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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The Copper Onion

Description

Regional American fare.

Region
Central
New to List
Yes
City
Salt Lake City
State
UT
Restaurant URL
thecopperonion.com
Menu Link
http://www.thecopperonion.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/dm_3_15_12.pdf
Wine List Link
http://www.thecopperonion.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/WINE-LIST-OCT-2011.pdf
Phone Number
(801) 355 3282
Open Table Link
http://www.opentable.com/the-copper-onion
Wine List Description
The wine program favors Italy and Spain, along with Southern France and parts of the New World, with more than 18 wines available in various formats (by the glass, quartino and bottle).
Perfect Pairing
Pierre Sparr’s 2009 Alsace One with French Onion Soup served with bone-marrow croutons.
Riot-Worthy Dish
"The Ricotta Dumplings, Sautéed Mushrooms, and Beef Stroganoff are the restaurant’s signature dishes."
Destination Bottle Link 1
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/txomin-etxaniz
Destination Bottle Link Text 1
Txomín Etxaníz 2006 Getariako Txakolina
Destination Bottle Link 2
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/catalog/hecht-and-bannier-2008-red-minervois
Destination Bottle Link Text 2
Hecht & Bannier 2008 Red (Minervois)
Destination Bottle Link 3
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/juan-gil
Destination Bottle Link Text 3
Juan Gil 2009 Monastrell (Jumilla)
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