“When the announcement came that we received the Grand Award, we were closed for the summer months as we do every year. Upon our reopening, we saw a significant increase in business from years past in a short amount of time. We also noticed a distinctive number of guests specifically interested in our wine program. The visibility promoted by receiving the award is extraordinary.”
“The Palm Restaurants are proud to be granted the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator. The screening process is a solid barometer for making sure that our wine list is built of a ‘well-chosen selection of quality producers’, that fully complements our food, atmosphere and service standards.
“We have seen a very large increase in wine sales since receiving the award. It’s really exciting to see people from all corners of the world discovering the restaurant as a result of the award.”
“Since winning the Grand Award we have gained exposure to major markets in the U.S. which resulted with an influx of guests who share our passion of wine, making our daily work lives even more rewarding. Our staff interest in wine and spirits keeps on surging along with their knowledge, allowing us to deliver better and better service to our guests.”
Entering the Restaurant Awards
Attention restaurateurs: If you've got a good wine list, you deserve the credibility and publicity that comes with a Wine Spectator Restaurant Award. The links below tell you everything you need to know about our Restaurant Awards program, including how to enter, how to renew and the criteria for each award level.
Entries for the 2017 awards will be accepted only from Dec. 1, 2016, to Feb. 1, 2017.
Applications submitted Dec. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2016 will (11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time) benefit from an “early-bird” entry fee of $325. For applications received Jan. 1, 2017 through Feb. 1, 2017, the entry fee will be $375.
Renewals: Restaurants that earned a Wine Spectator award in 2016 will be contacted directly by email on Dec. 1, 2016.
New Entries: Restaurants that did not earn a Wine Spectator award in 2016
Where to Find Award Winners
- Restaurant Awards online search: Find your listing
- Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards free iOS app
- 2016 Dining Guide: In the Aug. 31 issue
- Wine Spectator’s Private Guide to Dining e-mail newsletter
Order your Aug. 31 issues of Wine Spectator for a complete listing of all the Restaurant Awards winners.
- Order copies or digital editions of the Aug. 31, 2016 issue of Wine Spectator (available on newsstands July 19)
- For bulk orders of five or more copies of any Aug. 31 issues of Wine Spectator, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-344-0763.