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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Per Se

Description

Features American cuisine inspired by French techniques with a tasting menu that changes daily. The tasting menu dictates the wine suggestions for guests.

Region
Northeast
City
New York City
State
NY
Restaurant URL
perseny.com
Menu Link
http://www.tkrg.org/upload/ps_menu.pdf
Wine List Link
http://www.tkrg.org/upload/ps_wine.pdf
Phone Number
(212) 823-9335
Open Table Link
http://www.opentable.com/per-se
Wine List Description
The wine program focuses on French and Californian selections, featuring small and iconic producers.
Perfect Pairing
Pearls paired with Pierre Moncuit’s 2002 Cuvée Nicole Moncuit Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne.
Riot-Worthy Dish
"The tasting menu changes daily except for one dish: Oysters and Pearls—a sabayon of pearl tapioca with Island Creek oysters and Sterling white sturgeon caviar."
Destination Bottle Link 1
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/domaine-romanee-conti/la-tache
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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1978 La Tâche
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http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/chateau-petrus
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Château Pétrus 1990 Pomerol
Destination Bottle Link 3
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/chateau-dyquem
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Château d’Yquem 1929 Sauternes
Related Link 1
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Web-2010/The-Chef-amp-Sommelier-rsquos-Guide-To-Memorable-Wine-Food-Pairings/
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The Chef & Sommelier's Guide to Memorable Wine-Food Pairings
Related Link 2
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Web-2011/Napa-Valley-California/
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Travel Destination: Napa Valley, California

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