J&G Steakhouse was nominated as a semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant for the 2010 James Beard Awards on Thursday, February 18, 2010. As the only restaurant in D.C. proper to be nominated, J&G Steakhouse is one of the semi-finalists selected from 21,000 online entries. Each category will be narrowed down to five finalists on March 22nd by a panel of 400 judges and the winners will be announced at the foundation’s annual gala on May 3, 2010 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.
Since recently opening its doors in July 2009, J&G Steakhouse has become an esteemed lunch and dinner destination for D.C.’s power-set. Recently Washingtonian Magazine ranked J&G Steakhouse 4th on its 2009 list of Top 100 Very Best Restaurants, citing the Fried Calamari as the #1 “Best Dish” and the famous Warm Chocolate Cake as a “Best Dessert.”
The fast rise to notoriety is largely attributed to Executive Chef Philippe Reininger and his flawless execution of the contemporary cuisine of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s signature dishes for J&G Steakhouse. Educated at the elite Lycée International des Pontonniers in Strasbourg, France, Reininger’s rich culinary portfolio includes a wealth of experience as the lead member of the opening teams for the new Ritz-Carlton Hotels in Grand Cayman, Istanbul, New Orleans, Osaka, Japan, Millenia, Singapore and Barcelona, Spain. Most recently Reininger was the Executive Chef at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.
“It is an incredible honor to be nominated for the James Beard Awards and this is the highest recognition we could ask for. We’re delighted. It’s a testament to how well-received J&G is and how hard we’ve worked to establish an outstanding menu and atmosphere,” says Peter Smith, General Manager of J&G Steakhouse.
J&G Steakhouse is located on Pennsylvania Avenue, within the W Washington, D.C., and offers a worldly collection of steakhouse classics. Premium meats and a global selection of fresh fish are the backbone of the menu, including the highest quality raw items from East and West Coasts, uniquely creative appetizers, as well as prime cuts of meat char grilled to perfection with side dishes including vegetables and potatoes.
To make a reservation at J&G Steakhouse, please call 202-661-2400 or visit www.jgsteakhousewashingtondc.com. J&G Steakhouse is open daily for lunch from 11:45am – 2:30pm and dinner is served daily beginning at 5:00pm until 10:00pm on weeknights and 11:00pm on weekends.
ABOUT CULINARY CONCEPTS BY JEAN-GEORGES
Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges develops, owns, operates, manages and licenses world-class restaurants created by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, often in partnership with leading hospitality brands such as Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and One & Only. Backed by leading private equity firm Catterton Partners, Culinary Concepts is in the midst of a global expansion to bring its portfolio of 10 signature concepts to fine hotel and resort properties worldwide. Existing properties include J&G Grill in Deer Crest, Kaua'i Grill at the St. Regis Princeville, Spice Markets in New York City, Doha and Atlanta, Lagoon at The St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora, J&G Steakhouse at the Phoenician, Scottsdale and W Washington DC, Market by Jean-Georges at W Boston, W Buckhead, One & Only Palmilla and Shangri-La Vancouver, and Jean Georges Steakhouse at Aria Las Vegas. For more information, please visit http://www.culinaryconcepts.com.