This is one great lobster roll! Ever since I shared a lunch of a lobster roll with my grandmother in Boston, which was her last, I’ve always been on the search for a really good one. Up until now, the rolls at various San Fran Bay Area restaurants have let me down. Then Anchor & Hope’s roll ended the search. Maybe because it’s on a top loaded brioche bun. Maybe because the dressing is really light. Nah, it’s because the chunks of lobster just shine through. It’s so good, and so filling, I really didn’t need the Old Bay seasoned potato chips, or the coleslaw (although I recommend dipping some of the brioche roll into the slaw dressing…I’m just saying). Yeah it’s 24 bucks, but I promise you won’t go away disappointed or hungry. Pair with any number of crisp whites on the wine list, including an Albarino Grenache Blanc blend.
The other sandwich we tried was the Vietnamese shrimp fritter on a roll. A&H just added it to their menu and it is a worth addition.
The restaurant space is really cool, and old auto mechanics garage. Part of the fun is finding the place, down the alley on Minna St.