James Beard Award-winning restaurateur Stephen Starr and fellow restaurateur Joe Carroll are partnering to bring Carroll’s neighborhood grill, St. Anselm, to Union Market in 2018.
The hospitality vets last attempted to introduce the low-key steakhouse to Manhattan in 2013, but the new location never materialized. A spokeswoman for Starr, who operates French-themed Le Diplomate along the trendy 14th Street corridor, confirmed to Eater that he and Carroll were working to open another St. Anselm next year in the vicinity of Union Market.
Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema announced the forthcoming arrival on social media.
Those who’ve never dined at the Williamsburg location, which debuted in 2010, can look forward to assorted steaks (NY strip, ribeye), chops (lamb shoulder, saddle), and seafood (salmon, whole mackerel). Then-NY Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton hailed the featured proteins in a 2011 review, but warned diners about flavorless grilled clams, ho-hum shrimp salad, lackluster desserts, and off-putting exchanges.
“Some attitude from the floor staff may be expected if you are not within the demographic that lives within bicycling distance, or if you have no facial hair, visible tattoos or interesting eyewear,” Sifton wrote.