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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Le Bernardin


Wines are selected to complement Chef Eric Ripert’s cuisine.

New York City
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(212) 554-1515
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Le Bernardin offers wines from 15 different countries, with a focus on France (especially Burgundy and Rhône), Austria and Germany, as well as a strong California presence.
Perfect Pairing
The Barely Cooked Wild Salmon with Wasabi-Bean Purée and Yuzu Emulsion matched with Romain Papilloud’s 2009 Amigne de Vétroz.
Riot-Worthy Dish
"The Pounded Tuna, a dish composed of layers of thinly pounded yellowfin tuna with foie gras, toasted baguette, chives and extra virgin olive oil."
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Domaine Leflaive 1982 Bâtard-Montrachet, Magnum
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Domaine Comte Abbatucci NV Général de la Révolution (Corsica)
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Vinhos Barbeito 1875 Malvasia (Madeira)
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Smoked Salmon and Caviar Croque
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