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Vote for Boston’s Chef of the Year [POLL CLOSED]

Which chef changed the game in 2017?

Carl Dooley
Eater Awards 2016 Chef of the Year winner, Carl Dooley (The Table at Season to Taste)

Welcome to day two of the eighth annual Eater Awards, honoring the most talented restaurant and bar industry gurus in cities across the world. Here’s how the Eater Awards work: All 24 Eater cities and the national site will grant prizes in multiple categories, including but not limited to Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year.

In each category, there will be an editor’s choice winner and a readers’ choice winner — all to be announced on December 5, 2017. The readers’ choice winners get unlimited bragging rights as Eater fan favorites. The editor’s choice winners will each receive an illustrious tomato can trophy, as is the tradition around here.

And that’s not all. Over the course of the coming year, stay tuned for features highlighting what makes each of the editor’s choice winners so great.

Yesterday, readers voted on the Restaurant of the Year. Today, Chef of the Year is up.

Eater Boston’s 2017 nominees in the Chef of the Year category are serving up piles of pasta, beautiful plates of locally sourced everything, impeccable crudo and sashimi, award-worthy lobster rolls, and more. Whether chef/owners (including several first-time owners!) or executive chefs, whether rooted in the classics or putting a new spin on things, this year’s crew did exemplary work in 2017, raising the bar for Boston’s rapidly expanding dining scene.

Two notes on nominee eligibility: As with all Eater Boston coverage, the Eater Awards cover not just Boston proper but Cambridge, Somerville, and a bit beyond. Secondly, the Awards focus solely on restaurants that opened in 2017 (or at the tail end of 2016, after nominations closed for the 2016 awards).

Brush up on the details on today’s nominees’ restaurants before voting, if you’d like:

Now, without any further ado, it’s time to vote for the readers’ choice winner in the Chef of the Year category; come back each day this week to vote in three more categories. Polls will be open for 24 hours (beginning at 11 a.m. each day) and will be strictly policed for funny business.

Cast your vote for Chef of the Year now; the poll closes at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 29:


Who is Boston’s Chef of the Year for 2017?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Andrew Brady (Field & Vine)
    (383 votes)
  • 1%
    Chris Chung (Momi Nonmi)
    (143 votes)
  • 41%
    Douglas Rodrigues (North Square Oyster)
    (4984 votes)
  • 4%
    Douglass Williams (Mida)
    (536 votes)
  • 50%
    Mary Dumont (Cultivar)
    (6057 votes)
12103 votes total Vote Now

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Court Street, , MA 02108 (617) 979-8203 Visit Website

Field & Vine

9 Sanborn Court, , MA 02143 (617) 718-2333 Visit Website

Momi Nonmi

1128 Cambridge Street, , MA 02139 (617) 945-7328 Visit Website


65 Lewis Street, , MA 02128 (617) 996-1224 Visit Website

North Square Oyster

5 North Square, , MA 02113 (617) 829-4975 Visit Website