For two years in a row, DC has been home to one of the best new restaurants in the country.
Last year, Bon Appetit named Rose’s Luxury as the best new restaurant in the country. On Tuesday morning, the magazine gave DC’s Bad Saint the distinction of the second best new eatery in the U.S. this year.
“Their food is personal, but it’s so much more than just dishes they ate as kids,” Bon Appetit’s Andrew Knowlton wrote. “Bad Saint is the kind of place I spend all year searching for.”
Started by Genevieve Villamora and Nick Pimentel, Bad Saint is a 24-seat, Filipino restaurant along 11th Street NW. The restaurant does not take reservations and only hosts groups of four or less, so with this new accolade, expect the wait to be long for quite some time.
Earlier this month, Bon Appetit crowned DC as the best restaurant city in the U.S., highlighting places like Tail Up Goat in Adams Morgan and The Dabney in Shaw (in addition to Bad Saint) as evidence of the city’s increasingly noteworthy restaurant scene.