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Restaurant Absinthe

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The Quays
French, Seafood, Wine Bar, Oyster 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Late Night, 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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  • 23
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  • 15
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  • 8
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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
Tres Bein

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Restaurant Absinthe

Address: 72 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860, Singapore
Phone Number: 6562256207
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > The Quays
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 150
Cuisine: French, Seafood, Wine Bar, Oyster Bar

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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, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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