Wine Enthusiast Magazine Names America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2013 – Here are the Seven from the District

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From Wine Enthusiast Magazine:

“What defines a Wine Enthusiast Magazine best 100 wine restaurant? Is it the outstanding selection of wines? An innovative menu? Detail-oriented service? Buzzed-about décor? The eateries on our list do all these things and more: They serve up a true passion for presenting mind-blowing wine-and-food pairings.”

And the DC restaurants to make the list are:

Art and Soul 415 New Jersey Avenue NW

CityZen 1330 Maryland Avenue SW

Estadio 1520 14th Street NW

Fiola 601 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

minibar by José Andrés 855 E Street NW

Plume at The Jefferson, DC 1200 16th Street NW

Ripple 3417 Connecticut Avenue NW

15 Comment

  • justinbc

    When I used to work in the wine business we always considered WE to be one of the more laughable publications in terms of relevance and reliability. But still, it’s always nice to see DC places recognized.

    • Cause when a wine gets a 95+ the price doesn’t double does it?
      Remember when Parker raved about the Grange from Penfolds and it’s price went sky high over night.

    • If that’s your opinion I guess there’s a reason you’re not in the wine business anymore.

  • how did proof not make it?

  • This is a grape honor for these reataurants.

  • Room 11 is still my favorite

  • I can thumbs-up the inclusion of Ripple. I’m not much of a conoisseuse, but the waiters at Ripple have been GREAT about making recommendations, letting you have a taste before ordering a bottle, returning a bottle to the kitchen if it’s not to your liking, etc. I’ve been consistently happy there, wine-wise. Food’s pretty good, too.

  • This must be embarrassing for Vinoteca.

  • minibar? Really? It’s be properly and accurately lambasted by others so there’s no need to go further into that. Fiola and Art and Soul are both okay but nothing special. I’ll take Tel’Veh over those three any day of the week.

    • the name annoys me.

    • Fiola is “okay”? Lol you have no idea what know what you’re talking about, just ranting. You should check out their reviews when you quit ranting. It is easily one of DC top rated restaurants.

  • Folks at Proof must be pissed.

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