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The 2015 Eater Awards for New York City

Here are the winners for Chef of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, So Hot Right Now, Stone Cold Stunner, and Bartender of the Year

Ladies and gentlemen, please inch a bit closer to your computer screen or smartphone because it's time now to announce the winners of the 2015 Eater Awards. 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. The full list is live on Eater.com with intel on why these people and places are so special, and the New York winners are listed below. We applaud them. You are hereby instructed to applaud them.

To recap, Eater's local editors in 23 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. In very rare cases, Eater exercised Rule 17, Sub. 19, which allows for veto of the popular vote (this happened only once in 2015). In addition to these main stage winners, said Eater editorial team 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, here are the winners in New York City.

The 2015 Eater Awards for New York City

Restaurant of the Year

[Cosme by Krieger]

Nominees: Wildair, Santina, Momofuku Ko, Cosme, Faro

Winner: Cosme

Chef of the Year

[José Ramírez-Ruiz & Pam Yung (Semilla) by Krieger]

Nominees: Angela Dimayuga (Mission Chinese Food), Fabian von Hauske and Jeremiah Stone (Wildair; Contra), Jonathan Wu (Fung Tu), Pam Yung & José Ramírez-Ruiz (Semilla), Rita Sodi & Jody Williams (Via Carota).

Winners: Pam Yung & José Ramírez-Ruiz (Semilla)*

[*Eater Awards Rule 17, Sub. 19 invoked]

So Hot Right Now

[Fuku+ wedges and MiniMe by Solares; Bruno Pizza margherita pie by Krieger]

NomineesBowery Meat Co.Bruno PizzaFuku+Superiority BurgerSadelle's.

Winners: TIE — Fuku+ and Bruno Pizza

Bartender of the Year

[Leo Robitschek.  Photo: Paul Crispin Quitoriano]

Nominee: Leo Robitschek (The Nomad), Ivy Mix (Leyenda), Pam Wiznitzer (Seamstress), Kenta Goto (Bar Goto), Thomas Waugh (Santina).

Winner: Leo Robitschek

Stone Cold Stunner

[The Polo Bar by Krieger]

NomineesSadelle'sUplandMomofuku KoThe Polo BarEl Cortez

Winner: The Polo Bar

Bonus Categories

[Seamore's by Solares]

Shitshow of the Year: Tavern on the Green

Danny Meyer Empire Builder of the Year: Ravi DeRossi

Spectacle of the Year: Javelina

Instagram Bait of the Year: Seamore's

Find more information about this year's winners over at Eater.com.

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