The Star Tribune’s Restaurant of the Year award celebrates the work of a restaurant that opened — or was substantially altered — during the previous 12 or so months. Past honorees include:

2016: Upton 43 (closed)

2015: Spoon and Stable

2014: Brasserie Zentral (closed)

2013: Burch Steak and Pizza Bar

2012: Butcher & the Boar

2011: The Bachelor Farmer

2010: Piccolo (closed)

2009: Bar La Grassa

2008: Manny’s Steakhouse

2007: Brasa, Heidi’s Minneapolis (closed) and Saffron Restaurant & Lounge (closed)

2006: Midtown Global Market, Mill City Farmers Market, Town Talk Diner (different ownership), Chambers Kitchen (closed), Masa (closed), Copper Bleu (closed)

2005: 112 Eatery

2004: Al Vento, A Rebours (closed), Corner Table (different ownership)

2003: Solera (closed)

Chefs of the Year

The Star Tribune’s Chef of the Year award acknowledges the outstanding work of a Twin Cities chef. Past honorees include:

2016: Steven Brown, Tilia and St. Genevieve

2015: Jorge Guzman, formerly of Surly Brewing Co.

Address book

Al Vento, 5001 34th Av. S., Mpls., 612-724-3009,

The Bachelor Farmer, 50 2nd Av. N., Mpls., 612-206-3920,

Bar La Grassa, 800 Washington Av. N., Mpls., 612-333-3837,

Bellecour, 739 Lake St. E., Wayzata, 952-444-5200,

Brasa, 600 E. Hennepin Av., Mpls., 612-379-3030 and 777 Grand Av., St. Paul, 651-224-1302,

Burch Steak and Pizza Bar, 1933 Colfax Av. S., Mpls., 612-843-1515,

Butcher & the Boar, 1121 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-238-8888,

Manny’s Steakhouse, 825 Marquette Av. S., Mpls., 612-339-9900,

Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Mpls., 612-872-4041,

Mill City Farmers Market, 2nd St. and Chicago Av. S., Mpls., 612-341-7580,

112 Eatery, 112 N. 3rd St., Mpls., 612-343-7696,

Pizzeria Lola, 5557 Xerxes Av. S., Mpls., 612-424-8334,

St. Genevieve, 5003 Bryant Av. S., Mpls., 612-353-4843,

Spoon and Stable, 211 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-224-9850,

Tilia, 2726 W. 43rd St., Mpls., 612-354-2806,

Young Joni, 165 13th Av. NE., Mpls., 612-345-5719,