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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Crown

Description

Food and wine work in tandem at Crown, with dishes that are modern twists on classics, expressing nuanced flavors and balanced textures.

Region
Northeast
New to List
Yes
City
New York City
State
NY
Restaurant URL
crown81.com
Menu Link
http://www.crown81.com/img/crown_dinner_4_19.pdf
Wine List Link
http://www.crown81.com/img/Crown_Wine_4.19.12.pdf
Phone Number
(646) 559 4880
Open Table Link
http://www.opentable.com/crown
Wine List Description
The majority of the selections are small-batch wines, made from organically, biodynamically or sustainably grown grapes.
Perfect Pairing
Roasted Veal Loin with a Madeira-Green Peppercorn Sauce, paired with the spicy, yet supple Château des Tours’s 2004 Vacqueyras.
Riot-Worthy Dish
"Silk Handkerchief Pasta with White Bolognese, hazelnuts, black truffles."
Destination Bottle Link 1
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/domaine-comte-georges-de-vogue
Destination Bottle Link Text 1
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé 2003 Bourgogne Blanc
Destination Bottle Link 2
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/domaine-gramenon
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Domaine Gramenon 2009 Les Laurentides (Côtes du Rhône Villages)
Destination Bottle Link 3
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/giacomo-conterno
Destination Bottle Link Text 3
Giacomo Conterno 1990 Monfortino Riserva (Barolo)
Related Link 1
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/November-2006/Cooking-With-Fortified-Wines/
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Cooking with Fortified Wines
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http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Recipes/Recipe-Index/index.php/name/Artichokes-Stuffed-with-Escargots-de-Bourgogne/record/3755/
Related Link Text 2
Artichokes Stuffed with Escargots de Bourgogne
Related Link 3
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Web-2012/Chef-Restaurateur-John-Delucie/
Related Link Text 3
Fare Play: John DeLucie
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