St. Anselm

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87 Very Good

Joe Carroll’s anti-steakhouse steakhouse.

355 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11211

718-384-5054

http://www.stanselm.net/

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The lowdown

“Cool” and “affordable” are two words you don’t usually find used in a sentence describing a New York steakhouse. St. Anselm is an exception, more of an anti-steakhouse steakhouse, where you can choose from a wonderfully weird wine list, and where no one will think you’re a rube for ordering the chicken or something from the pescatarian side of the menu should you be in the mood. Yes, there’s an extravagantly pricey rib eye for two, but you can still get what is the most baffling beefsteak bargain in town, the estimable butcher’s steak, at $24.

Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

What you need to know

DrinksBeer and Wine

Noise LevelCivilized