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These Local Restaurants Are 2019 RAMMY Award Finalists

March 13, 2019

There are plenty of places to find a good meal throughout the District, but the 2019 RAMMY Award finalists might help you plan your next date night or family dinner.

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced the finalists in several categories ahead of its gala on June 30, where the winners will be revealed.

A panel of judges decide the winners in most of the categories, but the public votes for favorite gathering place of the year, upscale brunch of the year, casual brunch of the year and favorite fast bites of the year.

Restaurants with RAMW memberships are eligible for awards. Here’s a look at the finalists.

New Restaurant of the Year:

·    Chloe

·    Kaliwa

·    Poca Madre

·    Spoken English

·    St. Anselm

Cocktail Program of the Year:

·    barmini by José Andrés

·    Bresca

·    Daikaya

·    Petworth Citizen and Reading Room

·    Royal

Beer Program of the Year:

·    B Side

·    Caboose Tavern

·    Pizzeria Paradiso – Dupont

·    Republic

·    Roofers Union

Wine Program of the Year:

·    Cork Wine Bar and Market

·    Le Diplomate

·    Maxwell Park

·    minibar by José Andrés

·    Trummer’s On Main

Favorite Gathering Place of the Year:

·    Duke’s Counter

·    Open Road

·    Perry’s

·    Quarry House Tavern

·    Vinoteca

Upscale Brunch of the Year:

·    Estadio

·    Seasons

·    The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

·    The Source by Wolfgang Puck

·    Unconventional Diner

Casual Brunch of the Year:

·    Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen

·    Casolare Ristorante & Bar

·    Compass Rose Bar + Kitchen

·    Maketto

·    The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse

Favorite Fast Bites of the Year:

·    CHIKO

·    Little Red Fox

·    Rasa

·    Shouk

·    Taco Bamba Taqueria

Service Program of the Year:

·    Ambar – Clarendon

·    Carlyle Grand Cafe

·    Iron Gate

·    Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, & Stone Crab

·    The Riggsby

Casual Restaurant of the Year:

   All Purpose – Shaw

·    Bantam King

·    Bindaas – Cleveland Park

·    Maketto

·    Royal

Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year:

·    Centrolina

·    Iron Gate

·    Momofuku CCDC

·    Sally’s Middle Name

·    Sushi Taro

Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year:

·    Blue Duck Tavern


·    Rasika

·    The Source by Wolfgang Puck

·    Trummer’s On Main

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