2017 James Beard Award Winners + Michael Murphy’s Rosé Bowl

2017 James Beard Award Winners 

The 2017 James Beard Awards were held in Chicago on May 1, 2017.  Before the big event, known as the Oscars of the culinary industry, we attended Michael Murphy’s Rosé Bowl at Spiaggia (photo courtesy of Lynzie Hazan/BonPhotagePhoto). Then, the OpenTable team hit the ceremony to root for all the nominees and celebrate this year’s honorees. Congratulations to all the chef and restaurant 2017 James Beard Award winners. And, diners, be sure to book a table at any of these restaurants to experience excellence.

Winners include:

Best New Restaurant
Le Coucou, New York, New York

Outstanding Restaurant
Topolobampo, Chicago, Illinois

Outstanding Restaurateur
Stephen Starr, Le Coucou, New York, New York (and others)

Outstanding Service
Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, New York

Outstanding Bar Program
Arnaud’s French 75, New Orleans, Louisiana

Outstanding Wine Program
Canlis, Seattle, Washington

Outstanding Chef
Michael Solomonov, Zahav, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rising Star of the Year
Zachary Engel, Shaya, New Orleans, Louisiana

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Ghaya Oliveira, Daniel, New York, New York

Best Chef: Great Lakes
Sarah Grueneberg, Monteverde, Chicago, Illinois

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
Greg Vernick, Vernick Food & Drink, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Best Chef: Midwest
Kevin Nashan, Sidney Street Cafe, St. Louis, Missouri

Best Chef: New York City
Marco Canora, Hearth

Best Chef: Northeast
Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley, Eventide Oyster Co., Portland, Maine

Best Chef: Northwest
Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton and Greg Denton, Ox, Portland, Oregon

Best Chef: South
Rebecca Wilcomb, Herbsaint, New Orleans, Louisiana

Best Chef: Southeast
Steven Satterfield, Miller Union, Atlanta, Georgia

Best Chef: Southwest
Hugo Ortega, Hugo’s, Houston, Texas

Best Chef: West
Corey Lee, Benu, San Francisco, California

How many of these 2017 James Beard Award winners have you dined with? Let us know here or over