceptional. We came as a group of 5 and shared a bottle of wine with the total bill coming to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

One could not ask for more from a restaurant in terms of preparation, service, and dining experience. From the initial inquiry through to the end of service, everything was handled impeccably by the team. Reservations and Events Manager Jeanine could not have been more prompt or helpful and arranging the event including making special provisions to seat us separately from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I think whether you declare this as great or average depends on your perspective and experience. I have eaten a lot of French food, and the food at Absinthe was, honestly, just average or, really, below average. The bread was very good, the lobster bisque was tasty, but the fois gras terrine was so-so. The duck leg confit had tasty,... 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: 6562256207

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business

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 - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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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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