The 24-seat, walk-in-only Filipino restaurant opened last September in Columbia Heights.
In the review, Bon Appétit’s Andrew Knowlton raved about dishes such as the freshwater shrimp fritter with sweet potato and cilantro, and the adobong dilaw — a chicken, turmeric and burnt coconut stew.
“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,” Knowlton said about the restaurant in the magazine’s Hot 10.
Atlanta’s Staplehouse restaurant landed No. 1, and Pittsburgh’s Morcilla came in third.