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.

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)