The 2014 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists

The 2014 James Beard Awards will be held in New York City on May 2 and 5.

The 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists
Best New Restaurant The 404 Kitchen, Nashville Aragona, Seattle Ardent, Milwaukee Asta, Boston Bar Sajor, Seattle Betony, NYC Brindille, Chicago Carbone, NYC Casa Rubia, Dallas The Cavalier, San Francisco Chi Spacca, Los Angeles Connie and Ted’s, West Hollywood, CA Coqueta, San Francisco The Elm, Brooklyn, NY Estela, NYC Fish & Game, Hudson, NY Izanami at Ten Thousand Waves, Santa Fe Laurel, Philadelphia MilkWood, Louisville, KY MW, Honolulu Nico Osteria, Chicago Pêche, New Orleans Pinewood Social, Nashville Ribelle, Brookline, MA Rose’s Luxury, Washington, D.C. Serpico, Philadelphia Tosca Cafe, San Francisco Trois Mec, Los Angeles Uncle Boons, NYC Virtù, Scottsdale, AZ Outstanding Bar Program Anvil Bar & Refuge, Houston Arnaud's French 75 Bar, New Orleans Bar Agricole, San Francisco The Bar at the NoMad Hotel, NYC The Broken Shaker, Miami Beach, FL Butcher and the Rye, Pittsburgh Canon, Seattle Clyde Common, Portland, OR Columbia Room inside the Passenger, Washington, D.C. Cure, New Orleans The Dead Rabbit, NYC The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., Philadelphia Hard Water, San Francisco The Hawthorne, Boston Kimball House, Decatur, GA Maison Premiere, Brooklyn, NY Marvel Bar, Minneapolis The Porter Beer Bar, Atlanta Rivera, Los Angeles Rogue 24, Washington, D.C. Taste, St. Louis

Trick Dog, San Francisco The Varnish, Los Angeles The Violet Hour, Chicago Williams & Graham, Denver Outstanding Chef Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern, NYC Isaac Becker, 112 Eatery, Minneapolis Sean Brock, McCrady’s, Charleston, SC Andrew Carmellini, Locanda Verde, NYC Gary Danko, Restaurant Gary Danko, San Francisco Suzanne Goin, Lucques, West Hollywood, CA Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune, NYC David Kinch, Manresa, Los Gatos, CA Donald Link, Herbsaint, New Orleans Carrie Nahabedian, Naha, Chicago Nancy Oakes, Boulevard, San Francisco Maricel Presilla, Cucharamama, Hoboken, NJ Anne Quatrano, Bacchanalia, Atlanta Michael Schwartz, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Miami Julian Serrano, Picasso at Bellagio, Las Vegas Nancy Silverton, Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles Ana Sortun, Oleana, Cambridge, MA John Sundstrom, Lark, Seattle Michael Tusk, Quince, San Francisco Marc Vetri, Vetri, Philadelphia Outstanding Pastry Chef Dominique Ansel, Dominique Ansel Bakery, NYC Melissa Chou, Aziza, San Francisco Dana Cree, Blackbird, Chicago Steve Horton, Rustica Bakery, Minneapolis Kate Jacoby, Vedge, Philadelphia Michelle Karr-Ueoka, MW, Honolulu Maura Kilpatrick, Oleana, Cambridge, MA Phoebe Lawless, Scratch, Durham, NC Belinda Leong, b. patisserie, San Francisco Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, Baked, Brooklyn, NY Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, Spuntino, Denver Tiffany MacIsaac, Birch & Barley, Washington, D.C. Dolester Miles, Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham, AL Dahlia Narvaez, Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles Neil Robertson, Crumble & Flake, Seattle Philip Speer, Uchi, Austin and Houston Jonathan Stevens and Cheryl Maffei, Hungry Ghost, Northampton, MA Christina Tosi, Momofuku, NYC Nick Wesemann, The American Restaurant, Kansas City, MO Jennifer Yee, Lafayette, NYC Outstanding Restaurant Bern’s Steak House, Tampa, FL Canlis, Seattle The Fearrington House Restaurant, Pittsboro, NC Fore Street, Portland, ME Foreign Cinema, San Francisco Fork, Philadelphia Greens, San Francisco Hamersley’s Bistro, Boston Hearth, NYC Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham, AL Jaleo, Washington, D.C. Mélisse, Santa Monica, CA Pearl Oyster Bar, NYC Pizzeria Bianco, Phoenix Primo, Rockland, ME The Slanted Door, San Francisco

Spiaggia, Chicago Terra, St. Helena, CA Vidalia, Washington, D.C. wd~50, NYC Outstanding Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj, Knightsbridge Restaurant Group, Washington, D.C. (The Bombay Club, The Oval Room, Rasika, and others) Giorgios Bakatsias, Giorgios Hospitality Group, Durham, NC (Kipos, Parizäde, Village Burgers, and others) Frank Bonanno, Bonanno Concepts, Denver (Mizuna, Osteria Marco, Bones, and others) JoAnn Clevenger, Upperline, New Orleans George Formaro, Des Moines, IA (Centro, Django, South Union Bread Café, and others) Sam Fox, Fox Restaurant Concepts, Phoenix (Olive & Ivy, True Food, Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend, and others) Ford Fry, Ford Fry Restaurant Company, Atlanta (The Optimist, JCT Kitchen, No. 246, and others) Garrett Harker, Boston (Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar, The Hawthorne, and others) Mike Klank and Eddie Hernandez, Taqueria del Sol, Atlanta Barbara Lynch, Barbara Lynch Gruppo, Boston (No. 9 Park, Menton, B&G Oysters, and others) Donnie Madia, One Off Hospitality Group, Chicago (Blackbird, Avec, The Publican, and others) Larry Mindel, Poggio and Copita, Sausalito, CA Cindy Pawlcyn, Napa Valley, CA (Mustards Grill and Cindy’s Back Street Kitchen) Nick Pihakis, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, Birmingham, AL Stephen Starr, Starr Restaurants, Philadelphia (The Dandelion, Talula’s Garden, Serpico, and others) Caroline Styne, West Hollywood, CA (Lucques, A.O.C., Tavern, and others) Phil Suarez, Suarez Restaurant Group, NYC (ABC Kitchen, Jean-Georges, wd~50, and others) Andrew Tarlow, NYC (Diner, Marlow & Sons, Reynard, and others) Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, Philadelphia (Little Nonna's, Jamonera, Barbuzzo, and others) Rick and Ann Yoder, Wild Ginger, Seattle Outstanding Service Abacus, Dallas Bacchanalia, Atlanta Blue Hill, NYC Brigtsen's, New Orleans Cafe Juanita, Kirkland, WA L'Espalier, Boston Komi, Washington, D.C. L2O, Chicago Lucques, West Hollywood, CA Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas Marcel's, Washington, D.C. McCrady's, Charleston, SC One Flew South, Atlanta Persimmon, Bristol, RI Providence, Los Angeles Quince, San Francisco Restaurant Alma, Minneapolis The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, CA Topolobampo, Chicago Vetri, Philadelphia Outstanding Wine Program 5 & 10, Athens, GA A16, San Francisco Addison at the Grand Del Mar, San Diego Archie's Waeside, Le Mars, IA

Bar Boulud, NYC The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN Café on the Green at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, Irving, TX CityZen at Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. FIG, Charleston, SC The Grill Room at Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans The Little Nell, Aspen, CO Marcel’s, Washington, D.C. Momofuku Ssäm Bar, NYC Picasso at Bellagio, Las Vegas Press, St. Helena, CA Rouge Tomate, NYC Sepia, Chicago Spago, Beverly Hills, CA Troquet, Boston Yono’s Restaurant, Albany, NY Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE Ron Cooper, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Ranchos de Taos, NM Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield, Vanberg & DeWulf, Cooperstown, NY Mike Floyd, Nick Floyd, and Simon Floyd, Three Floyds Brewing, Munster, IN Ted Lemon, Littorai Wines, Sebastopol, CA Steve Matthiasson, Matthiasson Wine, Napa, CA Stephen McCarthy, Clear Creek Distillery, Portland, OR Garrett Oliver, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY Luca Paschina, Barboursville Vineyards, Barboursville, VA David Perkins, High West Distillery & Saloon, Park City, UT Tom Peters, Monk’s Cafe, Philadelphia Joey Redner, Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, FL Jörg Rupf, St. George Spirits, Alameda, CA Eric Seed, Haus Alpenz, Edina, MN Rob Tod, Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, ME Ann Tuennerman, Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans Harlen Wheatley, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, KY Burt Williams, founder of Williams Selyem Winery, Healdsburg, CA David Wondrich, spirits educator, Brooklyn, NY Stephen M. Wood, Farnum Hill Cider, Lebanon, NH Rising Star Chef of the Year Jimmy Bannos Jr., The Purple Pig, Chicago Katie Button, Cúrate, Asheville, NC Daniel Delaney, Delaney Barbecue, Brooklyn, NY Chris Kajioka, Vintage Cave, Honolulu Christopher Kearse, Will, Philadelphia Matthew Kirkley, L2O, Chicago Casey Lane, Tasting Kitchen, Venice, CA Jessica Largey, Manresa, Los Gatos Andrew Le, The Pig and the Lady, Honolulu Rick Lewis, Quincy Street Bistro, St. Louis Malcolm Livingston II, wd~50, NYC Tim Maslow, Ribelle, Brookline, MA Matt McNamara and Teague Moriarty, Sons & Daughters, San Francisco Marjorie Meek-Bradley, Ripple, Washington, D.C. Ben Nerenhausen, Mistral, Princeton, NJ Jorel Pierce, Euclid Hall, Denver David Posey, Blackbird, Chicago Ben Puchowitz, CHeU Noodle Bar, Philadelphia Eduardo Ruiz, Corazón y Miel, Bell, CA Cara Stadler, Tao Yuan, Brunswick, ME Eli Sussman, Mile End, Brooklyn, NY Ari Taymor, Alma, Los Angeles Michael Toscano, Perla, NYC Chris Weber, The Herbfarm, Woodinville, WA Blaine Wetzel, The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, Lummi Island, WA

Best Chef: Great Lakes Myles Anton, Trattoria Stella, Traverse City, MI Dave Beran, Next, Chicago Neal Brown, The Libertine Liquor Bar, Indianapolis Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo, Fat Rice, Chicago Curtis Duffy, Grace, Chicago Paul Fehribach, Big Jones, Chicago Phillip Foss, EL Ideas, Chicago Greg Hardesty, Recess, Indianapolis Douglas Katz, Fire Food & Drink, Cleveland Anne Kearney, Rue Dumaine, Dayton, OH Ryan McCaskey, Acadia, Chicago Regina Mehallick, R Bistro, Indianapolis Brian Polcyn, Forest Grill, Birmingham, MI Iliana Regan, Elizabeth, Chicago Jonathon Sawyer, The Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland David Tallent, Restaurant Tallent, Bloomington, IN Jason Vincent, Nightwood, Chicago Paul Virant, Vie Restaurant, Western Springs, IL Erling Wu-Bower, Nico Osteria, Chicago Andrew Zimmerman, Sepia, Chicago Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic Scott Anderson, Elements, Princeton, NJ Cathal Armstrong, Restaurant Eve, Alexandria, VA Joey Baldino, Zeppoli, Collingswood, NJ Pierre Calmels, Bibou, Philadelphia Anthony Chittum, Iron Gate, Washington, D.C. Joe Cicala, Le Virtù, Philadelphia Spike Gjerde, Woodberry Kitchen, Baltimore Lee Gregory, The Roosevelt, Richmond, VA Haidar Karoum, Proof, Washington, D.C. Tarver King, The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, Lovettsville, VA Rich Landau, Vedge, Philadelphia Lucas Manteca, The Red Store, Cape May Point, NJ Cedric Maupillier, Mintwood Place, Washington, D.C. Justin Severino, Cure, Pittsburgh Bryan Sikora, La Fia, Wilmington, DE Brad Spence, Amis, Philadelphia Lee Styer, Fond, Philadelphia Vikram Sunderam, Rasika, Washington, D.C. Angelo Vangelopoulos, The Ivy Inn Restaurant, Charlottesville, VA Cindy Wolf, Charleston, Baltimore Best Chef: Midwest Justin Aprahamian, Sanford, Milwaukee Paul Berglund, The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis Steven Brown, Tilia, Minneapolis Clayton Chapman, The Grey Plume, Omaha, NE Gerard Craft, Niche, Clayton, MO Doug Flicker, Piccolo, Minneapolis Josh Galliano, The Libertine, Clayton, MO Michelle Gayer, Salty Tart, Minneapolis Ted Habiger, Room 39, Kansas City, MO Howard Hanna, The Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange, Kansas City, MO Jamie Malone, Sea Change, Minneapolis Kevin Nashan, Sidney Street Cafe, St. Louis Ryan Nitschke and Nick Weinhandl, HoDo Restaurant at the Hotel Donaldson, Fargo, ND Ben Poremba, Elaia, St. Louis Lenny Russo, Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market, St. Paul, MN Phil Shires, Cafe di Scala, Des Moines, IA David Swanson, Braise, Milwaukee Jim Webster, Wild Rice, Bayfield, WI Kevin Willmann, Farmhaus, St. Louis

Sean Wilson, Proof, Des Moines, IA Best Chef: Northeast Tyler Anderson, Millwright's, Simsbury, CT Jamie Bissonnette, Coppa, Boston Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery + Cafe, Boston Eric Gabrynowicz, Restaurant North, Armonk, NY Wesley Genovart, SoLo Farm & Table, South Londonderry, VT Gerry Hayden, The North Fork Table & Inn, Southold, NY Evan Hennessey, Stages at One Washington, Dover, NH Brian Hill, Francine Bistro, Camden, ME Dano Hutnik, Dano's Heuriger on Seneca, Lodi, NY Matt Jennings, Farmstead Inc., Providence, RI Michael Leviton, Lumière, Newton, MA Barry Maiden, Hungry Mother, Cambridge, MA Evan Mallett, Black Trumpet Bistro, Portsmouth, NH Masa Miyake, Miyake, Portland, ME Ravin Nakjaroen, Long Grain, Camden, ME Guy Reuge, Mirabelle, Stony Brook, NY Champe Speidel, Persimmon, Bristol, RI Benjamin Sukle, Birch, Providence, RI Joel Viehland, Community Table, Washington, CT Eric Warnstedt, Hen of the Wood, Burlington and Waterbury, VT Best Chef: Northwest Chris Ainsworth, Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen, Walla Walla, WA Andy Blanton, Cafe Kandahar, Whitefish, MT Greg Denton & Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton, Ox, Portland, OR Eric Donnelly, RockCreek, Seattle Renee Erickson, The Whale Wins, Seattle Jason Franey, Canlis, Seattle James Honaker, Bistro Enzo, Billings, MT Joe Kim, 5 Fusion and Sushi Bar, Bend, OR Richard Langston, Café Vicino, Boise, ID Nathan Lockwood, Altura, Seattle Brendan McGill, Hitchcock, Bainbridge Island, WA Trent Pierce, Roe, Portland, OR Naomi Pomeroy, Beast, Portland, OR Dustin Ronspies, Art of the Table, Seattle Adam Sappington, The Country Cat, Portland, OR Ethan Stowell, Staple & Fancy, Seattle Jason Stratton, Spinasse, Seattle Cathy Whims, Nostrana, Portland, OR Justin Woodward, Castagna, Portland, OR Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, Joule, Seattle Best Chef: NYC Jonathan Benno, Lincoln Ristorante Fredrik Berselius, Aska April Bloomfield, The Spotted Pig Paul Carmichael, Má Pêche Amanda Cohen, Dirt Candy Dan Kluger, ABC Kitchen Mark Ladner, Del Posto Paul Liebrandt, The Elm Anita Lo, Annisa Carlo Mirarchi, Roberta’s Seamus Mullen, Tertulia Joe Ng, RedFarm Alex Raij and Eder Montero, Txikito César Ramirez, Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare Masato Shimizu, 15 East Justin Smillie, Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria Alex Stupak, Empellón Cocina Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone, Carbone Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto

Michael White, Marea Best Chef: South Greg Baker, The Refinery, Tampa, FL Vishwesh Bhatt, Snackbar, Oxford, MS Justin Devillier, La Petite Grocery, New Orleans Derek Emerson, Walker's Drive-In, Jackson, MS José Enrique, José Enrique, San Juan, PR Justin Girouard, The French Press, Lafayette, LA Chad Johnson, SideBern’s, Tampa, FL Matthew McClure, The Hive, Bentonville, AR Rob McDaniel, SpringHouse, Alexander City, AL Jose Mendin, Pubbelly, Miami Beach, FL James and Julie Petrakis, The Ravenous Pig, Winter Park, FL Steve Phelps, Indigenous, Sarasota, FL Ryan Prewitt, Pêche Seafood Grill, New Orleans Hari Pulapaka, Cress, DeLand, FL Horacio Rivadero, The District Miami Henry Salgado, Spanish River Grill, New Smyrna Beach, FL Alon Shaya, Domenica, New Orleans Michael Stoltzfus, Coquette, New Orleans Isaac Toups, Toups’ Meatery, New Orleans Sue Zemanick, Gautreau's, New Orleans Best Chef: Southeast Billy Allin, Cakes & Ale, Decatur, GA Jeremiah Bacon, The Macintosh, Charleston, SC Colin Bedford, The Fearrington House Restaurant, Pittsboro, NC Kathy Cary, Lilly's, Louisville, KY Ashley Christensen, Poole's Downtown Diner, Raleigh, NC Scott Crawford, Herons at the Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary, NC Todd Ginsberg, The General Muir, Atlanta Damian Heath, Lot 12 Public House, Berkeley Springs, WV Vivian Howard, Chef & the Farmer, Kinston, NC Scott Howell, Nana's, Durham, NC Meherwan Irani, Chai Pani, Asheville, NC Kevin Johnson, The Grocery, Charleston, SC Josh Keeler, Two Boroughs Larder, Charleston, SC Matt Kelly, Mateo, Durham, NC Edward Lee, 610 Magnolia, Louisville, KY Daniel Lindley, St John's Restaurant, Chattanooga, TN Steven Satterfield, Miller Union, Atlanta Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman, Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, Memphis Aaron Vandemark, Panciuto, Hillsborough, NC Tandy Wilson, City House, Nashville Best Chef: Southwest Charleen Badman, FnB, Scottsdale, AZ Kevin Binkley, Binkley’s, Cave Creek, AZ Bowman Brown, Forage, Salt Lake City David Bull, Congress, Austin James Campbell Caruso, La Boca, Santa Fe Rob Connoley, The Curious Kumquat, Silver City, NM Bryce Gilmore, Barley Swine, Austin Jennifer James, Jennifer James 101, Albuquerque, NM Matt McCallister, FT33, Dallas Frederick Muller, El Meze, Taos, NM Hugo Ortega, Hugo’s, Houston Jeff Osaka, Twelve, Denver Jonathan Perno, La Merienda at Los Poblanos Inn, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM Martín Rios, Restaurant Martín, Santa Fe Silvana Salcido, Barrio Café, Phoenix Alex Seidel, Fruition, Denver Chris Shepherd, Underbelly, Houston John Tesar, Spoon Bar & Kitchen, Dallas

David Uygur, Lucia, Dallas Justin Yu, Oxheart, Houston Best Chef: West Matthew Accarrino, SPQR, San Francisco Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, State Bird Provisions, San Francisco Josef Centeno, Bäco Mercat, Los Angeles Michael Chiarello, Bottega, Yountville, CA Michael Cimarusti, Providence, Los Angeles Justin Cogley, Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel, Carmel, CA Mitsuo Endo, Aburiya Raku, Las Vegas Tyler Florence, Wayfare Tavern, San Francisco Ed Kenney, Town, Honolulu Mourad Lahlou, Aziza, San Francisco Corey Lee, Benu, San Francisco Ludo Lefebvre, Trois Mec, Los Angeles David LeFevre, MB Post, Manhattan Beach, CA Niki Nakayama, n/naka, Los Angeles Daniel Patterson, Coi, San Francisco John Rivera Sedlar, Rivera, Los Angeles Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Animal, Los Angeles Joshua Skenes, Saison, San Francisco James Syhabout, Commis, Oakland, CA Ricardo Zarate, Picca, Los Angeles