The 2014 James Beard Finalists for Boston

By Scott Kearnan  |  March 18, 2014

Today the James Beard Foundation announced the finalists for its 2014 awards. Though a smattering of Boston-area restaurants were included in the semifinalists announced last month, it was a leaner number of local spots included in this final list. Take a look at the full list here, peek at the New England nominees below, and then let us know: Were any local should-have-been shoo-ins egregiously left out? 

Best Chef: Northeast

Jamie Bissonnette of Coppa (Boston, MA)
Joanne Chang of Flour Bakery + Café (Boston, MA)
Matt Jennings of Farmstead Inc. (Providence, RI) 
Michael Leviton of Lumière (Newton, MA) 
Barry Maiden of Hungry Mother (Cambridge, MA)

Best Restaurateur 

Barbara Lynch (pictured) of Barbara Lynch Gruppo (No. 9 Park, Menton, B&G OystersSportello, The Butcher Shop, Drink, Stir