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St. Anselm - DC, Washington, DC
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St. Anselm - DC

4.8
4.8
3276 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 126 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

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What 3,276 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Contemporary American

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Contemporary American

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

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  1. L

    Lynn

    Washington DC

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drink, ambience and service!
  2. OV

    OnVacation

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal at the bar on a busy Saturday night. Excellent steak dinner finished with a flight of Madeira from a great selection.
  3. AH

    AndrewH

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The biscuits are excellent, but the pimento cheese doesn’t need to be there. The tomahawk ribeye was cooked to perfection. Very tasty ice cream cake. It is a bit loud for the prices and they could do for sharpening their steak knives. But those are just small things and I would definitely go back.
  4. J

    Janet12

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Amazing biscuits, excellent steak and potato salad. The wedge salad was too rich to eat- swimming in thick blue cheese dressing and crumbled egg. Needs a remake. But otherwise a very fun evening - loved the casual vibe and energy.
  5. ET

    EvanT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The experience was great. The food took a little longer than expected but the manager came by the table to check in with us. The biscuits, steak and mashed potatoes were phenomenal and the drinks were great.
  6. SS

    SilverSpring

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is nothing that compares to the axe handle steak Same for the grilled oysters. Definitely splurge worthy. And so many wonderful vegetable options. Finally, loved the effort and results in our discussion with staff about. We enjoyed a great bottle at a very reasonable price. We will go back.
  7. M

    Matthew

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants. Also great bourbon selection
  8. CI

    CrabbyInMaryland

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Smooth service and great setting. Food was a notch below my last visit. Still a favorite and will go back.
  9. J

    Jani

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Cocktails were excellent. The lunch offerings were few and not particularly interesting.
  10. JH

    JoanH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always incredible dining experience here! Our server Mike made dinner especially enjoyable. All the food was amazing, especially the homemade biscuits!!
  11. BL

    BLTPrime

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner for my daughter and it was amazing.
  12. TE

    ThorE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food and atmosphere were incredible. Would definitely recommend it.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar for brunch after church, and loved it, as usual. Abby, our bartender, was easily the nicest bartender I have ever had. This is exactly why we come back regularly. Bloody Mary’s were great as well!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places in the city. The atmosphere is always relaxed and calming and the food is consistently on point. Can't wait to go back.
  15. AW

    AmyW

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the casual vibe. Food was delicious and service so friendly and helpful. Don’t skip the biscuits
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply phenomenal.
  17. DM

    DMWil

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and wonderful food.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thankful they were able to move our reservation inside. Much appreciated!
  19. C

    Caroline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very nice outdoor dining space and great service!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great waiter. Helpful staff moving us inside when we asked.
  21. DC

    DCKT

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always. Our server was very attentive and friendly. Food was great as always. We were there for a birthday celebration and complementary after dinner drink was a very nice surprise. It’s definitely our go to restaurant for a special occasion.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was just great. Our server was on it. Was honest about portion sizes , got a good recommendation from the somm about my inquiry about sherry. Just solid. Almost came back this past Monday because the food is consistently amazing.
  23. MM

    MichelM

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great , server was amazing and fun and really knew the menu and helped us put together a great meal . We just found all the dead animals on the walls a little off putting especially the bear hide . Certainly a personal quirk --it IS a chop house after all--vegetarians aren't likely to be lining up to eat there --it just seemed a little over the top. And not in a good way .
  24. JC

    JohnC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good and the service was professional and courteous from the hosts to wait staff. The only issue is the limited menu, although the options that they did offer were delicious.
  25. DC

    DCFan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Best steaks in town and the biscuits are to die for.
  26. LK

    LaurenK

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Immediately loved the vibe. Be prepared that it's a bit loud. The food menu is kind of limited, but this is not a place to go to get a delicate fish. We went for the meat. You can eat vegan (not an issue for us) by ordering the acorn squash without the feta and the grilled okra without the mayo, both of which were seriously delicious. The wine and spirits list is really well-curated. Love the Madera options and history - never seen that anywhere before. We were four people and we ordered the buttermilk biscuits to share (they come 4 to an order), each ordered an appetizer, and the four of us split the Ax Handle Rib-Eye. It was way more food than we needed, and even took some home. Unfortunately, we were too full for dessert, but really wanted the sweet potato pie. I don't think I'd get the Ax Handle Rib-Eye again - too expensive, and I bet the other cuts and preparations are just as good.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Came for my birthday. Lovely meal as usual but quite disappointed that they don’t comp a dessert at a $300 dinner for 2 price point.
  28. s

    spav

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic dinner. Food prepared perfectly. Somm Megan made great bottle recommendation. 30 year old bottle of Cab Sauv from Portugal. Who knew? Will be back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is always impeccable here, everyone is so attentive and food comes out fast! The steak is so delicious, especially the NY strip just melts in your mouth…
  30. RL

    RaizaL

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The outdoor space was not heated and was uncomfortably cold in the evening. The service and food, as always, were amazing.
  31. VS

    VictoriaS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dishes were cooked to perfection and cocktails were delightful .
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my boyfriend for his birthday (first time for both of us) and we loved it! The service was very fast and friendly. The oysters, biscuits and steak was delicious, I could say the best steak I have ever try in my life so far. We will be back for sure
  33. KS

    KellyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being from the Midwest, I rarely eat beef when not in the region. Having said that, the Ribeye at St. Anselm is amazing, and I ALWAYS make time to enjoy it while I’m in DC. The service is top notch. The ambience is relaxed and cozy. On this particular visit, I was with a difficult couple and the staff handled them with such grace and professionalism. I can’t sing high enough praises! And, whew! Those biscuits!!
  34. d

    dinner

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly an outstanding restaurant -- food and service both exceptional. Could go for the biscuits alone!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Better for dinner. Brunch food was underwhelming.
  36. d

    dmvfoodiechick

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service of the staff was great and the ambiance was nice as well. Food was tasty as well. I
  37. A

    Andrew

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always good service and food. Greatly appreciate the staff enabling us to move to a warmer table outside in the middle of service.
  38. c

    ceeb

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The overall ambience of the restaurant is nice, although I'll add that it's very dark, loud, and the tables are very close to each other. The service was decent but I consider the food family style, as in you order an entrée to share with sides. It's incredibly overpriced for the portions.
  39. GD

    GailD

    Fort Lauderdale

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Birthday dinner. Bella our waitress made our dinner outstanding. Thank you Bella!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Slightly pricy but you get what you pay for

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    • 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 3276 OpenTable diners.

St. Anselm - DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 126 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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