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 Farmhouse at Bedford Post

Description

Using traditional Italian techniques and local, seasonal ingredients, The Farmhouse offers contemporary farm-to-table American cuisine.

Region
Northeast
New to List
Yes
City
New York City
State
NY
Restaurant URL
bedfordpostinn.com
Menu Link
http://www.bedfordpostinn.com/farmhouse/menus/
Wine List Link
http://www.bedfordpostinn.com/farmhouse/wine-cellar/
Phone Number
(914) 234-7800
Open Table Link
http://www.opentable.com/bedford-post-the-farmhouse
Wine List Description
Centered on the wines of California, Burgundy and Piedmont, the wine list also showcases smaller producers from every winemaking region in Italy.
Perfect Pairing
Roasted Baby Beets with Creamy Puglian Mozzarella and Pistachios paired with Champagne Billecart-Salmon NV Blanc de Blancs. “Every great meal must start with great Champagne!” says Meng Chiang, beverage director.
Riot-Worthy Dish
"Fagotelli Carbonara with Peas, Guanciale and Pecorino."
Destination Bottle Link Text 1
Inglenook 1958 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)
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Henri Bonneau 2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Destination Bottle Link 3
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/vega-sicilia/unico
Destination Bottle Link Text 3
Vega Sicilia 1999 Unico (Ribera del Duero)
Related Link 1
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/May-2010/Sparklers-at-the-Dinner-Table/
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Sparklers at the Dinner Table
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http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/May-2010/Recipe-Blackeyed-Pea-and-Pork-Gumbo/
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Recipe: Blackeyed Pea and Pork Gumbo

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