Bon Appetit is continuing its Washington D.C. love-fest. After calling the city the top dining destination of the year, and naming three restaurants to its top 50 new restaurants list, one of those three has made the top ten. Filipino restaurant Bad Saint was ranked second in its narrowing of that list, released today.
Critic Andrew Knowlton praises such dishes as the ukoy fritter and the steamed littleneck clams with sausage. "Their food is personal, but it's so much more than just dishes they ate as kids. Bad Saint is the kind of place I spend all year searching for," he writes.
These kind of kudos can lead to major crowds in D.C. (though the tiny Bad Saint is already drawing hours-long waits). Rose's Luxury topped Bon Appetit's list in 2014 and still draws lines out the door. Topping the list this year was Staplehouse in Atlanta.
Bad Saint, from owners Nick Pimentel and Genevieve Villamora, was named Eater's D.C.'s hottest restaurant of the year back in 2015.