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Winners were announced today in the 2017 Restaurant Spotlight Awards

Restaurant Spotlight Awards 2017

Celebrating the best of New York's bustling restaurant scene!

Overview

The Restaurant Spotlight Awards will celebrate the best of New York’s bustling restaurant scene. As the restaurant industry’s premier awards program, the Restaurant Spotlight Awards shines a light on the best of the best.

Voting is now closed.  Stay tuned for the announcement of the winners!

Awards

Photo executive award

The Executive Award

Recognizes the owner/operator who goes above and beyond their duties in managing their restaurant and support staff.


 
Photo service excellence

The Service Excellence Award

Acknowledges individual servers that go that extra mile to provide patrons with outstanding customer service that leaves a lasting and memorable impression.


 
Photo restaurant of the year

The Restaurant of the Year Award

Showcases the best restaurant in New York State based on several criteria ranging from service and food to their use of technology to improve customer service.

 

 

Photo rising star award

The Rising Star Award

This is a judge’s choice award selected from nominated restaurants that have been operating for less than a year and have demonstrated significant success during their short time in business.

 

 

Judges

The judges for the Restaurant Spotlight Awards are listed below. These judges not only have a very strong connection to the restaurant industry, but they too are frequent diners with a keen eye for great service, excellent food, and other traits that are being evaluated to determine the best of the best in New York’s restaurant industry.

Timeline

Restaurant spotlight awards

Nominations for the Restaurant Spotlight Awards will be accepted from February 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017. To determine the top 25 entries in each award category, all nominees will be subject to a public Voting Period that takes place from April 3, 2017 to April 22, 2017. At the close of the Voting Period, our qualified panel of judges will begin evaluating the top 25 entries in each award category. Winners will be announced between May 18, 2017 and May 31, 2017.

 

 

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES OPENS

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES CLOSES

 

PUBLIC VOTING PERIOD

 

JUDGING PERIOD

 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Winners and Finalists will now be announced by June 15

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