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2013 Best Wine List

Oleana

Cambridge
Wine director Lauren Friel lists her selections with tasting notes geared toward chef Ana Sortun’s Mediterranean-influenced menu—e.g., melon-and-fennel for whites, rosemary-and-cassis for reds. In addition […] read more»
2012 Best Wine List

Bergamot

Somerville
This warm, elegant Somerville bistro was cleverly designed to suit both neighborhood residents and those who travel for a celebratory meal—a nice balance that can […] read more»
2011 Best Wine List, Upscale

Troquet

Boston
Many of the guests here are oenophiles, behaving as they would at a wine festival—eating, sure, but mostly between sips. The list (packed with plenty […] read more»
2011 Best Wine List, Casual

Rendezvous

Cambridge
Guided by chef Steve Johnson’s dedication to local, sustainable ingredients, Rendezvous wine director Nicole Bernier puts an emphasis on organic and biodynamic options from the […] read more»
2010 Best Wine List

American Seasons

Nantucket Island
It’s a bold statement for a city mag to give the stellar-cellar nod to a restaurant located a couple of hours (and several modes of […] read more»
2009 Best Wine List

Legal Sea Foods

Boston
Red wine with meat, white wine with fish—whoa, not so fast! Wine director Sandy Block has compiled 40 pages (because 41 would just be silly) […] read more»
2008 Best Wine List, Affordable

Silvertone Bar & Grill

Boston
Despite the walls covered in vintage wine labels and street signs from French wine strongholds, Silvertone feels more like a chummy pub than a posh […] read more»
2008 Best Wine List

Troquet

Boston
Renouncing the run-of-the-mill wine list, Troquet instead plops by-the-glass options (a rotating roster of 40-plus) onto the main menu, where they share the limelight with […] read more»
2008 Best Wine List, Affordable

Silvertone

Despite the walls covered in vintage wine labels and street signs from French wine strongholds, Silvertone feels more like a chummy pub than a posh […] read more»
2007 Best Wine List, Affordable

Les Zygomates

Boston
Though no slouch when it comes to premium wines (offering showstoppers that top three figures), Les Zyg hasn’t forgotten the budget tippler: On any night […] read more»
2007 Best Wine List

Bin 26 Enoteca

Boston
Quantity doesn’t always equal quality, but Bin 26—which arrived in Beacon Hill last fall—beats the odds and offers both. There are up to 250 wines […] read more»
2006 Best Wine List, Affordable

Les Zygomates

Boston
The pleasures of wine-drinking diminish considerably when everything a restaurant pours (a) puts you in debt or (b) comes from a vintner or varietal you’ve […] read more»
2006 Best Wine List, Upscale

Troquet

Boston
What it lacks in location and pedigree, Troquet more than makes up for with enophilic offerings. Situated on a barren stretch of Boylston Street, the […] read more»
2005 Best Wine List, Affordable

Sel de la Terre

Boston
Raise your glass to wine director Erik Johnson. An unapologetic Francophile with a giddy crush on Burgundy, Johnson has forsworn his first (and oh-so-pricey) love […] read more»
2005 Best Wine List

Abe & Louie’s

Boston
Ordering from a wine list the size of an encyclopedia can be intimidating. But not at Abe & Louie’s, where you won’t be disappointed no […] read more»