Wine Enthusiast 2012 100 Best Restaurants in America

We've combed the nation for the ultimate wine-centric dining establishments. So what does it take to make the cut for our America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants list? These superlative hot spots have established themselves as standouts for wine lovers, boasting visionary beverage programs and innovative menus, with eye-catching ambiance and exceptional service. Along with our picks, the following pages are filled with exclusive chef and sommelier interviews, delectable recipes, top trends and wine bottles to savor. There's something for every taste. Click on the regions on the map below to find out which restaurants made it on the list.

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Alma de Cuba


Coined “Nuevo Latino,” the cuisine is a riff on traditional Latin cuisine. Guests often choose a wine first, and the service team recommends a fitting dish.

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(215) 988-1799
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Wine List Description
The wine list has a strong South American influence, with a wide range of various varietals from across the region.
Perfect Pairing
The Mar de Frades Albariño from Rías Baixas has fresh citrus-zest notes and acidity on the finish that pairs well with a range of Alma de Cuba’s ceviche offerings.
Riot-Worthy Dish
"A guest favorite since its introduction, the Vaca Frita is a pan-seared skirt steak served with onions and Cuban oregano, with black beans, white rice and tomato escabeche."
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Bodega Catena Zapata 2007 Catena Alta Malbec (Mendoza)
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Quintessa 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)
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Truchard 2010 Roussanne (Carneros)
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