Bad Saint in Washington D.C.
LAURA HAYES/THRILLIST

Bad Saint

Washington DC
Filipino Restaurant
$$$$
icon/time
Mon5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wed5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thu5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Sun5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Sat5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Bad Saint

3226 11th St NW

Washington, D.C. 20010

This tiny 24-seat Filipino restaurant made waves in the restaurant world when it opened in 2016, earning a Michelin Bib Gourmand award, a spot on Bon Appétit’s Hot 10 list, and a rave review from The New York Times. Bad Saint's family-style dishes are hard to describe: they're traditional but different from all other Filipino food that classifies as traditional. The menu -- split between vegetables, fish, and meat -- changes often, but expect to find ukoy shrimp fritters, ceviche-like kinilaw, and air-dried cured beef with a runny farm egg. Getting a table at the no-reservations spot is historically not easy (on peak nights, you have to stand in line for more than an hour) but the experience is worth it.