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The 2015 Eater Awards for Los Angeles

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Who takes home the prize this year?

Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

It is time now—drumroll, trumpets, gongs—to announce the winners of the 2015 Eater Awards. In over a dozen categories in 24 cities, the winners comprise a diverse group of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators, and characters in the continent that have defined this year in dining. We applaud them. You are hereby instructed to applaud them.

To recap, Eater's local editors in 24 cities nominated candidates for five major local categories: Restaurant of the YearChef of the YearBartender of the YearSo Hot Right Now Restaurant, and Stone Cold Stunner. Eater readers then voted to narrow the field to a final three in each category. From that final three, the Eater editorial team chose one to move forward. Without further ado, here's who came out on top in Los Angeles, though you'll want to check out our main site for a rundown on why each winner was chosen, plus a slew of national winners.

Eater Awards 2015

Restaurant of the Year

Nominees: Petit Trois, Alimento, Jon & Vinny's, Gjusta, Night + Market Song
Finalists: Petit Trois, Alimento, Night + Market Song
Winner: Night + Market Song

Chef of the Year

Nominees: Kris Morningstar (Terrine), Zack Pollack (Alimento), Ray Garcia (B.S. Taqueria/Broken Spanish), Nyesha Arrington (Leona), Wes Avila (Guerrilla Tacos)
Finalists: Kris Morningstar, Nyesha Arrington, Zack Pollack
Winner: Nyesha Arrington

Bartender of the Year

Nominees: Damian Windsor (Clifton's), Gaby Mlynarczyk (Birch), Devon Tarby (The Walker Inn), Ryan Wainwright (Terrine), Jason Eisner (Gracias Madre)
Finalists: Ryan Wainwright, Jason Eisner, Devon Tarby
Winner: Jason Eisner

So Hot Right Now

Nominees: Cassia, Hatchet Hall, Terrine, The Arthur J, Love & Salt
Finalists: Terrine, Cassia, Hatchet Hall
Winner: Terrine

Stone Cold Stunner

Nominees: EP/LP, Broken Spanish, Simbal, Le Petit Paris, Cassia
Finalists: EP/LP, Broken Spanish, Simbal
Winner: Simbal

Empire Builder

Winner: Stephane Bombet (Terrine, Hanjip, Viviane)

Saddest Closure

Winner: Bucato

Biggest Comeback

Winner: Starry Kitchen

Guerrilla Tacos

2000 East 7th Street, , CA 90021 (213) 375-3300 Visit Website

The Walker Inn

3612 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020 (213) 263-2709 Visit Website


1710 Silver Lake Boulevard, , CA 90026 (323) 928-2888 Visit Website

Hatchet Hall

12517 Washington Boulevard, , CA 90066 (310) 391-4222 Visit Website

The Arthur J

903 Manhattan Avenue, , CA 90266 (310) 878-9620 Visit Website


1314 7th Street, , CA 90401 (310) 393-6699 Visit Website

Gracias Madre

8905 Melrose Avenue, , CA 90069 (323) 978-2170 Visit Website

Night + Market Song

3322 Sunset Boulevard, , CA 90026 (323) 665-5899 Visit Website


8265 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048


1634 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 960-3369 Visit Website

B.S. Taqueria

514 7th Street, , CA 90014 (213) 622-3744 Visit Website

Broken Spanish

1050 Flower Street, , CA 90015 (213) 749-1460 Visit Website


319 E 2nd St #202, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 626-0244 Visit Website


320 Sunset Avenue, , CA 90291 (310) 314-0320 Visit Website


123 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292 (310) 822-5379 Visit Website


716 N Highland Ave,, Los Angels,, Los Angeles, CA (323) 484-8588 Visit Website

Le Petit Paris

418 South Spring Street, , CA 90013 (213) 217-4445 Visit Website