Bâtard, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and More Winners of the 2015 James Beard Awards

New York City’s Bâtard was named this year’s Best New Restaurant

The Bâtard team: Drew Nieporent, Marcus Glocker, and John Winterman.

On Monday, May 4, the James Beard Foundation hosted its annual awards ceremony in Chicago for the first time, at the Lyric Opera House. Food Network host and cookbook author Alton Brown, who last hosted the awards in 2012, returned to host the inaugural Chicago ceremony.

This year’s Best New Restaurant is Bâtard in New York City, while the honor of Outstanding Restaurant goes to Blue Hill at Stone Barns, with Dan Barber at the helm.

The Barn at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, was noted for Outstanding Service.

Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern was named Outstanding Chef, and Christina Tosi of Momofuku was named Outstanding Pastry Chef. Both are based in New York City.

Chicago restaurateur Donnie Madia, of One Off Hospitality Group (Blackbird, Avec, The Publican) was this year’s Outstanding Restaurateur. Jim Lahey, of New York’s Sullivan Street Bakery, took home Outstanding Baker, and the Violet Hour in Chicago was honored for its Outstanding Bar Program.

This year’s Rising Star Chef went to Jessica Largey, chef of David Kinch’s Manresa restaurant in Los Gatos, California. Mark Ladner of Del Posto, Alon Shaya of Domenica, Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue, and Jonathon Sawyer of the Greenhouse Tavern were all noted as this year’s regional Best Chefs, among others.


Check out the full list of winners online at the James Beard Foundation, including this year’s Book, Broadcast, and Journalism awardees.