St. Anselm - DC
On arriving we immediately were struck by a happening vibe, even on a Sunday evening. We were greeted warmly and our table was ready on time. Notable among our appetizers were the delicious smoky grilled oysters, and blue crab deviled eggs. Wine list is huge and the knowledgable sommelier very helpful. Our mains were prepared as requested. We finished with 2 flights of Port and Madeira. A great evening!
Second time at this place and everything was outstanding! Steaks are cooked spot on and the sides and appetizers were very tasty! Service was likewise excellent—very efficient. Another great evening!
Listen, I could write about the food being amazing and the drinks being spectacular and how attentive the wait staff was. You probably won’t believe me though....too perfect. I highly suggest you go and witness this dining experience for yourself — you won’t be disappointed.
Fairly limited brunch menu and bacon was all fat. Main dishes that they do offer are good. Prices are competitive given other restaurants in area.
My parents were visiting from out of town and absolutely EVERY SINGLE DETAIL was taken care of. My dad is a huge wine snob - St Anselm has a beverage specialist who made the extensive wine list easy to review. Our server was knowledgeable of every ingredient and excited to talk about the dishes. The food was perfect (underline, bold and 1,000 exclamation points). I had the whole mackerel, and holy mackerel, it was one of the better fish dishes I’ve had in DC. As a southerner with a palate for biscuits and pimento cheese, I would rank St Anselm’s in my top 5. Great customer service, knowledgeable staff and delectable food. Did I mention the amazing wine list? What about the great bourbon and whiskey selection? Not a single bad thing to say, other than I wish I knew more about Shriners... Thank you, St Anselm, for a great evening!
Great restaurant. Everyone that works there was exceptional. Our waitress was extremely helpful with our vegetarian friend and insisted on changing out her drink when it was not to her liking. The food is top notch and has a nice variety of choices. Overall one of the best experiences we have had at a restaurant in a while.
The food was excellent. Some of the highlights for me include: Caesar Kalettes, Butchers steak and biscuits. The desserts were the only item that didn’t live up to the hype.
Would definitely go back in the future.
Friday night 6pm - very busy - yet it was all exceptional. This is a very rare instance in which the service is arguably better than the food, which I feel is the best I can describe the experience because the food was extraordinary.
Wonderful, simply prepared food that seems to benefit from starting with the best ingredients. Nice atmosphere. Our waiter was excellent. He was knowledgeable, helpful and charming.
Parents came into town from Chicago and this was their first meal this trip!
I've tried their biscuits and pimento cheese, king crab leg, oyster, crab dip, baby iceberg, bobo chicken, and butcher's steak so far. There are two dishes that were beyond my expectation - baby iceberg and bobo chicken. I can't wait to try other dishes on their menu!
This is the best new restaurant in DC! The steak was better than anything I've ever had. Excellent wine list -- with some real values. Service was great and very prompt. Love this place.
Overhyped..the special strip steak of the night was so fatty, we feel like our hostess oversold how great this strip was but all 4 of us were disappointed by how fatty and chewy it was.
Wonderful as usual. Started with cocktails, the bordelaire and the vodka cocktail. Love the biscuits with pimento cheese and salmon collar to share. Delicious ribeye, creamy spinach and fried mash potatoes. Topped it off with carrot cake and coffee. Highly recommend every thing.
Waitress was most accommodating and pure joy with communications, recommendations, providing tremendous restaurant history, art and symbolism’s.
My husband and I went for our anniversary. It exceeded our expectations and we can't wait to go back. The food was excellent, but the staff is really what made the evening memorable.
The dining room has a great vibe! Service was excellent from hostess greeting, to server and sommelier. The little things were fantastic, we had buttermilk biscuits, blue crab deviled eggs and baby iceberg lettuce with Heritage bacon. Great flavor and variety. The meat entrees were the only disappointment and underwhelming for the price. We had the Butchers steak and ribeye. They were prepared beautifully but a little too fatty for my liking. We also had the crispy young bono chicken which was the hit of the meal. The sides were fabulous, Cauliflower, spinach and steak fries. Ended
with a decadent ice cream cake and dark chocolate tart. Overall it was a great dining experience. We had brunch here previously, which was fantastic!
We had a wonderful meal. The food was delicious, (best buttermilk biscuits I’ve ever had, perfect salads, steaks and salmon collar cooked to perfection, amazing chocolate cake), the wine list, although a bit pricy, was huge, the servers were very helpful and attentive. This is a restaurant that truly deserves its popularity.
Everything was DELICIOUS! Atmosphere is great, and the service was great as well. I cannot wait to return.
It was fantastic!
A modern take on a steakhouse with great veggie options. Everything we ordered was prepared well. Large protein portions lend themselves to sharing, and since sides are ordered a la carte, it works well to get a few to try and share.
Great restaurant that is not outrageously expensive. Cool environment. In an area with plenty of parking (most was also free parking). Highly recommend.
Delicious everything! Love the pork chop and the ribeye. Sides are awesome!
It was an amazing birthday celebration! I was there for my bday and a friends birthday too and we were kind of expecting our desserts with candles to be free but they weren’t! Other than that though it was wonderful. Would go back a million more times.
Really enjoyed St. Anselm. Food was delicious and thoughtfully prepared. I disliked ordering sides separately from the main dish, so I would appreciate seeing future offerings with curated plates instead of a la carte for the entree course.
Service was outstanding. Great recognition by hosts and servers recognizing our anniversary. Ribeye and chicken were not good. For the money they were very underwhelming. Deviled eggs were a hit as were the biscuits. Chop salad was good. Lobster Prawn was ok. I’ve cream cake was delish. Carrot cake was bitter
I loved everything except the totally excessive noise level. We were a party of 6. Could barely converse.
Having been to several Steven Starr restaurants, I had high expectations for St. Anselm. I was not disappointed. Service was great... and food was wonderful. I had the salmon collar, which was beyond amazing. My wife had S.O.S which was also outstanding.
The food was incredible, especially the sides and the appetizers. The wait staff was incredibly friendly and attentive, and the manager was very helpful with the extensive wine list.
Staff super friendly
We had a great dinner. The service is excellent and mains, vegetables, and biscuits were all wonderful. It is pretty loud, but overall great.
Service was outstanding and everyone’s steaks were phenomenal! Cooked to perfection! Didn’t love the bacon appetizer (very fatty) and the biscuits tasted burnt to me. But we will definitely come back - maybe for brunch!
Very busy and buzzy place. Cool little booths and open tables as well as some outdoor seating. The food was good if not outstanding. The wine list was exceptional backed by an exceptional Som. Vanessa who's advice was spot on.
The food was very tasty, but I wasn’t super impressed with the service. We weren’t seated until 20 minutes after our reservation time, which did earn us some free biscuits and that was great. But the server was very busy - which he told us right away when he came over - so we didn’t really get much attention there. Overall it was good food but just an okay experience.
Loved the vibe and the food! We had deviled eggs, skirt steak, pork porterhouse, and creamed spinach. Highly recommend!!
We had an AMAZING brunch here. Recommend highly: deviled eggs with crab, hash browns, biscuits and the salmon collar. Outstanding value for money, especially the salmon. Even if you are way too full for dessert, you gotta try the ice cream cake. They make the ice cream themselves and it is wonderful. Pleasant ambiance, not too noisy but enough chatter to give it a buzzy feel. Excellent wait staff, very pleasant people. Can't wait to come back to see what they do at dinner!
Our waitress was great! She was thoughtful for my fiancé’s birthday, and very helpful with the menu. The hostesses were also very kind and accommodating. The dinner was delicious! We had a feat time.
They made our anniversary incredibly special! Thanks to the whole team.
As usual the food was prepared beautifully and tastefully! Drinks were great.
As usual, St. Anselm continues to be one of my favorites in DC. Service, food, drinks are all on point. Highly recommend!