Georgetown was not entirely closed out of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's (RAMW) RAMMY Awards Sunday. won the award for Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year.
"It takes a lot of talent and hard work to make a restaurant successful, and it is a constant evolution. We love that this award acknowledges all the hard work of all of our team members, and we're honored and grateful to be recognized by our peers, and by the industry," said Mark Politzer, the general manager at Bourbon Steak in an email to Patch
Bourbon Steak, a Michael Mina restaurant, opened in Georgetown's in December 2008. Executive Chef Adam Sobel .
The restaurant beat out a field of fellow fine dining contenders including The Ashby Inn & Restaurant, Marcel's, The Oval Room and Rasika.
Politzer said they plan to celebrate the award with "a big staff party to recognize everyone's hard work," but they haven't quite decided where to go. Perhaps in Georgetown?
When asked about Bourbon being the only Georgetown restaurant to receive an award Sunday, Politzer said, "It surprises us that we are the only Georgetown restaurant acknowledged this year. We certainly would love it if more of our neighbors are recognized in years to come."
The full list of RAMMY winners appears below:
FINE DINING RESTAURANT
UPSCALE CASUAL RESTAURANT
BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant
Mitsitam Native Foods Café
Vikram Sunderam - Rasika
Jeff & Barbara Black - Black Restaurant Group
Fabrice Bendano - Adour
RISING CULINARY STAR
Ed Witt - 701 Restaurant
Reagan Corbett - Jackson 20
José Alex Medrano - B. Smith's
Cork Wine Bar
JOAN HISAOKA ASSOCIATE MEMBER
DUKE ZEIBERT CAPITAL
Anthony A. Williams
The Tune Inn
NEIGHBORHOOD GATHERING PLACE
HOTTEST RESTAURANT BAR SCENE
Founding Farmers - D.C.
WHERE MAGAZINE VISITORS' CHOICE AWARD
McCormick & Schmick's