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DC-Area Semifinalists Named for James Beard Awards

By Rina Rapuano
February 19, 2014
Photo by: Greg Powers and Audrey Crewe

The James Beard Foundation live-streamed the list of Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists announced today, and several DC restaurants and chefs have been singled out for excellence. The list of finalists will be announced March 18, and the winners will be revealed May 2. Here’s the full list of local restaurant-industry folks who may have a tough time sleeping until then:

Best New Restaurant

Rose’s Luxury

Outstanding Bar Program

Columbia Room inside the Passenger
Rogue 24

Outstanding Pastry Chef

Tiffany MacIsaac, Birch & Barley (and other Neighborhood Restaurant Group spots)

Outstanding Restaurant


Outstanding Restaurateur

Ashok Bajaj, Knightsbridge Restaurant Group (Bombay Club, The Oval Room, Rasika and others)

Outstanding Service


Outstanding Wine Program

CityZen at Mandarin Oriental

Outstanding Wine, Spirits or Beer Professional

Luca Paschina, Barboursville Vineyards, Barboursville, VA

Rising Star Chef of the Year

Marjorie Meek-Bradley, Ripple

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic

Cathal Armstrong, Restaurant Eve, Alexandria, VA
Anthony Chittum, Iron Gate
Spike Gjerde, Woodberry Kitchen, Baltimore
Haidar Karoum, Proof
Tarver King, The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, Lovettsville, VA
Cedric Maupillier, Mintwood Place
Vikram Sunderam, Rasika
Angelo Vangelopoulos, The Ivy Inn Restaurant, Charlottesville, VA
Cindy Wolf, Charleston, Baltimore

Places Mentioned


American • Harbor East

Food29 Decor28 Service28 Cost$99

Cocktail Bar • Mount Vernon Square

Atmo.22 Decor20 Service21 CostE

Indian • Penn Quarter/Chinatown

Food28 Decor25 Service26 Cost$51

Spanish • Penn Quarter/Chinatown

Food24 Decor20 Service21 Cost$39
Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

Belgian • West End

Food28 Decor26 Service28 Cost$95

Southern American • White House/World Bank

Food26 Decor24 Service25 Cost$63
Restaurant Eve

American • Alexandria

Food27 Decor25 Service26 Cost$86

Greek • Dupont Circle

Food28 Decor22 Service28 Cost$176
Rogue 24

American • Shaw

Food23 Decor25 Service25 Cost$145
Bombay Club

Indian • White House/World Bank

Food25 Decor25 Service25 Cost$49

American • Penn Quarter/Chinatown

Food24 Decor23 Service23 Cost$56

Cleveland Park

Food23 Decor20 Service23 Cost$49
Woodberry Kitchen

American • Woodberry

Food27 Decor26 Service25 Cost$49
Mintwood Place

American • Adams Morgan

Food- Decor- Service- CostM

American • Southwest Federal Center

Food27 Decor27 Service27 Cost$115
Rose's Luxury

Eclectic • Capitol Hill

Food- Decor- Service- CostM
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