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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Restaurant URL
Menu Link
Wine List Link
Phone Number
(312) 280-2750
Open Table Link
Wine List Description
The wine program showcases an almost entirely Italian wine list, featuring classic and emerging producers.
Perfect Pairing
Potato Gnocchi with Ricotta Sauce and Black Truffles with Mauro Molino’s Conca Barolo, whose sensual aromatics and earthy flavors perfectly complement decadent truffles.
Riot-Worthy Dish
"Potato Gnocchi with Ricotta Sauce and Black Truffles."
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Roberto Voerzio 2005 Riserva Vigneto Pozzo dell’Annunziata (Barbera d’Alba)
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Michele Satta 2004 Cavaliere (Toscana)
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Edoardo Valentini 2010 Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo
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Yellow Finn Potato Gnocchi
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Sangiovese: The Grape at the Heart of Italy
Photo Credit
Photo courtesy of Stephen Hamilton Photo Graphics
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