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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Husband-and-wife team Karen and Quinn Hatfield create seasonally focused menus that offer thoughtful and elegant dishes.

Los Angeles
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(323) 935-2977
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Sommelier Jonathan Baird curates a global wine list that spans boutique producers, biodynamic/organic wines, unusual grapes and heralded vineyards.
Perfect Pairing
The Croque Madame, with J Lassalle’s Cachet d’Or Brut Champagne.
Riot-Worthy Dish
Croque Madame, with Yellowtail Sashimi, Prosciutto, Sunny-Side-Up Quail Egg and Grilled Brioche, is a favorite.
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Mount Mary 2001 Triolet (Yarra Valley)
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Renardat-Fâche 2009 Méthode Ancestrale Rosé (Bugey-Cerdon)
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Bodegas Hnos. Peciña 1998 Señorío de P. Peciña Reserva (Rioja)
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Cool Tea Cocktails
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Uncle Jerry's Login Cabin Recipe
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