2015 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant + Chef Nominees

BatardToday, the James Beard Foundation released their list of nominations for the 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards. The winners of one of the world’s most prestigious culinary awards will be announced on May 4th at a ceremony in Chicago. Purchase tickets here to cheer on your favorites.

Congratulations — and good luck — to the year’s nominees on this prestigious acknowledgment.

NOMINATED RESTAURANTS INCLUDE:

Best New Restaurant
Bâtard, New York, New York
Cosme, New York, New York
Parachute, Chicago, Illinois
The Progress, San Francisco, California
Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Outstanding Restaurant
Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, New York
Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, Alabama
Per Se, New York, New York
The Spotted Pig, New York, New York

Outstanding Service
Marea, New York, New York
Quince, San Francisco, California
Restaurant August, New Orleans
Topolobampo, Chicago, Illinois

Outstanding Wine Program
A16, San Francisco, California
FIG, Charleston, South Carolina
McCrady’s, Charleston, South Carolina
Spago, Beverly Hills, California

NOMINATED CHEFS INCLUDE:

Outstanding Chef
Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern, New York, New York
Sean Brock, McCrady’s, Charleston, South Carolina
Suzanne Goin, Lucques, West Hollywood, California
Claude Le Tohic, Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas, Nevada
Donald Link, Herbsaint, New Orleans, Louisiana
Marc Vetri, Vetri, Philadelphia

Rising Star of the Year
Tanya Baker, The Boarding House, Chicago, Illinois
Alex Bois, High Street on Market, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jessica Largey, Manresa, Los Gatos, California
Ari Taymore, Alma, Los Angeles, California

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Dana Cree, Blackbird, Chicago, Illinois
Maura Kilpatrick, Oleana, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Dahlia Narvarez, Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles, California
Ghaya Oliveira, Daniel, New York, New York

Best Chef: Great Lakes
Curtis Duffy, Grace, Chicago, Illinois
Jonathon Sawyer, The Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland, Ohio
Paul Virant, Vie, Western Springs, Illinois
Erling Wu-Bower, Nico Osteria, Chicago, Illinois
Andrew Zimmerman, Sepia, Chicago, Illinois

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
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2015 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant + Chef Semifinalists

JBF Awards LogoOscars, schmoscars! Here at OpenTable, we’re all about the 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards. This week, the James Beard Foundation released their list of semifinalists for nominations. Click here for a full list of nominated chefs, restaurants, and restaurateurs, including the extensive regional nominations. The final nominees will be revealed on March 24th. Winners will be announced on May 4th at the awards ceremony, which is being held in Chicago for the first time ever. Congratulations to the semi-finalists (and to you, too, Windy City denizens) — and best of luck to all those who have made it this far.

Nominated restaurants include:

Best New Restaurant
Abe Fisher, Philadelphia
Alden & Harlow, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Bâtard, New York, New York
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, Las Vegas
Cosme, New York, New York
Edmund’s Oast, Charleston, South Carolina
Fiola Mare, Washington, D.C.
The Grey, Savannah, Georgia
Lusca, Atlanta, Georgia
Maude, Beverly Hills, California
Parachute, Chicago, Illinois
The Progress, San Francisco, California
San Salvaje, Dallas, Texas
Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Townsend, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Outstanding Restaurant
Acquerello, San Francisco, California
Bacchanalia, Atlanta. Georgia
La Belle Vie, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, New York
Bluestem, Kansas City, Missouir
Canlis, Seattle, Washington
Fore Street, Portland, Maine
Fork, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Frasca Food and Wine, Boulder, Colorado
Greens Restaurant, San Francisco, California
Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, Alabama
Jaleo, Washington, D.C.
Per Se, New York, New York
Spiaggia, Chicago, Illinois
The Spotted Pig, New York, New York
Vidalia, Washington, D.C.

Outstanding Service
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Countdown to the 2014 James Beard Awards

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The team from Del Posto celebrates a win at the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards.

Four weeks from today, the James Beard Foundation Awards will be held in New York City at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. A celebration of the best and the brightest in the food world, The Beard Awards are regarded as the industry’s version of the Oscars. The James Beard Awards are even better because a) they’re open to the public and b) the food at the event is seriously hard to top (No offense, Wolfgang!). You can purchase your tickets here to cheer for your favorite culinary professionals on May 5, 2014.

Nominated restaurants include:

Best New Restaurant
Betony, New York, New York
Carbone, New York, New York
Coqueta, San Francisco, California
Peche Seafood Grill, New Orleans, Louisiana

Outstanding Restaurant
Hearth, New York, New York
Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, Alabama
The Slanted Door, San Francisco, California
Spiaggia, Chicago, Illinois
wd~50, New York, New York

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2014 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant + Chef Semifinalists

JBF-2104Forget the Academy Awards. We’re more excited for the Beard Awards! Our friends at the James Beard Foundation have released their list of semi-finalists for nominations in the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards, otherwise known as the “Oscars” of the food world. Congratulations — and good luck — to all the semi-finalists. Click here for a full list of nominated chefs, restaurants, and restaurateurs, including regional nominations. The final nominees will be revealed on March 18th. Congratulations and best of luck to all those who have made it this far.

Nominated restaurants include:

Best New Restaurant
The 404 Kitchen, Nashville, Tennessee
Aragona, Seattle, Washington
Bar Sajor, Seattle Washington
Betony, New York, New York
Carbone, New York, New York
Casa Rubia at Trinity Groves, Dallas, Texas
The Cavalier, San Francisco, California
Chi Spacca, Los Angeles, California
Connie and Ted’s, West Hollywood, California
Coqueta, San Francisco, California
The Elm, Brooklyn, New York
Laurel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
MWRestaurant, Honolulu, Hawaii
Nico Osteria, Chicago, Illinois
Peche Seafood Grill, New Orleans, Louisiana
Serpico, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Virtu Honest Craft, Scottsdale, Arizona

Outstanding Restaurant
Canlis, Seattle, Washington
Fearrington House, Pittsboro, North Carolina
Fore Street, Portland, Maine
Foreign Cinema, San Francisco, California
Fork, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Greens Restaurant, San Francisco, California
Hamersley’s Bistro, Boston, Massachusetts
Hearth, New York, New York
Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, Alabama
Jaleo, Washington, D.C.
Melisse, Santa Monica, California
Primo, Rockland, Maine
The Slanted Door, San Francisco, California
Spiaggia, Chicago, Illinois
Terra, St. Helena, California
Vidalia, Washington, D.C.
wd~50, New York, New York

Outstanding Service
Abacus, Dallas, Texas
Bacchanalia, Atlanta, Georgia
Blue Hill, New York, New YOrk
Brigsten’s, New Orleands, Louisiana
Café Juanita, Kirkland, Washington
L’Espalier, Boston Massachusetts
L20, Chicago, Illinois
Lucques, West Hollywood, California
Masone Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas, Texas
Marcel’s, Washington, D.C.
McCrady’s, Charleston, South Carolina
Persimmon, Bristol, Rhode Island
Providence, Los Angeles, California
Quince, San Francisco, California
Restaurant Alma, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, California
Topolobampo, Chicago, Illinois
Vetri, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Outstanding Wine Program
A16, San Francisco, California
Addison at the Grand Del Mar, San Diego, California
Bar Boulud, New York, New York
Café on the Green at the Four Seasons Dallas, Irving, Texas
CityZen, Washington, D.C.
FIG, Charleston, South Carolina
The Grill Room at the Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana
The Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado
Marcel’s, Washington, D.C.
Picasso – Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada
Press, St. Helena, California
Rouge Tomate, New York, New York
Sepia, Chicago, Illinois
Spago, Beverly Hills, California
Troquet, Boston, Massachusetts
Yono’s Restaurant, Albany, New York

Nominated chefs include:

Outstanding Chef
Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern, New York, New York
Sean Brock, McCrady’s, Charleston, South Carolina
Andrew Carmellini, Locanda Verde, New York, New York
Suzanne Goin, Lucques, West Hollywood, California
David Kinch, Manresa, Los Gatos, California
Donald Link, Herbsaint, New Orleans, Louisiana
Carrie Nahabedian, Naha, Chicago, Illinois
Nancy Oakes, Boulevard, San Francisco, California
Ann Quatrano, Bacchanalia, Atlanta, Georgia
Michael Schwartz, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Miami, Florida
Julian Serrano, Picasso at Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada
Nancy Silverton, Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles, California
Ana Sortun, Oleana, Cambridge, Massachusetts
John Sundstrom, Lark, Seattle, Washington
Michael Tusk, Quince, San Francisco
Marc Vetri, Vetri, Philadelphia

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