The 2017 James Beard Award Finalists Have Been Announced
James Beard Foundation
The finalists for the 2017 James Beard Awards have been announced in categories ranging from Best New Restaurant to Outstanding Restaurateur and Best (regional) Chefs in America. The award ceremony will take place on Monday, May 1, and will be hosted by Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
The 2017 James Beard Award nominees in the media categories were also announced and can be found here. That ceremony will take place on New York City's Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on Tuesday, April 25.
- newcomers to the list can be found in smaller, more rural cities around the country like Birmingham, Alabama, although New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco still dominate the roster of nominees.
The list of restaurant and chef award nominees can be found below, and regional chef award nominees are found on the James Beard blog.
Best New Restaurant
In Situ, San Francisco
Le Coucou, New York City
Olmsted, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Pineapple and Pearls, Washington, D.C.
Tartine Manufactory, San Francisco
Ken Forkish, Ken’s Artisan Bakery, Portland, Ore.
Mark Furstenberg, Bread Furst, Washington, D.C.
Zachary Golper, Bien Cuit, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Belinda Leong and Michel Suas, B. Patisserie, San Francisco
Greg Wade, Publican Quality Bread, Chicago
Outstanding Bar Program
Arnaud’s French 75 Bar, New Orleans
Bar Agricole, San Francisco
Clyde Common, Portland, Ore.
Cure, New Orleans
The Dead Rabbit, New York City
Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune, New York City
David Kinch, Manresa, Los Gatos, Calif.
Christopher Kostow, The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, Calif.
Donald Link, Herbsaint, New Orleans
Michael Solomonov, Zahav, Philadelphia
Outstanding Pastry Chef
Kelly Fields, Willa Jean, New Orleans
Maura Kilpatrick, Oleana, Cambridge, Mass.
Margarita Manzke, République, Los Angeles
Dolester Miles, Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham, Ala.
Ghaya Oliveira, Daniel, New York City
Frasca Food and Wine, Boulder, Colo.
Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham, Ala.
Momofuku Noodle Bar, New York City
Quince, San Francisco
The Spotted Pig, New York City
Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz, Boka Restaurant Group, Chicago
JoAnn Clevenger, Upperline, New Orleans
Ken Oringer, Uni, Boston
Stephen Starr, Starr Restaurants (Le Coucou, Serpico), Philadelphia
Caroline Styne, The Lucques Group , Los Angeles
Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, N.Y.
Galatoire’s Restaurant, New Orleans
Marea, New York City
Terra, St. Helena, Calif.