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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CUT by Wolfgang Puck

Description

Modern steakhouse cuisine.

Region
West
City
Beverly Hills
State
CA
Restaurant URL
wolfgangpuck.com
Menu Link
http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/content/files/foodmenu_CUT%20BH%20MENU%2012.9.11%20for%20website.%20do%20not%20use.pdf
Phone Number
(310) 276-8500
Open Table Link
http://www.opentable.com/cut-by-wolfgang-puck-at-the-beverly-wilshire
Wine List Description
The wine program features favorite steak wines, vintage Bordeaux and California Cabernet Sauvignons, along with Austrian Blaufränkisch and Washington State Syrahs.
Perfect Pairing
Australian Wagyu Rib-Eye with Massolino 2001 Vigna Rionda Barolo Riserva from Piedmont, Italy.
Riot-Worthy Dish
A favorite is the U.S. Kobe New York. It’s 50% Black Angus from Snake River Farms and 50% Wagyu, a great, rich, marbled meat.
Destination Bottle Link 1
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/screaming-eagle
Destination Bottle Link Text 1
Screaming Eagle 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)
Destination Bottle Link 2
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/chateau-ducru-beaucaillou
Destination Bottle Link Text 2
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 1970 Saint-Julien
Destination Bottle Link 3
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/gramercy-cellars
Destination Bottle Link Text 3
Gramercy Cellars 2009 John Lewis Syrah (Walla Walla Valley)
Related Link 1
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Web-2012/En-Primeur-Day-Five-Saint-milion-and-Pomerol/
Related Link Text 1
En Primeur, Day Five: The Wine of the Vintage, the Region of the Vintage and Bordeaux's Great Growths, Saint-Émilion, Pomerol and others
Related Link 2
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/November-2005/Exotic-Mushrooms/
Related Link Text 2
Exotic Mushrooms
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