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Here Are NYC’s 2018 James Beard Awards Finalists

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Check here to see who from New York made the cut

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Organizers behind one of the country’s highest profile restaurant accolades, the James Beard Foundation, has announced the finalists for restaurant awards in 2018. It announced semifinalists last month, and now the list has been culled down ahead of the final winner announcement in Chicago in May.

Below, the finalists list for restaurants from NYC. See here for the full national list.

Best Chefs in NYC

Amanda Cohen, Dirt Candy

Ignacio Mattos, Estela

Missy Robbins, Lilia

Alex Stupak, Empellon Midtown

Jody Williams, Buvette

Outstanding Baker

Dianna Daoheung, Black Seed Bagels

Zachary Golper, Bien Cuit

Outstanding Restaurateur

Ellen Yin, High Street Hospitality Group (High Street on Hudson and Philly restaurants)

Rising Star Chef of the Year

Clare de Boer, King

Best New Restaurant

Empellón Midtown, Alex Stupak’s latest

Outstanding Restaurant

Balthazar, the seminal French brasserie in Soho from Keith McNally

Outstanding Chef

Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune

Outstanding Restaurant Design, 75 seats and under

De Maria, The MP Shift, Amy Morris, Anna Polonsky, and Julie Nerenberg

Daily Provisions, Rockwell Group, David Rockwell, Greg Keffer, and the Rockwell Group Design Team

Outstanding Restaurant Design, 76 seats and over

abcV, ABC Carpet & Home, Paulette Cole, Amy Ilias, Maya Nakano, and the ABC Home Creative Team