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St. Anselm - DC, Washington, DC

St. Anselm - DC

4.8
4.8
2962 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 98 times today

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

What 2,962 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Contemporary American

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

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  1. JF

    JessFitts

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time dining here for a date night and consistently delicious each time. We love everything we’ve had, last night specifically ordered the NY strip, Dorade, biscuits with pimento (a must), smashed potatoes and creamy spinach. They even let you BYOB and have a corkage fee which we love to have the option for.
  2. SP

    SiegPete

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Our server, Denali, was great. It was too loud for us - even on a relatively quiet Monday night when not all tables were filled. We would have dined outside but it was too hot. Food was good. Dorade cooked perfectly. Portions were generous but not too out of control.
  3. E

    Elaine

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent, from the cocktails to grilled oyster appetizer, and main entrees. We had trout and strip steak, which were perfectly prepared and delicious! The chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream icing was to die for!
  4. KM

    KortoM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was Great Dinner and we will be back. Thanks for everything.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    While the atmosphere and my waiter/waitress were delightful, the food was subpar at best. I ordered the Dorade which was unpleasantly under-seasoned. The fish was accompanied by an overly acidic fennel and tomato garnish. The flavors were not balanced. The salt-acid-fat ratios were off. I ordered a side of the pan fried mash potato which, in my opinion, saved my meal as it contained more seasoning and help to balance each bite of the fish and the garnish, when I ate them all together.
  6. FN

    FoodieNtheDMV

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    This was the second time my husband and I visited here. The first time we set at the bar, service and food was excellent. Our 2nd time visiting, we dined at a table. The food was great as usual, however, I was not half way through my plate and the waitress ask do I want to box my food up and bought us the check, which I thought was very weird since I never gave any hint of being done. A couple was seated to our right, she never asked them but then when the host set the couple to our left, it appeared that the waitress was trying to rush us out. I can’t even say we were seated for more than 45 mins into our dinner. It really didn’t sit well with me. My husband and I visit many times places throughout the DMV area, and for the most part have a great experience. I don’t want to think this was a race issue but beings though we were the only couple that was being rushed through our meal, not sure what else it could’ve been.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was extremely friendly and helpful. I believe it was Joseph. The host/hostess were very accommodating as well as we wanted to switch to an inside seat drinks and food were fantastic!
  8. KS

    KimS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was exceptional, they took very good care of us, made great suggestions and attended to our every need. This is a place that we frequent, keep up the great work!
  9. BC

    BoCoCado

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Our server gave our table very little of her attention. We had better service from the food runners and other staff. I had to leave the table multiple time to ask for utensils, condiments, and water refills. Grilled broccoli was delicious. Bloody Mary was underwhelming. My family and friends loved the biscuits - my mother said the texture was that of cake. We might be back to give this place a second chance?
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Servers were attentive, courteous, and knowledgeable. Food was excellent.
  11. GD

    GastronautDC

    Washington DC

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    St. Anselm’s for the W! Best Friday lunch spot in DC. The French Dip, chicken sandwich and Butcher’s steak were all excellent. We started with the the biscuits and the deviled eggs. Both were delicious. St. Anselm ’s biscuits are legend. Our waiter was fantastic.
  12. DY

    DylanY

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Wine Program!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Last minute pre anniversary dinner before the weekend anniversary dinner. Place was on the list of great new spots in DC. So we decided to give it a shot. It was ok, the steaks were good, cornbread were good. Everything was properly cooked. Just these trendy places aren’t anything close to a well made dish. The bacon was missing something. The sides were ehh, nothing to write home about and frankly, a good old baked potato would have tasted much better. I have had some amazing meals and this was not one of them. One thing that did stand out is the service was “outstanding”.
  14. JD

    JulietteD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for making this birthday special! Meats were perfect, wide wine selection and excellent advice.
  15. DL

    DLLEO

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time dining at this restaurant and again it was amazing. The server Bella was top notch! She was attentive, well versed in the menu and made excellent recommendations. The quality of the food was superior. I liked the presentation of most of the dishes. Although, the grilled okra was thrown in a bowl in a sloppy manner. That was my only point of concern. Kudos, keep up the good work.
  16. K

    Kelli

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best brunch I’ve had in YEARS! Went with a group of 5 adults and one baby - family atmosphere, food was DELICIOUS and hot, service was great. I had the chocolate chip pancakes & a side of thick cut bacon: both were INCREDIBLE! The bacon was out of this world good, and pancakes were fluffy with big chips. Others got the omelet, steak and eggs, french toast, and eggs your way + side of sausage. Everyone raved about how much they loved their meals — and that can be rare for everyone to walk out so happy with the experience & quality of the food! Definitely recommend.
  17. WT

    WesleyT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been a couple times and eaten outside both times. Great outdoor space. Good liquor selection. Ribeye was fantastic.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Steak was tough and stringy. Biscuits were amazing.
  19. S

    Soldier1914

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Excellent brunch
  20. L

    Love2eat

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were at St. Anselm for the Heitz Wine tasting and dinner. The chef obviously went completely off menu and created five spectacular dishes that paired perfectly with the amazing wines from Heitz Winery (California). Every dish was delicious from the fluke (ceviche style) to the venison then the steak (both perfectly cooked and mouthwatering) and finally the chocolate tarte. Every meal was perfection! My husband and I were impressed by the pairing dinner. Heitz did a remarkable job in pairing their delicious wines with the chef's creations.
  21. KR

    KatieR

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. The ax-handle ribeye is pricey, but it easily fed 3 with left overs. Delicious!
  22. EO

    ErnestoO

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall absolutely incredible. The food, service and ambiance was epic. It’s a must try for great steak and oysters!
  23. i

    iraf

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the outdoor seating. Food is always outstanding
  24. M

    Madi

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food came out super quick and was delicious! Our waitress, Denali was super attentive and kind. Buttermilk biscuits are a must!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, service and experience. Our server Brian made our night! Can’t wait to come back!
  26. KH

    KristyH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. We had steaks, biscuit, broccoli and the crispy potatoes -- eveything was a hit, and service was above and beyond.
  27. JB

    JanisB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very busy on a Saturday evening so the noise level was quite high. The food was fabulous. We had the rib-eye and spinach which did not disappoint. Very attentive staff made for pleasant and satisfying meal.
  28. WG

    WeekendGetaway1

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place. Food was great. Very casual. Waiter was fantastic.
  29. NS

    NotSoGreat

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant and the biscuits are to die for.
  30. FA

    FahadAbdul

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredibly accommodating staff, super tasty food - thank you for having us! Highlights included the biscuits, summer greens, collards, and branzino.
  31. EM

    ErinM

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Started out great! But having ordered and received our starter, the service started to drop and we had 3 courses. Otherwise, great food, energetic place and eclectic decor.
  32. SW

    StephanieW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely evening and attentive staff. Highly recommend
  33. J

    Jezman

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Terrible service. Met with serious attitude from the front of house staff. For no reason.
  34. CH

    ChrisH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Great service and ambience. The food was tasty but overly seasoned. The bronzino, the butcher steak and and the mashed potatoes were all really salty.
  35. LT

    LauraT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    dinner was delicious, service was fantastic. perfect for date night
  36. JP

    JanP

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food! And Im hard to please as a chef myself. Meat was perfect and tender, and the sides as well as the cocktails only added to the perfection of the evening. We rarely go out these days. We will definitely come here again.
  37. w

    willl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    exceptional, edited menu, and an absolutely astonishing wine list. a perfect treat while traveling.
  38. M

    Morgan

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went on the limb and decided on the Ax Handle for our group of 5 and it was outstanding. Brett was amazing and of course those biscuits and pimento cheese. Delightful!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Butcher’s Steak and the Ribeye were both amazing!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience-great atmosphere-great food! I appreciate the quality service and will be back again!

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 2962 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 98 times today
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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