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.
Contemporary American cuisine, with global inspiration.
“Rendezvous Farms, the nearby farm that provides us with the majority of our meats and veggies, delivered a huge pile of gorgeously bright red peppers one day last summer,” says Executive Chef Robert McCormick. “I was inspired to use them to create a spin on a goulash, placing the wagyu beef tenderloin as the star of the dish. The spaetzle finished off the goulash effect, making a filling but lighter summer meal with lots of color and local personality.” The wine team suggests pairing the dish with Gaja’s 2004 Rennina Brunello di Montalcino.