KYU MIAMI | Here Are the 2017 James Beard Awards Restaurant & Chef Semifinalists
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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.


Bastion, Nashville

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

Katoi, Detroit

KYU, Miami

Le Coucou, NYC

No Anchor, Seattle

Olmsted, Brooklyn, NY

Oriole, Chicago

Pineapple and Pearls, Washington, D.C.

Roister, Chicago

Saint Leo, Oxford, MS

Saté Kampar, Philadelphia

Senia, Honolulu

Shibumi, Los Angeles

SingleThread, Healdsburg, CA

Smyth, Chicago

SRV, Boston

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


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