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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Menton

Description

Chef Barbara Lynch and Executive Wine Director Cat Silirie were united by their love for French and Italian cuisine. They fuse wine and food, creating a well-balanced gastronomic experience.

Region
Northeast
City
Boston
State
MA
Restaurant URL
mentonboston.com
Menu Link
http://www.mentonboston.com/#menus
Wine List Link
http://www.mentonboston.com/#wineprogram
Phone Number
(617) 737-0099
Open Table Link
http://www.opentable.com/menton
Wine List Description
The carefully curated wine list features terroir-driven Old World selections from artisanal producers.
Perfect Pairing
“The perfect wine pairing is different for everyone! But one thing we love about spring is the arrival of delicate spring vegetables and the newest rosés from France.” –Cat Silirie, executive wine director for Barbara Lynch Gruppo
Riot-Worthy Dish
"The Kataifi-Wrapped Langoustines, featuring sweet, plump langoustines wrapped in crisp, shredded filo, have been on the menu since the restaurant opened. The accompaniments vary according to the season’s bounty."
Destination Bottle Link 1
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/trimbach
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Trimbach 1999 Clos Ste Hune Riesling (Alsace)
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D. Ventura 2010 Viña do Burato Mencía (Ribeira Sacra)
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D. Ventura 2010 Pena do Lobo Mencía (Ribeira Sacra)
Related Link 1
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Web-2012/Winemaking-Between-Two-Worlds/
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Winemaking Between Two Worlds
Related Link 2
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/July-2007/Ros-eacutes-for-Summer-Sipping/
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Rosés for Summer Sipping

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