Top 100 Restaurant Wine Lists

As the grape harvest continues at the nation’s vineyards, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, has announced the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Restaurants with the Most Notable Wine Lists. 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.

Featuring talented sommeliers and lists to impress any oenophile, the winners span 27 states and include Canlis in Seattle, The French Laundry in Yountville, California, and Veritas in New York City. Home to the nation’s most renowned vineyards, California accounts for 21 honorees, followed by Maryland with eight winners and Florida, New York, Ohio, Virginia, and Washington with five apiece. Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas restaurants each boast four winning restaurants. Michigan and Nevada both claim three winners. Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oregon, and Tennessee each have two winning restaurants. Arizona, Delaware, Iowa, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin restaurants are also represented. American fare restaurants had the greatest number of winners, followed by those serving Italian and tapas/small plate cuisines.

“The fabulous food is only half the excitement at these award-winning restaurants,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “Under the guidance of sommeliers, these expansive and unique wine lists span adventure, education and value. You’re guaranteed to find a perfect pairing at any of these standouts.”

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Wine Lists in the U.S. are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013.  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 the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/wine.

2013 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Wine Lists in the U.S.

20 Brix – Milford, Ohio
20nine Restaurant & Wine Bar – San Antonio, Texas
360 Bistro – Nashville, Tennessee
The 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro – Palm Desert, California
3Twenty Wine Lounge – Los Angeles, 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
Angelina’s Ristorante – Bonita Springs, Florida
Artisanal Restaurant – Banner Elk, North Carolina
Aureole – Las Vegas, Nevada
bacaro – Champaign, Illinois
Back Wine Bar & Bistro – Folsom, California
The Barrel Room at City Winery – New York, New York
The Barrel Room at Two 40 South – Brea, California
Bin 14 – Hoboken, New Jersey
Bistro Blanc – Glenelg, Maryland
Bistro Vis A Vis – Greenbrae/Larkspur, California
Boiler Room – Omaha, Nebraska
Bonterra – Charlotte, North Carolina
Buckheads – Richmond, Virginia
Canlis – Seattle, Washington
Carpe Vino – Auburn, California
The Cellar – Corning, New York
The Cellar Restaurant – Daytona Beach, Florida
Charleston – Baltimore, Maryland
Chez Francois – Vermilion, Ohio
Cinghiale-Enoteca – Baltimore, Maryland
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant – Indianapolis, Indiana
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant – Kansas City, Missouri
Cork Restaurant – Chandler, Arizona
Corner Wine Bar – Indianapolis, Indiana
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
Eno Vino Wine Bar and Bistro – Madison, Wisconsin
Enotria Restaurant – Sacramento, California
Fearrington House Restaurant – Pittsboro, North Carolina
Fleming’s Steakhouse – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Flyte World Dining & Wine – Nashville, Tennessee
Frasca Food and Wine – Boulder, Colorado
The French Laundry – Yountville, California
Griffin Market – Beaufort, South Carolina
Hampton Street Vineyard – Columbia, South Carolina
The Hobbit – Orange, California
In Vino Wine Bar & Restaurant – New York, New York
Iron Bridge Wine Company – Columbia, Maryland
Iron Bridge Wine Company – Warrenton, Virginia
The Joel Palmer House – Dayton, Oregon
Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe – Los Olivos, California
Louie’s Wine Dive – Kansas City, Missouri
Marche Bacchus – Las Vegas, Nevada
Marinus-Bernardus Lodge – Carmel Valley, California
Max’s Wine Dive – San Antonio, Texas
Mercy Wine Bar – Dallas, Texas
Mike’s Wine Dive – Wichita, Kansas
Nosh Wine Lounge – Omaha, Nebraska
Noto’s Old World Italian Dining – Grand Rapids, Michigan
Novita Wine Bar Trattoria – Garden City, New York
On The Square – Tarboro, North Carolina
Pairings Bistro – Bel Air, Maryland
Press – Saint Helena, California
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar – Seattle, Washington
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar – Woodinville, Washington
Red Fish Restaurant – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Red House – Renton, Washington
The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro – Columbus, Ohio
Restaurant Guy Savoy-Caesars Palace – Las Vegas, Nevada
Riccardo’s – Lake Oswego, Oregon
Ristorante Panorama – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Robust – Webster Groves, Missouri
Sbrocco – Des Moines, Iowa
SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar – North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Sip Restaurant – Issaquah, Washington
Soif Wine Bar Restaurant – Santa Cruz, California
Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro – Virginia Beach, Virginia
St. Vincent – San Francisco, California
Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen – Kansas City, Missouri
The Tasting Room-Kings Harbor – Kingwood, Texas
The Tasting Room Wine & Tapas – Saint Augustine, Florida
Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro – Foxboro, Massachusetts
TOAST Enoteca & Cucina – San Diego, California
Troquet – Boston, Massachusetts
Undici – Rumson, New Jersey
UPSTAIRS 2 – Los Angeles, California
Veritas – New York, New York
Vines Grille and Wine Bar – Orlando, Florida
The Vineyard Wine Bar – Havre De Grace, Maryland
Vinology – Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Wine Bistro-Clintonville – Columbus, Ohio
The Wine Bistro-Worthington – Columbus, Ohio
Wine Cask – Santa Barbara, California
Wine Experience Cafe and World Cellar – Aurora, Colorado
The Wine Kitchen on the Creek – Frederick, Maryland
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar – Tustin, California
The WineSellar & Brasserie – San Diego, California
Zoes Steak & Seafood – Virginia Beach, Virginia

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