Achievements

 

Union Square Hospitality Group restaurants and chefs have earned an unprecedented 25 James Beard Awards, including: Best Chef – NYC; Outstanding Restaurant of the Year; Outstanding Service; Outstanding Wine Service; Humanitarian of the Year; and Best Restaurant Design.

 
Four of USHG’s restaurants have earned three stars from the New York Times, and USHG restaurants are perennially listed among Zagat’s “Most Popular” list, including Union Square Cafe, which has held the #1 spot an unprecedented nine times. Below, find a selection of the awards and distinctions that Danny Meyer, our Chefs, and our restaurants have won.



 
 

DANNY MEYER

Annual Urban Visionaries’– Urban Citizenship Award (2010)
James Beard Foundation – Restaurateur of the Year Award (2005)
Nation’s Restaurant News – Innovator of the Year (MUFSO) (2002)
Bon Appetit – Best Restaurateur in America (1999)
James Beard Foundation – Humanitarian of the Year Award (1996)
Share our Strength– Humanitarian of the Year (1994)



 

UNION SQUARE CAFE

Zagat Survey’s – #1 Most Popular Restaurant in NYC an unprecedented nine times
James Beard Foundation – Outstanding Service (1992); Outstanding Restaurant Award (1997); Outstanding Wine Service (1999); Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America (2000); Best Chef: NYC (2001)
Wine Spectator – Best Of Award of Excellence (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)



 

GRAMERCY TAVERN

James Beard Foundation – Outstanding Pastry Chef (2000); Outstanding Service (2001); Outstanding Wine Service Award (2002); Outstanding Restaurant Award (2008); Best Chef: NYC (2000, 2012)
Michelin Guide – One Star
Zagat Survey – #1 Most Popular Restaurant in NYC (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2015)
Wine Spectator – Best Of Award of Excellence (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Time Out New York: Eat Out Awards – Best New Chef (2007)


 

ELEVEN MADISON PARK (USHG FAMILY FROM 1998–2011)

James Beard Foundation – Outstanding Service (2004); Outstanding Wine Service (2008); Best Chef: NYC (2010); Outstanding Pastry Chef (2011); Outstanding Restaurant (2011)
Wine Spectator – Grand Award (2011)
Three Michelin Stars(2012)
S. Pellegrino – World’s 50 Best Restaurants list (2010)
New York Times – **** (2009)
Designated Grand Chef Relais Chateaux (2008)


 
 

BLUE SMOKE

Zagat Survey – Most Popular Restaurants in NYC by cuisine (2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Time Out New York: Eat Out Awards – Best Barbecue (2003, 2005, 2007)
New York Magazine – Best Jazz Club (2003); Where to Eat Now (2004); #2 Best Burger (2006)


 

SHAKE SHACK

Zagat Survey – #33 Most Popular Restaurant (2012)
Brandweek – Brands on the Verge (2009)
Wall Street Journal – America’s Top Dog: New York (2008)
New York Magazine – Best Burger (2007)
USA Today – Top Casual Lunch Spot (2005)
Food and Wine – World’s Best Meal Deals: New York City(2005)


 

THE MODERN

New York Times – Three Stars (2013)
James Beard Foundation – Best New Restaurant (2006); Outstanding Restaurant Design (2006); Best Chef: NYC (2009); Outstanding Wine Service (2011)
Michelin Guide – One Star
Wine Spectator – Best of Award of Excellence (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Zagat Survey – Top Rated Newcomer (2006)
Wallpaper Magazine – Best New Restaurant in the World (2006)
New York Magazine – Best Midtown Lunch (2005)
Esquire Magazine – Best New Restaurant, USA (2005)



 

MAIALINO

Zagat Survey – Top Newcomer (2011); Most Popular Restaurants in NYC by special feature list (2012)
New York Times – Two Stars (2009); Sam Sifton’s Top  Newcomers of the Year list (2010)
Wine Spectator – Best of Award of Excellence (2013)
The Village Voice – Best of 2010 (2010)
New York Magazine – “Where to Eat: Hotel Chic” (2010)
Esquire Magazine – Best New Restaurants of the Year (2010)



 

NORTH END GRILL

Wine Spectator – Award of Excellence (2012, 2013)
New York Times – Two Stars (2012)