St. Anselm - DC

4.7
1956 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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipWilliamM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday great service thank u

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Bernie1
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The ambiance and food quality are top notch. Our server's responsiveness was less than adequate.

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AnthonyS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, went for dinner, food and drinks were great. We were able to eat outside and not be effected by the weather.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is EXCELLENT!

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MaryR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, good food, excellent service. Will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious and Lou, our waitress was wonderful.

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DanielleS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went out for my birthday. The food was good, but i was hoping to be surprised with a piece of chocolate cake at the end. I wasn't. The food was delicious, however, you've been warned, they spare no bu tter or oil. If that's a concern make sure to ask for your food with reduced amounts.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Only issue was inside felt like there was no AC so it was very hot, and did not want to sit outside because it’s cicada season.

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CynthiaJ
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food. Staff was quite knowledgeable.

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AnthonyD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and drink. Highly recommend their brunch.

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Only1rc
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What a treat! We celebrated my son’s 21st birthday with brunch and it exceeded all our expectations. From being greeted at the door to paying our bill it was a great experience. Wonderful, helpful staff, delicious food and a GREAT atmosphere. A++++ all around!

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vipMollyEgloff
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great, service was great but I just think the price was pretty high for the amount of food you received. I wasn’t looking for bottomless but brunch mains don’t come with a small side salad, fries or fruit which to be honest is really cheap and could easily be added to the meal.

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MadisonH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambiance. Loved the monkey bread!

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vipAliciaB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall the experience was just like the last time we were there. It seems as though St. Anselm is becoming very touristy because people are dressed very casually. The food was great, as always!

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vipTopDog
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I just love this place! The food is always good and the biscuits are a great starter. This is one of my favorite places in DC.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation lunch

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vipDavidM
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and great to be back in a busy, great restaurant on a Friday night. Great advice from sommelier on an Hermitage Blanc that paired with four seafood dishes we ordered…and loved.

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Zeke
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely anniversary dinner at St. Anselm. The food was delicious, the service was spot-on, and atmosphere was perfectly pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great place for a 7-person birthday party. Food is consistently excellent. The pork shoulder and the lamb rank.

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vipsmackh1
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great services and food

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CheriB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dishes that were well-seasoned. Plentiful portions. Pleasant service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our daughter’s high school graduation, so the restaurant was her choice. She’d raved about a previous visit., but it was a first for us. The food, the service, and the general atmosphere were all superb. We will definitely put this restaurant in the “rotation” and won’t wait for a special occasion to return.

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Analinda
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all lovely and nice. We ate brunch there and I look forward to going back for the dinner menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First my neighbor snd I have gotten together for a meal since Covid.. We both loss our parent and best friend to this horrible virus. Dinner was very good and the energy
of the restaurant is exactly what we needed

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CaseyM
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was wonderful. We were welcomed by the sommelier who offered to help us pick the perfect bottle of wine. We got the biscuits with pimento cheese to start which were amazing and buttery. The steak was cooked perfectly and the rockfish was so tasty.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Had to wait a while, despite having reservations. Waiter was obviously disappointed with our small order. And, the fact that we weren’t drinking. (We did leave him a good tip, though, for the inconvenience.) I had the large prawn, and it was underdone yet tasted burnt. My friend had the swordfish, and she felt that it was really oily. I’d still go back, but definitely order drinks and order other dishes.

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DarrenB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful restaurant and staff. Oysters were some of the best we’ve ever had!

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vipKenny
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was good. We had steaks. Could have been a bit more tender but otherwise good. It was great to be out again siting in a restaurant. I will come back again to St. Anselm.

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Cotaylor
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and I loved this place. Made reservations for two for brunch but 6 people showed up. They accommodated us within 20 minutes of arrival. Great service and excellent food. The biscuits with pimento cheese were divine. Definitely on my list of places to visit again and again.

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vipceepeezi
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

St. Anselm set the bar too high for themselves and they definitely think too much of themselves. I ordered their Monster Prawn on the menu for $24 and they literally served one (1) dry, grilled prawn in its shell. By the time you remove the head, tail and shell, what you really get is a single shrimp (about 3" long) for $24 and a side of butter. I can't believe they have a single prawn on the menu as a meal...this should be an appetizer for $10-$12 at best. My friends and I were there for brunch, and we asked our server about the brunch cocktails and he suggested the kir royale, which was not on the menu. He neglected to mention that it was an $18 cocktail. We also ordered mimosas with our meal, which showed up after we were done with our meals and as they were clearing plates. Spotty service (we watched while our food sat at the window for almost 10 minutes, with our server nowhere in sight, but which was eventually brought to us by two other nice staff members). Food was overpriced and underwhelming. The monkey bread and deviled eggs were the best part of our meal. Overall, we did not feel like we had a good enough meal or experience to be worth the price.

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vipJeffLarkin
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in DC: a gourmet, casual meal that is affordable and a locale and ambience that is great fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out celebrating buying our first house! Food was fantastic- the sommelier made a great sparkling wine recommendation. Steaks were absolutely delicious and the service was excellent. This was my 3rd time to St. Anselm and each time I’m impressed. Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was phenomenal, service, food everything amazing

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vipspscott
Western NC
33 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! The food fresh seasonal and delicious. Great wine list too.

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FranciscoF
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Their team is amazing, I always have a good time there. Their wine sommeliers are also very knowledgeable and kind explaining about it. I love this place and its people!

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vipAubo
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite for family & friends local or from afar! It’s not a good time with great friends unless it’s a night at St Anselem!

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vipsteve
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful and we had a great time

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vipJillnancy
Washington DC
106 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant with a nice ambiance and great service. Formed was yummy.

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ChrisS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate outdoors in early evening with several friends. Service was excellent. Recommend ribeye, deviled eggs, fried potatoes.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like this restaurant but be prepared to pay a premium.

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 1956 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.