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Restaurant Absinthe

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72 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860, Singapore
+65 6225 6207
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was highly recommended because of its wines. The wines were expensive and the food was nicely presented, but I have had equally as good in cheaper restaurants. I felt the staff were good but their heart wasn't in the job. They were very pleasant. I like to feel welcome when you are paying big dollars, they made you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

This review covers my last two visits, which came in quick succession. The food was fantastic on both occasions, although a rotation of a few specials would really add some freshness to the menu. The service is always reasonably attentive but sometimes tries to hard and sometimes is missing in action - wine glasses should always be kept full if... More 

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Thank SingaporePhill
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

It was a pleasure at Absinthe, the staffs were friendly and helpful when we needed some recommendations. We started with wine and some oysters for the evening, the oysters were tasty and fresh even for myself who isn't an oyster fan. For entrees we had the star of the night, the foie gras terrine. it just have the melts in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

This is an excellent, high-class french restaurant in the great tradition. Service & food was excellent: it was the best duck confit I had eaten in a long time... or ever. The seared foie gras was very good, but I'd been spoiled recently by larger portions at another restaurant. I also visited the cheese menu, which I don't normally do,... More 

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Thank pwl0lwp
USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

Nothing beats Absinthe's freshly made pan fried Foie Gras.... or house made foie gras terrine.. feeling hungry just thinking of it.... and served with freshly baked warm brioche!! At least this is what my 6 year old says. I couldn't agree more! I am sure most people wouldn't consider it a family restaurant but my 3 1/2 year old and... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

Fantastic menu, food, champagne and wine for this Christmas eve. We all highly enjoyed . Faultless.I have been many times and I have never been disappointed with the food and service. Great place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

Absinthe in its new venue on Boat Quay is miles better than the previous location. Team dinner the a few weeks ago served 7 or 8 great dishes which everyone enjoyed. service was a bit slow at times but hey... it's Singapore. After two disappointing experiences at the "old" Absinthe this was a real improvement and would certainly return for... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

For more reviews, visit ms-skinnyfat F&B restaurants are a dime a dozen in Singapore these days and most don't even survive past a year. Which is why Absinthe is great, because despite its lack of publicity and even a change of location, it has been doing good since i last wrote about it 2 years ago (read about it here).... More 

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Singapore River, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

I have been to Absinthe so many times but each time is a thing of gastronomic wonder unto itself. The food is the best French food I have had in town and it is constantly different and thrilling to try. The wine selection is impressive. And we love the ambience which is only accentuated by the amazing staff with an... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

My experiences of the quality of food on Clarke Quay have been poor, and the riverside has been a bye-word for overselling by touts dressed as Singapore Airlines cabin crew offering jugs of Tiger Beer at happy hour prices and their special prawn fried rice. Absinthe breaks the mold. The ambiance is chic with strong branding, a green theme and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $150
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > The Quays
  • Neighborhood: The Quays
  • Phone Number: +65 6225 6207
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.

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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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