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 Lambs Club


Keeping in mind the wines that the guests will enjoy with the changing seasons, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian adapts his dishes to suit the wine program.

New York City
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With the intention of making wine interesting, social and engaging, the wine program offers a diverse selection to indulge and satisfy an array of interests and expectations.
Perfect Pairing
When ordering wine by the glass, Domaine Tortochot’s 2009 Morey-St.-Denis pairs wonderfully with the Crispy-skin Long Island Peking Duck Breast.
Riot-Worthy Dish
"A favorite dish among guests is the elegant Chilled Lobster Salad with Grapefruit, Avocado and Smoked Orange Vinaigrette."
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Domaine G. Berlioz 2008 Chignin-Bergeron
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Gravner 1997 Rujno (Venezia-Giulia), Magnum
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R. López de Heredia 1954 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva (Rioja)
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Fare Play: Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian
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A Green Glossary (Biodynamic vs. Organic vs. Sustainable)
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