28 September 2021



Somni Earns Two Michelin Stars

Just 15 months after opening, Somni receives two Michelin stars in the first state-wide California guide and first updated L.A. guide since 2010.

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March 27, 2019

Jaleo DC Nominated as James Beard Foundation Award Finalist for Outstanding Restaurant

The first Jaleo was honored to be nominated on the heels of its 25th anniversary.

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March 17, 2019

Jaleo Comes to Disney Springs

José's flagship Spanish tapas restaurant opened its 5th - and largest - location in Disney Springs.

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March 15, 2019

Mercado Little Spain Opens in NYC

The Spanish food hall - José's first concept in New York - will be home to 3 restaurants, 2 bars, and 15 food and drink kiosks.

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February 7, 2019

4 José Andrés Restaurants Make Top 100+ in North America List

Somni (also named Best New Restaurant) and Minibar made the top 10.

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October 17

minibar Receives 2 Michelin Stars For The Third Year

minibar by José Andrés, José's temple of avant-garde cuisine, once again earned 2 Michelin stars.

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April 13

Fish by José Andrés Opens in the Bahamas

José's seafood-centric restaurant opened at the Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas at The Cove, Paradise Island.

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April 5

Jaleo Turns 25

Jaleo, José's first restaurant, turns a quarter century old.

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March 8

Somni Opens in Los Angeles

Somni, the "dream" of José and Chef Aitor Zabala, opens as a ten-seat inner sanctum restaurant within The Bazaar Beverly Hills. (photo courtesy of Eater LA)

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February 5

Zaytinya Opens Second Location

Zaytinya, José's Greek-Turkish-Lebanese restaurant, opened its second in Frisco, Texas at The Star.

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October 18

minibar Keeps Michelin Two-Star Ranking

minibar stays at the top-tier of DC’s 2018 Michelin Guide, keeping their two stars.

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October 6

Four José Restaurants Stay on Michelin Bib Gourmand List

Jaleo, China Chilcano, Oyamel, and Zaytinya stay on D.C.’s Michelin Bib Gourmand list, which highlights great food at a good value.

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July 31

minibar Receives Another RAMMY

minibar won the Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year at the 2017 RAMMY Awards.

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July 27

Fish by José Opening in the Bahamas

José will open his second Fish by José Andrés restaurant in the Bahamas at The Cove at Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in 2018. The restaurant will focus on local fish from the Bahamas.

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July 11

ThinkFoodLab Opens

José Andrés and his team launched ThinkFoodLab, a space dedicated to exploring fast-casual culinary concepts. The menu will first feature dishes from Pepe, José’s Spanish food truck, and beyond.

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June 27

SAAM to reopen as Somni

SAAM recently closed its doors to make way for Somni, a new concept by José and TFG Culinary Director Aitor Zabala. SAAM closed with a pop-up featuring legendary Spanish chef Andoni Luis Aduriz of Mugaritz.

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June 7

Dine-N-Dash is a Hit

Ted Allen and Andrew Zimmern joined José at Dine-N-Dash to eat their way through some of the best restaurants in D.C. and benefit José’s charity organization, World Central Kitchen.

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April 21

Fish by José Named in 2017's 10 Best New Restaurants

Washington Post’s food critic, Tom Sietsema, gave Fish by José Andrés three out of four stars in the Washington Post 2017 Spring Dining Guide. (Photo by Dixie D. Vereen / For the Washington Post)

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December 8

Fish by José Andrés Opens for Business in MGM National Harbor

At a gala ceremony featuring Chef Marcus Samuelsson, the Voltaggio Brothers, and actress Sarah Jessica Parker, José launches his newest DC-area restaurant overlooking National Harbor.

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November 22

Miami Gets Its Second Bazaar from José

Bazaar Mar, a seafood-focused restaurant at SLS Brickell, opens to rave reviews.

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October 13

minibar by José Andrés Wins Two Michelin Stars

In the first ever DC Michelin Guide, José’s temple of avant-garde cuisine wins a coveted two stars. His restaurants China Chilcano, Jaleo, Oyamel, and Zaytinya also receive prestigious Bib Gourmand mentions.

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June 29

The Fourth Beefsteak Location Opens

Visitors to Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland now have a new option for delicious, vegetable-forward meals.

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June 15

José Hosts Dine-N-Dash 2016

You’re invited to the summer’s ultimate foodie event: Dine-N-Dash, hosted by José and World Central Kitchen, his non-profit organization that provides smart solutions to hunger and poverty. This year, it’s coming to two DC neighborhoods in one night. Giving back was never so delicious.

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May 18

José Hosts James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner

This unforgettable meal will take place at Zaytinya and will feature celebrity chefs from around Washington DC, with José hosting the proceedings.

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June 9th

The Third Annual Dine-N-Dash

Join José and friends at DC’s top restaurants and food trucks in the Penn Quarter for a night filled with food, drinks and live music to benefit World Central Kitchen. Click here to buy tickets.

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About José Andrés

Twice named to Time’s “100 Most Influential People” list and awarded “Outstanding Chef” and “Humanitarian of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation, José Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, NYT best-selling author, educator, television personality, humanitarian, and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup. A pioneer of Spanish tapas in America, he is known for his avant-garde cuisine and award-winning group of 31 restaurants throughout the country and beyond, including two-Michelin starred minibar by José Andrés and Somni. His work with his non-profit World Central Kitchen has earned global respect – notably, his team served over 3.6 million meals to the people of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.