Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards

Dining destinations that share a dedication to wine

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Award of Excellence

These wine lists, which offer at least 90 selections, feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.

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Best of Award of Excellence

These wine lists display excellent breadth across multiple winegrowing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation.

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Grand Award

Our highest award, given to restaurants that show an uncompromising, passionate devotion to the quality of their wine programs. These wine lists typically feature 1,000 or more selections.

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