ISSUE 42  |  West Marin and Beyond

An Urban Oyster Bar in San Francisco

October 17, 2012 4:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Located in a renovated turn of the century artist's warehouse in an industrial area of San Francisco, Anchor & Hope recently made Travel & Leisure's list of Best Seafood Restaurants in the US, thanks to chef Vernon Morales, who has done stints at El Bulli and Restaurant Daniel. The nautical chic interior is also well worth a look.

Above: The restaurant is located at 83 Minna Street between 1st and 2nd Street in San Francisco.

Above: The cocktail crew at work.

Above: The mural depicting a school of piranhas is by owner Doug Washington's wife.

Above: The interior features nautical flourishes: rope, buoys, and Emeco-inspired chairs.

Above: A detail of the rope-draped rafters.

Above: Another view of the bar area.