2012 BEST Sommelier
No. 9 Park
For the past two decades, Barbara Lynch has relied on sommelier Cat Silirie for all things wine—and for good reason. No. 9 Park is one of the city’s most rewarding places to order, sample, drink, and think about vintages and varietals—and then there’s Menton, where Silirie’s staff remembered wines that we’d liked and disliked during a visit the year before. Now if that’s not service (and smarts), we don’t know what is.