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2014 Readers' Choice Awards - Dining & Drinks

10/02/2014 10:29AM ● Published by Style

Mikuni – photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group

Favorite Overall Restaurant

1.     Mikuni
2.     Paul Martin’s American Grill
3.     La Provence Restaurant and Terrace

Favorite Ice Cream/Frozen Treat Place

1.    Cold Stone Creamery
2.    Big Spoon Yogurt
3.    Top it Off Frozen Yogurt
A very close #4 and #5: Yogi’s Yogurt and Leatherby’s Family Creamery

Favorite Brunch Restaurant

1.    Paul Martin’s American Grill
2.    Mimi’s Café
3.    La Provence Restaurant and Terrace

Favorite Burger & Fries Joint

1.    The Habit Burger Grill
2.    In-N-Out Burger
3.    Smash Burger
Honorable Mention: Five Guys

Favorite Sushi/Japanese Restaurant

1.    Mikuni
2.    Blue Nami
3.    TIE: Izumi Sushi and Sumo Sushi

Favorite Chinese Restaurant

1.    Fat’s Asia Bistro
2.    P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
3.    Rose Garden Chinese Restaurant

Favorite Seafood Restaurant

1.    McCormick & Schmick’s
2.    Scott’s Seafood Grill and Bar
3.    Fins Market and Grill

Favorite Steakhouse

1.    Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
2.    Outback Steakhouse
3.    High Steaks Steakhouse

Favorite Italian Restaurant

1.    Rubino’s Ristorante
2.    Il Fornaio
3.    Buca di Beppo



1.    Chicago Fire
2.    Cool River Pizza
3.    Mountain Mike’s Pizza
A very close #4: Trademark Pizza

Favorite Indian Restaurant

1.    India Oven
2.    Mehfil Indian Restaurant
3.    Bombay Bistro

Favorite Thai Restaurant

1.    New Thai Kitchen
2.    Thai Chili
3.    Thai Basil

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que – photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group


Favorite BBQ Restaurant

1.    Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
2.    Texas West BBQ
3.    Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Favorite Vegetarian Grub

1.    Whole Foods Market
2.    Baagan
3.    The Pita Pit

Favorite Deli

1.    Beach Hut Deli
2.    Mr. Pickles Sandwich Shop
3.    Nugget Markets

Favorite Salad Place

1.    Jack’s Urban Eats
2.    California Fresh
3.    Pluto’s

Ginger’s – photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group



1.    Ginger’s
2.    Venita Rhea’s
3.    Peg’s Glorified Ham n Eggs

Favorite Bakery

1.    Nothing Bundt Cakes
2.    Rustic Grains Bakery/Cafe
3.    Panera Bread

Favorite Outdoor Dining

1.    Paul Martin’s American Grill
2.    La Provence Restaurant and Terrace
3.    Yard House
A very close #4: Ginger’s

Favorite Takeout Restaurant

1.    Dos Coyotes Border Grill
2.    Jimboy’s Tacos
3.    Chipotle Mexican Grill

Mas Mexican Restaurant – photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group



1.    Mas Mexican Restaurant
2.    Chevy’s Fresh Mex
3.    El Azteca Taqueria
Honorable Mention: Jalisco Fresh Grill

Favorite Casual Restaurant

1.    Yard House
2.    Ginger’s
3.    BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

Favorite Family Restaurant

1.    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
2.    Buca di Beppo
3.    Ginger’s

Favorite Waitperson

1.    Katie Foust at A Dash of Panache
2.    Don Carlo Barone at Rubino’s Ristorante
3.    Thomas Kam at Yard House

Favorite Chef

1.    Taro Arai at Mikuni
2.    Jesse Mendoza at Rubino’s Ristorante
3.    Aaron Manuel at Halftime Bar and Grill

Favorite Caterer

1.    Randy Peters Catering and Events
2.    Kilted Pig BBQ
3.    Rubino’s Ristorante

Favorite Independent Coffee/Tea Place

1.    Bloom Coffee and Tea
2.    Origin Coffee and Tea
3.    Shady Coffee and Tea

Favorite Romantic Restaurant

1.    Hawks
2.    The Chef’s Table
3.    La Provence Restaurant and Terrace

Favorite Bar

1.    The Boxing Donkey
2.    Bar 101
3.    Bunz Sports Pub and Grub

Favorite Happy Hour Place

1.    Fat’s Asia Bistro
2.    The Glass Turtle
3.    Final Gravity Taproom and Bottle Shop

Favorite Cocktail Place

1.    Paul Martin’s American Grill
2.    Fat’s Asia Bistro
3.    La Provence Restaurant and Terrace

Favorite Wine Bar

1.    Carpe Vino
2.    Capital Cellars
3.    Paul Martin’s American Grill

Favorite Bartender

1.    Paige Flynn at Paul Martin’s American Grill
2.    Pedro Tafoys at The Trocadero
3.    Tony Molina at Hawks

Favorite Winery

1.    Wise Villa Winery
2.    Dono dal Cielo Vineyard and Winery
3.    Le Casque Wines

Favorite Sports Bar

1.    Sports Page Restaurant & Bar
2.    Halftime Bar & Grill
3.    TIE: Bunz Sports Pub and Grub and Yard House

For more 2014 Readers' Choice Winners:

2014 Readers' Choice Awards - 10/02/2014 10:06AM

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