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, ATLA, Momofuku Ko - Counter Seating
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Contemporary Mexican, American
Neighborhoods:Chelsea, Midtown West, East Village

Cote

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chelsea
159 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
Outstanding Wine Program
100% recommended

ATLA

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Midtown West
105 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Best Chef, New York State: Daniela Soto-Innes

Momofuku Ko - Counter Seating

$$$$·American·
East Village
650 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Best Chef, New York State: Sean Gray
90% recommended
Best Overall in New York / Tri-State Area

Momofuku Ko - Table Seating

$$$$·American·
East Village
72 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Best Chef, New York State: Sean Gray
100% recommended

Empellon Midtown

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Midtown East
1,010 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Best Chef, New York State: Alex Stupak
84% recommended

La Vara

$$$$·Spanish·
Cobble Hill
819 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Outstanding Restaurateur: Alex Raij and Eder Montero
92% recommended
Best Overall in Brooklyn

Saint Julivert

$$$$·Seafood·
Cobble Hill
126 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Outstanding Restaurateur: Alex Raij and Eder Montero
100% recommended

Txikito

$$$$·Basque·
Chelsea
672 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Outstanding Restaurateur: Alex Raij and Eder Montero
93% recommended

El Quinto Pino

$$$$·Spanish·
Chelsea
588 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Outstanding Restaurateur: Alex Raij and Eder Montero
94% recommended

Kith / Kin

$$$$·Caribbean·
Southwest Waterfront
1,430 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Rising Star Chef of the Year: Paola Velez
90% recommended
Scenic View in District of Columbia

Jaleo DC

$$$$·Spanish·
Penn Quarter
8,826 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Outstanding Restaurant
96% recommended

Centrolina

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,603 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic: Amy Brandwein
94% recommended
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area

Boka

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lincoln Park
5,098 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Best Chef, Great Lakes: Lee Wolen
94% recommended
Contemporary American in Chicago

Momotaro

$$$$·Japanese·
West Loop
2,262 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Best Chef, Great Lakes: Gene Kato
89% recommended
Japanese in Chicago / Illinois

Oriole

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Loop
1,132 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Romance
Best Chef, Great Lakes: Noah Sandoval
98% recommended
Best Overall in Chicago / Illinois

Little Donkey

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Cambridge
1,605 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Outstanding Restaurateur: Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer
92% recommended

Orfano

$$$$·Italian·
Kenmore Square / Fenway
250 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Best Chef, Northeast: Tiffani Faison
86% recommended

Kalaya

$$$$·Thai·
South Philly
354 reviews
  • Spicy
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
Best New Restaurant
97% recommended

Laurel

$$$$·French·
East Passyunk Avenue
912 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic: Nicholas Elmi
90% recommended

Republique

$$$$·French·
Hollywood
3,148 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding Pastry Chef: Margarita Manzke
91% recommended
French in Los Angeles

State Bird Provisions

$$$$·Californian·
Western Addition
1,588 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Rising Star Chef of the Year: Gaby Maeda
92% recommended
Californian in San Francisco Bay Area

Quince

$$$$·Californian·
Financial District / Embarcadero
2,577 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
Outstanding Restaurant
86% recommended
Best Ambience in San Francisco Bay Area

Angler San Francisco

$$$$·American·
Financial District / Embarcadero
716 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
Best Chef, California: Joshua Skenes
Scenic View in San Francisco Bay Area

Emmer & Rye

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,527 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
Best Chef, Texas: Kevin Fink
96% recommended
Healthy in Austin

Olamaie

$$$$·Regional American (Southern)·
Central Austin
1,013 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Best Chef, Texas: Michael Fojtasek
87% recommended
Best Overall in Austin

Coquette

$$$$·American·
Garden District
3,238 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Best Chef, South: Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus
97% recommended
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Maypop

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Central Business District
764 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Best Chef, South: Michael Gulotta
90% recommended

Toups Meatery

$$$$·Cajun·
Mid-City / City Park
1,142 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Local Ingredients
Best Chef, South: Isaac Toups
86% recommended
Fit for Foodies in New Orleans / Louisiana

Swan

$$$$·Modern European·
Design District / Buena Vista
793 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Outstanding Restaurant Design, 76 Seats and Over
86% recommended

Joule

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Wallingford
713 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Best Chef, Northwest & Pacific: Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi
89% recommended
Steakhouse in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Departure Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
3,716 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Best Chef, Northwest & Pacific: Gregory Gourdet
89% recommended
Hot Spot in Portland / Oregon

Other Mama

$$$$·American·
Southern Highlands
78 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Best Chef, Southwest: Dan Krohmer
94% recommended
Best Food in Las Vegas

Esther’s Kitchen

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,416 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Best Chef, Southwest: James Trees
96% recommended
Italian in Las Vegas

Bar Dough

$$$$·Italian·
Highlands
1,098 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Best Chef, Mountain: Carrie Baird
96% recommended
Hot Spot in Denver / Colorado

Garland

$$$$·Global, International·
Raleigh
1,032 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Best Chef, Southeast: Cheetie Kumar
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

Benne on Eagle

$$$$·American·
Asheville
512 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Rising Star Chef of the Year: Ashleigh Santi
90% recommended
Brunch in Asheville / Western North Carolina

Campo at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

$$$$·American·
Albuquerque
1,295 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Best Chef, Southwest: Jonathan Perno
94% recommended

Automatic Seafood and Oysters

$$$$·Seafood·
Birmingham
724 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Best New Restaurant
93% recommended
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Ristorante Bartolotta - Wauwatosa

$$$$·Italian·
Wauwatosa
2,444 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Wisconsin

Harbor House

$$$$·Seafood·
Milwaukee
6,054 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
93% recommended
Scenic View in Wisconsin

Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

$$$$·French·
Milwaukee
4,947 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
96% recommended
Brunch in Wisconsin

Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant - Milwaukee

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Milwaukee
1,966 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
96% recommended
Group Bookings in Wisconsin

Mr. B's - A Bartolotta Steakhouse - Brookfield

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Brookfield
4,123 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
90% recommended
Steakhouse in Milwaukee

Mr. B's - A Bartolotta Steakhouse - Mequon

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Mequon
682 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
87% recommended
Romance in Wisconsin

The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub

$$$$·American·
Milwaukee
2,000 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Bar Seating
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
92% recommended
Hot Spot in Wisconsin

Joey Gerard's - A Bartolotta Supper Club - Greendale

$$$$·American·
Greendale
2,665 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
95% recommended
American in Wisconsin

Coppa

$$$$·Italian·
South End
749 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Outstanding Restaurateur: Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer
95% recommended
Italian in Boston

Barrio Cafe Gran Reserva

$$$$·Mexican·
Downtown Phoenix
592 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Best Chef, Southwest: Silvana Salcido Esparza
90% recommended
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