James Beard Foundation Nominates NYC Restaurants for Honors

The James Beard Foundation announced their nominations for 2018. Included in the list are several New York City establishments that you will want to try if you have not discovered them yet.


This Korean steakhouse is the first of its kind in New York City. This Flatiron restaurant offers premium steaks, a live cooking experience and over 600 wine labels. If you choose to dine at Cote, then make sure to try the butcher’s feast that includes four different cuts of beef, numerous Korean side dishes and soft-serve vanilla ice cream.

Bien Cuit

Zachary Golper has been nominated by the James Beard Foundation as one of the best bakers in America. Breads are carefully made in small batches by hand at his Brooklyn restaurant called Bien Cult. The bakery bakes at least three times a day ensuring that guests get a fresh-baked loaf or treat regardless of when they arrive.

Clover Club

The foundation has also nominated Brooklyn’s Clover Club as an outstanding bar program. If you choose to go, then you can expect to find nine categories of drinks served from the reclaimed mahogany bar. This sophisticated space also serves an incredible Sunday brunch.


Dante also was added for its outstanding bar program by the James Beard Foundation. After being in its Greenwich location for more than 115 years, Dante has recently opened in Little Italy. While the interior pays tribute to its roots as a neighborhood cafe, you need to try the innovative aperitivos and Champagne drinks at this new location.

Locanda Verde

Chef Andrew Carmellini of Locanda Verde receives well-deserved kudos from the James Beard Foundation. The ravioli at this restaurant is made from a recipe Carmellini was given by his grandmother, and it should definitely be enjoyed. The innovative small plates often featuring lamb are also worth the trip to this Tribeca restaurant.

These are only a few of the wonderful places nominated for awards. You will definitely want to pick your favorite and visit it soon.

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