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Announcing the 2013 Eater Awards for New York City

It is time now—drumroll, trumpets, gongs—to announce the winners of the 2013 Eater Awards. In over a dozen categories in 27 cities, the winners comprise a diverse group of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators, and characters in the continent that have defined this year in dining. We applaud them. You are hereby instructed to applaud them.

To recap, Eater's local editors in 27 cities nominated candidates for five major local categories: Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Bartender of the Year, So Hot Right Now Restaurant, and Stone Cold Stunner. Eater readers then voted to narrow the field to a final three in each category. From that final three, the Eater editorial team chose the winner. Our Eater National brain trust then got together to decide the national winners for those categories. In addition to these main stage winners, said Eater editorial team has named worthy winners in more specialized categories, for myriad notable achievements.

Nominees and winners alike will be feted at a party tonight in Manhattan. Those winners that couldn't make it should watch their mail for packages containing cans of Italian peeled tomatoes. And now, without further ado, the winners in New York City.

Click through for the full rundown of winners across the country on Eater National.

Eater Awards 2013:

Restaurant of the Year
Nominees: Estela, Carbone, The Elm, Betony, Charlie Bird
Finalists: Charlie Bird, Betony, The Elm
Winner: Charlie Bird

Chef of the Year:
Nominees: Paul Liebrandt (The Elm), Sara Kramer (Glasserie), Bryce Shuman (Betony), Ignacio Mattos (Estela), Wylie Dufresne (Alder)
Finalists: Sara Kramer, Bryce Shuman, Wylie Dufresne
Winner: Sara Kramer

So Hot Right Now
Nominees: Toro, Mission Cantina, ZZ's Clam Bar, Sushia Nakazawa, Lafayette
Finalists: Toro, Lafayette, Sushi Nakazawa
Winner: Toro

Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Eben Freeman (The Butterfly), Kevin Denton (Alder), Tiffany Short (The Library at The Public), Thomas Waugh (ZZ's Clam Bar), Jack McGarry (The Dead Rabbit)
Finalists: Jack McGarry, Tiffany Short, Kevin Denton
Winner: Tiffany Short

Stone Cold Stunner
Nominees: Lafayette, Alameda, Tao Downtown, Piora, American Cut
Finalists: Piora, Tao Downtown, Lafayette
Winner: Lafayette

Diner of the Year:
Winner: Pete Wells's Decoy

The Danny Meyer Empire Builder of the Year:
Winner: Rich Torrisi, Mario Carbone, Jeff Zalaznick, and the Bouncer from ZZ's Clam Bar

The Marcus Samuelsson Fameball of the Year:
Winner: Alex Stupak

Shitshow of the Year:
Winner: The Great GoogaMooga

Spectacle of the Year:
Winner: The Cronut Line

· All Coverage of the Eater Awards [~ENY~]

The Elm

160 N 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (718) 218-1088 Visit Website


47 East Houston Street, Manhattan, NY 10012 (212) 219-7693 Visit Website


95 Commercial Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (718) 389-0640 Visit Website


380 Lafayette Street, Manhattan, NY 10003 (212) 533-3000 Visit Website


49 Collins Avenue, , FL 33139 Visit Website

The Butterfly

225 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013


157 Second Avenue, New York, Ny 10003 212 539 1900

Charlie Bird

5 King Street, Manhattan, NY 10012 (212) 235-7133 Visit Website

ZZ's Clam Bar

169 Thompson Street, Manhattan, NY 10012 (212) 254-3000 Visit Website

Mission Cantina

172 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002 (212) 254-2233 Visit Website


150 Clayton Lane, , CO 80206 (303) 253-3000 Visit Website


41 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 212-465-2400