James Beard Foundation


2014 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant + Chef Semifinalists

Forget 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 [...]

On Our Plate: The Story of Hungry; Restaurant Weeks in Hawaii + the Jersey Shore; JBF Women in Whites Gala Tickets + More

Happenings on and around OpenTable… * Help end childhood hunger in the U.S. Watch ‘The Story of Hungry” and take the pledge to join No Kid Hungry in this important fight. * In anticipation of the 2014 Chicago Michelin stars, the Bib Gourmands have been announced. Find out if your favorite affordable Windy City eatery [...]

The James Beard Foundation Welcomes OpenTable as House Purveyor of Hospitality Solutions for Prestigious Culinary Arts Organization

We are proud to announce that OpenTable has become the House Purveyor of Hospitality Solutions for the James Beard Foundation (JBF), a non-profit organization at the center of America’s culinary community, dedicated to exploring the way food enriches our lives. In our role as House Purveyor of Hospitality Solutions, OpenTable now serves as the reservation [...]

2012 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant + Chef Semi-Finalists

The folks at the James Beard Foundation have released their list of semi-finalists for nominations in the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards, otherwise known as the “Oscars” of the food world. Congratulations — and good luck — to all the semi-finalists. Use the links below to reserve at the nominated restaurants to select your own set of nominees. [...]

Chef Charlie Palmer Serves Up His Tips for Taking Kids to Restaurants

Our exclusive series of interviews with famous chefs who are also parents concludes today with this advice from chef Charlie Palmer. Celebrated chef Charlie Palmer has combined his creative cooking spirit and flair for business to open 13 notable restaurants across the country, including the highly acclaimed Aureole, a growing collection of food-forward wine shops, [...]

Are Restaurant Critics Still Important to Diners?

If everybody’s a critic (and a blogger), where does that leave professional restaurant critics and food writers? Staring into the abyss, according to Francis Lambert, who provides coverage and commentary on New York University’s recent symposium “Taste and Authority: The Restaurant Review” in his article on Salon. Participants included Alan Richman, from GQ, Mitchell Davis, [...]