Wine Spectator Award Winners in Greater Bergen County 2017

Wine Spectator has announced the winners of their 2017 Restaurant Awards, which recognize outstanding wine programs. They began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981 with three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award.

The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Best of Award of Excellence recipients offer more extensive selections with significant vintage depth and excellent breadth across multiple regions. The Grand Award is the program’s highest honor and comprises the world’s best wine programs, which deliver serious breadth of top producers, outstanding depth in mature vantages, a selection of large-format bottles, excellent harmony with the menu and superior presentation.

While no Grand Award winners in the area, there is one Best of Award of Excellence winner and eleven restaurants that are Award of Excellence recipients. For the full list in the country, visit the updated Wine Spectator restaurant website (Visit Site). The list of area winners are as follows:


Il Villaggio – Carlstadt – Website (Best of Award of Excellence)

Bacari Grill – Washington Township – Website
Capital Grille – Paramus – Website
Esty Street – Park Ridge – Website
Fleming’s – Edgewater – Website
Ho-Ho-Kus Inn – Ho-Ho-Kus – Website
Molos – Weehawken – Website
Morton’s – Hackensack – Website
The Oceanaire Seafood Room – Hackensack – Website
River Palm – Edgewater – Website
Ruth’s Chris – Weehawken – Website
Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas – Clifton – Website


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