St. Anselm - DC

4.7
2096 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 of Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley 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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBellasmama
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's great to see an unpretentious steak house that delivers. The food is amazing. Would highly recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St Anselm — from cocktails to biscuits to that b’day carrot cake w/just enough candles — truthfully & delightedly, E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G was flawless, captivating, & yummy for our Fri evening b’day celebration!! Just like the candles, the b’day girl was lit w/excitement! Paul & staff, thx for every special touch! We 💕 St A!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best server ever in Kamiece (sp?). Everything she recommended was delicious and I tried things I normally wouldn’t like. A great spot

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vipRachaelslurs11
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Inside ambiance is wonderful. Outside is in a parking lot in 95 degree heat. Despite the cute little individual pods, indoor dining would have been preferable.

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vipNasus
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful waiter! After we decided we would prefer to eat inside, he figured out a way to get us an excellent table inside.

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vipKatie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was very good and my fish was good. But the strip steak we had was overcooked and very tough. Had a hard time cutting it with the knife. Why don't you buy the prime strips from Costco. So much better and they are as tender as butter.

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JoshuaP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Would have loved to eat inside, but totally get it

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ErinH
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Biscuit to die for. Loved the whole branzino, NY strip and mashed potatoes. Great atmosphere and service

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JeSuisJohnGalt
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love st anselm! Great food. Especially the biscuits.

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Chris
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is truly wonderful! The quality of the food is over-the-top for the price. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. We love the contrast between the interior decorating theme and the surrounding area. Any time we're near D.C., we make a reservation!

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MattD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible steak!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A solid choice. The staff is friendly and the drinks hit the spot. Great monkey bread but the biscuits and pimento cheese is the best. Don’t miss that app—it’s my favorite. So good! I’ve tried the brunch chicken sandwich twice but left most of it on my plate both times. I thought the first time was a fluke but ended up disappointed by it on the second try as well. Skip it for something else. Will be back—just with a new main next time. But still recommend St. Anselm overall!

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vipCissyP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch outing! The menu is amazing and won’t disappoint!

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FaithR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent always. I miss the giant prawn. Much more fun than the treditional steakhouses in this city.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed every moment, would recommend and return next time I’m in DC.

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MatthewM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Somm Megan picked us out an amazing barbaresco. The steak au poive is phenomenal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun spot, great options for lunch. Great playlist.

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vipAdelinaC
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to every thing- cocktails, seasonal appetizers (tomato salad), biscuits with pimiento, rockfish…I could go on.

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Frankie06
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely dinner. Great service and food was delicious.

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RossP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Salmon collar was a standout dish. Good wines by the glass too. Our waiter was able to point us to a Hungarian white and a Israeli rose that were both outstanding! And very interesting!

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KeilahJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC!

I made reservations for a celebratory date while on a short trip to D.C. We sat in one of the cool outdoor structures outside. The food is INCREDIBLE and the service was fantastic. My only advice is not to fill up on the appetizers before the entre arrives. I absolutely want to return my next time in town!

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PeggyY
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food excellent at good prices. Casual atmosphere. Service unpretentious.

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vipZEITGEIST3000
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The time limits at the tables given the price of dining is ridiculous. Having our entrees rushed out in 10 minutes and being asked to leave the table at the two hour mark despite having spent hundreds of dollars will prevent me from dining at St A again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place NEVER disappoints. Everyone is so friendly and the food is PHENOMENAL!!

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YoungFoodie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We really enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant. The server was a bit aloof but it might have been a language barrier. The manager checked in on us after our first bites of our main course. We really appreciated that gesture.

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vipstanc
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid service from the hosts who greeted us, the server who was on point from start to finish, and the manager who checked in with us just to see how things were going. This place is not your typically obscene (in terms of volume and overdoing everything) steak house. Still, be careful how you order. It's easy to overdo. First time there and were really happy with the whole evening. Oh, and uh...yeah, the food was excellent from start to finish.

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BrettC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent with generous portions. The staff was helpful, always willing to give advice on food and drink options.

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Chowhound
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Superb food /wine- great service.
I like the cool old indie rock music too

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Sean
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fourth time I’ve had the pleasure of dining at St Anselm, best one yet! Sat outside in one of the huts that were built for the rona, was a little worried it would be uncomfortable but it was cozy and great. Service was great, food was amazing! Save room for dessert, can’t go wrong. Highlights for us were the grilled okra, salmon collar, cobia special, lemon sorbet and the chocolate cake.

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AdoraL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abby was an AMAZING Server!

The Biscuits and Pimento Cheese....YUMMMMMMM! DROOL!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Consistently my favorite steakhouse in DC.

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Barbara
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Service was very slow. Good really average . Toast so burnt .

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BeeDC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

As a first time diner here, it was a good experience. We made our reservation, arrived early and we were greeted with a smile. Upon being seated we were originally seated in one of two tables outside that didn't have lighting ( I like to see my food). We let the server know that we would prefer a different seat and there were no problems at all with the change. We chose to share food, as it was our first time ( parental night out/dinner date - we are in our 30's). The crab deviled eggs were yummy, we will order them again ( next time we will get 2, lol). The Half charred chicken we AWESOME. It was exactly what they said it would be, charred - we like our food cooked well and are sometimes disappointed to request charred and not receive it ;). The sauce was so yummy we ate it all. The crispy smashed potatoes and creamed spinach were a nice accompaniment . There wasn't any room for desert. I cant recall the drink my husband had, but it was good and he had two ( I strongly believe it was the Hemingway Daiquiri) . We will be going back, especially for brunch to try the monkey bread!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top to bottom amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday Brunch

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vipKiki
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and great vibes at this restaurant. Surrounding area is fun also

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vipELF9
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Birthday . Definitely ordered a grilled oysters in the flash fried roast beef potatoes

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a phenomenal meal.

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LocalResident
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary dinner and was not disappointed. Fabulous food. Superb service. Incredible wine list. And they have ice cream cake. Will be back to take on the axe handle ribeye.

FAQs

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

St. Anselm - DC is rated 4.7 stars by 2096 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.