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Your Friendly Neighborhood Hangout

Venice welcomes this oceanic charm with its industrial air to the neighborhood. This chic wine bar design gives a touch of New York City to this beachy relaxed scene,  while still offering menu items that are familiar and approachable with its fresh California casual vibe. The menu is just like the space of the restaurant, intimate. So don’t worry about having to make too many decisions, just know that when you pop into the neighborhood and you’re looking for a flip flop feel while still demanding the quality of Michelin starred restaurants, you’ve met your match here at The Anchor.

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This creative menu consists of biodynamic wines, craft beer, and seasonal seafood inspired share plate dishes. Think oysters. They also offer Charcuterie (because every great restaurants needs this on their menu) and their signature Lobster Roll with black garlic aioli and shaved black truffles. If there ever was such a thing as the food on your plate having personality, this restaurant would deliver a “no bullshit” NYC attitude and they’re not sorry about it. The Anchor embodies this unapologetic and effortless cool while at the same time maintaining a super approachable menu. You have to try the crusted Jidori Chicken Wings with Maple Syrup Reduction and pair it with one of their many delicious beers on tap, perhaps the Firestone 805 American blonde ale. It’s the perfect way to start off the evening. Oh, and make sure you save room for dessert, the pastry chef is definitely on point. Try the S’mores Panna Cotta made with graham cracker, rice crispy and smoked marshmallow. Or go with the classic cookie and milk! Check with Chef Sarah, as the likelihood of things changing on the menu it high. It comes with the seasonal fare territory. They are also now open for brunch!  anchor restaurant


Sure we’ve seen nautical theme before but the design elements of this restaurant definitely offer a New York Vibe, something different then what we’re used to on the West side. Interior Designer Sally Breer was inspired by materials like reclaimed brick, natural concrete, raw steel and this crazy huge nautical rope that hangs over the bar area. Graffiti artist Gregory Siff also jumped on board with this design project and created a mural that adds soul to this intimate location. anchor restaurant

We’re stoked to find yet another amazing culinary explosion for our mouths. anchor restaurant

Native Knowledge: Free 1 hour parking on Navy in parking garage anchor restaurant

The Anchor
235 Main St
Venice, California 90291
310-664-9696 |
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