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
  • Business Meals
  • Casual
Outstanding Wine Program
100% recommended

ATLA

$$$$·Mexican·
NoHo
115 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Best Chef, New York State: Daniela Soto-Innes
100% recommended
Mexican in New York / Tri-State Area

Momofuku Ko - Counter Seating

$$$$·American·
East Village
651 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Best Chef, New York State: Sean Gray
97% recommended

Momofuku Ko - Table Seating

$$$$·American·
East Village
72 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
Best Chef, New York State: Sean Gray
91% recommended

Empellon Midtown

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Midtown East
1,011 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Best Chef, New York State: Alex Stupak
86% recommended

La Vara

$$$$·Spanish·
Cobble Hill
819 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding Restaurateur: Alex Raij and Eder Montero
96% recommended
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Saint Julivert

$$$$·Seafood·
Cobble Hill
126 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Bar Seating
Outstanding Restaurateur: Alex Raij and Eder Montero
100% recommended
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Kith / Kin

$$$$·Caribbean·
Southwest Waterfront
1,494 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Rising Star Chef of the Year: Paola Velez
90% recommended
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Jaleo DC

$$$$·Spanish·
Penn Quarter
9,010 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Outstanding Restaurant
96% recommended

Centrolina

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,755 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic: Amy Brandwein
96% recommended
Italian in District of Columbia

Boka

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lincoln Park
5,203 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Best Chef, Great Lakes: Lee Wolen
92% recommended
Special Occasions in Chicago

Momotaro

$$$$·Japanese·
West Loop
2,361 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Best Chef, Great Lakes: Gene Kato
87% recommended
Japanese in Chicago

Oriole

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Loop
1,156 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Romance
Best Chef, Great Lakes: Noah Sandoval
98% recommended
Best Food in Chicago / Illinois

Little Donkey

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Cambridge
1,703 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Creative Cuisine
Outstanding Restaurateur: Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer
96% recommended

Orfano

$$$$·Italian·
Kenmore Square / Fenway
284 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Best Chef, Northeast: Tiffani Faison
87% recommended

Kalaya

$$$$·Thai·
South Philly
355 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
  • Authentic
Best New Restaurant
99% recommended
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Laurel

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

Republique

$$$$·French·
Hollywood
3,333 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding Pastry Chef: Margarita Manzke
94% recommended
French in Los Angeles

State Bird Provisions

$$$$·Californian·
Western Addition
1,589 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Rising Star Chef of the Year: Gaby Maeda
92% recommended

Quince

$$$$·Californian·
Financial District / Embarcadero
2,578 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
Outstanding Restaurant
83% recommended

Angler San Francisco

$$$$·American·
Financial District / Embarcadero
716 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Best Chef, California: Joshua Skenes
87% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
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Emmer & Rye

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,703 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Best Chef, Texas: Kevin Fink
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Austin

Olamaie

$$$$·Regional American (Southern)·
Central Austin
1,013 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Best Chef, Texas: Michael Fojtasek
90% recommended

Coquette

$$$$·American·
Garden District
3,238 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Best Chef, South: Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus
98% recommended
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Maypop

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Central Business District
764 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Hot Spot
Best Chef, South: Michael Gulotta
89% recommended

Toups Meatery

$$$$·Cajun·
Mid-City / City Park
1,239 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Best Chef, South: Isaac Toups
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in New Orleans / Louisiana

Swan

$$$$·Modern European·
Design District / Buena Vista
854 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Romance
Outstanding Restaurant Design, 76 Seats and Over
86% recommended

Joule

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Wallingford
744 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Best Chef, Northwest & Pacific: Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi
99% recommended
Steakhouse in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Departure Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
3,813 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Best Chef, Northwest & Pacific: Gregory Gourdet
93% recommended
Healthy in Portland

Other Mama

$$$$·American·
Southern Highlands
98 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Best Chef, Southwest: Dan Krohmer
92% recommended
Best Food in Las Vegas

Esther’s Kitchen

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,572 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Best Chef, Southwest: James Trees
98% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
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Bar Dough

$$$$·Italian·
Highlands
1,099 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Hot Spot
Best Chef, Mountain: Carrie Baird
100% recommended
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Garland

$$$$·Global, International·
Raleigh
1,033 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Best Chef, Southeast: Cheetie Kumar
96% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
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Benne on Eagle

$$$$·American·
Asheville
714 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
Rising Star Chef of the Year: Ashleigh Santi
84% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Asheville

Campo at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

$$$$·American·
Albuquerque
1,296 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
  • Special Occasions
Best New Restaurant
98% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
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Ristorante Bartolotta - Wauwatosa

$$$$·Italian·
Wauwatosa
2,676 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Wisconsin

Harbor House- Indoor Main Dining Room Only

$$$$·Seafood·
Milwaukee
6,352 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
88% recommended
Most Booked in Wisconsin

Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

$$$$·French·
Milwaukee
5,003 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Scenic View
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in Wisconsin

Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant - Milwaukee

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Milwaukee
1,996 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
97% recommended
Notable Wine List in Wisconsin

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

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Brookfield
4,336 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
87% recommended
Most Booked in Wisconsin

Mr. B's - A Bartolotta Steakhouse - Mequon

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Mequon
683 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
82% recommended

The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub

$$$$·American·
Milwaukee
2,000 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
85% recommended

Joey Gerard's - A Bartolotta Supper Club - Greendale

$$$$·American·
Greendale
2,721 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
90% recommended

Coppa

$$$$·Italian·
South End
875 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding Restaurateur: Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer
97% recommended

Txikito - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Basque·
Chelsea
673 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
Outstanding Restaurateur: Alex Raij and Eder Montero
97% recommended
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El Quinto Pino - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Spanish·
Chelsea
589 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Outstanding Restaurateur: Alex Raij and Eder Montero
89% recommended
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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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