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These Are New York City's James Beard Award Semifinalists

All the NYC contenders for best new restaurant, outstanding chef, rising star, and more.

The James Beard Foundation has just released its list of semifinalists for the 2015 Restaurant & Chef James Beard Awards. This list will be narrowed down to the finalists, which will be announced on March 24, and from that the winners will be chosen. The winners will be announced at an Awards Gala on Monday, May 4, in Chicago (not, for the first time ever, in New York), but for now, here are your local, New York City semifinalists. For the full national list, head on over to Eater National.

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Best New Restaurant

  • Batard
  • Cosme
  • Semilla

Outstanding Baker

  • Zachary Golper, Bien Cuit
  • Jim Lahey, Sullivan Street Bakery
  • Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, Baked

Outstanding Bar Program

  • The Dead Rabbit
  • Maison Premiere
  • Torst

Outstanding Chef

  • Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern
  • Andrew Carmellini, Locanda Verde
  • Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune

Outstanding Pastry Chef

  • Ghaya Oliveira, Daniel
  • Christina Tosi, Momofuku
  • Jennifer Yee, Lafayette

Outstanding Restaurant

  • Blue Hill at Stone Barns
  • Momofuku Noodle Bar
  • Per Se
  • The Spotted Pig

Outstanding Restaurateur

  • Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli, Brooklyn, NY (Frankie's 457, Prime Meats, Cafe Pedlar, and others)
  • Andrew Tarlow, Brooklyn, NY (Diner, Marlow & Sons, Reynard, and others)

Outstanding Service

  • Marea

Outstanding Wine Program

  • Momofuku Ko

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional

  • Aldo Sohm, Zalto Glass

Rising Star of the Year

  • Joseph "JJ" Johnson, The Cecil
  • Elise Kornack, Take Root
  • Jonah Miller, Huertas

And the full long list for Best Chef, NYC:

  • Nick Anderer, Marta
  • Jonathan Benno, Lincoln Ristorante
  • Marco Canora, Hearth
  • Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi, Carbone
  • Paul Carmichael, Má Pêche
  • John Fraser, Narcissa
  • Markus Glocker, Bâtard
  • Anna Klinger, Al di Là Trattoria
  • Mark Ladner, Del Posto
  • Anita Lo, Annisa
  • Ignacio Mattos, Estela
  • Carlo Mirarchi, Blanca
  • Seamus Mullen, Tertulia
  • Joe Ng, RedFarm
  • Alex Raij and Eder Montero, Txikito
  • César Ramirez, Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare
  • Masato Shimizu, 15 East
  • Alex Stupak, Empellón Cocina
  • Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto
  • Jody Williams, Buvette