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 Herbfarm

Onsite Gardens
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(425) 485-5300
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Wine List Description
The wine list focuses on the terroir wines of the Northwest with more than 4,500 wines from all over the world.
Perfect Pairing
Two seamless pairings include Salmon with Smoked “German Butterball” Potato Butter, Clams, Savoy Cabbage and Peeled Celery with Maison Bleue’s 2009 Petite Joie Boushey Vineyard Marsanne from Yakima Valley, Washington, or Wood-Roasted Spring Vegetables with Dilled Gnocchi & Keta Salmon Roe paired with Adelsheim’s 2009 Ribbon Springs Vineyard Auxerrois from Chehalem Mountains, Oregon.
Riot-Worthy Dish
"With 22 different thematic nine-course menus each year, all of the dishes are created new—there can be no 'signatures,' per se."
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Eyrie Vineyard 1975 South Block Reserve Pinot Noir (Oregon)
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Domaine Huët 1947 Le Haut-Lieu (Vouvray)
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1811 Tokaji Esszencia
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