Restaurant Design Award Winner Archive


The James Beard Foundation Design Awards were established in 1994. For 18 years the Design Awards consisted of two categories: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics and Outstanding Restaurant Design. In 2013 the categories were changed Outstanding Restaurant Design: 75 Seats and Under; and Outstanding Restaurant Design: 76 Seats and Over. Any restaurant or design project that was completed or redone in North America within three years prior to the award year was eligible.

In 2016 the Design Icon Award was introduced to recognize a restaurant that has remained substantially unchanged for at least 20 years and must have influenced and inspired the design of subsequent restaurants. The Design Icon is selected by the Restaurant Design Committee and must still be in operation. 

 

2017: 75 Seats and Under – AvroKO (SingleThread, Healdsburg, CA)

2017: 76 Seats and Over - Meyer Davis (St. Cecilia, Atlanta)

2017: Design Icon - Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant, NYC

2016: 75 Seats and Under (TIE) – Demian Repucci Design (Bruno, NYC)

2016: 75 Seats and Under (TIE) – Renzo Piano Building Workshop (Untitled, NYC)

2016: 76 Seats and Over - Land and Sea Dept. (Cherry Circle Room, Chicago)

2016: Design Icon - The Four Seasons Restaurant, NYC

2015: 75 Seats and Under – Bureau of Architecture and Design (Brindille, Chicago) 

2015: 76 Seats and Over - SOMA (Workshop Kitchen + Bar, Palm Springs, CA)   

2014: 75 Seats and Under – Lawton Stanley Architects (Grace, Chicago)

2014: 76 Seats and Over – Jensen Architects (SHED, Healdsburg, CA)

2013: 75 Seats and Under – Taavo Somer (Isa, Brooklyn, NY)

2013: 76 Seats and Over – Alejandro Barrios Carrero Designs (Juvia, Miami Beach, FL)

2012: Outstanding Restaurant Design – Bentel & Bentel Architects (Le Bernardin NYC)

2012: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics – Pandiscio Co. (The Americano at Hotel Americano, NYC)

2011: Outstanding Restaurant Design – Aidlin Darling Design (Bar Agricole, San Francisco)

2011: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics – Love and War (The National Bar & Dining Rooms, NYC)

2010: Outstanding Restaurant Design – Andre Kikoski (The Wright, NYC)

2010: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics – Pandiscio Co. (The Standard Grill, NYC)

2009: Outstanding Restaurant Design – Design Bureaux, Inc. (The Publican, Chicago)

2009: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics – Korn Design (The Corner Office, Denver)

2008: Outstanding Restaurant Design– Tadao Ando Architect (Morimoto, NYC)

2008: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics – Robert Louey Design (Sepia, Chicago)

2007: Outstanding Restaurant Design – Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis - LTL Architects (Xing Restaurant, NYC)

2007: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics – Baron and Baron (Buddakan, NYC)

2006: Outstanding Restaurant Design – Bentel & Bentel Architects/Planners LLP (The Modern, NYC)

2006: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics – Mucca Design (Country, NYC)

2005: Outstanding Restaurant Design - (TIE) Thomas Schlesser Design (Avec, Chicago) AND Studio Gaia (Solea Restaurant at the W, Mexico City)

2005: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics – James Barondess (The Butcher Shop, Boston, MA)

2004: Outstanding Restaurant Design – AvroKo (Public, NYC)

2004: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics – AvroKo (Public, NYC)

2003: Outstanding Restaurant Design – Vicente Wolf Associates (L’Impero Restaurant, NYC)

2003: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics – Three Wide Marketing (40 Sardines, Overland Park, KS)

2002: Outstanding Restaurant Design – Thomas Schlesser & Demian Repucci (Blackbird Restaurant, Chicago)

2002: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics – Noreen Rei Fukumori (Dry Creek Kitchen, Healdsburg, CA)

2001: Outstanding Restaurant Design  - LeRoy Adventures (Russian Tea Room, NYC)

2001: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics  - Louey / Rubino Design Group Inc. (NoMi, Chicago)

2000: Outstanding Restaurant Design – Diller & Scofidio (Brasserie, NYC)

2000: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics – 2x4 (Brasserie, NYC)

1999: Outstanding Restaurant Design – Mark Cavagnero Assoc. (MC Squared)

1999: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics – Propp & Guerin (MC Squared)

1998: Outstanding Restaurant Design – Yabu Pushelberg (Monsoon, Toronto)

1998: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics – Dan Evans Graphics (The French Laundry, Yountville, CA)

1997: Outstanding Restaurant Design – Ferris Architects (Paci Restaurant, Southport, CT)

1997: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics – Aerial, San Francisco (Lenox Room, NYC)

1996: Outstanding Restaurant Design – Ogawa/Depardon Architects (Bar 89, NYC)

1996: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics – Mike Fink (The Double A, Santa Fe, NM)

1995: Outstanding Restaurant Design – Chhada, Siembieda, & Partners Ltd. (Fifty Seven Fifty Seven Restaurant, NYC)

1995: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics – Bow & Arrow Press (Gramercy Tavern, NYC)