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"I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food."

-W. C. Fields


Perhaps you could use a little something to go with your wine...

This page is a "short list" summary of some restaurants around the world that I have found with a good wine list and good food. Contact information and my informal comments are listed alphabetically:

3030 Ocean

954 765-3130


3030 Holiday Drive

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

In the Harbor Beach Marriott hotel. Lots of wines by the glass and half bottles. Extensive, WS rated wine list, moderately priced. Entrees, primarily interesting seafood, $20 to $30. Chef Dean James Max. Also 3 & 5 course chef selections with or without wine pairings.



6505 2266 x36


1 Jianguomenwai Ave.

On 2nd floor of China World hotel. Fusion al a carte or chef's 5 course miniatures. Pricey, but interesting wine list. $45 five course minis, jazz playing live downstairs 9/05


Bin 36
312 755-9463
339 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60610
Hundreds of wines by the glass, Wine flights, entrees $16-$28 exotic, has tavern / bistro and "cellar", great food, in the House of Blues building Chicago, across from Westin River North. Also in Lincolnshire, 40 minutes northwest of Chicago.


Bistro Don Giovanni

707 224-3300


4110 Howard Lane
Napa, CA 94558

Northern end of Napa valley, just off Hwy 29. Good food, most entrees under $20. Nice deck by a fountain outside. Wine list comprehensive and priced at 1.5 X retail. 6/99 & 2/03


Boca Nariz

+56 2 2638 9893


José Victorino Lastarria 276, Santiago, Chile

A remarkable wine and small plate bar in the historic Barrio Lastarria district of Santiago. I had read that it was a "sketchy" area of town, which was nonsense. Sporting over 400 wines by the bottle and more than 40 wines by the glass, half glass and tasting glass, Bocanariz was a wine enthusiast's dream restaurant. They offer a chef and sommelier chosen prix fixe dinner for those who don't want to make their own choices. 12/14

970 482-6426
115 South College Ave.
Ft. Collins, CO 80524
Good continental mix, $25 entrees, good wine list


the Courtyard

6526 8883

95 Donghuamen Ave.

On the east moat of Forbidden City. Fusion. $30 entrees. Upstairs cigar bar, downstairs art gallery. Pricey but deep wine list. 9/05.


Craigie Street Bistrot



5 Craigie Circle
Cambridge, MA 02138

Walkable ~15 minutes from Harvard Square, in a residential area. Chef Tony Maws. Excellent mix of French wines, eclectic food - let them suggest the pairings.


David Paul's Lahaina Grill
808 667-7117
127 Lahainaluna Rd
Lahaina (Maui), HI 96761
Best restaurant in Maui. Entrees 25-40. Seared ahi tuna with caramel topping. Near Front St. in the Lahaina Inn. Park on one way Luakini St 2 blks south.

De Haute Qualite
450 861-8126
404 Place Jacques Cartier
Vieux Montreal, Quebec
French restaurant near old Montreal.  Excellent service & food.

011 64 9 358 4804
269 Parnell Rd.
New Zealand
Great seafood & wine (Mad Fish Syrah by the glass - wow). Lively nightlife. Walkable from Auckland Museum, near United Explorer stop in Parnell. Outdoor dining.

La Perle de Prague
420 2 21 9841 60
Rasinovo nabrezi 80
Czech Republic
Excellent world class service & food, French, lunch in the dancing building. Very cheap due to $ strength

Mamma Maria
617 523-0077
3 North Square
Boston, MA 02113
One block off of Hanover towards wharf, near Fleet St. Very good mixture, small but interesting wine list.  Had the chefs selections. Mid to high priced - $25 entrees


Oceana Restaurant & Wine Bar

340 774-4262


At water's edge at Villa Olga (Charlotte Amalie)

PO Box 3156

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands 00803

Great wine list and food with a view.

617 227-1577
24 Fleet St.
Boston, MA
North end upscale Italian. Great wine list. Side street off Hammond. Between Commercial & Hammond

River Seafood Bar & Grill
011 61 3 9690 4699
Tenancy MR6, Mid Lvl W, Southgate
Southbank, Victoria 3006
On river promenade in Melbourne. Excellent food & atmosphere.



215 988-1814

124-34 15th St

Philadelphia, PA 19102


Hawaiian Fusion ~$25 entrees with Roys exclusive wines from top wineries. Other locations across US & in Waikoloa

Rutherford Grill
707 963-1792
Fax: 707 963-1920
1180 Rutherford Rd.
PO Box 417
Rutherford, CA 94573
Near Napa, casual, good wines, wood bar-b-que, sandwiches $10-$20 entrees

920 993-9861
213 S Nicolet Rd.
Appleton, WI 54914
$20 entrees, excellent. Across street from holiday inn select, wine: by glass Hermitage Road Shiraz - choc & berry nose

Steelhead Grill
412 394-3474
112 Washington Pl.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3423
In downtown Marriott, great seafood, famous young chef, Greg Alauzen

Trattoria a Scalinatella
617 742-8240
Fax: 617 523-8865
253 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113
Fabulous! North End Italian. Do the 3 course sampling $50 each. Great pasta w/ duck. Need 2 days notice for reservation. Try walk in w/ a table for two by the kitchen & wine rack. Paolo Diecidue is host.

650 685-3727
222 East 4th St
San Mateo, CA 94401
Above Dragers supermarket, 10 mins from SFO. 101s to 3rd St west, left at Elmgrove 1 blk

Willi's Wine Bar

707 526-3096

4404 Old Redwood Hwy

Santa Rosa, CA

Small plates with a great wine list. Like a meal of exotic appetizers. 101 N exit Mendocino Ave, left onto Old Redwood, 1 mile on the right just after a High School - 12/4/04



650 328-6722

430 Kipling St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Just off University downtown. Served family style, extensive wine list reasonably priced with many by the glass. Entrees ~$20. 3/31/05

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