Tabletop Awards

Recognizing excellence in the strategic and functional application of tabletop design.


Independent Restaurant with a Per Person Check Average of More Than $30 First Place: Robard’s Steakhouse, The Woodlands, Texas

Specifying Team: John Brazie, executive chef, The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center; Michael Hammes, director of food and beverage, The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center; Andy Friday, director of purchasing, The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center; Rob Jacobs, dealer sales rep, Edward Don & Co.; and Mark Sass, principal, Preferred Source

Dinnerware: Steelite (Distinction, Metro, Monaco White, Taste, Varick
and Pillivuyt)

Glassware: Steelite (Rona)

Flatware: Sambonet/Rosenthal (Imagine)

Accessories: Bon Chef, Impulse and Tablecraft

Why it Won: This is a very simple, classic tabletop that fits perfectly in this elegant dining room. The tabletop balances the traditional sturdiness a steakhouse requires with a beautiful aesthetic.