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“Perfect casual seafood, must go”
Review of Anchor and Hope

Anchor and Hope
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Ranked #219 of 5,860 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: SoMa
Cross street: Second Street
Transit: Montgomery Station for Bart and Muni riders.
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Roomy tavernesque bistro feel, wood floors tall ceilings old building, tres casual. Excelent seafood with a dozen species of fresh oysters, but not an oyster house. Dont miss the mixed ceviche with mint, fire and peanuts. Everything from lobster rolls to broiled mahi(excellent) dungeoness crab dishes, broad menu and as one would expect in sfo an excellent, reasonably priced wine selection both by the glass and the bottle. Nice service even though pretty full. Reservations a good idea.

Thank Rob S
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

lots of fresh fish to choose from. helpful staff with a lot of good recommendations. many items were able to be shared - plenty large. nice choices of wine by the glass

Thank dfutransky
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Anchor & Hope is excellent. A definite foodie and world-class beer connaisseur destination! It's young, vibrant and has an eclectic menu. The restaurant itself is situated in an old warehouse and is a reclaimed parking garage with a distressed, open beam motif. Everything I had was outstanding and the bartender went out of his way to be helpful with samples. As evidenced by the name A&H is primarily a seafood joint with a wonderful range and palate of choices from which to choose. The muscle appetizers are some of the best I've had with a ton of great local, fresh fish entrees and sushi. If you want the best selection of beer in downtown San Francisco and outstanding food, it's a must!

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Thank Jason F
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

This place is within 5 minutes walk from Market st, but it's well worth it. Looks like it used to be a warehouse before, which explains the high ceiling and the red brick walls - just the sort of thing I love.

Even though we were the last visitors, arriving at 10:30 pm, the place was busy, so I recommend booking a table. We were served by a spectacular waiter, who was very quick as well. We tried oysters for starters, the side sauces were enjoyable. Main dishes were not bad either, but in the end of the day it's the atmosphere that made this visit remarkable.

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Thank d f
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

The superb range of micro-brewery beers, from Belgian wheat to imperial stout, is not quite balanced by the excellent fish menu, a sketchy wine list and a lack of cheese.

The Anchor and Hope has the finest selection of draft micro brewed beer I have had the pleasure to encounter in North America, spanning the whole territory from Belgian wheat to imperial stout (at its proper 9%), so the first thing to say is that if you want a really good beer sampling evening there is no place better in San Francisco.

But if you want to eat, a little more care is required. The almost exclusively fish menu was excellent and the cooking of the main courses was nothing short of special: a melting abalone tuna; large, loose-woven scallops; and flounder in the English fish-and-chips mode. My angels on horseback starter was, at four small pieces of oyster wrapped in bacon, was puny by American standards; the clam chowder was good but not great; but star billing goes to sea snails cooked in garlic butter which were made much of by the wait person but turned out to be whelks!

For all the beer's splendour - and the imperial stout was magnificent - the wine list was sketchy, particularly for those choosing from the excellent oyster menu, and there are no spirits. Finally, the drinker who needs a snack and the full diner will both be disappointed at the lack of any cheese to go with such fine drink. Overall, then, the food and drink were slightly off balance, as anyone would be with too much imperial stout!

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Thank Kevin C
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