The menu board at Verjus in San Francisco. Image Courtesy of Verjus

San Francisco

The Bay Area’s Nominees for the 2020 James Beard Awards


It’s that time of year: The restaurant and chef semifinalists for the annual James Beard Awards have been announced — and that means it’s time to grab a Resy before the new crowds descend upon the newly minted honorees.

This year’s nominees include San Francisco’s favorite new wine bar, one of the city’s most successful restaurant groups, and Oakland’s only Michelin-starred restaurant. The finalists will be announced on March 25, and then the coveted awards will be handed out on May 4. The local Resy restaurants that made the cut are listed below; for the full national list, visit the Beard Foundation website.