DC-Area Semifinalists Named for James Beard Awards

By Rina Rapuano | February 19, 2014 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

Rose's Luxury

EclecticCapitol Hill
Food27 Decor26 Service26 Cost$64

Rogue 24

Food26 Decor25 Service25 Cost$149

Birch & Barley

American14th Street Corridor
Food- Decor- Service- CostM


SpanishPenn Quarter/Chinatown
Food24 Decor22 Service22 Cost$42


AmericanWhite House/World Bank
Food25 Decor23 Service23 Cost$71

The Bombay Club

IndianWhite House/World Bank
Food27 Decor26 Service25 Cost$54

The Oval Room

AmericanWhite House/World Bank
Food26 Decor23 Service25 Cost$69


IndianPenn Quarter/Chinatown
Food28 Decor25 Service25 Cost$52


GreekDupont Circle
Food26 Decor22 Service26 Cost$176
Food27 Decor26 Service26 Cost$103


Cleveland Park
Food23 Decor18 Service23 Cost$59

Restaurant Eve

Food26 Decor25 Service25 Cost$98

Mintwood Place

AmericanAdams Morgan
Food26 Decor21 Service24 Cost$48


AmericanPenn Quarter/Chinatown
Food24 Decor22 Service23 Cost$45

Woodberry Kitchen

Food27 Decor26 Service25 Cost$49


AmericanHarbor East
Food29 Decor28 Service28 Cost$99

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