The picks are in for the final nominees for the 2019 James Beard Foundation Awards. Even though not every chef or restaurant listed here will go home with the award, trust us when we say that you will have a sublime dining experience with any of them — or at one of the more than 50,000 restaurants on OpenTable. We’ll be cheering them all on in Chicago on May 6th at the awards ceremony; you can purchase a ticket, too, in case you didn’t know. Congratulations to all the 2019 James Beard Award nominees on OpenTable, including:
Best New Restaurant
Outstanding Wine Program
Benu, San Francisco, California
Rising Star of the Year
Outstanding Pastry Chef
Best Chef: Great Lakes
Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
Amy Brandwein, Centrolina, Washington, D.C.
Best Chef: Midwest
Jamie Malone, Grand Café, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Best Chef: New York City
Best Chef: Northeast
Best Chef: Northwest
Best Chef: South
Best Chef: Southeast
Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman, Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, Memphis, Tennessee
Best Chef: Southwest
Best Chef: West
Michael Cimarusti, Providence, Los Angeles, California
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Photo credit: Daniel Krieger (Balthazar).