Grand Awards Fondly Remembered

These iconic restaurants are no more, but the wine standards they set abide

Grand Awards Fondly Remembered
Windows on the World sat atop the World Trade Center and was among the very first restaurants honored with the Grand Award. (Ezra Stoller/Esto)
From the Aug 31, 2021, issue

Since 1981, Wine Spectator has honored thousands of restaurants for their wine programs. Among these stand the Grand Award winners whose wine lists and cellars present exceptional breadth and depth, along with pitch-perfect service. For the 40th anniversary of the Restaurant Awards, we look back at 10 notable Grand Award-winning restaurants that left lifelong memories for those of us lucky enough to have enjoyed meals at their tables.

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