After an eventful three days of voting when readers narrowed down the nominees to three in the Chef of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, So Hot Right Now, and Bartender of the Year categories, it is time to focus on looks. This award is not about food, service, wine lists, or bartending abilities – it is solely about design and the overall feel and vibe created through design.
Here’s how the voting works across the board. Eater editors have selected five nominees in each category. Eater readers vote, narrowing the nominees to three finalists. From those three finalists, the Eater editorial team will select a winner. This poll will be open for 24 hours; voting irregularities will be strictly policed.