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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MOKSA

Description

Chef Patricia Yeo prepares delectable Asian street food at this “modern Asian izakaya.” The eclectic menu is enhanced by the wine list that offers endless possibilities for flavor and texture complements.

Region
Northeast
New to List
Yes
City
Cambridge
State
MA
Restaurant URL
moksarestaurant.com
Menu Link
http://moksarestaurant.com/#/dinner-menu/
Wine List Link
http://moksarestaurant.com/#/wine-menu/
Phone Number
(617) 661-4900
Open Table Link
https://rez.urbanspoon.com/reservation/start/3040?source=selfhost
Wine List Description
The wine list features sustainable and quality selections, featuring lesser-known varieties like Antão Vaz, Roditis, Xinomavro and Zweigelt.
Perfect Pairing
Dan Dan Mien paired with Hugel’s Gentil—an aromatic and opulent white blend with crisp minerality that balances the spicy ragu, the texture of ramen and the bitterness from the Asian greens.
Riot-Worthy Dish
"MOKSA’s Dan Dan Mien, a simple, flavorful concoction of ramen noodles with spicy pork ragu and Asian greens, has gained a cult following."
Destination Bottle Link 1
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/cooper-mountain
Destination Bottle Link Text 1
Cooper Mountain Vineyards 2009 Cooper Hill Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley)
Destination Bottle Link 2
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/bertani
Destination Bottle Link Text 2
Bertani 2006 Due Uve (Veneto)
Destination Bottle Link 3
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/chateau-musar
Destination Bottle Link Text 3
Chateau Musar 2010 Musar Jeune Red (Lebanon)
Related Link 1
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/December-01-2010/Use-Your-Noodles/
Related Link Text 1
Use Your Noodles
Related Link 2
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/March-2010/Magical-Miso-Dressing/
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Magical Miso Dressing
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