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The 2020 James Beard Awards Nominees

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by The OpenTable team
Updated May 05, 2020

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.

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4.7
4.7 (10075)
$31 to $50
Spanish
Penn Quarter

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About the restaurant
Outstanding Restaurant
Top review
Snarbtubvip
Dined 4 days ago
Haven't been to Jaleo in a while and it was such a pleasure to return. Had a lovely selection of tapas, some new, and all delicious. Accompanied by sangria, of course. I will not let so much time pass before going back again!!!
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4.8
4.8 (6665)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Lincoln Park

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About the restaurant
Best Chef, Great Lakes: Lee Wolen
Top review
LiamNvip
Dined 1 day ago
Our server Fernando was wonderful and added so much more to the experience. Food and cocktails were great. The sommelier was amazing and obviously knew his wines and gave us some interesting tidbits about the barolo region and the wine producer.
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4.7
4.7 (3595)
$31 to $50
Japanese
West Loop

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About the restaurant
Best Chef, Great Lakes: Gene Kato
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary and they was take care of details, especially our server Alex she was very helpful to guide us in the menú, We enjoy our dinner, all the staff is friendly and servful, the food was great, every dish is special and savory, well balanced drinks…!
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4.7
4.7 (4924)
$50 and over
French
Hollywood

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About the restaurant
Outstanding Pastry Chef: Margarita Manzke
Top review
monayvip
Dined 1 day ago
Beautiful experience celebrating my birthday with my family. Wonderful flavors, amazing service. The ambience could not be beat.
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4.7
4.7 (2912)
$50 and over
Californian
Western Addition

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About the restaurant
Rising Star Chef of the Year: Gaby Maeda
Top review
MicheleA
Dined 4 days ago
A wonderful experience- food amazing and service impeccable- highly recommend can’t wait to go back.
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4.7
4.7 (79)
$50 and over
American
Financial District / Embarcadero

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About the restaurant
Best Chef, California: Joshua Skenes
Top review
Sybil
Dined 4 days ago
Beautiful restaurant and the food was amazing. Will highly recommend
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4.7
4.7 (3239)
$50 and over
American
Downtown

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About the restaurant
Best Chef, Texas: Kevin Fink
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
This place was already impressive and has always had really good food. The addition of Harry the Som to the team only makes it better. Haley and Leon were great at the bar for service.
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4.8
4.8 (1984)
$50 and over
Southern
Central Austin

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About the restaurant
Best Chef, Texas: Michael Fojtasek
Top review
Carolinabluefishvip
Dined 3 days ago
A must for any trip to Austin. In fact, it’s worth coming to Austin only to have dinner at this place!
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4.8
4.8 (1265)
$31 to $50
Southeast Asian
Central Business District

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About the restaurant
Best Chef, South: Michael Gulotta
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Great Service and food! The atmosphere was awesome! Will be returning!
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4.6
4.6 (2311)
$31 to $50
Cajun
Mid-City / City Park

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About the restaurant
Best Chef, South: Isaac Toups
Top review
TyrianneW
Dined 1 day ago
The food was delicious. The service was great. That pork chop is massive!
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4.2
4.2 (1629)
$31 to $50
Market Cuisine
Design District

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About the restaurant
Outstanding Restaurant Design, 76 Seats and Over
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 22, 2024
The food was very good on this visit, however the service could have been better. Also, a restaurant with these prices should have tablecloths, and the glasses of wine are very skimpy for $30 dollars a glass. They charge an 18% service charge, but do not tell you this. It’s obvious they want you to not inform you of this so you tip them again. This happened to us every time we have dined here. Out of courtesy and professionalism, the server should tell the table when they deliver the bill, the service is included.
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4.7
4.7 (1276)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Wallingford

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About the restaurant
Best Chef, Northwest & Pacific: Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi
Top review
TonyKvip
Dined 4 days ago
We had a fantastic time! Definitely one of the best restaurants in Seattle, the service and the food was outstanding!
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4.6
4.6 (4272)
$30 and under
Contemporary Asian
Downtown

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About the restaurant
Best Chef, Northwest & Pacific: Gregory Gourdet
Top review
pickyBvip
Dined 5 days ago
Great service, cocktails and food. We will definitely return.
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4.8
4.8 (1577)
$31 to $50
Italian
Nevada

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About the restaurant
Best Chef, Southwest: James Trees
Top review
AnthonyAvip
Dined on Oct 25, 2020
I do not write reviews - ever. I am making an exception for this place. The food was unbelievably good. From the sourdough bread service through to the pasta course, everything was perfect. A cool place off the strip that is worth the uber!
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4.5
4.5 (1220)
$31 to $50
Italian
Highlands

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About the restaurant
Best Chef, Mountain: Carrie Baird
Top review
BryanT
Dined 1 day ago
Had the mushroom ravioli and pappaderle (sp?). Food was fantastic. Service there is always great!
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4.5
4.5 (1971)
$31 to $50
American
Asheville

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About the restaurant
Rising Star Chef of the Year: Ashleigh Santi
Top review
ShawnO
Dined 1 day ago
Amazing food!!!! The best Bloody Mary I’ve ever had !!!!!
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4.7
4.7 (3097)
$50 and over
Italian
Wauwatosa

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About the restaurant
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
this was our 4th regional dinner here and absolutely fantastic !
A photo of Harbor House restaurant
4.7
4.7 (7750)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Milwaukee

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About the restaurant
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
Top review
LBanach
Dined 1 day ago
We had a wonderful dinner at Harbor House! Everything was delicious and our servers were very friendly and accommodating to my gluten allergy.
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4.8
4.8 (5503)
$50 and over
French
Milwaukee

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About the restaurant
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
Top review
DrMarkvip
Dined 4 days ago
As always, outstanding service, food and ambiance !
A photo of Bacchus – A Bartolotta Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2246)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Milwaukee

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About the restaurant
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
Top review
HoldenM
Dined 1 day ago
My Fiancée and I had an amazing evening celebrating our engagement and the staff at Bacchus went above and beyond to ensure that our evening felt special. The food was immaculate and the wine pairings accompanying the tasting menu were exquisite. We can’t wait to go back to celebrate our anniversary!
A photo of Mr. B’s – A Bartolotta Steakhouse – Brookfield restaurant
4.5
4.5 (4846)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Brookfield

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About the restaurant
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
Top review
PaulB
Dined 4 days ago
One of the best restaurants in the state. Great service and great food. Save room -- the desserts are amazing.
A photo of Mr. B's - A Bartolotta Steakhouse - Mequon restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1489)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Mequon

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About the restaurant
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
Top review
Keri
Dined 5 days ago
Fantastic food and amazing service. Wonderful weeknight treat
A photo of Joey Gerard's - A Bartolotta Supper Club - Greendale restaurant
4.5
4.5 (3701)
$30 and under
American
Greendale

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About the restaurant
Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta
Top review
febbday
Dined 3 days ago
Wonderful experience, food was great. server Sally was perfect.
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