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, Jaleo DC, Boka
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Spanish, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Chelsea, Penn Quarter, Lincoln Park

Cote NYC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chelsea
166 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu

Outstanding Wine Program

Best Food in New York / Tri-State Area

Jaleo DC

$$$$·Spanish·
Penn Quarter
9,569 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Tapas

Outstanding Restaurant

Spanish in Washington, D.C. Area

Boka

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lincoln Park
5,584 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies

Best Chef, Great Lakes: Lee Wolen

Contemporary American in Chicago / Illinois

Momotaro

$$$$·Japanese·
West Loop
2,739 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Best Chef, Great Lakes: Gene Kato

Japanese in Chicago / Illinois

Little Donkey

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Cambridge
2,028 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Hot Spot

Outstanding Restaurateur: Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer

Laurel

$$$$·French·
East Passyunk Avenue
1,102 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic: Nicholas Elmi

French in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Republique

$$$$·French·
Hollywood
3,892 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Outstanding Pastry Chef: Margarita Manzke

French in Los Angeles
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State Bird Provisions

$$$$·Californian·
Western Addition
1,957 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot

Rising Star Chef of the Year: Gaby Maeda

Californian in San Francisco

Emmer & Rye

$$$$·American·
Downtown
2,319 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Best Chef, Texas: Kevin Fink

Fit for Foodies in Austin
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Olamaie

$$$$·Regional American (Southern)·
Central Austin
1,079 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance

Best Chef, Texas: Michael Fojtasek

Best Ambience in Austin

Maypop

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Central Business District
1,002 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

Best Chef, South: Michael Gulotta

Fit for Foodies in New Orleans / Louisiana

Toups Meatery

$$$$·Cajun·
Mid-City / City Park
1,646 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating

Best Chef, South: Isaac Toups

Fit for Foodies in New Orleans / Louisiana

Swan

$$$$·Market Cuisine·
Design District
1,126 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Group Bookings
  • Brunch

Outstanding Restaurant Design, 76 Seats and Over

Brunch in Downtown Areas

Joule

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Wallingford
896 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating

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

Steakhouse in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Departure Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$·Unspecified·
Downtown
3,979 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

Best Chef, Northwest & Pacific: Gregory Gourdet

Hot Spot in Portland / Oregon
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Other Mama

$$$$·American·
Southern Highlands
315 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighbourhood Gem

Best Chef, Southwest: Dan Krohmer

Best Food in Las Vegas

Benne on Eagle

$$$$·American·
Asheville
1,332 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighbourhood Gem

Rising Star Chef of the Year: Ashleigh Santi

Fit for Foodies in Asheville / Western North Carolina

Ristorante Bartolotta - Wauwatosa

$$$$·Italian·
Wauwatosa
2,821 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

Special Occasion in Wisconsin

Harbor House- Indoor Main Dining Room Only

$$$$·Seafood·
Milwaukee
6,752 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romance

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

Best Ambience in Wisconsin

Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

$$$$·French·
Milwaukee
5,037 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Scenic View

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

Scenic View in Milwaukee

Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant - Milwaukee

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Milwaukee
2,045 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

Contemporary American in Wisconsin

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

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Brookfield
4,416 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

Steakhouse in Milwaukee

Mr. B's - A Bartolotta Steakhouse - Mequon

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Mequon
977 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub

$$$$·American·
Milwaukee
1,907 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Hot Spot

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

Joey Gerard's - A Bartolotta Supper Club - Greendale

$$$$·American·
Greendale
3,063 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

American in Milwaukee

Coppa

$$$$·Italian·
South End
1,146 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating

Outstanding Restaurateur: Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer

Italian in Boston / New England
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