Anchor & Hope
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- 83%Business Travelers
- 67%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
Member Reviews (15)
- Anchor & HopeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 15, 2013
My old high school pals and I chose Anchor & Hope for our girl-talk holiday lunch this year. One friend lives in the neighborhood (Downtown SF!) and eats there often, so we were well treated with kindness and attention. The place is very professional, so I can't imagine them neglecting their customers. To cut to the chase: the food was exceptionally good. I got the grilled calamari steak, and it reminded me of the grilled cuttlefish I order in Italy. But it was better. The steak was settled onto a bed of white and green beans, fresh and crisp. And the calamari was still hot when it hit the table, not easy for a fish like that. We shared 2 desserts, one chocolaty and the other toffee-like. Both amazing. The room was large, but at late lunch mid-week pretty calm and we could share secrets without raising our voices. It's a bit more than I usually pay for lunch but everything was top notch.
- Anchor & HopeMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Oct 07, 2013
Awesome seafood place in the Soma area. The decor is sparse and loft-like, with high ceilings and exposed brick walls. The seafood is very fresh and well prepared. They also have a fantastic beer selection. Recommend it highly.
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- Anchor & HopeJul 05, 2012
I judged the book by it's cover. It's ambience and unique placement along the dock made it seem super appealing and inspired me to go. I can't really remember how or what the food was though which says to how memorable the experience turned out to be.
- Anchor & HopeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jul 04, 2012
Anchor & Hope is from the team behind Town Hall and Salt House, and quite possibly my favorite of the three. A seafood shack with a modern and industrial feel, you can be assured that the food is just as creative as the decor.
I love the nautical theme and all the fine little details that bring it together. Everything from the names of oyster ports stenciled onto the vintagey light bulbs along the wall to the anchor ball that holds the check down makes the place unique. The super cool piranhas painted on the wall were done by owner Doug Washington's wife.
Service was top notch. The staff was extremely accommodating and our server, Devon, was wonderful. We originally started as a party of two, but when we needed to add another place setting, they were able to make arrangements and move us two tables down to the corner table (the best seat in the house, because you could see everything going on), even though they were a full house.
Everything on the handwritten menu sounded amazing. We started off with the fried Ipswich clams and sea urchin with mashed potatoes and dungeness crab, both very salty and rich. Make sure you spread the creamy sea urchin onto their freshly baked bread - it's delicious. For those of you who aren't a fan of uni, this is a great way to eat it because the texture and flavors are masked. Devon recommended a lovely Chenin Blanc to go with the sea bass that I ordered. I loved the fish and the cumin potatoes, ramps and cider soaked apples that accompanied it. My dining mates had the fried halibut (a bit dry) and potato wedges and the $25 lobster roll with chips and slaw. The sea bass was the table favorite. We ended with the heart of sweet cream with strawberries and lavender tea cookies. It was the way to go after a filling dinner!