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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Gary Danko

Description

Modern American cuisine steeped in classical techniques allows for a wonderful balance between wine and food.

Region
West
City
San Francisco
State
CA
Restaurant URL
garydanko.com
Menu Link
http://www.garydanko.com/flash/menu_print.html
Wine List Link
http://www.garydanko.com/site/winelist.html
Phone Number
(415) 749-2060
Open Table Link
http://www.garydanko.com/site/forms/reservations.html
Wine List Description
The comprehensive list features over 2,000 wines from around the world, with an emphasis on Burgundy and rare California producers, in addition to an extensive selection of half bottles.
Perfect Pairing
Glazed Oysters with Osetra Caviar and Lettuce Cream, paired with Champagne.
Riot-Worthy Dish
The Roast Maine Lobster with Tomato, Corn, Basil and Potato Purée is a staple—it’s been on the menu for 25 years.
Destination Bottle Link 1
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/domaine-leflaive
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Domaine Leflaive 2008 Le Montrachet
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Jacques Selosse NV Substance Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut (Champagne)
Destination Bottle Link Text 3
Lillian 2007 Syrah (California)
Related Link 1
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Web-2012/The-James-Beard-Foundation-Celebrates-its-Silver-Anniversary/
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The James Beard Foundation Celebrates its Silver Anniversary
Related Link 2
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Web-2012/All-American-Chardonnay/
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All-American Chardonnay
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