Aaron Silverman's prix fixe Pineapple and Pearls was among the finalists for Best New Restaurant.
The four biggest awards of the night honor the top-tier restaurants, chefs, and industry rookies. In the "Best Chef Northwest" category, Seattle finalists Edouardo Jordan (Salare and JuneBaby) and Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi (Joule, Revel, and Trove and Portland's Revelry) lost to Portland's Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton of Ox.
Rick Bayless' Topolobampo in Chicago was given the Outstanding Restaurant award-beating out David Chang's Momofuku Noodle Bar and San Francisco's Quince. Her pioneering farm-to-table restaurant, Restaurant Nora, will close at the end of June after a 38 year run.
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Philadelphia-based Stephen Starr, who counts Washington's Le Diplomate among his portfolio, won the award for Outstanding Restaurateur.
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Mark Furstenberg of Bread Furst was named "Outstanding Baker".
For a complete list of winners, head over to the James Beard Foundation website.
The Freret Street lounge Cure, the city's pacesetter for modern cocktail culture, and Arnaud's French 75, the bar at the historic Arnaud's Restaurant and a destination for classic cocktail culture, each made it to the finalist round for Outstanding Bar Program. The 67-year-old restaurant was the only Washington victor, rising above Emeril's New Orleans, Fig in Charleston, Benu in San Francisco, and Miller Union in Atlanta.
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