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St. Anselm - DC, Washington, DC

St. Anselm - DC

4.8
4.8
2811 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Located in the Union Market neighborhood, the second outpost of Joe Carroll’s popular NYC restaurant aims to bring some of the laid back vibes of Brooklyn to Washington, DC. St. Anselm is an American tavern devoted to the pleasures of grilled meats and great ingredients simply cooked. While steak is a specialty, the creativity doesn’t stop there. Delicious food, eclectic wines (some on tap), and classic cocktails set the tone for a great experience. Paired with friendly service in an unpretentious setting adorned with quirky décor, dining at St Anselm is the total package.

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Booked 99 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 864-2199

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Mount Vernon

  • Cross street

    Morse Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Corkage Fee, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 2,811 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Contemporary American

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Contemporary American

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

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  1. M

    Melissa

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Love the ambience, but it is a bit noisy. Unless you have booth you can expect to scream at each other. The food is just okay. I would only recommend as a pre-meet for drinks then dine elsewhere.

  2. LM

    LindsayM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    One of my favorite restaurants in the city. Food is always great and portion sizes make the price well worth it. Definitely coming back.

  3. B

    Bryher

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My dad and I wanted something special, so we split the axe head steak. Let me tell you, it was absolutely worth the wait and the price; we agreed it was some of the best steak we've ever had, and we're both well-traveled foodies. There was actually too much for two people with good appetites, so I took it home and shared leftovers with my husband, who also adored this. Amazing!! While Dad and I waited for the main course, we each had a buttermilk biscuit and two blue crab deviled eggs--both phenomenal. A side of mushrooms were the perfect accompaniment to the steak. Above all else, our server Anne was a delight: friendly, knowledgeable, and exactly the right kind of attentive (great at reading when we were in deep conversation versus when we needed advice). I'm so excited to return to St. Anselm!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress was amazing! She was so knowledgeable of the menu and very helpful. The food was delicious, my husband and I were craving food steak and we got just that! We were visiting DC and found out there’s one in Brooklyn (we’re from NY) we will definitely be giving it a try after the great experience at DC!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great experience at St. Anselm! Great food and service and enjoyed the sunny patio on a nice spring afternoon! Hadn’t tried their brunch before — it was excellent.

  6. DC

    DCDiner

    Washington DC

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Good service, and the outdoor seating “pods” are great. Would have rated the food higher, but my eggs were cold and the hot sauce comes in little packets, like you’d get in a fast food restaurant. WTH? It caused a spill on my shirt when I was wrestling with the packet to open it. Thank goodness for Wet Ones!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The biscuits are the best part, and the deviled eggs were delicious also. We ordered the steak and it came out just as we expected it to. No crumbs left.

  8. N

    Nancy

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came for a birthday brunch. Great outdoor seating and the food was delicious. The biscuits are the best ones I ever had.

  9. LG

    LisaG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food and indoor decor

  10. S

    Soldier1914

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    Great place for brunch.

  11. MD

    MichaelD

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience

  12. E

    Elayne2006

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    This was our second time at St. Anselm. The service was always good. Steak was superb.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my favorite restaurant in the city. The food and cocktails are always a 10/10. Service is always friendly and natural. I’m here at least 4x a year!

  14. s

    stevens

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and ambiance were outstanding, service was also top notch, sam was great! Will be back!

  15. LS

    LarryS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food. The NY Strip with au poivre sauce is amazing. Side dishes, drinks, dessert, everything was amazing. And the service is friendly and efficient. Highly recommend St. Anselm.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yummy and fun. Loved the bartender Eric. Great service!

  17. B

    Buggy2

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    The lamb and salmon were amazing. The endive salad was heavily dressed. The service was divine, but the restaurant is rather loud.

  18. BM

    BrettM

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best service I’ve had in DC and one of the best meals I’ve had in the city. From the host stand, to the dining service, to the end of the night- everyone we interacted with had top-notch service. Food and wine was superb. Quickly made my top of list for restaurants in the city.

  19. BH

    BHHH

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to celebrate a promotion, Mica did a really good job waking us thru the menu and taking care of us for the evening. Thanks!

  20. TL

    TLfoodie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great place for date night. The Skate wing is amazing and the rum punch is to die for. Great service and we loved the atmosphere.

  21. MP

    MattyP

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very pleased with our dining experience. The service and food were great. Bone in skate was delicious!

  22. HO

    HeungchanO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The meal was perfect for Mother’s Day :) the food and the service

  23. 5

    5stardinner5dollarpocket

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We went for mother’s day! I booked this restaurant because it said it was family friendly, however I didn’t know how tiny it was. The staff were very friendly and welcoming though. Our steaks were cooked to our liking, the biscuits were perfection (ask for honey and butter on the side if you’re not a huge pimento cheese fan & thank me later), the smashed potatoes were a table fave, buttttt the creamy spinach was good but missing a bit of seasoning. I always have a cocktail and unfortunately I was not a fan of the tequila cocktail. It was rather bitter and very plain. However, we still enjoyed our night out!

  24. WJ

    WJLA

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time dining at St. Anselm and we will definitely return. The food, service and ambience were excellent. The noise level did not disturb our conversation (75-85db).

  25. TB

    TraceyB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding!!! Truly one of my favorite dining experiences in DC. The interior is warm and inviting. The food is sensational. However, the best part of my visit was John, my server. He’s incredible…elevated the entire evening.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We got the side of mushrooms and they weren’t my favorite, but everything else was delicious! If you’re looking for a steakhouse — especially one that is quirky and ironically plans on the Americano steakhouse ambiance, and don’t mind paying for it — this is a great place to check out. It even had more seafood options that I was expecting!

  27. D

    Disappointed

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The food is just ok - the restaurant does not allow you to change the order. The way it's listed is the way you get it, no room for changes. Also, based on the quality of the food it's over priced. The drinks are also overpriced for what you get. I won't be eating here again nor would I recommend the restaurant to others

  28. JM

    JimM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Went for Sunday brunch. Service was outstanding. Food was decent.

  29. x

    xyzee

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    delicious brunch and very good service. all in all a very enjoyable time.

  30. JJ

    JendayiJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience1

    Appreciated the food, but the restaurant’s theme and decor reminded me of the slavery time period.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The service was phenomenal.

  32. f

    foodie

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and amazing food. Can't wait to go back. DELICIOUS

  33. RW

    RaechealW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    The manager on duty was awesome! She provided excellent customer service. She made our experience great!

  34. CR

    CherylR

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband ate here on a recent visit to DC. The atmosphere was relaxed, and the service was outstanding. Our server guided us through the menu and helped us select some wonderful wine. The biscuit were delicious, and the steak was excellent- very flavorful and perfectly cooked. Would definitely return to this restaurant again.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    SAM provide me great service that elevated my experience. The chef(s) exceeded expectations. All the staff I came in contact with really provided great service.I recommend the biscuits with wild berry jam with everything. The lamb and rock fish was creative and magically to say the lease. Thank you and I look forward to returning.

  36. SH

    ShaunH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5

    The atmosphere and service were great, but the ribeye was easily the worst steak I’ve ever had at a steakhouse. There was no crust on it and it was full of gristle. There wasn’t a single bite that wasn’t hard to chew. We also ordered the rockfish which was overcooked, tough and chewy. The biscuits were great and the salmon collar was good, but it was incredibly disappointing that a restaurant with this much hype produced such poor entrees. Maybe it was an off night, but the fact that both entrees were so poorly cooked makes me skeptical.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Complete team did a good job! We had an excellent time.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat outside, it was a nice evening. John our server was great. We had the crab devil eggs which are so good, I always get them! Had the Butcher's steak, so tender and delicious. Crispy smacshed potatoes are awesome with the homemade ranch!!

  39. MA

    MARIANNEK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very unique dining experience in their All American motif. Food was beyond EXCELLANT!!! So great! Our first visit to St. Anselm Restaurant, but guaranteed, not our last!!! Great service, fantastic food. Husband had rock fish and I had hanger steak. So good we shared tastes. Thank you, St. Anselm.

  40. IF

    InternationalFoodie

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Always love St. Anselm. Food is fantastic. Ambiance is great, too. Best to come with a large group so you can order lots of things and share with the table. Portions can be large and somewhat expensive. Still worth it!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

St. Anselm - DC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 864-2199.

St. Anselm - DC is rated 4.8 stars by 2811 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 99 times today
Google Map for St. Anselm - DC

Washington, DC 20002

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Morse Street

  • Neighborhood

    Mount Vernon

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Corkage Fee, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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