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St. Anselm - DC, Washington, DC

St. Anselm - DC

4.7
4.7
3149 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 121 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 3,149 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 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. NF

    NikiF

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We went for my birthday dinner, everyone was very lovely and the food was great. Highly recommend the biscuits, lamb, butcher's steak and the ice cream cake!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food was basic at best, went for brunch and ended up with the most basic boring food that I could’ve easily made at home
  3. J

    John

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. Looking forward to trying this place out again.
  4. RB

    RanoB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    A Party of 5 joined for late lunch. While the reservation was at 2:45 pm, the kitchen closes at 3 pm. Food was average and drinks also not spectacular. However, the service and ambiance were great.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We enjoyed our dinner date!
  6. y

    yummy

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome. Steak was cooked to perfection and the wine list was amazing.
  7. JK

    JoshK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sneak attack best bite was the grilled okra. Love St. Anselm!
  8. AE

    AaronE

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, food, ambience, service, and even the area that the restaurant is situated in. After eating we were able to go for a nice walk around union market.
  9. A

    Alexis

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I enjoyed the brunch at St. Anselm. A bit pricier than the average brunch, but we’ll worth it.
  10. SS

    SaraS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday brunch and it was perfect! I have dined there a few times and love the decor, staff, and food.
  11. F

    Fishlover2

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Sunday brunch. Talor was awesome…very attentive. The biscuits with pimento cheese were awesome!! Highly recommended.
  12. RR

    RickR

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service. Pretty relaxed but still had a nice buzz and good music
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soon to be parents in law meeting. Spectacular service, amazing meal as always, drinks (cocktail and wine) made sure we were quenched all night. 10/10 recommend
  14. B

    Brian

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food, everything was great. I can’t wait to come back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good food. Service took longer than expected but will definitely be coming back
  16. J

    Jared

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was all spot-on and the service was exactly what we needed - needs were perfectly met but not overly intrusive. Definitely coming back!
  17. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Very average for the price point, but the biscuits were amazing, service was good and the wine list was interesting.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Anniversary
  19. JF

    JosephineF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so good!!! Great place to eat, we loved everything!!
  20. J

    Jeremy

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Excellent food. Biscuits are the greatest ever. Service was a bit slow, but the server was friendly and apologetic and comped an appetizer. A must try for anyone in DC.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, food was delicious and large portions.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The starters were good, but the service was cold — as was the ridiculously expensive steak we ordered because we were celebrating a special occasion. Steak was undercooked (and cold); they reheated it but that meant we were not able to eat the steak and sides together, so what’s the point. Very disappointing experience.
  23. EL

    ELLS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    What a great experience! The biscuits were a must have, so buttery and delicious. All the sides were fantastic as well. The only disappointment was the butchers steak. The steak was sooo salty but everything else made up for it! The ice cream cake is a MUST!
  24. LF

    LisaF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for making it work for us to sit in one of the booths with the curtains! We had a great time celebrating our anniversary.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Food is very good. Wait staff and host staff need to take a minute to reassess if they want to be in the service industry because they do their best to present that that don’t like customers. Our server tried to tell us that we couldn’t put our appetizers in first, we had to have our whole order in. Just seemingly to make things awkward. This sounded completely nonsensical to us, because drink orders are keyed in at a separate time throughout any meal, there isn’t a order management system that doesn’t work like that. When during the meal we added something to the order, incredibly they were able to add that in. The avoidance by the server told the story that they just thought they could spew some bs so they could be “bothered by the customer less”. The manager just walks laps and doesn’t say hello or check in on any table. Not sure what the point of that is, we weren’t the only table that noticed so maybe it supposed to be entertaining?it wasn’t. The host staff, also doesn’t have the art of greeting in their repertoire, look around the restaurant tables, and took 10 minutes like they’re deciding where to build a military bases, versus just seating us in one of the 12 tops that were available.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    A favorite steakhouse of mine. A gem in DC.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was AMAZING. . . Everything was incredible! The food was GREAT! We had a Cab “The Wonderland Project” and it was absolutely amazing and perfect with the steak! Our service was impeccable!!!!!!! This is a MUST! The decor made you feel like you are in a steak house but decorated so that you still feel like ou are in a five star restaurant… the biscuits are a must and The cabbage was a huge surprise!!!! The management staff was a huge help while selecting wine and just enjoying the night. They are known for a particular dessert wine and it’s so dope to hear them explain it and to enjoy the flight they bring out. I definitely will go back and will recommend it! Take this as your sign to go and enjoy this!
  28. M

    Michael

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fun place. Great vibe. Tasty food. Excellent service. But some prices too high for the type of venue ($15 for four biscuits or a side of veggies).
  29. KW

    KWEHarp

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I must say, the biscuits were delicious!! The jumbo prawn was tasty, but not worth $28, the tomahawk was great as well. We will definitely return!
  30. E

    Ehish

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal and a wonderful server, Mika, made for a memorable evening from start to finish. Our family shared the tomahawk ribeye and it was so flavorful and tender. Best biscuits and pimento cheese I’ve ever had and the roasted oysters were perfect. The iceberg salad (really a lovely chopped salad) was also yummy and enough to share with two. Our sides were mashed potatoes and creamed spinach, both of which were tasty and large helpings for the table. Service was top notch and our server was very friendly and helpful. He brought out champagne with our dessert to celebrate a milestone birthday! Just a top notch 5 star night in every way! Thanks, Mika! We’ll be back.
  31. JZ

    JZDC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great twist on the steakhouse. Less stuffy, more personality, good more varied food. Also really like the neighborhood vibe. Definitely would recommend.
  32. JG

    JackieG

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall very nice experience, biscuits did not disappoint
  33. LC

    LoriC

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome! Our service was especially excellent!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I visited for our first anniversary. The service was wonderful, our server was very attentive, so we’re the bussers and food runners. Our food was absolutely fantastic and we were made to feel extra special for our occasion!
  35. SF

    SundayFunDay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and customer service. Highly recommend and plan to dine there again in the future.
  36. PD

    ParamitaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, excellent menu! Good quality food.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the steaks here and the restaurant itself has a great vibe along with a fabulous staff!
  38. O

    Olivier

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Very noisy as it is hard to have a conversation. The biscuit are a must. For the rest very simple: ribeye is served with nothing, just the piece of meat on the plate with no sauce, no garnish. Same thing for the cheesecake: 1 triangle of cheesecake on the plate, that it. Very minimalist.
  39. RD

    RobertD

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We’ll be back.
  40. CP

    ClaudiaP

    Sardinia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and atmosphere were outstanding! Very attentive staff. Thank you we’ll definitely be back.

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  • 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 4.7 stars by 3149 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 121 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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