Recently named the best new restaurant in America, angler is not inexpensive and calling it more casual and affordable than saison is like saying the lamborghini veneno is more affordable than the lamborghini veneno roadster.
Service was great and overall it was really good and i would return just for the pertral sole and soft serve sundae.
house-fermented hot sauce
great with the oysters
oysters - pacific gold, shigoku, miyagi
purple sea urchin
More of a lobster bisque with about three tongues of uni in it. Good, but not great and pretty small at $40. I wish they were serving saison’s uni toast instead.
amberjack, pickles, sudachi
big eye tuna
topped with a tomato water gelee, this was sweet, tart, fatty and delicious.
rice cracker, seaweed dust
parker house rolls
sweet chicory caesar
petrale sole (half moon bay) #solefood
best dish of the night, cooked perfectly and served with a side of brown butter. better than dover sole i had at republique
hen of the woods
hot fried rabbit
this was more mild than it looked, with pretty earthy chipotle flavor. okay, but wouldn’t order it again.
The exterior was sliced to give it more surface area and then fried, brilliant.
milk soft serve sundae, coco nibs, salted caramel
simple but perfectly executed. pro tip: ask for more caramel.
ice cold bivalves - shigoku (willapa bay, wa), kumamoto (willapa bay, wa), pacific gold (morro bay, ca)
the molluscs and cocktail sauce were excellent
the chicken or the egg?
this was fine; lean and clean.
heirloom tomato with honey vinegar
holy shit, mind fucking blow, the best tomato i’ve ever had and possible the best thing i’ve had at angler so far. the tomato itself was perfect but then it was topped with fourteen tomatoes cooked down in the embers and the concentration of sweet, smoky, umami flavors was incredible. it was basically tomato turned up to 11 and as dave chang would say a “fuck you josh skenes” dish.
grilled hand-dived scallops
textbook. excellent crust. loved the butter-lemon sauce.
milk soft serve ice cream, smoked caramel, cacao nibs, salt
leave the caramel. take my diet.
132 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105