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St. Anselm - DC, Washington, DC

St. Anselm - DC

4.8
4.8
2899 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–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

Experiences

  • Heitz Cellar Wine Dinner and Tasting Menu

    $350.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jul 28, 2022 only
    Join St. Anselm on Thursday, July 28th, 2022 for an evening with one of Napa Valley’s most iconic estates, Heitz Cellar. Enjoy a five-course menu created to complement multiple vintages from this legendary producer with stories about the legacy of Heitz Cellar with Estate Director, Erik Elliott. Reception with bubbles and snacks on our patio (weather permitting) starting at 6:30PM with dinner starting at 7:00PM.

What 2,899 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

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Contemporary American

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. P

    Pompiere

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Biscuits are tops, rib eye and strip steak very good, well prepared. Large portions, prices to match
  2. s

    steveep

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    dined outdoors in a private-like booth which was delightful AND the service was impeccable and, as per usual, the food was scrumptious.
  3. KW

    KitW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, the food and drinks were delicious. I can't wait to go again!
  4. P

    Pete

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The bacon appetizer was more like strips of ham- not very interesting We both had the sirloin stop which was very good but not incredible. The ice cream was different and excellent especially the corn flavor.
  5. RR

    RobertR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the Host at the door, to the bartender, to Brett the server, and Megan the Som the evening was delightful. Terrific drinks, food, and service. Mix with good friends and you have the perfect evening.
  6. L

    Leesburgite

    Washington DC

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Biscuits! As a biscuit lover, these are biscuits I remember and yearn for … not that the rest of the food wasn’t delicious. The grilled corn on the cob was so good as was the creamed spinach - our steaks and dessert of carrot cake. We brought home bit of everything except the corn and are getting two meals out of the one. I would say it is a good date place (married or not ;-) and saw some groups - families celebrating and what looked like college friends gathering. It is a lively place with excellent staff. Have never been disappointed. Thank you!
  7. JM

    JM14

    Washington DC

    100 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    100 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was generally excellent but the gin cocktail was so so so tart that i actually was coughing/choking! And the endive salad could be a bit more balanced - very bitter. Great service.
  8. SG

    SoGUGrl

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We met for lunch to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Our server, Denali, was delightful. Good timing and anticipation - and very pleasant. Our two salmon collar orders were a bit over cooked, but a manager fixed it! We had a blast!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and good food!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Annjgersary
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    St. Anselm is always great but wow prices are popping — $27 for a single jumbo prawn?!
  12. l

    lastwednesdaynight

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience— as always! The wait staff was accommodating and helpful, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was nice. We had one small hiccup with the temperature of my friend’s steak, and the manager came over to check in with us once it was rectified. I will definitely be back and I will always recommend St. Anselm as a spot for anyone looking for great steak, fair prices, and great staff!
  13. B

    Betsy

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, good ambience, good food and good Ray.:)
  14. WM

    WMon

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food!
  15. Y

    Yum1213

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Would definitely come back for apps/small bites and drinks on the patio. The biscuits, ricotta & oysters were divine. 10/10 and still thinking about them. The mains were less enjoyable flavor wise, although they were prepared technically well (lamb and fish). The service was average - not great, not terrible. We were celebrating a birthday and they brought 4 small cake pop bites with the check. Not anything to write home about as far as making a birthday dinner notable in that regard.
  16. s

    sdscottie

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Usually a great place for brunch. Great outdoor seating and if the weather is good, that's the better option. Inside noise is very high when the restaurant is full. Ordered the steak and eggs but portion size of steak was small and well past my medium rare request. Biscuit appetizer is always a winner.
  17. EH

    EdwardH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time brunch, although I had dinner many times, was Extraordinary! Great food and excellent customer service! The staff is extremely warm, friendly and precise!
  18. MM

    MorganM

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Incredible food and extensive wine list!
  19. HD

    HenryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricy but good. Great atmosphere, food was awesome.
  20. SL

    SoniaL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I took my parents here for a celebration. We had a fantastic experience from start to finish. We were initially seated outside per my request and the team was flexible and gracious to move us indoors with the heat. Food choice was unique and delicious! We had the okra, oysters and buttermilk biscuits for a starter. Highly recommend all of them! The whole bronzino was fresh, moist and flavorful. Another recommendation. Thank St Alselm for the impecable service and delicious fare. We will be back!
  21. OA

    OlumideA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place the guy that attended to us was very respectful.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in the DC area for an event and decided to have dinner before we had a drive back.
  23. EH

    EmilyH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal and service. Remains one of the best restaurants on the East Coast.
  24. JU

    JackU

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my fiancé here for his 40th and it was exquisite! From booking the reservation to the final plate, everything was perfection. The biscuits, the oysters, the RIBEYE, Bronzino, and of course the ice cream cake and corn ice cream! Just stellar. Couldn’t recommend more.
  25. DS

    DavidS

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We freaking love this place. No better steak in DC.
  26. AL

    ALDtravel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was so wonderful. The service was so great and it’s a very cool place. The food was amazing! The tomato and whipped ricotta was amazing. Every single entree we had was amazing and the sides were just wonderful. Such a cool location in what seemed to be an up and coming neighborhood. So glad we made the reservation and had this experience.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Father’s Day dinner - food was exceptional and lovely outdoor space!
  28. TV

    TerriV

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal!
  29. KC

    KhaalisC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Steak was cooked perfectly but potatoes were slightly burned. Overall experience was good. I will definitely be back.
  30. F

    Foodie

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    St. Anselm is one of our favorite places in DC to go to for dinner, this time we gave brunch a try for Father’s Day. It exceeded our expectations! We started with the monkey bread and endive salad both were so delicious that we ate most of it. The brunch entrees were so tasty (a couple pictures missing of the other entrees)! It did not disappoint and we ended it with bringing an order of biscuits home. One of the best places for dinner or brunch! Service is always excellent + the staff are always so friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!!
  31. KN

    KathyinNOLA

    New Orleans

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    First time in this new neighborhood of DC - visiting for the first time in almost 3 years. Brunch was great - solid breakfast sandwich, awesome deviled eggs and monkey bread. My daughter had the chocolate chip pancakes and loved them but she could only eat about 1/3 of the enormous portion. We really enjoyed sitting outside on a beautiful day.
  32. D

    Dee115401

    Washington DC

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    My go to neighborhood brunch spot. Love it
  33. K

    Kinjal

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! The experience was great. The waiter gave tons of advice. We ordered oysters, okra, salmon collar and lamb. It was all perfect.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The house special cocktails are different without being experimental. The biscuits with pimento cheese are a must, as is the collard green side. The steaks had great char and were high quality beef.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience. Great food. Steven Starr never disappoints. Make sure to walk around before or after dinner… great vibes around Union Market. Ever changing.
  36. a

    atraver

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food-steak and eggs, biscuits, chocolate chip pancakes. Love their zero proof drink selection, server was very attentive without hovering, and extremely pleasant to interact with.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Steak was good. I enjoyed the food overall. I also loved the outside seating.
  38. SD

    ShawnD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic ambience, comfort, decor and service! The food was and always has been outstanding! Our server Sondre was impeccable. She anticipated our needs, recommended dishes and answered our questions. A lovely birthday champagne and cake completed our delicious meal.
  39. FS

    FranciscoS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, settings and service, good value for the money. Highly recommendable
  40. R

    Rose58

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. The food is amazing. The drinks are great. Everyone on staff is kind, helpful and professional without the attitude that some upscale places have. I love the look and feel of St. Anselms too. I never go anywhere else for a good steak.

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 2899 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
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 Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–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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