Eight restaurants in Cincinnati have been selected by national publications for their wine offerings. This is the same number as a year ago, but with two changes in the list.
Wine Spectator Since 1981 there have been restaurants that have a great wine program recognizing the recognition. These awards fall into three categories.
- Entry-level award of excellence
- Grand prize, one level higher
- Its most prestigious award, the Grand Prix, is only given to 97 restaurants around the world, not Ohio.
This year’s winners include 2,911 restaurants in all 50 states (38 Ohio, 9 Kentucky) and 72 countries.
That includes a local newcomer. Hyde Park’s Dear Restaurant & Butcher, Opened in October 2020 in the former counter room in Hyde Park Square Received the highest award.
Of the eight Cincinnati restaurants that won last year, Boca, which has been a winner since 2017, was removed from the list in 2021. Seven of the eight restaurants, including all three Cincinnati restaurants owned by Jefulby, are repeat offenders from 2008.
These local bodies are:
- Jeff Ruby’s steakhouse has strengths in Californian, French and Italian wines and has won the top honors since 2014.
- Jeff Ruby has been the award-winning district since 2017 with strengths in California, French and Italian wines.
- Jeff RubyCarlo & Johnny has strengths in Californian, French and Italian wines and has won the highest accolade since 2019.
- Dear Restaurant & Butcher, California, France, Italy, Burgundy Wine Strength, won the highest award of the first year.
- Morton’s Steakhouse has been awarded the Excellence Award since 2016 and has strengths in California wines.
- Awarded the Excellence Award for the season 52 and 2014. We have strengths in California wines and international wines.
- The Capital Grill has received the Excellence Award since 2014 and has strengths in French and Californian wines.
- 20 Brix, Excellence Award since 2008, Strength in California Wines
The Awards of Excellence were presented to 1,673 menu-themed restaurants with at least 90 choices from carefully selected quality manufacturers.
The highest award went to 1,141 restaurants with a wine list. Excellent breadth across several wine-growing regions and / or significant vertical depth from top producers and excellent presentations. These restaurants, which typically offer over 350 choices, show a deep commitment to wine, both in the cellar and in the service team.
The grand prize went to 97 restaurants, typically offering over 1,000 choices. It offers the serious breadth of top producers, the outstanding depth of the ripe vintages, the selection of large bottles, the excellent harmony with the menu and the excellent presentation. No restaurant in Cincinnati has won this award.
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Eight Cincinnati restaurants among the 2021 Wine Spectator winners
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