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The 2015 Eater Awards for Boston

This year's winners for Restaurant of the Year and more.

It is time now to announce the winners of the 2015 Eater Awards, honoring some of the supremely talented chefs, bartenders, and restaurateurs who debuted exciting new restaurants in the past year.

Earlier this month, in each of 24 cities and on the national stage, the Eater editorial team named five nominees in each of five categories: Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Bartender of the Year, So Hot Right Now, and Stone Cold Stunner. For 24 hours, each category was opened up for reader voting to determine the three finalists. From those finalists, the editorial team has chosen the winners. (Editors in each city also had the opportunity to designate a bonus category and its winner. In Boston, we picked Saddest Closure; the winner is named below.)

Find out the Boston winners for 2015 below, and learn more about them, along with the rest of the winners around the country, over here.

Eater Awards 2015

Restaurant of the Year

Nominees: Cafe ArtScience, Loyal Nine, Select Oyster Bar, Shepard, Townsman

Finalists: Cafe ArtScience, Select Oyster Bar, Townsman

Winner: Townsman

Chef of the Year

Nominees: Asia Mei (Moonshine 152), Brian Rae (Centre Street Cafe), Dan Bazzinotti (BISq), Peter Ungár (Tasting Counter), Phillip Tang (Banyan Bar + Refuge)

Finalists: Brian Rae, Dan Bazzinotti, Phillip Tang

Winner: Dan Bazzinotti of BISq

Dan Bazzinotti

[Photo: Facebook]

Bartender of the Year

Nominees: Frederic Yarm (Loyal Nine), Gina Richard (Select Oyster Bar), Joe Cammarata & Daren Swisher (Hojoko), Todd Maul (Cafe ArtScience), Will Thompson (Yvonne's)

Finalists: Joe Cammarata & Daren Swisher, Todd Maul, Will Thompson

Winners: Joe Cammarata & Daren Swisher, co-bar managers at Hojoko

Cammarata and Swisher

[Photos: Cammarata (left)/Kristin Teig; Swisher/Averil Lowry]

So Hot Right Now

Nominees: Brewer's Fork, Hojoko, Lone Star Taco Bar (Cambridge), Strip by Strega, Yvonne's

Finalists: Brewer's Fork, Hojoko, Lone Star Taco Bar

Winner: Brewer's Fork

Stone Cold Stunner (restaurant design)

Nominees: Banyan Bar + Refuge, Committee, Coppersmith, Hojoko, Yvonne's

Finalists: Committee, Coppersmith, Yvonne's

Winner: Yvonne's

Bonus Category: Saddest Closure

Winner: Hungry Mother


120 Kingston Street, Boston, MA 02111 (617) 993-0750 Visit Website


1271 Boylston Street, , MA 02215 (617) 670-0507 Visit Website


1071 Cambridge Street, , MA 02139 (617) 714-3693 Visit Website

Hungry Mother

233 Cardinal Medeiros Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02141 617 499 0090 Visit Website

Brewer's Fork

7 Moulton Street, , MA 02129 (617) 337-5703 Visit Website


3 Winter Pl., Boston, MA 02108 Visit Website