Hope & Anchor

★★★★☆
  • 347 Van Brunt St

    Brooklyn, NY 11231

    Cross street: at Wolcott St.

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  • 718-237-0276

About Hope & Anchor

Hours
Mon-Wed, 11:30am-10pm; Thu-Fri, 11:30am-1am; Sat, 9am-midnight; Sun, 9am-11pm

Food

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Don't waste you time or money in there. I was just banned from writing what I truly think.
SO much for free speech...

Worst food. Worst staff. Worst experience EVER!

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★☆☆☆☆

Don't waste you time or money in there. I was just banned from writing what I truly think.
SO much for free speech...

Worst food. Worst staff. Worst experience EVER!

Pros: None

Cons: All

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Came in for dinner while visiting friends in Red Hook who recommendedthe place. The best burger I have had - maybe ever. Same for the meatloaf. Friendly servers. Interesting cocktails menu. Try the apple pie, which was probably a foot high!. Later in the night there were two birthday parties and a 7 foot karaoke host! Brunch the next morning was packed but still fast and fresh. Worth a visit.

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★★★★★

Came in for dinner while visiting friends in Red Hook who recommendedthe place. The best burger I have had - maybe ever. Same for the meatloaf. Friendly servers. Interesting cocktails menu. Try the apple pie, which was probably a foot high!. Later in the night there were two birthday parties and a 7 foot karaoke host! Brunch the next morning was packed but still fast and fresh. Worth a visit.

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I thought it was a great place when i walked in ....but when i order there banana cream pie there was a huge hair laying on top i told the wait staff and he said he didn't seem to care yuk !

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★☆☆☆☆

I thought it was a great place when i walked in ....but when i order there banana cream pie there was a huge hair laying on top i told the wait staff and he said he didn't seem to care yuk !

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I had heard about Hope & Anchor for a few years now but never wandered in - until I went for dinner at 360 only to find they were closed. I was very impressed. The meatloaf was outsfanding. Fish tacos as good as any I have had anywhere in the U.S. All homemade desserts - we had a truly great apple pie and a fabulous blueberry pie. Casual happy staff. Great cocktail list. Good music. I have since been back for brunch - huge tasty omelettes, fluffy buttermilk pancakes, unique bbq hash. A real find for the unpretentious, hungry diner....

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★★★★★

I had heard about Hope & Anchor for a few years now but never wandered in - until I went for dinner at 360 only to find they were closed. I was very impressed. The meatloaf was outsfanding. Fish tacos as good as any I have had anywhere in the U.S. All homemade desserts - we had a truly great apple pie and a fabulous blueberry pie. Casual happy staff. Great cocktail list. Good music. I have since been back for brunch - huge tasty omelettes, fluffy buttermilk pancakes, unique bbq hash. A real find for the unpretentious, hungry diner....

Pros: Comfortable Vibe, Great Food, Easy Parking

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the first time I went there, I though it was "eh." The second time I went there I liked the waiter a lot, but the food less. The fries are horribly flavorless. The third time (i live in red hook and options are slim) I ordered the "yogurt parfait"... a horrible name for a dish with no sweatner, no fruit, just plain yogurt and granola served in a fancy glass... and some home fries. the home fries tasted like bleach.

I refused the parfait, and the waitress didn't offer me anything to replace it, so I left to eat granola at home. Now that I'm home I feel a little funky. I think I'm gonna be sick.

never again. forgo the potato breakfast and get yummy treats at baked instead. lord knows the coffee is better too.

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★☆☆☆☆

the first time I went there, I though it was "eh." The second time I went there I liked the waiter a lot, but the food less. The fries are horribly flavorless. The third time (i live in red hook and options are slim) I ordered the "yogurt parfait"... a horrible name for a dish with no sweatner, no fruit, just plain yogurt and granola served in a fancy glass... and some home fries. the home fries tasted like bleach.

I refused the parfait, and the waitress didn't offer me anything to replace it, so I left to eat granola at home. Now that I'm home I feel a little funky. I think I'm gonna be sick.

never again. forgo the potato breakfast and get yummy treats at baked instead. lord knows the coffee is better too.

Pros: cute staff

Cons: horrible food.

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ok we've been checking out various spots in red hook lateley (lenells, the pie man, fairway), so to keep the streak alive we went to check out the hope and anchor for dinner. having grown up in queens, i'm used to a diner menu reading like an offering memorandum. the menu was pretty straightforward, and i was looking forward to the upscale twist that has landed this place staying power in zagats for more than a few years. we had the meatloaf dinner and the steak diane. both were meticulously prepared, with exceptional focus paid to the main course. the meatloaf was quite good, crusty and well done on the sides. mashed potatoes were well executed, as were the string beans. steak diane was a little on the rare side, but finished with a nice sauce and mushrooms. the rice-a-roni (?) was a bit dried out. we ordered a soup (new england clam chowder) which was not good at all (sour), but was readily taken off the bill. I am not a finicky eater, but when food is unacceptable...that is where i draw the line. otherwise we enjoyed a very pleasant meal in what felt like more of a hipster bar/ diner. where they missed on the soup, they made up for on the limeade. no room for dessert...maybe next time. sandwiches and fries looked good.

2
★★★★☆

ok we've been checking out various spots in red hook lateley (lenells, the pie man, fairway), so to keep the streak alive we went to check out the hope and anchor for dinner. having grown up in queens, i'm used to a diner menu reading like an offering memorandum. the menu was pretty straightforward, and i was looking forward to the upscale twist that has landed this place staying power in zagats for more than a few years. we had the meatloaf dinner and the steak diane. both were meticulously prepared, with exceptional focus paid to the main course. the meatloaf was quite good, crusty and well done on the sides. mashed potatoes were well executed, as were the string beans. steak diane was a little on the rare side, but finished with a nice sauce and mushrooms. the rice-a-roni (?) was a bit dried out. we ordered a soup (new england clam chowder) which was not good at all (sour), but was readily taken off the bill. I am not a finicky eater, but when food is unacceptable...that is where i draw the line. otherwise we enjoyed a very pleasant meal in what felt like more of a hipster bar/ diner. where they missed on the soup, they made up for on the limeade. no room for dessert...maybe next time. sandwiches and fries looked good.

Pros: good food

Cons: tough to find and get to if you dont belong in brooklyn

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Perhaps the rarest of all creatures in New York City - a true neightborhood diner. I have eaten here perhaps a dozen or so times in the last year, with various friends, and have never been disappointed. Real food - fantastic meatloaf, burgers, philly cheese. Great salads - Viet, Cobb, grilled tuna. Killer deserts, including the best banana cream pie and chocolate cake I have ever tasted. The brunch is always packed and it's easy to see why - try the weekly benedict specials. t's nice to have a local choice with no attitude, and real variety.

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★★★☆☆

Perhaps the rarest of all creatures in New York City - a true neightborhood diner. I have eaten here perhaps a dozen or so times in the last year, with various friends, and have never been disappointed. Real food - fantastic meatloaf, burgers, philly cheese. Great salads - Viet, Cobb, grilled tuna. Killer deserts, including the best banana cream pie and chocolate cake I have ever tasted. The brunch is always packed and it's easy to see why - try the weekly benedict specials. t's nice to have a local choice with no attitude, and real variety.

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this place is great if you don't spend more than $12 for your food and a drink. if you spend mroe than that your bound to be dissappointed. the salads are always limp and not quite right, the sandwiches are somewhat bland and tasteless....atmosphere however is comfortable, the waitstaff somewhat annoying but friendly - stick to the all day $3 breakfast and you'll be totally content.

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★★★☆☆

this place is great if you don't spend more than $12 for your food and a drink. if you spend mroe than that your bound to be dissappointed. the salads are always limp and not quite right, the sandwiches are somewhat bland and tasteless....atmosphere however is comfortable, the waitstaff somewhat annoying but friendly - stick to the all day $3 breakfast and you'll be totally content.

Pros: comfortable, has a bar, all day cheap breakfast

Cons: uninspired menu, kinda grimey around the edges

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Very solid food, comfortable place. Crowded on the weekends, at least, but well worth the wait. For some reason, I was compelled to order a turkey burger, something I haven't had in years.
I was delighted to get a huge, well-priced, and juicy burger.
I don't quite know why I've been hearing SO much about this place, but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for a good brunch.

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★★★★★

Very solid food, comfortable place. Crowded on the weekends, at least, but well worth the wait. For some reason, I was compelled to order a turkey burger, something I haven't had in years.
I was delighted to get a huge, well-priced, and juicy burger.
I don't quite know why I've been hearing SO much about this place, but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for a good brunch.

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There isn't a lot to say about Hope and Anchor except it is very good. I have never been disappointed with the food or the service. The prices are reasonable, the service is good, the host is very friendly, and the place has a good red hooky vibe.

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★★★★★

There isn't a lot to say about Hope and Anchor except it is very good. I have never been disappointed with the food or the service. The prices are reasonable, the service is good, the host is very friendly, and the place has a good red hooky vibe.

Pros: food, prices, vibe

Cons: none really

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I ate there this morning with my mother and 2 year old daughter and we all had a great time. We had the open face meatloaf sandwich which was incredible! The chocolate chip pancakes - fantastic! - and a really good omelette. And it was all very affordable. The staff was very friendly and helpful and they have play dough and other toys to keep kids occupied. We will definitely return very soon!

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★★★★★

I ate there this morning with my mother and 2 year old daughter and we all had a great time. We had the open face meatloaf sandwich which was incredible! The chocolate chip pancakes - fantastic! - and a really good omelette. And it was all very affordable. The staff was very friendly and helpful and they have play dough and other toys to keep kids occupied. We will definitely return very soon!

Pros: great food, affordable, kid friendly

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You have not done karaoke until you've done it at Hope & Anchor in Red Hook. The matronly drag queen who hosts is great, and everybody who comes here can actually sing (but they won't kick you out if you can't).

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★★★☆☆

You have not done karaoke until you've done it at Hope & Anchor in Red Hook. The matronly drag queen who hosts is great, and everybody who comes here can actually sing (but they won't kick you out if you can't).

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This place is incredible. Great vibe, great food. Getting more crowded though...hope it keep up the amazing quality and atmosphere. Thanks!

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★★★★★

This place is incredible. Great vibe, great food. Getting more crowded though...hope it keep up the amazing quality and atmosphere. Thanks!

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this place has the world's most divine pancakes. the decor is a lovely contrast to the grim surroundings of red hook, but pancakes and bacon make up for it all. fluffy, light & dusted with confectioners sugar like some new orleans dream dont even need syrup. the soundtrack piped in over this heavenly breakfast makes every single breakfast seem like a sunday morning one.

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★★★★★

this place has the world's most divine pancakes. the decor is a lovely contrast to the grim surroundings of red hook, but pancakes and bacon make up for it all. fluffy, light & dusted with confectioners sugar like some new orleans dream dont even need syrup. the soundtrack piped in over this heavenly breakfast makes every single breakfast seem like a sunday morning one.

Pros: heavenly pancakes, inexpensive, cool staff

Cons: , location is sketchy

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When in Red Hook, there's one place to go when you're looking for high-quality home style cooking. Hope and Anchor, an unpretentious and eminently affordable "diner," has been offering up good old standards like fluffy omelets, great-tasting veggie burgers, dynamite roast chicken, and the best meat loaf and mashed potatoes for a few years now. An assortment of boutique wines and beers and inventive cocktails keep things interesting.
Service is warm and efficient, and weekend nights are enhanced by the presence of the lovely Kay Sera hosting a karaoke event that is second to none (yes, Manhattanites make the trip for this one!).

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★★★★★

When in Red Hook, there's one place to go when you're looking for high-quality home style cooking. Hope and Anchor, an unpretentious and eminently affordable "diner," has been offering up good old standards like fluffy omelets, great-tasting veggie burgers, dynamite roast chicken, and the best meat loaf and mashed potatoes for a few years now. An assortment of boutique wines and beers and inventive cocktails keep things interesting.
Service is warm and efficient, and weekend nights are enhanced by the presence of the lovely Kay Sera hosting a karaoke event that is second to none (yes, Manhattanites make the trip for this one!).

Pros: very inexpensive, eclectic diners, local "town hall"

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Love this place. The look, feel, music, service & food all roll up to a wonderful experience. Weekend mornings are a great time for a casual meal with the kids: specials are yummie. Thurs, Fri & Sat nights are interesting & fun karoke experiences. Favorites: Chicken Pot Pie & Lamb Burger.

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★★★★★

Love this place. The look, feel, music, service & food all roll up to a wonderful experience. Weekend mornings are a great time for a casual meal with the kids: specials are yummie. Thurs, Fri & Sat nights are interesting & fun karoke experiences. Favorites: Chicken Pot Pie & Lamb Burger.

Pros: Funky neighborhood, Value place, Great food

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This is hand down one of the best all-around restaurants I have been to - the price, food, and atmosphere are unbeatable...
Hope it never changes...

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★★★★★

This is hand down one of the best all-around restaurants I have been to - the price, food, and atmosphere are unbeatable...
Hope it never changes...

Pros: atmosphere, french toast, price

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Wonderful place, good solid diner food with a twist or two. Cheerful and polite staff, clean bathrooms, good service at a good value. The karaoke night was an unforgettable experience, an absolute delight. This place is fun, friendly, and a treat to go to!

2
★★★★★

Wonderful place, good solid diner food with a twist or two. Cheerful and polite staff, clean bathrooms, good service at a good value. The karaoke night was an unforgettable experience, an absolute delight. This place is fun, friendly, and a treat to go to!

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This shining star in Red Hook, serves of some of the finest diner standards -- the grilled cheese is to die for -- but with enough sophistication to keep you coming back. (You can bypass the fries for a heap of greens with a tasty vinaigrette or swap milk for soy in your latte!) The decor is crisp and unusual. Check out the hand-drawn "seaman's tattoo" wallpaper in the bathroom! Thursday and Friday nights, a bar crowd fills the diner. Are they there for the homemade sourmash in the bourbon sours? Or the transvestite DJ hosting Karaoke? You'll have to visit yourself, to find out.

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★★★★★

This shining star in Red Hook, serves of some of the finest diner standards -- the grilled cheese is to die for -- but with enough sophistication to keep you coming back. (You can bypass the fries for a heap of greens with a tasty vinaigrette or swap milk for soy in your latte!) The decor is crisp and unusual. Check out the hand-drawn "seaman's tattoo" wallpaper in the bathroom! Thursday and Friday nights, a bar crowd fills the diner. Are they there for the homemade sourmash in the bourbon sours? Or the transvestite DJ hosting Karaoke? You'll have to visit yourself, to find out.

Pros: Great Comfort Food, Cool Decor, Fast, Friendly Staff

Cons: I cannot think of one

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Hard to believe, but H&A is delivering some of the best American food I have found anywhere in the city. Inexpensive, comfortable, pioneering, friendly. No wonder they have gotten more press than major Manhattan places. Try the grilled tuna salad - a major reinvention. Try the pork mole - dinner for two, at less than most entrees for one. Killer homemade desserts. Plus the chance to fianlly get down to Red Hook and see what the buzz is about.

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★★★★★

Hard to believe, but H&A is delivering some of the best American food I have found anywhere in the city. Inexpensive, comfortable, pioneering, friendly. No wonder they have gotten more press than major Manhattan places. Try the grilled tuna salad - a major reinvention. Try the pork mole - dinner for two, at less than most entrees for one. Killer homemade desserts. Plus the chance to fianlly get down to Red Hook and see what the buzz is about.

Pros: Easy Parking, Great bar, Inexpensive

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bless this new neighborhood fix. food is solid, sevice is friendly and finally there's good eats in the Hook! The bathroom is oh-so-naughty....

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★★★★★

bless this new neighborhood fix. food is solid, sevice is friendly and finally there's good eats in the Hook! The bathroom is oh-so-naughty....

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