I arrived to Bad Saint at 3:45pm for dinner – yes, 3:45pm. And after waiting until its 5:30pm opening, I almost didn’t get a table for the first seating. Following Bon Appetit’s article that named Bad Saint the second Best New Restaurant in America, I am by no means surprised. This is the place to be.
Bad Saint is a cozy, 24-seat restaurant where you can see all the cooking right in front of your eyes. Fresh ingredients, unique recipes, and kick-ass cocktails make for a superb dinner. So was it worth the wait? I will say yes – it was an experience unique to itself, with flavors unique to this city. So of course, I had to try A. LOT.
On the whole, I absolutely loved my meal. The standouts were the clams and sausage, shrimp and mango salad, fried chicken, and dessert. I was disappointed by the seafood pasta the most – the flavors did not mix well. If I am being honest, the shrimp and sweet potato fritter (not pictured) was good, but just tasted like good sweet potato fries. Overall, I still highly recommend it. Filipino food is a must try, and no one does it better than Bad Saint.
Bad Saint is open everyday at 5:30pm except Tuesday. They do not accept reservations, so get there early (like, real early). And they do not accept parties greater than four. Now go get in line!