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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Gilt at the New York Palace Hotel

Description

Gilt’s wine list features more than 3,000 international selections. Wine Director Patrick Cappiello works with Chef Justin Bogle to ensure the wines support Bogle’s cuisine.

Gilt at The New York Palace Hotel also specializes in large-format bottles. Read more about their various oversized choices, which promise to add drama to any meal.

Region
Northeast
Feature
Large-Format Bottles
City
New York City
State
NY
Restaurant URL
giltnewyork.com
Menu Link
http://www.giltnewyork.com/nyc-fine-dining-menu.php
Wine List Link
http://www.giltnewyork.com/pdf/GILTWineList.pdf
Phone Number
(212) 891-8100
Open Table Link
http://www.opentable.com/gilt
Wine List Description
With depth and breadth, the wine list encompasses great selections from the Old World and New World, with focus placed on wines from Burgundy and Bordeaux.
Perfect Pairing
The wine pairings shift as the seasons change and bring in new menu items.
Riot-Worthy Dish
The market-influenced menu is consistently changing, with the dishes lasting only as long as the seasons.
Destination Bottle Link 1
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/chateau-margaux
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Château Margaux 1990 Margaux
Destination Bottle Link 2
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/domaine-romanee-conti
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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1978 Romanée-Conti
Destination Bottle Link 3
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/chateau-dyquem
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Château d’Yquem 1945 Sauternes
Related Link 1
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/December-15-2010/Bargain-Friendly-Bordeaux/
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Bargain-Friendly Bordeaux
Related Link 2
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Web-2011/Louis-Fabrice-Latour-President-of-Maison-Louis-Latour/
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Louis Latour
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