Silver Spoon Award Winners 2012

Best New Restaurant

[1] Jammy Buggars

[2] Market Garden Brewery

[3] Noodlecat

Best Local Chef

[1] Michael Symon

[2] Brandt Evans

[3] Dante Boccuzzi

Best Fine Dining

[1] LockKeepers

[2] Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern

[3] Pier W

Best Cheap Eats

[1] Melt Bar & Grilled

[2] Happy Dog

[3] Yours Truly

Best Seafood

[1] Blue Point Grille

[2] Pier W

[3] Salmon Dave's Pacific Grille

Best French/Continental

[1] L'Albatros Brasserie & Bar

[2] Chez Francois

[3] Le Petit Triangle Cafe

Best Italian

[1] Chinato

[2] Mama Santa's

[3] Bruno's Ristorante

Best Indian

[1] Café Tandoor

[2] Jaipur Junction

Best Chinese

[1] Pearl of the Orient

[2] Hunan Coventry

[3] Hunan by the Falls

Best Japanese

[1] Pacific East Japanese Restaurant

[2] Sushi Rock

[3] Shinto

Best Asian

[1] Bac Asian American Bistro & Bar

[2] Ty Fun Thai Bistro

[3] Superior Pho
Vietnamese Restaurant

Best Mexican

[1] Momocho

[2] Luchita's Mexican Restaurant

[3] El Jalapeno

Best Greek

[1] The Mad Greek

[2] The Greek Village Grille

Best Middle Eastern

[1] Aladdin's Eatery

[2] Taza

[3] Anatolia Cafe

Best German
or Other Central European

[1] Sokolowski's University Inn

[2] Der Braumeister

[3] Balaton Restaurant

Best Spanish/Portuguese

[1] Mallorca

[2] Marbella

[3] Viva Fernando

Best Caribbean/Puerto Rican/Latin American

[1] Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

[2] Johnny Mango

[3] Rincon Criollo

Best Caribbean/Puerto Rican/Latin American (chain)

[1] Bahama Breeze

Best Ribs/Barbecue

[1] Bubba's Q

[2] Hot Sauce Williams

[3] Rick's Café

Best Steaks

[1] Red the Steakhouse

[2] Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

[3] Morton's The Steakhouse

Best Pizza

[1] Angelo's Pizza

[2] Geraci's

[3] Mama Santa's

Best Burgers

[1] B Spot

[2] Jammy Buggars

[3] Flip Side

Best Small Plates

[1] Deagan's Kitchen & Bar

[2] Fountain

[3] Light Bistro

Best Appetizers

[1] Deagan's Kitchen & Bar

[2] Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern

[3] Jammy Buggars

Best Desserts

[1] Sweet Melissa

[2] Deagan's Kitchen & Bar

[3] Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern

Best Desserts (chain)

[1] The Cheesecake Factory

Best Sandwiches

[1] Melt Bar & Grilled

[2] Slyman's Restaurant

[3] Joe's Deli

Best Soups

[1] Souper Market

[2] Zoup

[3] Melt Bar & Grilled

Best Vegetarian/Vegan Selections

[1] Tommy's Restaurant

[2] Aladdin's Eatery

[3] Melt Bar & Grilled

Best Wine List

[1] Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern

[2] D'Vine Wine Bar

[3] La Cave du Vin

Best Cocktails

[1] Velvet Tango Room

[2] Melt Bar & Grilled

[3] Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern

Best Beer Selection

[1] Winking Lizard Tavern

[2] Melt Bar & Grilled

[3] Bier Markt

Best Local Microbrew

[1] Great Lakes Brewing Co.

[2] Market Garden Brewery

[3] Buckeye Beer Engine

Best Happy Hour

[1] Pier W

[2] Jammy Buggars

[3] Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern

Best Place for Family Dining

[1] Jammy Buggars

[2] Melt Bar & Grilled

[3] Yours Truly

Best Sunday Brunch

[1] Pier W

[2] Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern

[3] Lucky's Cafe

Best Date Spot

[1] Lolita

[2] Pier W

[3] Deagan's Kitchen & Bar

Best Sports Bar/Restaurant

[1] Winking Lizard Tavern

[2] Panini's Bar & Grill

Best Sports Bar/Restaurant (chain)

[1] Champps

Best People Watching

[1] Melt Bar & Grilled

[2] LockKeepers

[3] Green Island

Best Outdoor Dining

[1] Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern

[2] Gamekeeper's Taverne

[3] L'Albatros Brasserie & Bar

Best Plate Presentation

[1] LockKeepers

[2] Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern

[3] Deagan's Kitchen & Bar

Best Service

[1] Melt Bar & Grilled

[2] Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern

[3] Deagan's Kitchen & Bar

Best View

[1] Pier W

[2] Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern

[3] Jekyll's Kitchen

Best Deli

[1] Corky & Lenny's

[2] Slyman's Restaurant

[3] Joe's Deli

Best Pastry Shop

[1] Presti's Bakery

[2] Corbo's Dolceria

[3] A Cookie and a Cupcake

Best Place to Buy Bread

[1] Breadsmith

[2] Blackbird Baking Co.

[3] The West Side Market

Best Place to Buy Bread (chain)

[1] Panera

Best Cheese Selection

[1] Heinen's

[2] The West Side Market

Best Cheese Selection (chain)

[1] Whole Foods Market

Best Wine Store

[1] Rozi's Wine House

[2] Minotti's Wine & Spirits

[3] Heinen's

Best Food Truck

[1] Dim and Den Sum

[2] Umami Moto

[3] Hodge Podge

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