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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Quince

Description

The cuisine is Northern Californian, with Italian and French influences.

Region
West
City
San Francisco
State
CA
Restaurant URL
quincerestaurant.com
Menu Link
http://www.quincerestaurant.com/uploads/dinner.pdf
Wine List Link
http://www.quincerestaurant.com/uploads/wine.pdf
Phone Number
(415) 775-8500
Open Table Link
http://www.opentable.com/quince-san-francisco
Wine List Description
Northern Italian selections make up the core of the wine program, with a strong selection of Burgundy, Rhône, Champagne and domestic bottlings.
Perfect Pairing
Spot Prawns steamed in a squash blossom with Trombocino squash purée, Pachino tomato and fino verde basil, paired with Köfererhof’s 2010 Valle Isarco Sylvaner.
Riot-Worthy Dish
The Raviolo di Ricotta is a Piemontese-inspired dish that features a large, singular raviolo stuffed with housemade ricotta cheese, topped with a farm egg and finished with brown butter.
Destination Bottle Link 1
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/giacomo-conterno
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Giacomo Conterno 1961 Riserva (Barolo)
Destination Bottle Link 2
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/catalog/quintarelli-2000-red-amarone-della-valpolicella-classico
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Guiseppe Quinterelli 2000 Amarone
Destination Bottle Link 3
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/palari
Destination Bottle Link Text 3
Palari 2000 Faro — Jeroboam
Related Link 1
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Recipes/Recipe-Index/index.php/name/Monterey-Bay-Spot-Prawns-with-Garden-Zucchini-Tartare-and-Piment-dEspelette/record/4368/
Related Link Text 1
Monterey Bay Spot Prawns with Garden Zucchini Recipe
Related Link 2
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Web-2011/Exploring-Italys-Other-Half/
Related Link Text 2
Italy's Other Half
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