These Are the James Beard Award Finalists in NYC

Nods for best chef, outstanding baker, outstanding pastry chef, and more

The James Beard Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2017 Restaurant and Chef Awards. Last month, the Foundation announced its semi-finalists which included repeat nominees like Mark Ladner, Gabrielle Hamilton, and Ghaya Oliveira, as well as newcomers like Dianna Daoheung of Black Seed Bagels.

Take a look at the full list below to see which New Yorkers made the cut. The winners will be announced on Monday, May 1 at the James Beard Awards Gala at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Best Chef: New York City

  • Marco Canora, Hearth
  • Anita Lo, Annisa
  • Ignacio Mattos, Estela
  • Missy Robbins, Lilia
  • Jody Williams, Buvette Gastrothèque

Outstanding Baker

  • Zachary Golper, Bien Cuit

Outstanding Pastry Chef

  • Ghaya Oliveira, Daniel

Design Icon Award

  • Grand Central Oyster Bar

Restaurant Design, 76 Seats and Over

  • AvroKo for Momotaro in Chicago (AvroKo also owns NYC restaurants Saxon + Parole, Public, Ghost Donkey)
  • Home Studios for Gwen in LA (Home also designed NYC restaurants Barano, Black Seed, Rebelle)

Restaurant Design, 75 Seats and Under

  • AvroKo for SingleThread Farms in Healdsburg, CA

America’s Classics

  • Sahadi’s

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional

  • Aldo Sohm, Zalto Glass

Outstanding Bar Program

  • The Dead Rabbit

Rising Star Chef of the Year

  • Matt Rudofker, Momofuku Ssäm Bar

Best New Restaurant

  • Le Coucou
  • Olmsted

Outstanding Service

  • Blue Hill at Stone Barns
  • Marea

Outstanding Restaurateur

  • Ken Oringer, Boston (Uni, Toro, Toro New York, Coppa, and others)
  • Stephen Starr, Starr Restaurants, Philadelphia (Le Coucou, Serpico, Upland, and others)

Outstanding Restaurant

  • Momofuku Noodle Bar
  • The Spotted Pig

Outstanding Chef

  • Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune
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