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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Contemporary American cuisine with global influences is the focus of two distinct tasting menus on offer.

Las Vegas
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(877) 230-2742
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Harmonizing with the menu, the wine program is global, with an emphasis on sustainable, small producers.
Perfect Pairing
The Slow-Poached Organic Farm Egg with Smoked Potato Purée and Black Truffle works perfectly with J.-F. Coche Dury’s Meursault.
Riot-Worthy Dish
Foie Gras Crème Brûlée is the restaurant’s signature dish.
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Didier Dagueneau 2007 Les Jardins de Babylone (Jurançon)
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Domaine Leroy 2004 Corton-Charlemagne
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Monastero Suore Cistercensi 2009 Coenobium (Lazio)
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Foie Gras de Canard Tartlets Recipe
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