December 14, 2019

The Robert W. Tolf Award
for Best New Restaurant

Before retiring in 2007, the late Florida Trend Restaurant Editor Robert W. Tolf ran the Golden Spoon Awards for 34 years. This selection is in his honor.

Proper & Wild - Vegan - Winter Park
155 E. Morse Blvd - (407) 543-8425

Vegan dining is hot but rarely so cool as in Winter Park's hip and neighborly P&W. Jamie and Chelsie Savage of the Sanctum are serious about the virtues of healthful dining and community and still make right-thinking a lot of fun. They label biscuits and tempeh bacon gravy, cashew Hollandaise on benedict, wild burgers with pickled fennel, veggie tartare of beetroot and flatbread topped with roast corn, cilantro and adobo as "Real Damn Good Food." And RDG drink, from sparkling mimosas to blackberry kombucha on draft.

Proper & Wild

Fernandina Beach
Pogo's Kitchen - New Southern 

Fort Lauderdale
Even Keel Fish & Oyster - Seafood 

Hialeah
Stephen's Delicatessen - Jewish Deli 

Melbourne
28 North Gastropub - New American 

Miami
Atelier Du Joel Robuchon - Modern French 
La Placita - Puerto Rican 

Naples
The Claw Bar - Seafood 

Orlando
Kadence - Japanese 
Sette - Italian 

Palm Beach
Florie's - Contemporary 

Pensacola
The District: Seville Steak and Seafood - Steakhouse 

Santa Rosa Beach
North Beach Tortilla Co. - Mexican/Seafood 

Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch
Speaks Clam Bar - Seafood 

St. Petersburg
Baum Ave Market - Contemporary 

Tallahassee
Backwoods Crossing - New Southern 
Il Lusso - Italian Steakhouse 
Savour - Continental 

Tampa
Oak & Ola - European 

West Palm Beach
Batch New Southern Kitchen & Tap - New Southern 

Winter Park
Proper & Wild - Vegan 

What are the Golden Spoons?

» Read this FAQ about Florida Trend's Golden Spoons with Restaurant Editor Chris Sherman to learn what the Golden Spoon Awards are, when they started, and much more.

Dining in Florida

» Browse all Chris Sherman's restaurant reviews and features at the Dining & Spirits archive

About Florida Trend's Restaurant Editor

Florida Trend restaurant editor Chris Sherman stuck his finger into Key lime pie 20 years ago and has eaten his way up, down and across the sunshine state. Florida sets a big and constantly changing table, so when you find a great new restaurant or have a grand meal, let Florida Trend know.
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