Here Are the 2017 James Beard Awards Restaurant & Chef Semifinalists
Beard season has officially arrived: Today the James Beard Foundation released its list of Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists for 2017. On Wednesday, March 15, the foundation will release its (much shorter) list of final nominees at A.O.C. Restaurant in LA. (For the masses who can’t be present, they’ll also be announced via Twitter and Facebook Live.)
Winners will be announced Monday, May 1 at a gala at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, where the awards have taken place the past two years (previously they were held in New York City every year). The 2017 Media Awards (formerly known as the Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards) will be held on Tuesday, April 25, at Pier Sixty in New York City.
And now, the the full list of this year’s Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists:
Best New Restaurant
A restaurant opened in the calendar year before the award will be given that already displays excellence in food, beverage, and service, and that is likely to make a significant impact in years to come.
Drifters Wife, Portland, ME
Esker Grove at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
The Federal, Atlanta
Flora Street Cafe, Dallas
Gwen, Los Angeles
Han Oak, Portland, OR
In Situ, San Francisco
Le Coucou, NYC
No Anchor, Seattle
Olmsted, Brooklyn, NY
Pineapple and Pearls, Washington, D.C.
Saint Leo, Oxford, MS
Saté Kampar, Philadelphia
Shibumi, Los Angeles
SingleThread, Healdsburg, CA
Sweet Home Café at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.
Tartine Manufactory, San Francisco
Turkey and the Wolf, New Orleans
Upper Bar Ferdinand, Seattle