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The Anchovy Bar, San Francisco, CA

The Anchovy Bar

4.7
4.7
809 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Innovative
  • Charming
From the team that brought you State Bird Provisions and The Progress, The Anchovy Bar is a wine and seafood bar that specializes in West Coast oysters, small fish and sustainably raised shellfish. We work with small producers that favor traditional and antique processes with origin stories that matter and inspire.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Wine Bar, Oyster Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 796-2710
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Stuart Brioza
  • Catering
    Please reach out to info@theanchovybar.com to inquire about catering your event!
  • Private party facilities
    Please reach out to info@theanchovybar.com to inquire about private events!
  • Neighborhood
    Western Addition
  • Cross street
    Fillmore Street
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available throughout the day. The closest garage is the JapanTown Fillmore Street Annex Garage at 1670 Fillmore Street.
  • Public transit
    We are two blocks from the 38 and right around the corner from the 22.
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Group Dining at The Anchovy Bar!

    $20.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Reserve our indoor seating for 7-8 guests and heated outdoor seating for 7-14 guests! We have two seating times and allot 2 hours and 30 minutes for your reservation. The set menu features 10 dishes served family style for $90 per person (a la carte is not available). Beverages are charged upon consumption and we do not allow for corkage. There is a $600 food & beverage minimum for 7-10 guests -or- $1,000 food & beverage minimum for 11-14 guests, which is exclusive of taxes and gratuity. Any changes or cancellations must be made 5 days in advance. We charge the food and beverage minimum should the reservation be canceled within those five days. The $20.00 per person deposit is non-refundable and will be applied to your final bill.
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What 809 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Seafood

  • San Francisco

    Seafood

809 Reviews
  1. KeithM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were outstanding. A lively space with an eclectic and cool wine list, I love that they lean into the anchovies which can be polarizing. Plenty of other great seafood and the tower is a must. The fresh cured anchovies on toast is one of my top dishes this year so far.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Better than I expected. Best meal all weekend and I was visiting just to eat. Went to some of the top restaurants in town and my daughter and I thought it was absolutely exceptional! Can’t wait to come back.

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  3. jcdny

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love the anchovy toast! Always best to go when local anchovies are in season.

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  4. Michelina

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were greeted by a kind person. I was given a special birthday menu because I’d noted that in my reservation. The entire team of servers took care of us in a casual/professional way that felt welcoming and authentic. The interior atmosphere is simple, clean, calm. We sat at the bar and enjoyed watching the team prepare delicious, gorgeous dishes with immense care and attention. Every thing we ordered was mind blowing and/or scrumptious. Anchovy Pintxo amuse bouche was the perfect start. Cocktails were all on point to balance the salty chovies. Anchovy tostadas with guac and lime - holy cow. Anchovies with turnips in a skillet full of savory, umami seasoning and spicy heat! Squid ink pasta with clams that melted in mouth. And an anchovy ice cream sundae to finish, which I must admit, was awesome and sensationally weird. I gotta try the sturgeon caviar shortbread next time. This is an outstanding neighborhood spot, night out destination. We’ll be back!

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  5. Chewzy

    San Francisco

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had several anchovy dishes and the were all excellent There are other items on the menu but anchovies are excellent right now so it is the time to have them. The restaurant is cozy and inviting. Tables are not to close together.

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  6. Dave

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice, casual, high-quality seafood bar… Lots of surprising taste, and textures. 

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  7. RossP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food - Anchovies in Purgatory are amazing. All other dishes were great too. Great wine selection, including Croatian wine.

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  8. OaktownH

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great restaurant. Wonderful quality seafood. Yummy drinks. Delicious… Go now!

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  9. ChuckL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I tell you, we eat out quite a bit, but we always return to Anchovy Bar. I love love love State Bird and Progress, but this restaurant is low key killing it every dish. Go for the local anchovies(in season), stay for the deviled egg, broiled oysters and fantastic salads. A true cult classic.

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  10. BarbaraH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved the concept of an anchovy-centric menu. But overall the menu items seemed too constructed and too spicey. We both love heat but many of these dishes had too much, thus distracting from the anchovy flavor- notably the anchovy tostadas and Western Addition oysters. We’ll go back with hopes of more unadulterated choices of anchovies and of trying other fish offerings.

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FAQs

The Anchovy Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 809 OpenTable diners.

The Anchovy Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Anchovy Bar

1740 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94115-3522

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Fillmore Street
  • Neighborhood
    Western Addition
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Wine Bar, Oyster Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available throughout the day. The closest garage is the JapanTown Fillmore Street Annex Garage at 1670 Fillmore Street.
  • Public transit
    We are two blocks from the 38 and right around the corner from the 22.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Stuart Brioza
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 796-2710
  • Catering
    Please reach out to info@theanchovybar.com to inquire about catering your event!
  • Private party facilities
    Please reach out to info@theanchovybar.com to inquire about private events!
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