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Here Are the 2015 Rammy Award Nominees

The results are in.

New Restaurant of the Year nominees who attended last night's event.
New Restaurant of the Year nominees who attended last night's event.
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An Asian-influenced neighborhood restaurant, a temple to meat and a waterfront seafood destination were among the best new restaurants in D.C. last year, according to the city's restaurant association.

The nominations for the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington were announced at an event at the Hamilton Monday evening. Winners of the awards will be revealed at a gala scheduled for June 7.

There are several rules surrounding the awards. All nominees must be members of the association itself. Some categories have restrictions regarding when or how long the restaurant has been open. And some final winners will be decided by an anonymous panel of judges, while others are voted on by the public.

Here are the nominees:

Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year:

ACME Paper & Supply Co.
Boxwood Estate Winery
EagleBank
Republic National Distributing Company
USI Insurance Services

Favorite Gathering Place of the Year:

Bar Pilar
Cashion's Eat Place
ChurchKey
Et Voila!
Evening Star Café

Upscale Casual Brunch:

Birch & Barley
Kapnos - DC
Le Diplomate
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Seasons at The Four Seasons

Everyday Casual Brunch:

Beuchert's Saloon
The Daily Dish
DGS Delicatessen
Duke's Grocery
The Liberty Tavern

Favorite Fast Bites:

Cava Grill - Bethesda Row
DCity Smokehouse
G by Mike Isabella
Pete's New Haven Style Apizza - Friendship Heights
Red Apron Butcher - Union Market

Cocktail Program of the Year:

2 Birds, 1 Stone
barmini by José Andrés
Bourbon Steak
Iron Gate
Trummer's on Main

Beer Program of the Year:

The Arsenal at Bluejacket
Brasserie Beck
Granville Moore's
Mad Fox Brewing Company
Pizzeria Paradiso - Georgetown

Wine Program of the Year:

Charlie Palmer Steak
Fiola
Iron Gate
Proof
The Red Hen

Employee of the Year:

Aurelio Diaz - RIS
Adnane Kebaier - Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
Evan Labb - Evening Star Cafe
LaGina Lewis - Farmers Fishers Bakers
David Sabbadino - Zaytinya

Manager of the Year:

Neill Blackwood - Mintwood Place
Rachel Bronson - Red Apron Butcher
Joseph Cerione - Blue Duck Tavern
Ryan McCarthy - PassionFish Reston
Atul Narain - Rasika

Service Program of the Year:

Bourbon Steak
Fiola
Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
Rasika
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

Pastry Chef of the Year:

Agnes Chin - The Grill Room, Capella Hotel
Naomi Gallego - Blue Duck Tavern
Kendra Grieco - Fiola
Michelle Poteaux - Bastille
Susan Wallace - BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant

Rising Culinary Star of the Year:

Austin Fausett - Trummer's on Main
Tim Ma - Maple Ave Restaurant, Water & Wall
Harper McClure - BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier
George Pagonis - Kapnos DC
Danny Wells - Republic

Everyday Casual Restaurant of the Year:

DGS Delicatessen
Granville Moore's
Hank's Oyster Bar - Capitol Hill
Hill Country Barbecue Market
Ted's Bulletin - Capitol Hill

Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year:

Birch & Barley
Maple Ave Restaurant
Mintwood Place
Proof
Vermilion

New Restaurant of the Year:

Crane & Turtle
Fiola Mare
The Partisan
Republic
TICO

Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year:

Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
minibar by José Andrés
Rasika
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Trummer's on Main

Chef of the Year:

Victor Albisu - Del Campo
Nathan Anda and Ed Witt - The Partisan
Cedric Maupillier - Mintwood Place
Marjorie Meek-Bradley - Ripple, Roofers Union
Johnny Spero - minibar by José Andrés

Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year:

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company
DC Brau Brewing Company
Dolci Gelati
Early Mountain Vineyards
New Columbia Distillers

Restaurateur of the Year:

José Andrés and Rob Wilder - ThinkFoodGroup
Mike Isabella - Mike Isabella Concepts
Fabio and Maria Trabocchi - Fiola, Casa Luca, Fiola Mare
Jeff Tunks, David Wizenberg, Gus DiMillo - Passion Food Hospitality
Robert Wiedmaier, Brian McBride, Frank Shull, and Joe Lively - RW Restaurant Group

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