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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Tru

Description

The progressive, French fare created by Chef Anthony Martin offers a broad palate of flavors that make wine pairing easy.

Region
Central
New to List
Yes
City
Chicago
State
IL
Restaurant URL
trurestaurant.com
Menu Link
http://www.trurestaurant.com/cuisine
Wine List Link
http://www.trurestaurant.com/wine
Phone Number
(312) 202-0001
Open Table Link
http://www.opentable.com/tru
Wine List Description
Sommelier Chad Ellegood believes that pairing wines to the guest is more important than pairing to the food, so it’s important to offer options from luxurious to value. Burgundy wines make up the core of the wine list.
Perfect Pairing
Duroc Pork Belly and Black Truffle paired with Mamete Prevostini’s 2007 Corte di Cama Sforzato di Valtellina.
Riot-Worthy Dish
"The Coral Caviar—a caviar tasting served on a coral reef."
Destination Bottle Link 1
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/domaine-de-la-romanee-conti
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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1990 Romanée-Conti
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http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/chateau-dyquem
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Château d’Yquem 1937 Sauternes
Destination Bottle Link 3
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/dr-h-thanisch-erben-muller-burggraef/berncasteler-doctor-auslese
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Dr. Thanisch 1971 Bernkasteler Doctor Riesling Auslese (Mosel)
Related Link 1
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/February-2006/Caviar-Deconstructed/
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Caviar Deconstructed
Related Link 2
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Web-2011/Recipe-of-the-MonthBraised-Pork-Belly-with-Watermelon-Mint-Salad-amp-Ponzu-Sauce/
Related Link Text 2
Recipe of the Month: Braised Pork Belly with Watermelon Mint Salad & Ponzu Sauce
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