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Eater Awards 2016: NYC Winners

Here are the chefs, restaurateurs, and eating establishments that defined the year in dining

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it’s time now to announce the — drumroll, trumpets, gongs, Drudge sirens — winners of the 2016 Eater Awards. They comprise a diverse group of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators, and characters on the continent that have defined this year in dining. We applaud them. You are hereby instructed to applaud them. Please tell someone else — a friend, a relative, your roommate or landlord — to applaud them as well.

To recap, Eater editors across the country nominated candidates in a handful of categories — including Restaurant of the YearChef of the Year, and Stone Cold Stunner. Editors picked winners from the nominees, and readers voted to award one nominee in each category with a readers’ choice award. In addition to these categories, Eater editors also singled out a few people and places that deserve special awards this year.

Without any further ado, here are the New York City winners of the 2016 Eater Awards:

Eater Awards 2016

Restaurant of the Year

Nominees: Cafe Altro Paradiso, Le Coucou, Lilia, Pasquale Jones, Olmsted

Editors' Choice: Olmsted

Readers' Choice: Lilia

Chef of the Year

Nominees: Marco Canora (Hearth), Missy Robbins (Lilia), Angie Mar (The Beatrice Inn), Daniel Rose (Le Coucou), Emily Seaman (Dizengoff)

Editors' Choice: Missy Robbins

Readers' Choice: Missy Robbins

Stone Cold Stunner

Nominees: Westlight, Augustine, Le Coucou, Cafe Altro Paradiso, Sauvage

Editors' Choice: Le Coucou

Reades' Choice: Westlight

Special Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award: Keith McNally

Comeback of the Year: Denisse Lina Chavez (El Atoradero)

Mascot of the Year: Mister Dips

Spectacle of the YearThe Four Seasons

Congratulations to all the winners!

El Atoradero

708 Washington Ave., New York, NY 11238

Le Coucou

138 Lafayette Street, Manhattan, NY 10013 (212) 271-4252 Visit Website

Mister Dips

111 North 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249 Visit Website


5 Beekman Street, New York, New York 10038 212-375-0010 Visit Website


659 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238 Visit Website


567 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 576-3095 Visit Website


111 North 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (718) 307-7100 Visit Website
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