It's been another big year for familiar names and also a great year for newcomers in the Beijinger's 2015 Reader Restaurant Awards.

After 9,000 ballots were counted (and several thousand tossed due to ballot stuffing), we sifted through the results and found your favorite spots for dining in Beijing in 2015.

Some of the most decorated venues of years past raked in even more accolades in 2015, with TRB, Annie's, Element Fresh, and Home Plate Bar-B-Que all ringing up multiple awards on the foreign cuisine side. On the Chinese side, favorites Haidilao, Da Dong Roast Duck, Din Tai Fung, and Dali Courtyard all once again netted multiple wins.

But it has been a great year for newcomers, as well as some changes at the top of key categories.

Making the biggest splash of the rookie class was Tribe, which netted five awards, including Best Vegetarian and Best "Green" Restaurant, as well as Outstanding nods in the Best New Restaurant, Best Salads, and Best Sandwiches categories.

The Taco Bar in its rookie year topped the Best Mexican and the Best New Restaurant polls, while the Rosewood Hotel's Bistrot B snagged awards for Best New Hotel Restaurant as well as Outstanding French (Casual Dining).

Meanwhile, Sanlitun newcomer Jing-A Taproom was recognized by readers as one of the Outstanding venues in the Best Place for a Celebration (Casual Dining) and the Best New Restaurant categories.

Korean/Mexican fusion master Palms L.A. Kitchen was also among the rookie class that netted multiple awards, one for Outstanding Korean and another for Outstanding New Restaurant.

There's a whole new crop of restaurants to try in three massive Best New Restaurant categories. Other new ones our readers loved this year include Taste of Da Dong, Soup Kitchen, Spirited Away, and Dalong Jiuge Chongqing Hot Pot in the Chinese categories.

Turnovers in the top spots occurred in multiple categories as well. Bianyifang took over the top slot in the Beijing Duck (Casual Dining) category from last year's winner Xiao Wang Fu.

We have a new champ in the Sichuan category, though the restaurant itself is not new: old standby Meizhou Dongpo rose to the top while long-time favorite Chuan Ban dropped to runner up (meanwhile, past multiple title holder South Beauty has dropped off the radar entirely).

Hatsune regained its crown as Best Business Lunch from last year's incumbent Mosto; Cafe Flo took over the Best French (Casual Dining) spot previously held by Cafe de la Poste; and Huoluhuo now reigns supreme in the Best Korean category over last year's winner Iki.

We're also proud to announce our crop of personality winners. In our first-ever Food Entrepreneur of the Year category, we had a tie for first place between Andy Horowitz of Andy's Craft Sausages and Erica Huang of Farm to Neighbors. Coming in right behind them was Jonathan Ellis of Big Bear Cookies.

Da Dong (of Da Dong Roast Duck), TRB's Ignace Lecleir and Home Plate Bar-B-Que's Dave Bob Gaspar were our Personalities of the Year, while our top chefs include Mosto's Daniel Urdaneta, Agua's Jordi Valles, and Rob Cunningham from Feast

We had a confluence of votes in the Best Salads category. Element Fresh walked away with the top prize, while four additional competitors tied for runner-up, all garnering votes that put them in a statistical dead heat: Annie's, Moka Bros, Tribe, and Gung Ho! Pizza.

Below you'll find the list of winners in its entirety; over the course of the next few weeks we'll be bringing you a closer look at each of the categories. Stay on top of all of our 2015 Reader Restaurant Awards coverage here.

the Beijinger's 2015 Reader Restaurant Awards (Complete List)

Best Wine List
Best:
TRB (Temple Restaurant Beijing)
Outstanding: Brasserie FLO • 北京福楼法餐厅
Outstanding: Capital M • 前门M餐厅

Best Shunyi
Best: The Orchard • 果园西餐厅
Outstanding: Mrs. Shanen's • 单太太贝谷面包房
Outstanding: The English Tearoom • 英国茶房

Best Wings
Best: blue frog bar & grill • 蓝蛙西餐厅酒吧
Outstanding: Home Plate Bar-B-Que • 本垒美国烤肉
Outstanding: Great Leap Brewing • 大跃啤酒

Best Value
Best: Annie's • 安妮意大利餐厅
Outstanding: Home Plate Bar-B-Que • 本垒美国烤肉
Outstanding: Great Leap Brewing • 大跃啤酒
Outstanding: Biteapitta • 吧嗒饼

Best Sandwiches
Best: Element Fresh • 新元素餐厅
Outstanding: Wagas • 沃歌斯
Outstanding: Tribe • Tribe有机餐厅

Best Delivery
Best: Annie's • 安妮意大利餐厅
Outstanding: Gung Ho! Pizza • 叫板!比萨
Outstanding: Haidilao • 海底捞

Best Café
Best: Moka Bros • 摩卡站
Outstanding: Maan Coffee • 漫咖啡
Outstanding: Comptoirs de France • 法派1855

Best South Asian
Best: Ganges • 恒河印度餐厅
Outstanding: Taj Pavillion • 泰姬楼印度餐厅
Outstanding: Indian Kitchen • 印度小厨

Best Middle Eastern
Best: Biteapitta • 吧嗒饼
Outstanding: 1001 Nights • 一千一夜
Outstanding: RUMI • 入迷

Best Russian
Best: The Elephant • 大笨象西餐厅
Outstanding: Traktirr Pushkin • 彼得堡俄餐厅
Outstanding: Dacha • 别墅西餐厅

Best Vegetarian
Best: Tribe • Tribe有机餐厅
Outstanding: Pure Lotus • 净心莲
Outstanding: King's Joy • 京兆尹

Best "Green" Restaurant
Best: Tribe • Tribe有机餐厅
Outstanding: Moka Bros • 摩卡站
Outstanding: Gung Ho! Pizza • 叫板!比萨
Outstanding: The Rug

Best Salads
Best: Element Fresh • 新元素餐厅
Outstanding: Annie's • 安妮意大利餐厅
Outstanding: Moka Bros • 摩卡站
Outstanding: Tribe • Tribe有机餐厅
Outstanding: Gung Ho! Pizza • 叫板!比萨

Best Yunnan
Best: Middle 8th • 中八楼
Outstanding: In & Out • 一坐一忘丽江主题餐厅
Outstanding: Lost Heaven • 花马天堂

Best Sichuan
Best: Meizhou Dongpo • 眉州东坡
Outstanding: Chuan Ban • 川办
Outstanding: Zhang Mama • 张妈妈特色川味馆

Best Dim Sum
Best: Jin Ding Xuan • 金鼎轩
Outstanding: Lei Garden • 利苑
Outstanding: Jing Yaa Tang, The Opposite House • 京雅堂,北京瑜舍酒店

Best American
Best: Home Plate Bar-B-Que • 本垒美国烤肉
Outstanding: blue frog bar & grill • 蓝蛙西餐厅酒吧
Outstanding: Element Fresh • 新元素餐厅

Best Mexican
Best: The Taco Bar
Outstanding: Luga's Villa • 卢卡斯
Outstanding: Cantina Agave • 龙舌兰小馆
Outstanding: Q Mex Bar & Grill • 库迈墨西哥餐吧

Best German
Best: Paulaner Brauhaus • 普拉那啤酒坊
Outstanding: Schindler's Tankstelle • 申德勒加油站西餐厅
Outstanding: Schiller's • 大明西餐厅
Outstanding: Cafe Konstanz • 德南面包房

Best Spanish
Best: Migas • 米佳思
Outstanding: Agua • Agua西班牙餐厅
Outstanding: Carmen • 卡门西班牙餐厅

Best Steak - Fine
Best: Morton's of Chicago, The Steak House • 莫尔顿牛排坊
Outstanding: CRU Steakhouse, JW Marriott Hotel Beijing • CRU 扒房,北京JW万豪酒店
Outstanding: Grange Grill, Westin Beijing Chaoyang • 威斯汀扒房,金茂北京威斯汀大饭店

Best Steak - Casual
Best: O'Steak
Outstanding: FLAMME • FLAMME馥焰
Outstanding: Mosto • 摸石头

Best for a Romantic Dinner
Best: TRB (Temple Restaurant Beijing)
Outstanding: Capital M • 前门M餐厅
Outstanding: Sureño, The Opposite House • Sureño 北京瑜舍酒店
Outstanding: Dali Courtyard • 大里院子

Best Outdoor Dining
Best: Capital M • 前门M餐厅
Outstanding: Element Fresh • 新元素餐厅
Outstanding: Dali Courtyard • 大里院子

Best for Impressing Visitors
Best: Haidilao • 海底捞
Outstanding: Da Dong Roast Duck • 北京大董烤鸭店
Outstanding: Dali Courtyard • 大里院子

Best Celebration - Fine
Best: TRB (Temple Restaurant Beijing)
Outstanding: Capital M • 前门M餐厅
Outstanding: Mio, Four Seasons Hotel Beijing • Mio, 北京四季酒店

Best for a Celebration - Casual
Best: Home Plate Bar-B-Que • 本垒美国烤肉
Outstanding: Great Leap Brewing • 大跃啤酒
Outstanding: Jing-A Taproom • 京A 酒吧

Best Business Lunch
Best: Hatsune • 隐泉日本料理
Outstanding: Feast (Food by EAST), EAST Beijing Hotel • Feast (Food by EAST),北京东隅酒店
Outstanding: Brasserie FLO • 北京福楼法餐厅

Best Vietnamese
Best: Susu • 苏苏会
Outstanding: Muse • 妙Muse巴黎越南小吃
Outstanding: Le Little Saigon • 西贡在巴黎

Best Thai
Best: Purple Haze • 紫苏庭泰式餐吧
Outstanding: Lime Cafe • 青柠泰餐厅
Outstanding: Pak Pak • 喜悦泰

Best Southeast Asian
Best: Nyonya Kitchen • 娘惹厨房
Outstanding: My Humble House, Parkview Green • 寒舍
Outstanding: Cafe Sambal • 桑芭桑芭马来西亚餐厅

Best Restaurant of the Year (Chinese)
Best: Haidilao • 海底捞
Outstanding: Da Dong Roast Duck • 北京大董烤鸭店
Outstanding: Din Tai Fung • 鼎泰丰
Outstanding: Duck de Chine • 1949-全鸭季

Best Restaurant of the Year (Fine Dining/Non-Chinese)
Best: TRB (Temple Restaurant Beijing)
Outstanding: Capital M • 前门M餐厅
Outstanding: Brasserie FLO • 北京福楼法餐厅

Best Restaurant of the Year (Casual/Non-Chinese)
Best: Annie's • 安妮意大利餐厅
Outstanding: Element Fresh • 新元素餐厅
Outstanding: Home Plate Bar-B-Que • 本垒美国烤肉

Best Service (Non-Chinese)
Best: Annie's • 安妮意大利餐厅
Outstanding: TRB (Temple Restaurant Beijing)
Outstanding: Gung Ho! Pizza • 叫板!比萨

Best Service (Chinese)
Best: Haidilao • 海底捞
Outstanding: Din Tai Fung • 鼎泰丰
Outstanding: Da Dong Roast Duck • 北京大董烤鸭店

Best Personality
Best: Dong Zhenxiang, Da Dong Roast Duck • 北京大董烤鸭店
Outstanding: Dave Bob Gaspar, Home Plate Bar-B-Que • 本垒美国烤肉
Outstanding: Ignace Lecleir, TRB (Temple Restaurant Beijing)

Best Entrepreneur
Best: Andy Horowitz, Andy's Craft Sausages
Best: Erica Huang, Farm to Neighbors • 从农场到邻居
Outstanding: Jonathan Ellis, Big Bear Cookies • 大熊烘焙

Best Manager
Best: Ignace Lecleir, TRB (Temple Restaurant Beijing)
Outstanding: Francesco Brusa, Morton's of Chicago, The Steak House • 莫尔顿牛排坊
Outstanding: Dave Bob Gaspar, Home Plate Bar-B-Que • 本垒美国烤肉
Outstanding: Alex Molina, Mosto • 摸石头

Best Chef
Best: Daniel Urdaneta, Mosto • 摸石头
Outstanding: Jordi Valles, Agua • Agua西班牙餐厅
Outstanding: Rob Cunningham, Feast (Food by EAST), EAST Beijing Hotel • Feast (Food by EAST),北京东隅酒店

Best Korean
Best: Huoluhuo • 火炉火
Outstanding: Iki • 义气烤肉餐吧
Outstanding: Palms L.A. Kitchen • Palms洛杉矶厨房和酒吧

Best Japanese Ramen
Best: Ippudo • 一風堂拉面
Outstanding: Ajisen • 味千拉面
Outstanding: Invincible Ramen • 无敌家

Best Japanese
Best: Hatsune • 隐泉日本料理
Outstanding: Tairyo Teppanyaki • 大渔铁板烧
Outstanding: Yotsuba • 四叶寿司

Best Italian - Fine Dining
Best: Opera Bombana
Outstanding: Mio, Four Seasons Hotel Beijing • Mio, 北京四季酒店
Outstanding: Tavola • 塔沃拉意大利餐厅

Best Italian - Casual
Best: Annie's • 安妮意大利餐厅
Outstanding: Mercante • 商贾
Outstanding: La Pizza • 那匹萨

Best Overseas Import - Fine
Best: Din Tai Fung • 鼎泰丰
Outstanding: Brasserie FLO • 北京福楼法餐厅
Outstanding: Morton's of Chicago, The Steak House • 莫尔顿牛排坊

Best Overseas Import - Casual
Best: Ippudo • 一風堂拉面
Outstanding: Burger King • 汉堡王
Outstanding: Fatburger • 富客汉堡

Best French - Fine Dining
Best: TRB (Temple Restaurant Beijing)
Outstanding: Brasserie FLO • 北京福楼法餐厅
Outstanding: S.T.A.Y, Shangri-La Hotel • S.T.A.Y.思餐厅,香格里拉饭店

Best French - Casual
Best: Café FLO • 福楼咖啡
Outstanding: O'Steak
Outstanding: Bistrot B, Rosewood Hotel Beijing • 怡庭,北京瑰丽酒店
Outstanding: Café de la Poste • 云游驿

Best Beijing Duck - Casual
Best: Bianyifang • 便宜坊
Outstanding: Da Ya Li • 大鸭梨
Outstanding: Jing Zun • 京尊烤鸭店
Outstanding: Xihe Yayuan • 羲和雅苑烤鸭坊

Best Beijing Duck - Fine Dining
Best: Da Dong Roast Duck • 北京大董烤鸭店
Outstanding: Duck de Chine • 1949-全鸭季
Outstanding: Quanjude • 全聚德烤鸭店

Best Cakes, Cookies, and Pastries
Best: Kempi Deli, Kempinski Hotel Beijing • 凯宾面包房,北京凯宾斯基饭店
Outstanding: Comptoirs de France • 法派1855
Outstanding: Sweet Tooth

Best Bread
Best: Kempi Deli, Kempinski Hotel Beijing • 凯宾面包房,北京凯宾斯基饭店
Outstanding: South German Bakery • 德南面包房
Outstanding: Comptoirs de France • 法派1855

Best Desserts
Best: S.T.A.Y, Shangri-La Hotel • S.T.A.Y.思餐厅,香格里拉饭店
Outstanding: TRB (Temple Restaurant Beijing)
Outstanding: Capital M • 前门M餐厅

Best Brunch (Hotel)
Best: Feast (Food by EAST), EAST Beijing Hotel • Feast (Food by EAST),北京东隅酒店
Outstanding: Bubbalicious, Seasonal Tastes, Westin Beijing Chaoyang • Bubbalicious,知味餐厅,金茂北京威斯汀大饭店
Outstanding: Kerry's Kitchen, Kerry Hotel Beijing • 嘉品,北京嘉里大酒店

Best Brunch (Non-Hotel)
Best: The Rug
Outstanding: Capital M • 前门M餐厅
Outstanding: Agua • Agua西班牙餐厅

Best Western Breakfast
Best: Element Fresh • 新元素餐厅
Outstanding: Grandma's Kitchen • 祖母的厨房
Outstanding: Vineyard Café 葡萄院儿

Best New Chinese Restaurant
Best: Taste of Da Dong • 小大董
Outstanding: Soup Kitchen • 汤厨
Outstanding: Spirited Away • 千与千寻
Outstanding: Dalong Jiuge Chongqing Hot Pot • 大龙九格重庆火锅

Best New (Non-Chinese) Restaurant  
Best: The Taco Bar
Outstanding: Tribe • Tribe有机餐厅
Outstanding: Jing-A Taproom • 京A 酒吧
Outstanding: Palms L.A. Kitchen • Palms洛杉矶厨房和酒吧

Best New Restaurant (Hotel)
Best: Bistrot B, Rosewood Hotel Beijing • 怡庭,北京瑰丽酒店
Outstanding: Craft, Crowne Plaza Beijing Lido 趣,北京丽都皇冠假日酒店
Outstanding: Yen, W Hotel • 艳,北京长安街W酒店
Outstanding: Country Kitchen, Rosewood Beijing • 乡味小厨,北京瑰丽酒店

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