We don't know how Eater came up with this declaration, but if the basis comes from simply having the most number of quality media coverage --and the great reviews the Filipino restaurant has been getting, Bad Saint is truly a game changer. It goes even further to honor Maranao food, as it's probably the only Filipino restaurant serving Chicken Piaparan.
Bad Saint accepts walk-ins only; no reservations. It has a dining room and can only seat groups of 4 or fewer.
As a result, folks usually line up before it opens at 5:30pm. The line can sometimes start as early as 3:15pm. Once the dining room is full, it starts a wait list and text when seats are ready. With very limited seating each evening, the waitlist can quickly reach maximum capacity, sometimes as early as 6:30pm.
The menu changes frequently.
3226 11th Street NW
Washington DC 20010
NOTE: CLOSED TUES., JULY 3 & WED., JULY 4
Mon, Wed, Thurs: 5:30-10PM
Chef Tom Cunanan
Co-Owner Genevieve Villamora
Co-Owner Nick Pimentel
Chicken piaparan (Maranao food)