St. Anselm - DC
Food was incredible!
I can’t brag enough about how pleasantly surprised we were!!! I chose this area as a early B Day dinner for my partner because of the creative but Covid safe outdoor seating. What we got was so much more. Our server who has been in the industry for over 16 years was phenomenal. He knew the menu back & front and gave us great recommendations. I had the hanger and my partner had the ribeye. Again, everything was delicious.
Hanger steak was delicious!
The staff was so accomdating and food was amazing. Highly recommend - delicious steak and grilled oysters. Plus the biscuits and ice cream cake are to do die for.
St. Anslem was absolutely spectacular. The dining staff were remarkable. The cocktails were great and the food was so delicious.
The food & service was excellent!
Burger was overdone. Steak and eggs was not as good as last time we had been. They seemed overwhelmed and food was not the quality we are used to there.
Very accommodating. Loved the outdoor seating. Will be back
Yet another wonderful experience at St Anselm! The outdoor chalets are a great addition.
Always the place for a steak! The cocktails are great too. Really liking the outdoor dining sheds!
Got the axe handle steak and after eating I slept like a baby!
Everything was just amazing! Service and Food on point! Made my solo bday night out a night to remember! Can’t wait to bring my wife once she moves here!
Birthday for best friend
The sides could of use a bit more flavor.. the beer mug was small in comparison to the price. Steak and chicken was on point. Ice cream cake and selected Rye was very good.
Picture a cross between a Montana lodge and a hipster lounge in Brooklyn. Throw in the kitchen from a Deep South dining mecca, but run by cooks from a Michelin star NYC brasserie. That's St. Anselm. Food that is authentically delicious and unfussy. Service that is warm but efficient, informed and helpful. If you don't order the huge buttermilk biscuits with pimento cheese because of your diet, you're in the wrong place. Same with the teasingly smoky grilled oysters. The salmon collar is decadently rich and made to be shared. Also, the "crispy smashed" potatoes with a side of ranch dressing are just as good as an appetizer as a side dish. With entrees, I've liked every steak I've had on the menu. Friends also like the branzino and swordfish. If you're still hungry for dessert, I recommend the carrot cake (when they have it) and ice cream cake. The chocolate pudding is a little ordinary. I once had a scoop of homemade butter pecan ice cream that is in the Pantheon of the five best desserts I've ever had. Get it if they are serving it. Also: do yourself a favor and order one of the expensive Madieras on the menu as an aperitif. You're worth it.
great for every day dining as well as date night. st. anselm is a street over from my home, so i'm there often for a steak and glass of wine. the service is great and the staff enforces covid precautions.
I have been in this establishment couple times. They have really nice food. I don’t know who is the chef however his cooking is so yummy!
I took my husband to St Andelm’s for his birthday tonight. The staff were so attentive and fun. Special shoutouts to Meghan, who was happy to talk about wine, our server John, and Austin who brought us a couple birthday menus surprises. Our first time dining here. We’ll be back...soon. Great experience.
This was our first family dinner AT a DC restaurant in one year, and we chose St. Anselm's because we had had such a delicious experience previously. I had been thinking about their strip steak for months. Continued helpful wait staff who know how to make sure you get your steak cooked EXACTLY how you like it, unlike even some top steakhouses. A continued 5-star experience -- and 10 stars for the biscuits with pimento cheese. However...we were told as we were ordering that a special that night for dessert was strawberry shortcake and couldn't wait to try St. Anselm's version. So disappointing.
Two slices of angel food cake, with very limited number of strawberries in a sauce. A little dry, not much flavor. Probably only time my family has left any dessert on a plate. Certainly the chefs there know how to make a memorable version. All forgiven; great restaurant.
So disappointed service was slow ( due it being Easter Sunday)which is ok if only the waiter didn’t forget to put our order in then the food stayed in the expo window for a go amount of time since my eggs were cook over sunny side. Overall just disappointed.
Loved the food!! food quality was superb.
Great meal. A little sterile inside because of COVID regulations but overall very nice.
We were seated promptly, had a delicious brunch on Easter Sunday, the outside seating was great and the safety precautions were awesome!
We went for Easter. This was an amazing dining experience. Fine but not stuffy dining. Delicious good. Fantastic service. Safety precautions for all.
The food was amazing. Loved the atmosphere. We got the deviled eggs, beets with ricotta (omg), steak, acorn squash main.
Nice set-up with the booths outdoors.
Awful. Spilled an entire highball of soda all over me, and then spilled the au jus from my steak on me. Service recovery was non existent. Food was mediocre. Not worth the $$$$ price tag. Would not return with other solid options in the immediate area.
On point with protocols, and food and drinks as delicious as ever. Honestly, I had missed this place so much, and was so excited for the streetside shacks. They did not disappoint. Staff are as gracious and pleasant as can be, even under these circumstances. Steak perfectly temped, salmon collar still just SO good. Worth waiting for.
Made a reservation for indoor dining. COVID protocols were taken seriously- taking temperature, using alternating tables, requesting masks be worn when server is at the table. Our server was wonderful and knowledgeable about the menu. The grilled oyster appetizer was delicious. The steaks and sides were cooked to perfection. It can be pricey, but I think the quality matches. We will be return diners!
Sitting outside in the freezing cold. They don't even put heaters in the shacks outside. My steak got cold. Not worth it. Just stay home.
Absolutely love St. Anselm during regular times. I’m very happy they’re taking COVID precautions seriously, but the insistence that everyone at the table put their mask on whenever staff approach the table (including my guest at the far side of the table / I.e. quite far from the entrance to the cabana) made this dining experience remarkably jolted and somewhat unpleasant. This essentially meant we were interrupted every few minutes and asked to put our masks back on regardless of where we were in the dining experience - at the very least this wonderful place could once things in a more structured manner to limit the impact of disruption.
The food was delicious yet again. The steak was cooked exactly as requested. The baby iceberg salad is absolutely amazing and the bacon on top is like none other! Friendly service, easy to find parking, and no wait for table.
The food and cocktails here were excellent, and the service once we were seated in the restaurant was good. But the service at the start was very poor - we had to wait over 30 mins for our reserved table, and we were not offered a drink or anywhere warm to wait (despite there being many free heaters/tables outside). For the price of the meal here this aspect of the service should be much better.
I was seated 45 mins late for my reservation despite being there 5 mins early. Was never offered an apology by management or even approached by management. I have dined here many times pre and during the pandemic. I understand the difficult time restaurants are having but I followed every rule put in front of me with no complaint. The fact I wasn’t even offered a simple apology by management tells me how they value their customers. We are all in this together and I do my best to support as many local eateries as possible but I was hoping even minimal customer service would not be a casualty of the pandemic however it seems it is. I will have to think hard before coming here again.
This is the second time i've dined here, and easily one of my favorite places in DC! The temperature on the steak was spot on! Oysters were amazing, the biscuits.... Shall I go on?
The experience was pretty good overall. Food came out fast and the waiter had some good recommendations. I was there for a work meeting and we had a good sized table booth to accommodate food and some paperwork.
My only issue was having to ask for our server after waiting 10-15 mins when we were seated. However, once he arrived, he was amazing for the rest of the meal. Social distancing was in full effect and enforced. Tables were spaced appropriately. The food was absolutely fabulous. I am a steak fiend and my NY strip was cooked to perfection and had amazing flavor. The crab deviled eggs were a surprise treat being better than I expected. This was my first time there but definitely will not be my last especially since they are in the neighborhood.
The good: Food is amazing. We got the axe handle and it was cooked perfectly. Sides and biscuits are a must.
The bad: It was a special occasion, my husbands birthday, and they sat us at a horrible tiny table right by the main door. People walked within 6 ft of us constantly, we got gusts from the door open/closing, we couldn’t fit our meal on the table. There were tons of other open tables, so it wasn’t a space issue. Also, the server strongly hinted we should order dessert, we assumed because it would be on the house. It was not. We wouldn’t have ordered it if we’d known it was extra. There were just a lot of little ways they could have made our night special and they just didn’t.
Really great, even outside! It was raining but was able to stay dry and warm. Service was so wonderful and thoughtful and made my birthday dinner really special. Loved it all!
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 1732 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.