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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

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No.9 Park

French Beacon Hill
Food26 Decor24 Service26 Cost$86
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Menton

French Seaport District
Food27 Decor27 Service27 Cost$144
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Sportello

Italian Seaport District
Food26 Decor19 Service23 Cost$53
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Drink

Cocktail Bar Seaport District
Atmo.- Decor24 Service23 CostE
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B&G Oysters

Seafood South End
Food26 Decor21 Service23 Cost$54
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Coppa

Italian South End
Food26 Decor21 Service23 Cost$40
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Lumière

French Newton
Food26 Decor23 Service26 Cost$60
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Flour Bakery

Cambridge
Food25 Decor17 Service19 Cost$14
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Flour Bakery

South End
Food25 Decor17 Service19 Cost$14
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Flour Bakery

Seaport District
Food25 Decor17 Service19 Cost$14
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Flour Bakery

Back Bay
Food25 Decor17 Service19 Cost$14

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