Winning the James Beard Award

The wide variety of eateries and fine dining establishments in NYC is just one of the factors contributing to its worldwide appeal. Naturally, we expect to be at the top of many award lists. The James Beard Foundation announced their nationwide picks for the coveted top honor in the culinary world. Check out the NYC chefs and restaurants that will eagerly be waiting to see if they make it through to the next round, which will be announced on March 22. The grand prize winners will be announced and honored at the official ceremony in our great metropolis on May 3.

Outstanding Restaurateur

  • Bruce Bromberg and Eric Bromberg, Blue Ribbon Restaurants, NYC
  • Keith McNally, Balthazar, Lucky Strike, Minetta Tavern, Morandi, Pastis, Pravda, and Schiller’s Liquor Bar, NYC

Outstanding Chef

  • Tom Colicchio, Craft, NYC

Outstanding Restaurant

Rising Star Chef

  • Grégory Pugin, Veritas, NYC

Best New Restaurant

  • Locanda Verde, NYC
  • Marea, NYC

Outstanding Wine Service

Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional

  • Paul Grieco, Hearth, NYC
  • Garrett Oliver, The Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Neal Rosenthal, Rosenthal Wine Merchant/Mad Rose Group, NYC

Outstanding Service

  • La Grenouille, NYC

Best Chef: NYC

  • Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern
  • April Bloomfield, The Spotted Pig
  • Marco Canora, Hearth
  • Scott Conant, Scarpetta
  • Polo Dobkin, Dressler
  • Wylie Dufresne, WD-50
  • John Fraser, Dovetail
  • Kurt Gutenbrunner, Wallsé
  • Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune
  • Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park
  • Craig Koketsu, Park Avenue
  • Mark Ladner, Del Posto
  • Paul Liebrandt, Corton
  • George Mendes, Aldea
  • Seamus Mullen, Boqueria
  • Michael Psilakis, Anthos
  • Bill Telepan, Telepan
  • Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto
  • Michael White, Marea
  • Naomichi Yasuda, Sushi Yasuda