St. Anselm - DC
My wife and I had:
Cucumber salad - light and fresh
deviled eggs - more rich, but crab on top was good
venison chop - very good
butcher steak - smaller than I expected but was good (asked for medium and got medium rare but no big deal
mushroom side - went well with steak
cauliflower - highlight of the meal - massive portion
carrot cake for desert - walnuts and raisins check
We took my mother-in-law and brother-in-law here the day before they had to shut down the dining room bc of coronavirus and I was impressed with the level of care taken to make sure our experience was still really good. Not only was the food delicious (as always!) but the server was still really friendly and offered lots of suggestions and it was clear cleaning measures were being taken. We love St. Anshelm!
St Anselm really redeemed itself. The brunch was spot on. The king crab omelet, best brunch item in DC. Absolutely superb
Wonder place for dinner, drinks or brunch. The pimento and biscuits cannot be missed. Extremely friendly and lovely staff.
Wow! My wife, daughter and I, had a superb experience from start to finish. We were greeted warmly on arrival and seated immediately (we had a reservation) and our server came over as we were still settling in. The food was delicious. We had the blue crab deviled eggs, cinnamon bread (huge portion), chipped beef and butcher’s steak. We loved our visit and will be back.
All in all, 4/4.5 star rating in my opinion! I went with my boyfriend for a night out. Our waitress was very helpful and attentive. I liked the atmosphere; it's a unique combination of classy/bougie speakeasy meets American tavern meets rustic old cabin... food was very good; nothing that stood out among all of the rival DC restaurants except for the cauliflower, but that doesn't mean that everything else we ate was not very good.
Inventive food, great ambiance, and thoughtful service.
For three people, we ordered a $180 60-oz. ax handle of aged steak. It was tasty, but I've never received a fattier piece of steak in my life. More than 30-40% of what we received was bone or fat. The three of us were trying to shave small pieces of beef away from the fat....and I doubt that any of us had more than 8-10 oz. of real beef to eat.
Nice ambiance. Good service. The rest of the side dishes were good. If I go again, I will not order the "shared" axe handle and will instead order my own meal.
I would recommend the restaurant, but not the axe handle ribeye.
Love the food and the ambience. That salmon collar is to die for and the carrot cake is hands down the BEST in D.C.
Our server was great and the vibe was very cool. Nice local spot to check out while on vacation.
As always great service!
I LOVE this restaurant!!! Food was amazing, atmosphere was awesome and the staff outstanding. Thank you for a great dining experience.
Amazing food and cocktails. Simple food done perfect. Definitely going back. One of my favorite restaurants.
Fantastic service and incredible food.
Great ambiance but the good went service were okay. Had high hopes for this place. The lamb tartare was interesting but would have been much better with baguette and fewer currants.
It was awesome.
Overall it was a great time. Went there for brunch and my only critique would be the bacon was way too fatty. Also the rum punch bowl was a bit of a waste of money. Fun idea but it wasn't the best presentation as the punch bowl is huge and took up a large amount of the table. Also, the rum punch is very herbal and can be a bit overwelming to chug a whole bowls worth even for 4 people.
The food and service were excellent we ate our way through the menu the only annoying thing was the noise and people hanging on top of us in the bar while waiting to be seated. I had great octopus liver pate steak creamed spinach and awesome malted ice cream.
Service from the whole team was great. Food was outstanding. Hostess was a little clueless at how to get us settled initially and my steak was a little under cooked. Ultimately all was forgiven because everything else was fantastic. Attentive, knowledgeable and passionate staff guided us through a memorable meal. Thank you!
The staff was great and very accomodating! The food was delicious, everything we had was so good. The ambiance is very nice and chill at the same time. Love this place!
Excellent service and food.
We had a wonderful experience. We indicated on our reservation that one of our diners has a hearing issue and even though the restaurant was loud on a Friday night the staff found us a relatively quiet table and was incredibly helpful. Thank you!
Our visit to St. Anselem was amazing. The food is superb and the service was extraordinary. The staff knew we were celebrating a special occasion and sent us a complimentary round of champaign and dessert. The servers were super attentive. The sommelier checked on us frequently. We could not have been happier with the experience. We will be back!
Service was extremely slow and inattentive.
Food was amazing!!!
This restaurant is absolutely spectacular. Food, drinks, service and ambiance was all great!! I’m ready for my next trip back!
We had high expectations that were exceeded at every turn.
Wonderful food and service Only small complaint was loudness. Best going as a couple so you can hear each other over the table!
Food was absolutely fantastic! Plenty to take home. Very extensive and delicious wine menu, going from wines on tap, wines in cans and half/full bottle of wine selection. Our server was great, she was very knowledgeable, we are definitely going back!
Our party of 3 had a great time!
We started with some lovely grilled oysters which were delicate and delicious.
Then we each ordered a ribeye which was simply grilled with salt and pepper. Each person’s was cooked to our own temp request and everyone felt like theirs was done correctly! We shared steak fries and creamed spinach which were both very tasty. We were pleased with our experience and our food. The only thing at all that was a challenge was it was a bit noisy so difficult to hold a conversation without raising your voice. But I’d definitely come back again!
Fun brunch spot with delicious food and a good ambiance. Def would go back again to try other items on the menu.
Great brunch. Will be back!
Outstanding experience, we'll be back!
Attractive, welcoming space with plenty of buzz, but the real attraction is the stellar service, great, meat oriented menu, and extensive beverage choices.
Fabulous dinner and fantastic service! The environment was perfect.
Our meal was delicious as usual! Servers were attentive, but never intrusive.
Sam, our server, was incredible. Don't skip on the biscuits. Flounder was well seasoned and cooked to perfection.
Went for brunch on Saturday, drinks were good, food was good and plentiful. Monkey
Bread good for starter which we shared. Service was attentive and very pleasant. Enough going on such that the antics of a six year old girl went essentially unnoticed
Went for brunch. Buttermilk biscuits were warm and pillowy. Beef tartare unexpectedly citrusy but delicious. The main event, the ax handle rib eye, was fantastic. Properly grilled, fatty, and nicely presented. All washed with a glass of Tempranillo blend. A great dining experience.
It was so delicious, a wonderful meal! We are looking forward to coming back the next time we’re in DC.
Loved the food, loved the spot! Delicious blue crab deviled eggs & radicchio salad. Ample parking.