St. Anselm - DC
The food wasn’t great, have been a few times and it’s good but it’s very overrated. The grits were very off and not hot, hard to mess up grits.
Must get biscuits! Would always eat my veggies if it were creamed spinach.
The food and the service were both excellent. I had the salmon collar and the mushroom with shallots dishes -- really good. The server was attentive and checked in nicely. He allowed us to have conversation without interrupting while keeping our needs addressed.
Nice ambiance as well.
Food was delicious and wine list on point. A few too many dead animals around the room for my taste but comfortable and service was attentive.
We tried St Anselm last winter and had a horrible experience that we had to call on the Manager to resolve some issues. We decided to give a second chance and everything worked out perfectly. Excellent steak!
Our server was fantastically fantastic- we will visit again ashisme with the locks!
Delicious food, creative ambiance, and great service. First time brunching there and it was difficult to choose from the amazing menu. We were celebrating an engagement and the team made sure to make us feel special and welcomed.
Prompt and attentive.... waitress was excellent... customer service does exist!
I loved everything about St. Anselm! A friend and I went for Sunday breakfast/brunch. Our waitress was amazing and gave great recommendations. The place is large and super cute! The food was amazing—We had the mushroom omelette and steak and eggs—both delicious! And to top it off we had the ice cream cake which was to die for! Highly recommend!
Wonderful service that was way above the norm
Loved everything about this place. The decor, menu, host, server, and sommelier, were all experts with the restaurant and menu. And the food was perfection. I went with a friend and neither of us had been there before. We were hungry and ordered two apps to share, two entrees, and two sharable sides. That was way too much food for us but we were happy to have the variety. Loved the biscuits with pimento! We both fully enjoyed the entrees, the butcher steak and the tuna steak, prepared perfectly as ordered. We got the cauliflower and the fries that were both so yummy that we ate more than we should have and still had a lot of leftovers. We will go back and have to limit our choices from the nice menu of a variety of options. Perfectly prepared and presented and more reasonably priced than some, this is now one of my favorite restaurants in DC. Only downside was the possibly sketchy neighborhood. Still, I will go back. And hopefully soon!
Always good, always fun, always a new treat at each dining experience. Great spot for brunch and/or great cocktails!
We hadn’t been in a while and it’s really gone downhill. No updates to the menu - nothing new to try. We made a reservation well in advance but we’re stuck in some weird back room on folding chairs. The front room was filled with young white couples. The back room not so much. The server did all he could but overall a lame experience and not worth the money.
Everything was exceptional! The food, our server Megan, our entire experience was absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend St. Anselm and will absolutely be back!
Always a fantastic evening! Amazing food and best service in DC! Thank you!
One of our favorite restaurants in DC! Exceptional service food and drinks! Get the cauliflower it’s a must!
I took my husband there for his birthday and he loved it! The staff was friendly and attentive, and the food was yummy!
Too far out of the way for a $28 chewy steak. Ordered medium rare. Maybe I ordered the wrong thing, just wasn’t impressed.
Great restaurant, great food, great staff!
There was three if us for dinner and we had a great time. The food was wonderful and our server room good care of us. We are family style and they sliced the steaks for us -- making it easier to share.
I wasn't feeling well and we had to leave. Our server was very attentive and got me a soda and bitters to help me feel better. A very personal touch.
The food was exceptional and the service went above and beyond. I strongly recommend having dinner here.
Friendly, approachable and knowledge staff. The food was top notch.
Friendly staff and excellent service!!
Our server, Elijah was outstanding, he was very pleasant with an outgoing personality. Our meals were excellents, will be very soon!
Great staff and lovely decor. The food is simple but great ingredients and unlike anything one would find at another spot in DC.
Everything we ordered was awesome from the biscuits to the lobster special to lamb sirloin. Just a perfect dinner.
DC has a lot of restaurants to offer. This one was selected by my girlfriend, and i was impressed not only by great quality of food (the cauliflower side dish is a must) and stakes were great but also the service and attention it was given it customers. We arrived on time but our tables were not ready so we got seated like 20 to 25 mins later. The manager apologized and offered us a free round of drinks or an appetizer. Little gestures like that make a big difference in the crowded dc restaurant market. Well done, would def come back.
The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. The crab deviled eggs are the best I've had. The lamb was tender and well seasoned. The roasted kalette was a nice surprise. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I would definitely get it again. It's my second visit and I was not disappointed. I love the food and the portion sizes. It's a good place for an event meal or get together with friend. However, it's loud, so talking is a little hard unless you are sitting right next to each other.
Fabulous New Year’s Day brunch for the second year in a row.
My boyfriend and I came here New Years Eve and I’m so glad we did. We had Eddie as our server and he was very attentive and made sure we had an amazing experience. The food was great and so were the drinks. It was obviously louder since it was busy and a holiday but we didn’t mind. I would definitely recommend St. Anselm to anyone looking for a cozy atmosphere and great food!
Consistently delicious and excellent service!
This place is the best restaurant in the DMV. Mark my words.
Great NYE meal - I’m beginning to think this place now has best steak in DC (sorry Acqua al 2!). Food is great across-the-board, service is attentive and Vanessa is fantastic with the wines - trust her! Thanks.
Delicious food and great staff who accommodated us to a bigger table due to our stroller!
Outstanding as usual. The staff is a “cut” above the rest. My friend had the steak, kale side, a port wine dessert flight and the carrot cake. She thoroughly enjoyed her food. I was fasting and our waiter was considerate and didn’t make me feel unattended to.
I love this establishment and I am excited to see them busy and the quality of service never waiver when I go in to dine.
Overall decor and ambiance made me feel like I was at a high end eatery in Brooklyn. And hurry in for those holidays specials. Venison from New Zealand and more.
Our favorite steakhouse in DC. Fantastic food (especially the salmon collar!) including the steak and various side dishes. The pan browned mashed potatoes are good, but it would be nice to have a traditional option. We really like the ambiance, it is appropriate to a great restaurant but laid back and we feel comfortable in jeans. Same for the servers, perfect combination of professional but laid back.
Everything we ordered was good, especially the biscuits. The night was sort of ruined by the chicken dish. The served the head of the chicken still attached to it which was a big turn off. Yeah I know it proofs it’s free range but come on man. You wouldn’t put a cows head on the table if I ordered a steak. I would go again but just order a little more carefully.
Mediocre meal, tasteless side dishes, unimpressed given the high price. My nearly $50 ribeye had no flavor, the five steak fries were tasteless, and the cauliflower dish was such a letdown. The only thing we enjoyed were the biscuits with pimento cheese.
Very great service - and loved the ambience. Wine was delicious, and the clams and biscuits were my favorite! Great place for a special dinner