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Bon Appétit Names Rose’s Luxury the Best New Restaurant in America

Washington's hottest restaurant just got even hotter.
Rose's Luxury: the best new restaurant in America, according to Bon Appétit. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

It’s a big week for Rose’s Luxury in terms of media accolades. First, Southern Living ranked the Capitol Hill hotspot second on its list of the 10 Best New Restaurants in the South. Even better? Bon Appétit‘s Andrew Knowlton gives it first place on the magazine’s annual list of the Best New Restaurants in America.

“Rose’s is a game-changer,” writes Knowlton. “While chef-owner Aaron Silverman is clearly concerned with the food that goes out on his plates, he pays even closer attention to the people eating it. And that’s when it hits me: Rose’s isn’t just in the restaurant business; it’s in the making-people-happy business.”

Knowlton echoes the latter phrase, often used by Silverman. It’s true: Despite all the attention, local and national, Rose’s has been far more focused on its everyday customers than the hype. 

Read Knowlton’s article in full for more details on Rose’s approach, from generously stocked bathrooms to free dishes for solo diners. 

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

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.