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Anchor & Hope

Corte Medusa Jul 7, 2008 02:17 PM

Just finished lunch at Anchor and Hope, the newish restaurant opened by the Rosenthal brothers and Doug Washington. Being a true east coaster, I was a little leery when they delivered a lobster roll with something other than drawn butter. THANK GOD it wasn't mayo. It was a delicious blend of spices on a fantastic east coast style roll. And those kettle chips, light as air and perfectly salted.
We started with the gravlax salad which was fantastic, especially when you ate it with the yummy potato cake.
Though this is an east coast fish house, I'm not sure if my favorite part was all of the wines by the glass or the home made chocolate cake with salt and nuts on the frosting. I hope everyone gets to try out this little gem of a restaurant.

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    eetnsleep RE: Corte Medusa Jul 7, 2008 02:34 PM

    I was there two weeks ago and they had these incredible crab claws called Jonah Crabs that reminded me of Florida Stone Crabs from my youth. Super sweet with lots of meat.

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      DavidT RE: Corte Medusa Jul 7, 2008 04:55 PM

      Where is this restaurant located?

      1. Robert Lauriston RE: Corte Medusa Jul 7, 2008 05:05 PM

        Are you saying the lobster roll was just lobster, spices, and the roll?

        Anchor & Hope
        83 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

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          eetnsleep RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 8, 2008 09:19 AM

          There was something binding it together but it wasn't mayo. It was lobster and maybe some kind of olive oil dressing but so light it wasn't overpowering. It was just enough to bring everything together for me. Delicious.

        2. Xiao Yang RE: Corte Medusa Jul 8, 2008 09:45 AM

          Hmmm... A lobster roll, slaw & fries for a mere $33. A beer with that (price not listed), T & T, and we're talking $50 for a little East coast nostalgia.


          I guess I'll stop bad-mouthing my neighborhood (North Beach) Lobster Shack's prices (about $32 for the same thing).


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            Tabetai yo RE: Corte Medusa Jul 8, 2008 09:51 PM

            Anchor & hope, two words: clam bellies.
            Oh wait, 3 words: fried clam bellies.

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              Pei RE: Tabetai yo Jul 8, 2008 11:35 PM

              Better than at Woodhouse Fish Company?

              Actually, that question applies to both the clam bellies and the lobster roll, if anyone's done a comparison.

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                Tabetai yo RE: Pei Jul 26, 2008 10:42 PM

                I like the rest of the food overall at A &H better than Woodhouse. The clams at Woodhouse were less greasy than those at A&H, which also weren't the crispiest.

            2. pavlov RE: Corte Medusa Jul 9, 2008 05:13 PM

              I admit... some of wines by glass were fun. The menu was great.... the fish and chips were some of the best I have ever had. As a fisherman, I have had many docked for lunch, and these were solid.

              The chairs are dangerously light on that slick floor... we saw 3 seperate people go over while dining there.

              But I walked away regretting the whole experience due to the final bill. Frankly. I would go back, but it is not nearly as casual a price as the atmosphere.

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                Windy RE: pavlov Jul 27, 2008 12:19 PM

                Maybe they were falling over when the check arrived.

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