The James Beard Foundation has named semifinalists for its 2023 awards, and D.C. bars and restaurants are represented in almost all categories.
Finalists will be announced on March 29, with winners celebrated at the James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards ceremony on June 5 at the Lyric Opera in Chicago.
Here are the D.C. restaurants, chefs and restaurateurs honored as 2023 James Beard semifinalists:
- Michael Reginbogin and Jason Berry, KNEAD Hospitality + Design (Mi Vida, Lil’ Succotash, Gatsby)
- Rob Rubba, Oyster Oyster
Best New Restaurant:
- Bar Spero
Outstanding Beverage Program:
- Flight Wine Bar
The full list of semifinalists, including mid-Atlantic and other regional categories, is online.
The James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards were first awarded in 1991. The 2023 semifinalists are recognized across 23 categories.