Awards

Awards


Mina Group Awards

Zagat San Francisco – 30 Under 30 – October 2014
Alyssa Reaves

Haute Living’s The Top 5 Chefs in Vegas – July 2014
Michael Mina

Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association: Best Chef in Las Vegas – 2014
Michael Mina

Food Republic 9 People You Need To Know In American Wine Right Now – 2014
Rajat Parr

Haute Living San Francisco’s The Haute 100 List : January 2014

James Beard Foundation Who’s Who in American Food & Beverage – 2013
Michael Mina

Ultimate Chef’s Guide to Chefs, Best Chefs America – 2013
Michael Mina

Wine Enthusiast Magazine Restaurateur of the Year – 2012
Michael Mina

Cinequest Film Festival Maverick Spirit Award – 2012
Michael Mina

Best Beverage Book; James Beard Foundation – 2011
Secrets of the Sommeliers, Rajat Parr and Jordan MacKay

Food Arts Silver Spoon Award – May 2011
Michael Mina

Gayot.com Restaurateur of the Year – 2011
Michael Mina

HauteLiving.com Top Celebrity Chef in Las Vegas (#2) – 2010
Michael Mina

HauteLiving.com Top Chef in San Francisco – 2010
Michael Mina

Richard Melman Award – 2009
Michael Mina

Dessert Professional Magazine, Top 10 Pastry Chef – 2009
Lincoln Carson

American Gaming Association Hall of Fame Induction – 2007
Michael Mina

Best Cookbook Photography; James Beard Foundation – 2007
MICHAEL MINA: The Cookbook

Best in Class, Runner Up Photography; New York Book Show – 2006
MICHAEL MINA: The Cookbook

Bon Appetit American Food and Entertaining Awards, Best Chef – 2005
Michael Mina

San Francisco Magazine Chef of the Year – 2005
Michael Mina

International Food & Beverage Forum – 2005
Restaurateur of the Year, Michael Mina

James Beard Foundation Award Best Chef: California – 2002
Michael Mina

James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef Award – 1997
Michael Mina

Michael Mina San Francisco

Gayot’s 25 Best San Francisco Restaurants for Fall – October 2014

Wine Enthusiast’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America – 2013, 2014

Wine Enthusiast’s Best Wine Restaurants in America – June 2014

Gayot’s Top 40 Restaurants of 2014 – March 2014

The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Restaurants in America – February 2014

Haute Living’s Top 5 Power Lunch Spots in San Francisco – January 2014

Ultimate Chef’s Guide to Chefs, Best Chefs America – 2013
Ron Siegel

Glam Media: Foodie Top 100 Restaurants Worldwide-2013

Top Ten San Francisco Fine Dining Establishments – January 2014
MICHAEL MINA San Francisco #10

Wine Enthusiast 100 Best Wines Restaurants in America – 2013

San Francisco Magazine Three Stars – 2013

San Francisco Chronicle Top 100 Wine Lists – 2012

Michelin Guide One Star – 2012

Esquire Magazine Restaurant of the Year – 2011

Zagat Best Newcomer Restaurant – 2011

Forbes Four Star – 2011

Zagat Top 10 Restaurant of the Decade – 2009

Michelin Guide One Star – 2009

Michelin Guide Two Stars – 2008, 2007

AAA Four Diamond Award – 2008, 2007

Gayot Top 40 US Restaurant – 2013, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005

Wine Spectator Best San Francisco Restaurant, Chef – 2006

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence – 2012, 2011, 2010

Wine Spectator Grand Award – 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

San Francisco Magazine Best New Restaurant – 2005

San Francisco Magazine Best Service – 2005

Michael Mina Bellagio

10 Best Restaurants in Las Vegas by EALuxe.com – August 2014

Vegas Magazine Where in Vegas to Celebrate National Lobster Day – June 2014

USA Today Travel’s The Best Dining Off The Strip – February 2014

Yahoo! Travel America’s Top 10 Seafood Restaurants – February 2014

Eating Las Vegas, The50 Essential Restaurants – 2013

Las Vegas Weekly, Best Sommelier Joseph Phillips – 2012

Southern Nevada Concierge Association, Best Chef Michael Mina – 2013, 2012

Eating Las Vegas, The 50 Essential Restaurants: Top 10 – 2012

VEGAS Seven Magazine Best Service – 2011

Gayot Top 10 Hotel Restaurant in U.S – 2011

Gayot Top 10 Romantic Restaurant Las Vegas – 2011

Southern Nevada Concierge Association Best Seafood Restaurant – 2011, 2010

New York Post Top 10 Restaurants in Las Vegas – 2010

Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award – 2010

Michelin Guide One Star – 2009, 2008

Nation’s Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame – 2009

Nevada Magazine Best Seafood – 2008

Las Vegas Life Magazine Epicurean Awards – 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
Best Seafood Restaurant

Gayot Las Vegas Top 10 Seafood – 2008

Mobil Four-Star Award – 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

Nevada Magazine Best of Nevada Awards – 2004
Best Seafood Restaurant

Distinguished Restaurants of North America DiRONA Award – 2007, 2005

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence –2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence – 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

AAA Four-Diamond Award – 2009, 2007, 2002

Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge – 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
Best Seafood Restaurant

23rd Annual Best of Las Vegas Awards – 2004
Best Seafood Restaurant

24th Annual Best of Las Vegas Awards – 2007
Best Service

22nd Annual Best of Las Vegas Awards – 2003
Best Seafood Restaurant

19th Annual Best of Las Vegas Awards – 2000
Best Seafood Restaurant

21st Annual Best of Las Vegas Awards – 2002
Best Seafood Restaurant

XIV

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence – 2011, 2010

Angeleno Magazine Nine Rising Stars, Steven Fretz – 2010

Angeleno Magazine Best New Chef, Top Restaurant– 2009

Robb Report Best of the Best Restaurant – 2009

Gayot Los Angeles Hot 10 – 2008

Stonehill Tavern

GAYOT’s Top 10 Orange County Wine List Restaurants-2013

GAYOT’s Top 10 Orange County Business Restaurants-2013

GAYOT’s Top 10 Orange County Special Occasion Restaurants-2013

GAYOT’s Top 10 Orange County Chef’s Table Restaurants-2013

GAYOT’s Top 10 Orange County View Restaurants -2013

AAA Five Diamond Award – 2006-2011

Zagat Top 10 Best New Restaurants – 2008

Gayot Top 40 U.S. Restaurant – 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

Gayot Top 10 Outdoor Dining Orange County – 2008

Los Angeles Magazine ‘152 Favorite Things’ 2008

Riviera Magazine Best New Chef, Adam Keough – 2007

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence – 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Forbes Four Star Award – 2006-2012

Los Angeles Times Three Star Review – 2006

AOL City Guide, Best New Restaurant Orange County – 2006

AOL City Guide Top 10 Best Cocktails Orange County – 2006

Orange County Register Five Star Review – 2006

Nobhill Tavern MGM Grand

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence – 2012, 2011

James Beard Foundation Best Service Nominee – 2010

AAA Four Diamond Award – 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Wine Enthusiast Magazine Award of Unique Distinction – 2006, 2005

Sante Magazine Excellence in Spirits Hospitality, Restaurant Bar West Coast – 2005

Distinguished Restaurants of North America DiRONA Award – 2005

Star Chefs.com Rising Star Chef Las Vegas – 2005
Sven Mede

Las Vegas Life Magazine Best Cocktail – 2002
Cable Car

Bon Appetit Best Cocktail – 2003
Cable Car

James Beard Foundation Best New Restaurant nominee – 2002

Playboy Magazine Best Cocktail – 2004
Cable Car

Las Vegas Life Magazine Epicurean Awards – 2002
Best New Restaurant on the Strip

Seablue MGM Grand

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence – 2012, 2011, 2010

Las Vegas Review Journal Best of Las Vegas Editor’s Choice, Best Seafood Restaurant – 2010

Top 20 Las Vegas Restaurant, John Mariani – 2006

AAA Four Diamond Award –2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Gayot Las Vegas Top 10 Seafood – 2008

Sante Magazine Excellence in Wine Hospitality, Fine Dining West Coast – 2005

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence – 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Las Vegas Life Magazine Best Restaurant – 2005

Las Vegas Life Magazine Best Place to Eat in Las Vegas – 2005

Las Vegas Magazine Top 100 Restaurants in the City – 2005

Las Vegas Review Journal Best Seafood Restaurant – 2005

Five Star Reviews Editor’s Choice – 2004
Best Seafood Restaurant

Food & Wine Best New Wine List – 2004

Las Vegas Weekly Best Seafood Restaurant – 2003

Seablue Atlantic City

Philadelphia Magazine Best of Awards – 2007
Best New Restaurant

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence – 2009, 2008, 2007

Press of Atlantic City Three and a Half Stars (out of four) – 2006

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence – 2012, 2011, 2010

Stripsteak

Las Vegas Weekly’s “Best Menu Revamp” – 2014

Local Eats “Best American Traditional” – 2013

Yelp #1 Steakhouse in Las Vegas – Ongoing

Las Vegas Review Journal Editor’s Choice Best Steakhouse in Las Vegas – 2009-2012

Las Vegas Review Journal “Best Scotch List in Las Vegas” – 2012

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence – 2007-2012

Esquire Magazine #1 Steak in America – 2008

Gayot Las Vegas Top 10 Steakhouse – 2008

Las Vegas Weekly Readers’ Choice Best Steakhouse – 2008

AAA Four Diamond Award – 2008

Zagat National Best of the Best Steakhouse – 2007

Stripsteak Miami

Forbes Travel Guide 7 Hot Miami Restaurant Openings for Fall – September 2014

Miami Magazine’s 5 Most Anticipated Openings – July 2014

Saltwater

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence – 2012, 2011, 2010

AAA Four Diamond Award – 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Restaurant of the Year, Detroit Free Press – 2008

Detroit Free Press Four Stars (out of four) – 2007

Detroit News Four Stars (out of four) – 2007

Bourbon Steak San Francisco

Thrillist’s The Best Burgers in San Francisco – October 2014

Time Out San Francisco’s Best Steakhouses in San Francisco – September 2014

Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence – October 2014

3 stars San Francisco Chronicle

Best French Fries in San Francisco by SFist – 2014

Zagat’s 8 Hot Hotel Restaurants for Locals – January 2014

The 9 Best Steakhouses in San Francisco by Thrillist – 2013

Bourbon Steak Detroit

Forbes Four Star Award – 2012

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence – 2012, 2011, 2010

Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award – 2010

AAA Three Diamond Award – 2009

Detroit Free Press Four Stars (out of four) – 2008

Bourbon Steak Miami

Eater Miami’s 33 Most Iconic Meat Dishes in Miami: Filet Mignon – July 2014

USA Today’s America’s Best French Fries – May 2014

FoodNetwork.com’s Where to Eat Great Steak from Coast to Coast – March 2014

Eater Miami’s 39 Essential Miami Restaurants – February 2014

Best Fries in America-US News 2013

Urban Daddy Best of 2009, Bar Burgers – 2009

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence – 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

Miami Herald Three and a half Stars (out of four) – 2008

Boca Raton Magazine Best Hotel Restaurant – 2008

Miami Sun Post Best Steak House – 2008

BOURBON STEAK Washington D.C.

Capitol File Magazine’s Best Steakhouses – October 2014

Prime Dry-Aged Steak Burger Named one of Eater DC’s Most Iconic Meat Dishes – July 2014

Eater DC’s Hot Drinks Heat Map: Warm Milk & Hot Buttered Rum – January 2014

Thrillist 6 Great DC Rickeys – January 2014

Washington Post Three Stars – 2012

Washington Post Top 40 Washington D.C. Restaurants – 2012

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, Best Fine Dining Restaurant – 2012

Gayot Top 10 Steakhouse in U.S. – 2011

Gayot Top 10 Washington D.C. Steakhouse – 2011

Gayot Top 10 Washington D.C. Power Lunch Restaurant – 2011

Gayot Top 10 Washington D.C. American Restaurant – 2011

Gayot Top 10 Washington D.C Burger Restaurant – 2011

Food & Wine Cochon 555 Regional Competition First Place – 2010

Forbes Best New Restaurant in the Country – 2010

RAMW Manager of the Year- 2010

Julie B Style Awards Best Steakhouse – 2010

Metromix DC Best French Fries – 2009

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence – 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

DC Luxury Magazine Restaurant of the Year – 2009

Washingtonian Magazine Top 20 Restaurants – 2010, 2009

AAA Four Diamond Award – 2010, 2009

Washingtonian Magazine “Best Fries” and “Best Lounge” – 2009

Washington Post Two and a half Stars – 2008

Bourbon Steak Scottsdale

Named Best Seafood in Phoenix Magazine’s Best of The Valley – October 2014

Duck Fat Fries named to Phoenix New Times 100 Favorite Dishes – May 2014

Named Top 10 Resort/Hotel Resaurants by The Arizona Republic – April 2014

Experience AZ’s Top 5 Restaurants for Steaks and Chops – Spring/Summer 2014

AZ Republic Four and a Half Stars (out of five) – Jan 2014

Arizona’s 50 Best Restaurants –2013 Arizona Foothills

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence – 2012, 2011, 2010

AAA Four Diamond Award – 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

AZ Central Critic’s Choice Best New Steakhouse – 2008

Gayot Top 10 Steakhouse Phoenix/Scottsdale – 2008

AZ Republic Four and a Half Stars (out of five) – 2008

Bourbon Steak LA

Forbes’s 5 Impressive Spots for Whiskey in LA – October 2014

Father’s Day Feasts: Great Steakhouses in the US – June 2014

Eater LA’s Best New Steaks – April 2014

Ten Best New Steaks in Los Angeles by Thrillist LA – April 2014

Thrillist Best Tableside Cart Service in LA – April 2014

Arcadia

Best Steakhouse Best of the Bay-2012

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence – 2012, 2011

Metro Silicon Valley magazine Best Chef, Daniel Patterson – 2008

Metro Silicon Valley magazine Best American Restaurant – 2008

Clock Bar

The 10 Best San Francisco Holiday Cocktails by 7×7 – October 2014

Gayot.com Top Ten Cocktail in U.S., Chartreuse Swizzle – 2010

Food & Wine magazine Cocktail Book, Top 100 Cocktail Destinations – 2009

Travel & Leisure Top Hotel Bar in America – 2008

RN74

Memphis Magazine’s Favorite Finds in San Francisco – October 2014

Wine Enthusiast’s America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants – August 2014

7×7’s The Big Eat List – Duck Wings A La Orange – July 2014

3½ Stars from Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle – May 2014

Chef, Adam Sobel King of Porc Cochon 555 – 2013

San Francisco Chronicle Top 100 Wine Lists – 2012

Ultimate Chef’s Guide to Chefs, Best Chefs America – 2013
Jason Berthold

Gayot Top 10 Insider Picks in U.S. – 2011

Gayot Top 10 San Francisco Wine Bar – 2011

Gayot Top 10 San Francisco Wine List Restaurant – 2011

Wine Spectator Grand Award of Excellence – 2012, 2011, 2010

Wine and Spirits Magazine Best New Sommelier, Eric Railsback – 2010

San Francisco Magazine Best New Restaurant Reader’s Choice – 2010

James Beard Foundation Best New Restaurant Finalist – 2010

San Francisco Weekly magazine Best Wine Program – 2010

RN74 Seattle

Seattle Met’s 15 Restaurants to Help Keep your New Year’s Resolutions – January 2014

Wine & Spirits Magazine Where to Eat & Drink in Seattle – January 2014

Washington State Wine Commission Wine Restaurant Awards, Grand Award winner – 2013

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence – 2012

Washington Wine Commission WA Wine Restaurant Awards Most Innovative List – 2012

Washington Wine Commission WA Wine Restaurant Awards, Award of Distinction – 2012

Seattle Weekly Best Service Award – 2012

Seattle Magazine Best New Restaurant opened in 2011 – 2012

Open Table Top 50 Wine Programs in U.S. – 2012, 2011

Seattle Times Three Stars – 2011

American Fish

LA Time’s Best Caesar Salads Ever – March 2014

Ultimate Chef’s Guide to Chefs, Best Chefs America – 2013
Josh Crain

Eating Las Vegas, The Essential 50 Restaurants – 2013

The Las Vegas Beverage Blowout – 2012
Best Casino Bar Staff

Las Vegas Review-Journal Editor’s Choice Best Seafood Restaurant on the Strip – 2012

Eating Las Vegas, The 50 Essential Restaurants – 2012

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence – 2012, 2011

Gayot Hot 10 Las Vegas Restaurant – 2011

Gayot Top 10 Las Vegas Seafood Restaurant – 2011

Desert Companion Magazine Best Cocktail Bar – 2010

Wit & Wisdom

Baltimore Magazine’s Best Fireplaces in Baltimore – November 2014

The Independent UK’s Baltimore Travel Tips: Where to Go and What to Do in 48 Hours – September 2014

4½ Stars from Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun – August 2014

Washingtonian’s 9 Places to Drink and Dine By the Water in Washington – August 2014

Drink Baltimore’s Best Bars for Rum Cocktails – August 2014

Baltimore Diner’s Top Outdoor Dining Spots in Baltimore – June 2014

Baltimore Sun’s 50 Best Restaurants – April 2014

TravelChannel.com’s Best Places to Eat in Baltimore – April 2014

Baltimore Magazine’s 50 Best Restauraunts – March 2014

Baltimore Magazine’s Best Restaurant Desserts: Baltimore Bar – February 2014

Baltimore Magazine’s Best Bar (Fancy) and Best Bartender (Aaron Joseph) – 2014

Drink Baltimore’s 7 Great Bar Snacks – January 2014

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence 2014

Forbes Travel Guide Four Stars-2013

Chef Chris Ford, Winner Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition-2013

Baltimore Magazine “Best Bartender,” Wit & Wisdom, 2013

Baltimore Sun “Top 100 Restaurants in Baltimore,” Wit & Wisdom, 2013

Drink Baltimore Best Cocktail Bar – 2012

Drink Baltimore Top 3 Wine Bars – 2012

CBS Baltimore Best Sommeliers in Baltimore, Julie Dalton – 2012

Food & Wine “People’s Best New Pastry Chef,” Chris Ford 2012

Tasting Table National “Best New Pastry Chefs,” Chris Ford 2012

Travel & Leisure “One of the Buzziest Hotel Restaurants,” 2012

Baltimore Magazine “Best Pastry Chef in Baltimore,” Chris Ford 2012

Wine Enthusiast “America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants” 2013 and 2012

Forbes “America’s 10 Best Eggs Benedicts” August 2012

Food & Wine “One of the Best Hotels for Food Lovers with Wit & Wisdom, PABU and LAMILL” 2012

Baltimore Magazine “Top 50 Restaurants in Baltimore,” 2013, 2012

Baltimore City Paper Best Upscale Bar – 2012

Pabu

Baltimore Sun’s Baltimore’s 50 Best Restaurants – April 2014

Zagat’s 8 Reasons to Drive to Baltimore – April 2014

Baltimore Magazine’s Best Restaurants Issue: Cover – February 2014

One of America’s Best Izakaya Restaurants Yahoo Travel 2013

Washingtonian Magazine “100 Best Restaurants in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia,” 2013

Baltimore Magazine “Top 50 Restaurants in Baltimore,” 2013

Baltimore Magazine “Best Tasting Menu,” 2013

Baltimore Sun Top 100 Restaurants in Baltimore 2013

Forbes Travel Guide Four Stars-2013

Washington Post Top Dining Newcomer – 2012

CBS Baltimore Best Sommeliers in Baltimore, Tiffany Soto – 2012

Baltimore City Paper “Top 10 Restaurants to Open in 2012,” 2012

Drink Baltimore “Top 10 Hottest Bars in 2012,” 2012

PABU San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Guardian’s Best of The Bay: Best Nigiri Parade – October 2014

Eater SF’s Where to Drink Cocktails in SF Right Now – October 2014

Zagat’s 8 Under the Radar Lunch Deals in San Francisco – October 2014

4 Stars from Jessica Yadegaran in San Jose Mercury News – October 2014

CBS Local’s Best Fall Cocktails in San Francisco – September 2014

The Hottest Japanese Restaurants in the Country by Zagat – September 2014

The 14 Best Openings in San Francisco this Summer, Thrillist – September 2014

7 Hottest Sushi Spots in the Bay Area by Zagat – September 2014

3 Stars from Michael Bauer in San Francisco Chronicle – August 2014

Top 15 Picks for Yakitori in San Francisco and the East Bay, Eater San Francisco’s Five Days of Meat – July 2014

Eater SF’s 12 Most Anticipated Spring/Early Summer Restaurants – April 2014

The Handle Bar

Curbed: Mapping 271 Ski Country Cocktail Spots to Get your Drink On – October 2014

SkiNet’s Best Hotel Bars for Apres Ski – March 2014

Yahoo! Shine’s 5 Ski Town Must Visits for Foodies – February 2014

Travel + Leisure America’s Best Ski Resort Restaurants, Jan. 2013

PUB 1842

The Daily Meal’s Las Vegas’s Best Burgers – July 2014

Eater Vegas’s Brunch Map – February 2014, April 2014

Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 23 Places for Casual American Cuisine – January 2014

One of America’s Best Izakaya Restaurants Yahoo Travel 2013

Michael Mina 74

Travel + Leisure Best Burgers in Miami – October 2014

Travel + Leisure Best Raw Bars in Miami – October 2014

Miami New Times – Restaurants to Watch – October 2014

Dujour.com’s Best Restaurants in Miami – September 2014

Miami Magazine’s 8 Most Exciting New Openings This Year – July 2014

Cover of Miami Magazine’s Restaurant issue – July 2014

Miami New Times Best of Awards: Best Glamorous Restaurant – June 2014

Zagat’s 10 Best Things We Ate this Year: Hamachi Poppers – June 2014

Eater Miami’s Burgers worth all the Burger Month Hype – May 2014

Tasting Table’s The Best Burgers in Miami – May 2014

Food & Wine’s Where to Go Next in Miami – March 2014

The Chowfather’s Best Burgers in Miami – March 2014

Thrillist Miami’s 10 New Miami Bars to Try Right Now – February 2014

3.5 Stars from The Miami Herald’s Victoria Pesce Elliott – January 16, 2014

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence – 2014

The Ramen Bar

7×7’s 13 Hidden Gardens in the Financial District – October 2014

Zagat’s Coolest Ramen Shops in San Francisco – September 2014

Eater Heatmap – September

Huffington Post’s Visitors Guide to San Francisco, Best Asian Food – August 2014

Restaurants in Santa Clara

USA Today’s 10 Best Restaurants Near Levi’s Stadium – September 2014

Zagat Where to Eat Near Levi’s Stadium – September 2014

LOCALE

Eater National’s 53 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of Fall 2014 – August 2014