love, love, love! we checked out this tucked away little steak house last night and i can’t say enough good things about it. the vibe was laid back and casual but the guys in the kitchen could seriously throw down! everything we ordered was steeped in deep flavor and had an earthiness that only comes from the freshest ingredients.
don’t expect white linens and fancy china at st. anselm, that’s not what they’re about. you’ll be eating on humble wood top tables and it may be a little too warm because the open kitchen is just a few feet away from where you’re sitting. it’s all a part of the ambiance though and i assure you, you’ll fall in love with it.
we started with a grilled haloumi salad. i loved the brininess of the cheese combined with the pungent tang of fresh greens. it was simple and they really celebrated the natural flavor of each of the components in the dish. for our mains, we did one of the signature steaks and bobo’s chicken. i wouldn’t normally do chicken at a steak place but this was seriously the best chicken i’ve tasted. the full body was served and it kind of looked like it was staring at me… slightly odd but i got over that very quickly after my first bite. it was moist, succulent and had a crispy skin to top it off. i don’t know how they cooked this thing but kudos to the guys in the kitchen, it was top notch! as if we didn’t have enough in front of us, we decided an order of the pan fried truffle mashed potatoes would be nice. wow, were they! crispy outside with a velvety smooth mash in the middle, ohh, do yourself a favor and give them a try.