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
165 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu

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
9,465 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Tapas

Outstanding Restaurant

Spanish in Washington, D.C. Area

Boka

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lincoln Park
5,532 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

Best Chef, Great Lakes: Lee Wolen

Contemporary American in Chicago / Illinois

Momotaro

$$$$·Japanese·
West Loop
2,671 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Best Chef, Great Lakes: Gene Kato

Special Occasion in Chicago

Little Donkey

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Cambridge
1,989 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Outstanding Restaurateur: Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer

Laurel

$$$$·French·
East Passyunk Avenue
1,089 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic: Nicholas Elmi

Best Overall in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Republique

$$$$·French·
Hollywood
3,799 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

Outstanding Pastry Chef: Margarita Manzke

French in Los Angeles
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State Bird Provisions

$$$$·Californian·
Western Addition
1,922 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
2,233 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Best Chef, Texas: Kevin Fink

Fit for Foodies in Austin

Olamaie

$$$$·Southern·
Central Austin
1,022 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

Best Chef, Texas: Michael Fojtasek

Maypop

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Central Business District
956 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

Best Chef, South: Michael Gulotta

Toups Meatery

$$$$·Cajun·
Mid-City / City Park
1,560 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Creative Cuisine

Best Chef, South: Isaac Toups

Fit for Foodies in New Orleans / Louisiana

Swan

$$$$·Market Cuisine·
Design District
1,060 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Good for Birthdays

Outstanding Restaurant Design, 76 Seats and Over

Great for Lunch in Miami - Dade

Joule

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

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

Steakhouse in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Departure Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
3,969 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies

Best Chef, Northwest & Pacific: Gregory Gourdet

Hot Spot in Portland
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Other Mama

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

Best Chef, Southwest: Dan Krohmer

American in Las Vegas

Benne on Eagle

$$$$·American·
Asheville
1,270 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

Rising Star Chef of the Year: Ashleigh Santi

Fit for Foodies in Asheville / Western North Carolina

Campo at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

$$$$·American·
Albuquerque
1,289 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

Best Chef, Southwest: Jonathan Perno

Ristorante Bartolotta - Wauwatosa

$$$$·Italian·
Wauwatosa
2,811 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

Italian in Wisconsin

Harbor House- Indoor Main Dining Room Only

$$$$·Seafood·
Milwaukee
6,730 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

Best Ambiance in Wisconsin

Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

$$$$·French·
Milwaukee
5,061 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

Best Ambiance in Wisconsin

Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant - Milwaukee

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Milwaukee
2,054 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

Contemporary American in Wisconsin

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

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Brookfield
4,446 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

Steakhouse in Milwaukee

Mr. B's - A Bartolotta Steakhouse - Mequon

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

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

Romantic in Milwaukee

The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub

$$$$·American·
Milwaukee
1,928 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Hot Spot

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

Joey Gerard's - A Bartolotta Supper Club - Greendale

$$$$·American·
Greendale
3,028 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries

Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta

American in Milwaukee

Coppa

$$$$·Italian·
South End
1,115 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Outstanding Restaurateur: Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer

Italian in Boston / New England
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