rd+d Awards

The annual rd+d awards honors the best in restaurant design across seven categories.

The 2022 awards nomination are now closed. The judges are currently reviewing all entries with the winners to be featured in the January/February 2022 edition of rd+d. If you'd like to be placed on the list to be notified of the opening for the next awards, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

See below for award winners from previous years.

Let’s take a moment and celebrate these fabulous, functional designs judged to be among the best of the best in rd+d’s annual contest.

After the incredible challenges the hospitality community faced in 2020, celebrating the bright spots — the best projects and the teams that created them — feels more important than ever. With that in mind, the fifth annual rd+d awards highlight and celebrate excellence in restaurant design and concepting.

rd+d awards

The fourth annual rd+d awards are acelebration of our readers’ accomplishments.

Check out all the winners in rd+d's third annual awards! 

rd+d’s panel of judges spent an entire day reviewing submissions, taking notes, asking questions, advocating for their favorites and sometimes changing each other’s minds in order to narrow the entries down to these chosen few. Projects were scored based on submission criteria and the judges’ knowledge and experience.

The rd+d awards honor professionals doing great work in restaurant development and design, of course, but they also allow us to get closer to our readers, hear their stories and learn about the projects that make them proud.