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


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

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New York City
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(914) 234-7800
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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."
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Inglenook 1958 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)
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Henri Bonneau 2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Vega Sicilia 1999 Unico (Ribera del Duero)
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Sparklers at the Dinner Table
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Recipe: Blackeyed Pea and Pork Gumbo
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