And the RAMMY goes to…

well, we won’t know until June 29, but we do know who’s up for what! The nominees were announced last night, so without any further ado, here they are…

New Restaurant of the Year:
Brasserie Beck
Central Michel Richard
Hook
Proof
The Source by Wolfgang Puck
Westend Bistro by Eric Ripert


Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year:

Equinox
Michel Richard Citronelle
Restaurant Eve
The Oval Room
Vidalia

Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year:
Oyamel
Poste Moderne Brasserie
Vermillion
Willow
Zaytinya

Chef of the Year:
R.J. Cooper, Vidalia
Todd Gray, Equinox
Michel Richard, Michel Richard Citronelle/Central Michel Richard
Robert Weidmaier, Marcel’s/Brasserie Beck
Eric Ziebold, CityZen

Pastry Chef of the Year:
Heather Chittum, Hook
Michelle Garbee, Bastille
Kate Jensen, Willow
Melanie Parker, Equinox
Josh Short, Neighborhood Restaurant Group

Wine & Beverage Program of the Year:
Dino
Mendocino Grille and Wine Bar
OYA
Passion Food Hospitality
Tallula/Eat Bar

Rising Culinary Star of the Year:
Nathan Anda, Tallula
Tony Chittum, Vermilion
Tony Conte, The Oval Room
Joe Raffa, Oyamel
Barton Seaver, Hook

Restaurant Manager of the Year:
Hicham T. Bennani, Mie N Yu
Christine de Clarfay, The Oceanaire Seafood Room
Molly McWhorter, Chef Geoff’s Downtown
Ned Mirkovic, Morton’s the Steakhouse
Adam Williamowsky, BLT Steak

Restaurant Employee of the Year:
Simo Amhandi, Equinox
Michael Cherner, Mie N Yu
Joel Guagliano, Zaytinya
Chris Kelley, Mie N Yu
Willians Perez Rollins, Chef Geoff’s

Public Voting Categories

Neighborhood Gathering Place:
Aredo
Belga Cafe
Billy Martin’s Tavern
Hank’s Oyster Bar – DC
Mark & Orlando’s

Hottest Bar Scene of the Year:
Brasserie Beck
Central Michele Richard
Poste Moderne Brasserie
Proof
The Source by Wolfgang Puck

Power Spot of the Year:
Bistro Bis
Charlie Palmer Steak
Monocle on Capitol Hill
Seasons at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC
The Oceanaire Seafood Room

Voter’s Favorite:
To be selected by the public

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