Top 100 Restaurants with the Most Notable Wine Lists

Top 100 Restaurants with the Most Notable Wine Lists

As the time to toast the holidays draws near, OpenTable, a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, announces its 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Restaurants with the Most Notable Wine Lists in the United States.  These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The list of winners, which includes Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, RN74 in Seattle, and Veritas in New York, spans 25 states and Washington, D.C.  California, renowned for its wine country, has the greatest number of winners with 17, followed by Maryland with nine winners and Washington with eight. Florida and New York boast six winning restaurants apiece, trailed by Texas and Virginia with five honorees, Colorado and South Carolina with four, and Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania with three each. The states of Connecticut, Denver, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, and Tennessee all have two award winners. Washington, D.C. earned a single spot as did Arizona, Kansas, and Wisconsin. Restaurants serving American fare dominated the list; however, a variety of cuisines are represented, including French, Italian, Spanish, and tapas.

“These winning restaurants understand that the right sip brings out the best in every bite,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “Each honoree has created thoughtful wine lists that go beyond merely complimenting their dishes. The offerings manage to educate and excite diners at different price points so that discovering a new wine or revisiting a familiar varietal is accessible to virtually every guest.”

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Wine Lists are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012.  All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. 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 the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at

2012 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Wine Lists in the U.S.

20 Brix – Milford, Ohio
360 Bistro – Nashville, Tennessee
The 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro – Palm Desert, California
4 Olives Restaurant – Manhattan, Kansas
Acquerello – San Francisco, California
Addison at The Grand Del Mar – San Diego, California
Aida Bistro & Wine Bar – Columbia, Maryland
Andre’s Bouchee Bistro and Wine Bar – Carmel, California
Angelina’s Ristorante – Bonita Springs, Florida
Artisanal Restaurant – Banner Elk, North Carolina
Aureole – Las Vegas, Nevada
Barolo Grill – Denver, Colorado
Bin 36 – Chicago, Illinois
BIN 38 – San Francisco, California
Bistro Blanc – Glenelg, Maryland
Block 7 – Houston, Texas
Bonterra – Charlotte, North Carolina
Bouchon – Santa Barbara, California
Buckheads – Richmond, Virginia
Canlis – Seattle, Washington
Carpe Vino – Auburn, California
Casa D’Angelo – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
‘Cesca Charleston – Charleston, South Carolina
Chez Francois – Vermilion, Ohio
Cinghiale-Enoteca – Baltimore, Maryland
Copia Restaurant and Wine Garden – St. Louis, Missouri
Cork Restaurant – Chandler, Arizona
The Curious Grape – Arlington, Virginia
daryl Restaurant – New Brunswick, New Jersey
DOC Wine Bar – Lombard, Illinois
Domaine Hudson – Wilmington, Delaware
Eno Vino Wine Bar and Bistro – Madison, Wisconsin
Enotria Restaurant – Sacramento, California
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – West Hartford, Connecticut
Flyte World Dining & Wine – Nashville, Tennessee
Frasca Food and Wine – Boulder, Colorado
Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro – Arlington, Virginia
Grapeseed – Bethesda, Maryland
Graziano’s – Coral Gables, Florida
Hampton Street Vineyard – Columbia, South Carolina
The Hobbit – Orange, California
Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar – Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Iron Bridge Wine Company – Columbia, Maryland
Iron Bridge Wine Company – Warrenton, Virginia
The Joel Palmer House – Dayton, Oregon
La Famiglia Ristorante – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
La Sirena – West Palm Beach, Florida
Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe – Los Olivos, California
Marche Bacchus – Las Vegas, Nevada
Max’s Wine Dive – Austin, Texas
Max’s Wine Dive – San Antonio, Texas
Mercy Wine Bar – Dallas, Texas
Metrovino – Portland, Oregon
Morrell Wine Bar & Café – New York, New York
Napa & Company – Stamford, Connecticut
Novita Wine Bar Trattoria – Garden City, New York
On The Square – Tarboro, North Carolina
Pairings Bistro – Bel Air, Maryland
The Pluckemin Inn – Bedminster, New Jersey
Porter’s Steakhouse – Collinsville, Illinois
Press – Saint Helena, California
Proof Restaurant – Washington, D.C.
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar – Bellevue, Washington
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar – Kirkland, Washington
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar – Seattle, Washington
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar – Woodinville, Washington
Red Fish Restaurant – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Red Newt Bistro – Hector, New York
The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro – Columbus, Ohio
Reserve – Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ristorante Panorama – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
RN74 – Seattle, Washington
Robust – Webster Groves, Missouri
The Royce at the Langham – Pasadena, California
SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar – North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Sip Restaurant – Issaquah, Washington
Soif Wine Bar Restaurant – Santa Cruz, California
Sonoma Grille – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro – Virginia Beach, Virginia
Stone Balloon Winehouse – Newark, Delaware
Stonehome Wine Bar & Restaurant – Brooklyn, New York
Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen – Kansas City, Missouri
The Tasting Room @ City Centre – Houston, Texas
The Tasting Room Wine & Tapas – Saint Augustine, Florida
Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro – Foxboro, Massachusetts
Troquet – Boston, Massachusetts
Two 40 South Restaurant & Wine Bar – Brea, California
Undici – Rumson, New Jersey
UPSTAIRS 2 – Los Angeles, California
Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar – Denver, Colorado
Veritas – New York, New York
Vertical Wine Bistro – Pasadena, California
Vines Grille and Wine Bar – Orlando, Florida
Vino Rosina – Baltimore, Maryland
Vinology – Ann Arbor, Michigan
Whitehouse-Crawford – Walla Walla, Washington
Wine 30 – New York, New York
The Wine Kitchen on the Creek – Frederick, Maryland
Wine Market Bistro – Baltimore, Maryland
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar – Tustin, California

Diners can also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Wine Lists in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter’s “Dining Check” blog.