If you haven’t hit up the interwebs for a review, here is one that assured me I would, indeed, wait [in line] until after 9pm to eat, even after traveling on a train all day. Without much experience in Filipino foods, aside from a food truck event, I will be on the look out for some local eateries thanks to this Columbia Heights hot spot.
A super small establishment with seating for just 24, the no-reservations Bad Saint is thriving, with chef Tom Cunanan serving up his 3½-star rated dishes a la Post food critic Tom Sietsema. And for sure, Bad Saint’s stars are no fluke. Philippines-born Cunanan cooks what he knows and does it almost flawlessly. Delicious food and beautiful people, it’s ideal for sharing in small groups. Truly you cannot just try one thing- especially if you get in… and large groups must be amenable to splitting up!
The menu can rapidly change, but there won’t be disappointment whatever you choose. For newcomers, suggestions are always available- just ask. If you’re looking for something from home, Chef cooks from the heart, inspired by his mother, toeing the line of tradition and local flare, from wok to plate. A totally new experience for me… but one worth revisiting. Accepting all Boston-based suggestions in the comments section below!
Pro tip: While you wait, check out Room 11 next door for a drink.
Bad Saint Location: 3226 11th St. NW., Washington, DC 20010 badsaintdc.com
This post is a part of a brief but informative eatDC and drinkDC series being released all week. Reviews were not paid nor partnered by establishments or anyone associated with.