The 2020 James Beard Awards Nominees

The 2020 James Beard Awards nominees are here, marking the arrival of the short list of who could win one of the food world’s most prestigious honors. See the list below for which OpenTable restaurants were nominated, and head to our blog for how to best support these restaurants and help celebrate the moment.

The OpenTable team
Restaurants:Cote NYC, Empellon Midtown, Jaleo DC
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Contemporary Mexican, Spanish
Neighborhoods:Chelsea, Midtown East, Penn Quarter

Cote NYC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chelsea
162 reviews

Outstanding Wine Program

Empellon Midtown

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Midtown East
1,014 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Best Chef, New York State: Alex Stupak

Jaleo DC

$$$$·Spanish·
Penn Quarter
9,400 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasion

Outstanding Restaurant

Spanish in Washington, D.C. Area

Boka

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lincoln Park
5,482 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Best Chef, Great Lakes: Lee Wolen

Contemporary American in Chicago / Illinois

Momotaro

$$$$·Japanese·
West Loop
2,608 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Best Chef, Great Lakes: Gene Kato

Japanese in Chicago

Little Donkey

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Cambridge
1,945 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Outstanding Restaurateur: Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer

Orfano

$$$$·Italian·
Kenmore Square / Fenway
284 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

Best Chef, Northeast: Tiffani Faison

Laurel

$$$$·French·
East Passyunk Avenue
1,070 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic: Nicholas Elmi

Notable Wine List in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Republique

$$$$·French·
Hollywood
3,733 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List

Outstanding Pastry Chef: Margarita Manzke

French in Los Angeles
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State Bird Provisions

$$$$·Californian·
Western Addition
1,886 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

Rising Star Chef of the Year: Gaby Maeda

Californian in San Francisco Bay Area

Emmer & Rye

$$$$·American·
Downtown
2,146 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

Best Chef, Texas: Kevin Fink

Fit for Foodies in Austin

Olamaie

$$$$·Southern·
Central Austin
1,014 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

Best Chef, Texas: Michael Fojtasek

Maypop

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Central Business District
913 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date

Best Chef, South: Michael Gulotta

Fit for Foodies in New Orleans / Louisiana

Toups Meatery

$$$$·Cajun·
Mid-City / City Park
1,502 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine

Best Chef, South: Isaac Toups

Fit for Foodies in New Orleans / Louisiana

Swan

$$$$·Market Cuisine·
Buena Vista
1,033 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

Outstanding Restaurant Design, 76 Seats and Over

Great for Lunch in Miami - Dade

Joule

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Wallingford
844 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem

Best Chef, Northwest & Pacific: Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi

Steakhouse in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Departure Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
3,951 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

Best Chef, Northwest & Pacific: Gregory Gourdet

Scenic View in Portland
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Other Mama

$$$$·American·
Southern Highlands
265 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

Best Chef, Southwest: Dan Krohmer

Best Food in Las Vegas

Benne on Eagle

$$$$·American·
Asheville
1,190 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

Rising Star Chef of the Year: Ashleigh Santi

Great for Brunch in Asheville / Western North Carolina

Campo at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

$$$$·American·
Albuquerque
1,290 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

Best Chef, Southwest: Jonathan Perno

Ristorante Bartolotta - Wauwatosa

$$$$·Italian·
Wauwatosa
2,830 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

Italian in Wisconsin

Harbor House- Indoor Main Dining Room Only

$$$$·Seafood·
Milwaukee
6,698 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

Best Ambiance in Wisconsin

Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

$$$$·French·
Milwaukee
5,085 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

Best Food in Milwaukee

Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant - Milwaukee

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Milwaukee
2,069 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

Notable Wine List in Wisconsin

Mr. B's - A Bartolotta Steakhouse - Brookfield - Indoor Main Dining Room Only

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Brookfield
4,460 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

Steakhouse in Milwaukee

Mr. B's - A Bartolotta Steakhouse - Mequon

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Mequon
881 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub

$$$$·American·
Milwaukee
1,945 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Hot Spot

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

Joey Gerard's - A Bartolotta Supper Club - Greendale

$$$$·American·
Greendale
2,993 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

American in Milwaukee

Coppa

$$$$·Italian·
South End
1,087 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

Outstanding Restaurateur: Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer

Italian in Boston / New England