In case Rose's Luxury didn't have enough accolades and glowing reviews, here's another pretty big one: Bon Appetit has named it the best new restaurant in America. The magazine selected chef Aaron Silverman's Barracks Row restaurant from a list of 50 nominees, which also included Eat the Rich, Southern Efficiency, and Mockingbird Hill. (For some odd reason, the three counted as one spot.)
"Rose’s isn’t just in the restaurant business; it’s in the making-people-happy business," writes Bon Appetit's Andrew Knowlton. "If that feels like a revelation in dining, it should. It did to me, and it’s why Rose’s tops our list of this year’s best new restaurants."
Although leave it to a national mag to be unable to resist a reference to power lunches when discussing D.C. dining:
Later, as I’m finishing my whiskey and paying the bill, I realize why those people were willing to wait two-plus hours for a table in a city whose food culture is otherwise known mostly for power lunches: Rose’s is a game-changer.
Because you named one our restaurants the best, Bon Appetit, we'll let that one slide.
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