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My Town: Local restaurants named winners of wine
My Town: Local restaurants named winners of wine

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—At least half a dozen restaurants in West Michigan have made the cut for the corks they pop.

They are among 3,748 restaurants worldwide to make Wine Spectator’s 2014 Restaurant Wine List Awards.  For the first time this year, top honors went to Clos Maggiore in London, La Toque in Napa, Nice Matin in New York, Saison in San Francisco, The Stonehouse in Santa Barbara and Studio in Laguna Beach.  They join 68 other winners of the Grand Award, which honors restaurants that generally offer guests 1,500 or more wine selections and for superior cellars, service, ambiance and cuisine.

The program’s entry-level Award of Excellence went to 2,791 restaurants; another 883 restaurants earned the Best of Award of Excellence for typically offering a list of 350 or more quality wine selections.  Locally, the following restaurants made the cut:

  • Bravo! Restaurant & Care 5402 Portage Road, Kalamazoo
  • Butch’s Dry Dock, 44 E. Eighth Street, Holland
  • C.F. Prime, 950 W. Norton Ave., Muskegon
  • The Chop House, 190 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
  • Noto’s Old World Italian Dining, 6600 28th St. SE
  • Public 131 E. Main St. Zeeland, MI

For the complete list of award winners, pick up a copy of the Aug. 31 issue of Wine Spectator, available on newsstands July 22.