We are delighted to announce that the 2019 AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards jury – comprised of:

+ Ezequiel Farca, Intl. Assoc. AIA – CEO/Founder Ezequiel Farca
+ Hans Rockenwagner – Owner Rockenwagner Bakeries/Cafes
+ Garrett Snyder – Food Editor, Los Angeles Magazine

have selected twenty-five projects as finalists for this year’s RDA People’s Choice competition. That’s seventeen in the Restaurant category, six in the Café/Bar category and two in the Lounge/Nightclub category. Congratulations to all finalists!

To vote for your favorite in the 2019 RDA People’s Choice Awards, copy this url and paste it into your browser: (Do not click through from this page.) Voting will close on Friday at noon on June 14, 2019.

The highest recipient of votes in each category, as well as the Jury winners, will be announced, in person, at a ceremony on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the LA Design Festival.

Klein Agency
Auburn, Los Angeles, CA
PHOTO: Nicole Franzen
Studio UNLTD
Bavel, Los Angeles, CA
PHOTO: Tanveer Badal
Cactus Club Cafe: Sherway Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
PHOTO: Michael Weschler
Otto Architects and Dogfish Head
Chesapeake & Maine, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
PHOTO: Sam Oberter
DNA Architecture and Design, Inc
Delicious at the Dunbar, Los Angeles, CA
PHOTO: Undine Prohl
JA Jiaozi Authentic, Irvine, CA
PHOTO: Lawrence Anderson Photography, Inc.
Bells + Whistles
Jeune et Jolie, Carlsbad, CA
PHOTO: Lily Glass
Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
La Lucha, Houston, Texas
PHOTO: Chase Daniel
Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
Loro, Austin, Texas
PHOTO: Casey Dunn
LOUIX, LOUIX, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
PHOTO: Brandon Barre
Nolita Hall, San Diego, CA
PHOTO: studio MAHA
McIntosh Poris Associates
Prime + Proper, Detroit, Michigan
PHOTO: Michelle and Chris Gerard
Delineate Studio
Suerte, Austin, TX
PHOTO: Casey Dunn
Preen, Inc
Tesse + Boutellier, West Hollywood, CA
PHOTO: Augusta Quirk
Otto Architects
The Hill, Colster, New Jersey
PHOTO: Sam Oberter
Eric Owen Moss Architects
Vespertine, Culver City, CA
PHOTO: Tom Bonner Photography
A Parallel Architecture
Westheimer Restaurant, Houston TX
PHOTO: Chase Daniel
Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
Greater Goods, Austin, Texas
PHOTO: Chase Daniel
Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
P6, Austin, Texas
PHOTO: Chase Daniel
Gina Muzingo/Muzingo Associates
Platform 35 Markethall, Los Angeles, CA
PHOTO: Robin Muzingo
Raised By Wolves, San Diego, CA
PHOTO: Zack Benson
Fleetwood Fernandez Architects
Sidecar Doughnuts, Del Mar, CA
PHOTO: Benny Chan
Preen, Inc
The Heroic, Santa Monica, CA
PHOTO: Brandon Barre
Aero Collective
Bar Henry, Los Angeles, CA
PHOTO: Brett Rubin
The Fillmore, New Orleans, LA
PHOTO: Halkin/Mason Photography