Rose’s Luxury Named Second-Best New Restaurant in the South by “Southern Living”

Plus—accolades for Restaurant Eve, Fiola Mare, Jaleo, and more.

Rose’s Luxury comes in second on Southern Living’s Best New Restaurants in the South list. Photograph by Scott Suchman

There’s plenty of debate as to whether Washington is a true Southern city, but one thing is certain: Rose’s Luxury is a great restaurant. So great, in fact, that Southern Living magazine gave it second place on its list of the 10 Best New Restaurants in the South, which leads with the top ten new eateries.

“Everything about Rose’s Luxury seems easy, accessible, achievable,” writes deputy editor Jennifer V. Cole. “But that doesn’t mean the food and drink aren’t serious . . . As with anything, it all boils down to the execution. And so far, Rose’s is doing luxury right.”

The ranking is part of the magazine’s coverage of the 100 Best Southern Restaurants, which include a number of Washington locations. Restaurant Eve, Fiola Mare, Jaleo, Komi, Little Serow, and Rasika West End, all made the list, as did a number of farther-afield Virginia stops for those of you looking to travel.

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This post has been updated from a previous version. 

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.