Congratulations to the 2017 RAMMYS Winners: Celebrating D.C.’s Brightest Stars


Last night in Washington, D.C., the restaurant community gathered to honor the standout members of the local restaurant industry. OpenTable was on hand in the winners’ circle to congratulate all the worthy award recipients, including:

Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award: Knightsbridge Restaurant Group (Rasika) founder Ashok Bajaj

Employee of the Year: Joseph Cassis, PassionFish-Bethesda

Restaurant Manager of the Year: John Grace, The Hamilton

Rising Culinary Star of the Year: Ryan Ratino, Ripple

Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year: DC Brau Brewing Co.

Favorite Gathering Place of the Year: Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Upscale Brunch: Convivial

Casual Brunch: Republic

Favorite Fast Bites: Cava Grill

Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year: Proof

Casual Restaurant of the Year: Compass Rose Bar + Kitchen

Beer Program of the Year: Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Cocktail Program of the Year: Kapnos

Wine Program of the Year: Charlie Palmer Steak

Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year: Acme Paper and Supply Co.

Pastry Chef of the Year: Jemil Gadea, Masseria by Nicholas Stefanelli

Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year: Minibar by José Andrés

Service Program of the Year: The Source by Wolfgang Puck

New Restaurant of the Year: Hazel

Restaurateur of the Year: Cava Group

Chef of the Year: Tarver King, The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

Cheers to all the honorees and another year of success in our nation’s capital. Let us know who you were rooting for here or over on FacebookG+InstagramPinterest, or Twitter. And, remember to snap + share your #dishpics from any of the winners with us on Instagram for a chance to win in our weekly giveaway.