In all the world, there are only 74 Wine Spectator Grand Award Winners. These restaurants typically offer 1,500 or more selections, have particular breadth and depth in their list and offer outstanding list organization, wine presentation and "harmony with the menu". In short these are the best lists in the world. You will find restaurants like La Tour D'Argent and Taillevent in Paris on this list.

The U.S. is well represented with 48 of the 74 are from this country. Here's some we've tried where both the food and the wine are quite magnificent.

Marinus Restaurant at Bernardus Lodge in Carmel, CA
L'Escalier at the Breakers Hotel
Blantyre in Lenox, MA
Topper's at the Wauwinet on Nantucket
Restaurant Latour at Crystal Springs Resort in New Jersey
The American Hotel in Sag harbor, NY
Daniel, NYC
Del Posto, NYC
"21" Club NYC
Blackberry Farm, Walland TN
The Inn at Little Washington, Little Washington, VA

Jim Flynn

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