The 2020 James Beard Awards Nominees

The OpenTable team

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.

Restaurants:Cote NYC, ATLA, Momofuku Ko - Counter Seating
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Mexican, American
Neighborhoods:Chelsea, NoHo, East Village

Cote NYC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chelsea
159 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
Outstanding Wine Program
88% recommended

ATLA

$$$$·Mexican·
NoHo
118 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Business Meals
Best Chef, New York State: Daniela Soto-Innes
100% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Momofuku Ko - Counter Seating

$$$$·American·
East Village
651 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Best Chef, New York State: Sean Gray
100% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Momofuku Ko - Table Seating

$$$$·American·
East Village
72 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasion
Best Chef, New York State: Sean Gray
91% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Empellon Midtown

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Midtown East
1,011 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
Best Chef, New York State: Alex Stupak

La Vara

$$$$·Spanish·
Cobble Hill
819 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding Restaurateur: Alex Raij and Eder Montero
100% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Saint Julivert

$$$$·Seafood·
Cobble Hill
126 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Outstanding Restaurateur: Alex Raij and Eder Montero
93% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Kith / Kin

$$$$·Caribbean·
Southwest Waterfront
1,497 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Rising Star Chef of the Year: Paola Velez
89% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Jaleo DC

$$$$·Spanish·
Penn Quarter
9,045 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Outstanding Restaurant
97% recommended

Centrolina

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,791 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic: Amy Brandwein
95% recommended
Italian in District of Columbia

Boka

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lincoln Park
5,217 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Best Chef, Great Lakes: Lee Wolen
97% recommended
Contemporary American in Chicago

Momotaro

$$$$·Japanese·
West Loop
2,387 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Best Chef, Great Lakes: Gene Kato
87% recommended
Japanese in Chicago / Illinois

Oriole

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Loop
1,157 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Tasting Menu
Best Chef, Great Lakes: Noah Sandoval
100% recommended
Best Food in Chicago / Illinois

Little Donkey

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Cambridge
1,703 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding Restaurateur: Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer
98% recommended

Orfano

$$$$·Italian·
Kenmore Square / Fenway
284 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Best Chef, Northeast: Tiffani Faison
88% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Boston / New England

Kalaya

$$$$·Thai·
South Philly
355 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Hot Spot
Best New Restaurant
100% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Laurel

$$$$·French·
East Passyunk Avenue
958 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic: Nicholas Elmi
97% recommended
Notable Wine List in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Republique

$$$$·French·
Hollywood
3,371 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Outstanding Pastry Chef: Margarita Manzke
94% recommended
French in Los Angeles

State Bird Provisions

$$$$·Californian·
Western Addition
1,590 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
  • Local Ingredients
Rising Star Chef of the Year: Gaby Maeda
94% recommended

Quince

$$$$·Californian·
Financial District / Embarcadero
2,579 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Quiet Conversation
Outstanding Restaurant
100% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Angler San Francisco

$$$$·American·
Financial District / Embarcadero
716 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Best Chef, California: Joshua Skenes
100% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Emmer & Rye

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,755 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Best Chef, Texas: Kevin Fink
96% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Austin

Olamaie

$$$$·Southern·
Central Austin
1,014 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Best Chef, Texas: Michael Fojtasek
100% recommended

Coquette

$$$$·American·
Garden District
3,238 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Tasting Menu
Best Chef, South: Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus
100% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Maypop

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Central Business District
765 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Fit for Foodies
Best Chef, South: Michael Gulotta
100% recommended

Toups Meatery

$$$$·Cajun·
Mid-City / City Park
1,273 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Best Chef, South: Isaac Toups
93% recommended

Swan

$$$$·Market Cuisine·
Design District / Buena Vista
898 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
Outstanding Restaurant Design, 76 Seats and Over

Joule

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Wallingford
757 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Best Chef, Northwest & Pacific: Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi
97% recommended
Best Overall in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Departure Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
3,814 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Best Chef, Northwest & Pacific: Gregory Gourdet
94% recommended
Good for Groups in Portland

Other Mama

$$$$·American·
Southern Highlands
126 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Best Chef, Southwest: Dan Krohmer
95% recommended
Best Food in Las Vegas

Esther’s Kitchen

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,573 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Best Chef, Southwest: James Trees
100% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Bar Dough

$$$$·Italian·
Highlands
1,099 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Best Chef, Mountain: Carrie Baird
100% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Garland

$$$$·Global, International·
Raleigh
1,033 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Best Chef, Southeast: Cheetie Kumar
86% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Benne on Eagle

$$$$·American·
Asheville
770 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Rising Star Chef of the Year: Ashleigh Santi
85% recommended
Great for Brunch in Asheville / Western North Carolina

Campo at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

$$$$·American·
Albuquerque
1,296 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Best Chef, Southwest: Jonathan Perno
94% recommended

Automatic Seafood and Oysters

$$$$·Seafood·
Birmingham
725 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Best New Restaurant
87% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Ristorante Bartolotta - Wauwatosa

$$$$·Italian·
Wauwatosa
2,711 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
97% recommended
Special Occasion in Wisconsin

Harbor House- Indoor Main Dining Room Only

$$$$·Seafood·
Milwaukee
6,449 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
88% recommended
Scenic View in Wisconsin

Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

$$$$·French·
Milwaukee
5,052 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
91% recommended
Scenic View in Wisconsin

Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant - Milwaukee

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Milwaukee
2,021 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
90% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Wisconsin

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

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Brookfield
4,409 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
85% recommended
Most Booked in Milwaukee

Mr. B's - A Bartolotta Steakhouse - Mequon

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Mequon
708 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
96% recommended

The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub

$$$$·American·
Milwaukee
2,000 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
86% recommended

Joey Gerard's - A Bartolotta Supper Club - Greendale

$$$$·American·
Greendale
2,779 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
83% recommended

Coppa

$$$$·Italian·
South End
893 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding Restaurateur: Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer
98% recommended

Txikito - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Basque·
Chelsea
673 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
Outstanding Restaurateur: Alex Raij and Eder Montero
97% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

El Quinto Pino - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Spanish·
Chelsea
589 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Outstanding Restaurateur: Alex Raij and Eder Montero
89% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Barrio Cafe Gran Reserva

$$$$·Mexican·
Downtown Phoenix
592 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Best Chef, Southwest: Silvana Salcido Esparza
90% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info