First Place: Boca Raton Resort Boca Raton, Fla.

Boca-Raton-cheese-platterSpecifying Team: Karen Shiller, Sales Representative, Edward Don & Co.

China: Steelite (Aura)

Glassware: Cardinal (Salta)

Flatware: World Tableware (Serenade)

Accessories: American Metal Craft

Why it Won: This is a great looking place with a well-presented menu. The tabletop features plates in various shapes that support creative food presentations.

First Place: Key Lime Cove Gurnee, Ill.

Key-Lime-CoveSpecifying Team: Jay Chernoff, Director IMCO, Edward Don & Co.; Kerry O'Connor, Sales Rep, Edward Don & Co.; Drew Madden, Sales Rep, Edward Don & Co.; Moises Ibarra, Chef Manager, Key Lime Cove; Michael Beausoleil, Purchasing, Key Lime Cove; Cassie Webb, General Manager, Key Lime Cove

China: Steelite (Distinction)

Glassware: Libbey (Z Stem)

Flatware: IMCO (Salem)

Why it Won: Through its use of color this tabletop installation captures a tropical environment that targets children and families without completely sacrificing sophistication.

Honorable Mention: Pine Brook Country Club Weston, Mass.

PinebrookSpecifying Team: Jason Cohen, Executive Chef, Pine Brook Country Club; Charlie Dellovo, Dealer Sales Rep, Boston Showcase Company; Ron Passaggio, General Manager, Pine Brook Country Club; Adilson Silva Junior, Director of F&B, Pine Brook Country Club

China: Dudson (Jacobean White)

Glassware: Cardinal (Cabernet), Libbey (Embassy and Quartet)

Flatware: World Tableware

Accessories: American Metalcraft, Chef Specialties, Front of the House and Hall

Worth Mentioning: This classic looking, sophisticated and elegant tabletop makes good use of the silver-plated flatware.

Photos by Jesse Starr Photography