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The 2014 James Beard Finalists for Boston

By Scott Kearnan | March 18, 2014 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

Places Mentioned

No.9 Park

Beacon Hill
Food28 Decor26 Service27 Cost$79

Menton

FrenchSeaport District
Food28 Decor27 Service29 Cost$141

Sportello

ItalianSeaport District
Food26 Decor21 Service24 Cost$41

Drink

Cocktail BarSeaport District
Atmo.- Decor24 Service23 CostE

B&G Oysters

SeafoodSouth End
Food27 Decor22 Service24 Cost$47

Coppa

ItalianSouth End
Food28 Decor21 Service24 Cost$40

Lumière

FrenchNewton
Food28 Decor24 Service27 Cost$57

Hungry Mother

AmericanCambridge
Food27 Decor23 Service25 Cost$46

Flour Bakery

Cambridge
Food26 Decor20 Service20 Cost$13

Flour Bakery

South End
Food26 Decor20 Service20 Cost$13

Flour Bakery

Seaport District
Food26 Decor20 Service20 Cost$13

Flour Bakery

Back Bay
Food26 Decor20 Service20 Cost$13

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