Top 100 Restaurant Wine Lists



Top 100 Restaurant Wine ListsAs we look forward to toasting the holidays in the coming months, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, announces the 2014 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Wine Lists in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Highlighting restaurants with deep-yet-accessible wine lists that include the affordable and the extravagant, the complete list of award winners spans 28 states and includes, Acquerello in San Francisco, Marche Bacchus in Las Vegas, and Vino Vino in Austin. While California, home to more than a thousand vineyards, has the greatest number of winners with 16, the list indicates that wine appreciation isn’t limited to the country’s wine-producing regions, with Ohio boasting 12 winners, followed by Illinois with nine, and Maryland with eight. Texas has six honorees, while Missouri, New York, and Virginia all have five; Michigan and Washington each have four. States with three winning restaurants apiece include Florida and Wisconsin. Colorado, Nebraska, North Carolina, and South Carolina, respectively, have two award winners. Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee are also represented.

There are 54 repeat winners from 2013, and 46 new honorees. American fare restaurants dominated the list, but eateries serving French, Italian, and tapas cuisines also proved popular.

“With wine consumption at an all-time high and fine dining growing ever more popular in the United States, it is only fitting that restaurants are being recognized by diners for their scrumptious food as well as their distinctive wine offerings,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “This year’s winners are curating wine lists that educate and excite with selections that bring out the best in every bite.”

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Wine Lists in America are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between October 1, 2013, and September 30, 2014. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “notable wine list” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Wine Lists in America according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/m/best-wine-list-restaurants-in-america/.

2014 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Wine Lists in America

1313 Main – Napa, California
20 Brix – Milford, Ohio
20nine Restaurant & Wine Bar – San Antonio, Texas
360 Bistro – Nashville, Tennessee
The 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro – Palm Desert, California
Acquerello – San Francisco, California
Addison at The Grand Del Mar – San Diego, California
AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar – Columbia, Maryland
Amelie – San Francisco, California
Arroyo Vino – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Artisanal Restaurant – Banner Elk, North Carolina
bacaro – Champaign, Illinois
Balaban’s – Chesterfield, Missouri
The Barrel Room at City Winery – New York, New York
Bin 36 – Chicago, Illinois
Bistro Blanc – Glenelg, Maryland
Carpe Vino – Auburn, California
Chandler’s a Restaurant – Petoskey, Michigan
Cinghiale-Enoteca – Baltimore, Maryland
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant – Arlington Heights, Illinois
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant – Brookfield, Wisconsin
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant – Columbus, Ohio
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant – Indianapolis, Indiana
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant – Merrillville, Illinois
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant – Naperville, Illinois
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant – Orlando, Florida
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant – Orland Park, Illinois
Copia Restaurant and Wine Garden – Saint Louis, Missouri
Crush – Sandusky, Ohio
The Curious Grape – Arlington, Virginia
Cuvee Wine & Bistro – Ocala, Florida
DOC Wine Bar – Lombard, Illinois
Domaine Hudson – Wilmington, Delaware
Dusty’s Wine Bar – Okemos, Michigan
Elaia – Saint Louis, Missouri
Eno Vino Wine Bar and Bistro – Madison, Wisconsin
Everest – Chicago, Illinois
Fearrington House Restaurant – Pittsboro, North Carolina
Fleming’s Steakhouse – Akron, Ohio
Fleming’s Steakhouse – Birmingham, Alabama
Frasca Food and Wine – Boulder, Colorado
Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro – Arlington, Virginia
Griffin Market – Beaufort, South Carolina
The Hobbit – Orange, California
Hostaria Piave – Redondo Beach, California
Iron Bridge Wine Company – Columbia, Maryland
Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe – Los Olivos, California
Marcello’s – New Orleans, Louisiana
Marche Bacchus – Las Vegas, Nevada
Marinus-Bernardus Lodge – Carmel Valley, California
MAX’s Wine Dive – Fort Worth, Texas
MAX’s Wine Dive – San Antonio, Texas
Mercy Wine Bar – Dallas, Texas
Morrell Wine Bar & Café – New York, New York
Morso – Gig Harbor, Washington
Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge – Omaha, Nebraska
Novita Wine Bar Trattoria – Garden City, New York
OVINTE – Jacksonville, Florida
Pairings Bistro – Bel Air, Maryland
Panorama – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Porter’s Steakhouse – Collinsville, Illinois
Press – Saint Helena, California
Purple Café and Wine Bar – Seattle, Washington
Purple Café and Wine Bar – Woodinville, Washington
Racines NY – New York, New York
Rare Steakhouse – Madison, Wisconsin
Red House – Renton, Washington
Reserve Wine & Food – Grand Rapids, Michigan
Robust – Webster Groves, Missouri
SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar – North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Soif Wine Bar Restaurant – Santa Cruz, California
Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro – Virginia Beach, Virginia
Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas – Garden City, New York
Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas – Clifton, New Jersey
St. Vincent – San Francisco, California
Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen – Kansas City, Missouri
The Tasting Room – Houston, Texas
UPSTAIRS 2 – Los Angeles, California
V.Mertz – Omaha, Nebraska
The Vineyard Wine Bar – Havre De Grace, Maryland
Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar – Honolulu, Hawaii
Vino Vino – Austin, Texas
Vino Volo – Bethesda, Maryland
Vinology – Ann Arbor, Michigan
Vintage 95 – Chandler, Arizona
Vintage Enoteca – Los Angeles, California
W.G. Kitchen and Bar – Hamilton, Ohio
W.G. Kitchen and Bar-River Bank – Cincinnati, Ohio
W.G. Kitchen and Bar-Rookwood – Cincinnati, Ohio
The Wine Bistro – Westerville, Ohio
The Wine Bistro-Clintonville – Columbus, Ohio
The Wine Bistro-Upper Arlington – Columbus, Ohio
The Wine Bistro-Worthington – Columbus, Ohio
Wine Dive – Wichita, Kansas
Wine Experience Café and World Cellar – Aurora, Colorado
The Wine Guy Bistro – Gahanna, Ohio
The Wine Kitchen on the Creek – Frederick, Maryland
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar – Tustin, California
WK Hearth – Purcellville, Virginia
Zoes Steak & Seafood – Virginia Beach, Virginia

Diners can also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Wine Lists in America by visiting the OpenTable “Dining Check” blog.