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No Anchor

2505 2nd Ave., Ste. 105 (Wall St.) Send to Phone
Esoteric beers meet their match in avant-garde cuisine.

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Lunch & Dinner daily
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No Anchor Restaurant Review

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The décor: Should the term “beer bar” conjure up images of frat-style chugging and bowls of suspicious nuts, No Anchor counters with the intelligence and innovativeness of another side of the genre. Walls are lined with curio cabinets holding everything from vintage jars to creepy dolls, displayed as if it were a museum, a contrast to the sleek wood tables and modern tiled backsplash that strikes a balance similar to that of the beer selection: one of eccentricity and elegance.

Food & Drinks: Transporting the spirit and nuance of a high-end cocktail bar to the beer world, No Anchor guides patrons from a basic gose to triple-hopped ale. Cocktails, too, bring beer and hops into play, except the martini, which arrives with caviar in an example of the playfulness that comes into full fruition on the food menu. The seafood-heavy focus leaves anything ordinary behind: oysters are complemented by spruce oil and house-made beer vinegar. Trendy avocado toast gets replaced with deep, savory charred eggplant on toast, and even the potato chips have their own ketchup powder. Meanwhile, beetroot pelmeni is a main dish. While the wine list offers just two draft options, grape lovers will find happiness among the desserts with the muscat sorbet, topped with butterscotch and barley malt.



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