2017 James Beard Foundation Restaurant Design Awards Nominees Announced

Nominees have been announced for the 2017 James Beard Foundation Restaurant Design Awards. Six U.S. eateries have received nominations across the categories of 75 Seats and Under and 76 Seats and Over. New York–based firm AvroKO was nominated in both categories.

James Beard Award winners will be announced at this year’s Media Awards in New York on April 25 and the James Beard Awards Gala in Chicago on May 1.

This year’s Restaurant Design nominees are:

75 Seats and Under (For the best restaurant design or renovation in North America since January 1, 2014):

Project: SingleThread, Healdsburg, California
Firm: AvroKO
Designers: Kristina O’Neal, William Harris, Adam Farmerie, and Greg Bradshaw

Project: Kismet, Los Angeles
Firm: Guga
Designer: Jeff Guga

Project: Leo’s Oyster Bar, San Francisco
Firm: Ken Fulk Inc.
Designers: Tiffany Kramer and Jon de la Cruz

76 Seats and Over (For the best restaurant design or renovation in North America since January 1, 2014):

Project: Momotaro, Chicago
Firm: AvroKO
Designers: Kristina O’Neal, Adam Farmerie, Greg Bradshaw, and William Harris

Project: Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant, Los Angeles
Firm: Home Studios
Designers: Evan and Oliver Haslegrave

Project: St. Cecilia, Atlanta
Firm: Meyer Davis
Designers: Will Meyer, Gray Davis, and Katie McPherson