Bon Appétit magazine just announced the 50 restaurant finalists for one of the most highly-coveted accolades in the industry: a spot on the “Hot 10,” their ranking of the ten top new eateries in America. Perhaps a testament to DC’s growing reputation as a food city, three Washington eateries are among the nominees: Bad Saint, the Dabney (also a recent Food & Wine winner), and Tail Up Goat.
Reviewers Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer swooned over clams with Szechuan sausage and chilies at Bad Saint, lauded the locavore approach (and addictive sweet potato rolls) at the Dabney, and—like everyone else—raved about Tail Up Goat’s lamb ribs. All of these restaurants are already notoriously difficult to book, so expect longer waits than ever.
Bon Appétit full list of nominees is available here.
*A previous version of the story incorrectly stated that Rose’s Luxury was the only DC restaurant to make the top 10.