2020 James Beard Award Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists Announced

Here is the list of local DC and Virginia restaurant and chef award semifinalists, courtesy of the James Beard Foundation: 

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Alexandria, VA  Today is the day the semifinalist list of James Beard Award nominees is presented. Watch for the down select on March 25 to five finalists, and the winners are announced at the annual gala in Chicago on May 4.

Best New Restaurant

Outstanding Baker

Outstanding Bar Program

No local Selection

Outstanding Chef

Outstanding Hospitality

Outstanding Pastry Chef

Outstanding Restaurant

  • Jaleo, Washington, D.C.
  • Komi, Washington, D.C.

Outstanding Restaurateur

Outstanding Wine Program

Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Producer

Rising Star Chef of the Year

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)