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Announcing SF’s James Beard Awards Finalists 2017

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Here’s who is moving to the next round from the Bay Area

Scenes from today’s announcement in Los Angeles
Matt Kang/Eater LA

James Beard Awards Finalists have been announced, with many Bay Area restaurants and chefs making the cut for the industry accolade. In fact, San Francisco majorly represented the West Coast as a whole in many of the non-regional awards categories, including taking two slots in the Best New Restaurant category alongside NYC— LA did not receive a nomination in this category.

Meanwhile, Corey Lee and Dominique Crenn made it through to the final round for Best Chef West, beating out a seriously talented crowd that included Ravi Kapur (Liholiho Yacht Club), Mourad Lahlou (Mourad, Aziza), Joshua Skenes (Saison), James Syhabout (Hawker Fare, Commis), Anthony Mangieri (Una Pizza Napoletana) and more (see the full list of semifinalists here).

The winners in each category will be announced at the James Beard Awards Gala at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 1.

Best Chef West (CA, HI, NV)

Dominique Crenn, Atelier Crenn and Petit Crenn

Corey Lee, Benu, In Situ, Monsieur Benjamin

Outstanding Chef

David Kinch, Manresa

Christopher Kostow, The Restaurant at Meadowood

Best New Restaurant

In Situ

Tartine Manufactory

Outstanding Baker

Belinda Leong and Michael Suas, B. Patisserie

Outstanding Wine Program


Outstanding Bar Program

Bar Agricole

Outstanding Service

Terra, St. Helena

Restaurant Design

Leo’s Oyster Bar, Ken Fulk

Single Thread Restaurant, AvroKo

2017 James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America Inductees

Rajat Parr, Mina Group

2017 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics

La Taqueria

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional

Miljenko Grgich, Grgich Hills Estate

Book Award: Beverage Category

Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki, Martin Cate with Rebecca Cate

In Situ

SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA (415) 941-6050 Visit Website


140 New Montgomery Street, , CA 94105 (415) 660-2500 Visit Website

b. patisserie

2821 California Street, , CA 94115 (415) 440-1700 Visit Website

Bar Agricole

1540 Mission Street, , CA 94103 (415) 341-0101 Visit Website

Atelier Crenn

3127 Fillmore Street, , CA 94123 (415) 440-0460 Visit Website


3859 Piedmont Avenue, , CA 94611 (510) 653-3902 Visit Website

Una Pizza Napoletana

210 11th Street, , CA 94103 (415) 861-3444 Visit Website

Liholiho Yacht Club

871 Sutter Street, , CA 94109 (415) 440-5446 Visit Website


, , GA 30318 (404) 968-9437 Visit Website

Hawker Fare

, , CA 94110 (415) 400-5699 Visit Website


22 Hawthorne Street, , CA 94105 (415) 685-4860 Visit Website

Monsieur Benjamin

451 Gough Street, , CA 94102 (415) 403-2233 Visit Website

Tartine Manufactory

595 Alabama Street, , CA 94110 (415) 757-0007 Visit Website

Petit Crenn

609 Hayes Street, , CA 94102 (415) 864-1744 Visit Website


178 Townsend Street, , CA 94107 (415) 828-7990 Visit Website

La Taqueria

2889 Mission Street, , CA 94110 (415) 285-7117