A restaurant area on Fillmore Road that has seen a good bit of turnover in the previous few years is coming alive once more quickly because the fourth Bay Space location of Scott’s Chowder Home.
The area at 1325 Fillmore Road that was previously house to Afro-Caribbean restaurant Isla Vida, which closed in 2019, and earlier than that Black Bark BBQ, has a brand new join exhibiting that its subsequent tenant can be Scott’s Chowder House. The restaurant is already constructed out for counter-service, with a kitchen that is just some years outdated, so it looks as if we must always count on this place to swing open within the subsequent six months — however a rep for the restaurant was not accessible to verify any timeline.
An off-the-cuff, counter-service offshoot of Scott’s Seafood — the 46-year-old Bay Space establishment with a longtime location in Oakland’s Jack London Sq., in addition to offshoots underneath different possession in San Jose, Walnut Creek, and Sacramento — Scott’s Chowder Home launched in late 2020 with its first location on South First Road in San Jose. A second location adopted in San Jose’s Market Sq., and the primary San Francisco location opened final fall at 334 Grant Avenue simply off of Bush Road.
That first SF location was no accident — it is on the identical block as Cafe de la Presse, the French cafe and wine bar from chef-owner Laurent Manrique, who serves as culinary advisor to Scott’s Chowder Home, working alongside Scott’s Seafood San Jose Govt Chef Sammy Reyes.
Scott’s Chowder Home is a three way partnership between Reyes, Manrique, and Scott’s San Jose proprietor Steve Mayor.
Manrique says the key to an awesome Boston clam chowder is sherry. “You simply add uncooked sherry on the finish to get a nutty taste,” as he informed the SF Bay Instances final 12 months. And for Manhattan-style chowder, “You want to use bigger clams for the flavour and small clams for the standard of the meat.” Manrique additionally says he sources seafood every day from Monterey to make sure freshness, solely ordering what he wants for a given day.
Along with Boston-style and Manhattan clam chowder, the Scott’s Chowder House menu consists of different soups, like smoked salmon chowder, seafood gumbo, lobster bisque, hen tortilla soup, and a vegan chowder. All of the soups are available 4 sizes — 8 oz., 12 oz., bread bowl, or 32 oz. — and the 12 ouncers vary in value on the different SF location from $12 to $16.
The place additionally provides salads — like a smoked salmon Cobb salad, a kale caesar, and a shrimp Louie — crab and lobster rolls, and a crab cake sandwich.
The SF Bay Instances’ Homosexual Gourmand did a evaluate of the Grant Avenue location final fall, and you may find that here.