Fish is the focus at Skool, a new restaurant on Potrero Hill with a Japanese-influenced menu. Chowhounds who met up there for lunch recently found a lot to like.
"The house cured sardines were the plumpest and biggest ones I've ever seen. And, some of the most delicious as well, accompanied by raspberried onion, slices of avocado, toasty almond slices, and herbed oil," says Melanie Wong. The fish appetizers in general were strong, with a nice ceviche, a delicate hirame crudo, and a crowd-pleasing fennel-marinated Scottish salmon.
There's a selection of "lunch box" sandwiches, served with a cup of soup and a choice of fries or mixed greens. The coffee-marinated washu beef (washugyu) sandwich was a hit—charliemyboy says it was "incredibly tender and delicious."
Although the lunch box sandwiches come with fries, there's an even better option: baby Erynggi mushroom fries. "The baby Erynggi mushrooms in the fries had wonderful texture and flavor. The aioli dipping sauce was also great, flavorful but not overpowering," charliemyboy says.
"The lavender panna cotta was the perfect finish, refreshingly light and delicate on the tongue," says Cynsa.
Melanie notes that Daily Dishout has an offer for a free order of ceviche at Skool (conditions apply) through Aug. 31.
Skool [Potrero Hill]
1725 Alameda Street, San Francisco