25 February
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Boston’s 2022 James Beard Semifinalists | By Rachel Bakish

Four signature downtown Boston restaurants made the James Beard Semifinalists list for 2022. In the category of “Outstanding Chef,” Mida is included among the 22 contestants making a run for the national title. The remainder made their mark in the category “Best Chefs: Northeast.” The narrowed-down nominee list will be announced on March 16, 2022.

MIDA, Douglass Williams
782 Tremont St., South End

Charming, contemporary Italian eatery with open kitchen & patio scene that serves all the beloved classic dishes. Of note, it is one of the few Italian restaurants in Boston that opens for brunch as well.


Chickadee, John DaSilva
21 Drydock Ave., Seaport

Chic restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine, cocktails & craft beers amid white-tiled decor. The kitchen’s menu is seasonal, using ingredients from local farms as much as possible.


Yvonne’s, Tico Huynh
2 Winter Pl., Midtown

A refined yet playful speakeasy style supper club. Located in a handsome hideaway accented with marble & mahogany wood. Its cocktails and dishes are as creative and decadent as its atmosphere.


Orfano, Tiffani Faison
1391 Boylston St., Fenway 

A modern expression of a timeless Italian American restaurant located in Boston’s historic Fenway neighborhood. The restaurant has a decadent atmosphere and cooks up modern Italian dishes like hand-crafted pastas and steaks.