Several Arkansas restaurants were recognized in the 2017 Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards. Most are clustered in Little Rock, but a few winners hail from Northwest Arkansas and south-central Arkansas. Wine Spectator magazine has three award levels: Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence and Grand Award.

CENTRAL

Cajun’s Wharf – Award of Excellence

2400 Cantrell Road

Little Rock, Arkansas 72202

Wine Strengths: California

Copper Grill – Award of Excellence

300 E. Third St.

Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

Wine Strengths: California

So Restaurant-Bar – Best of Award of Excellence

3610 Kavanaugh Blvd.

Little Rock, Arkansas 72205

Wine Strengths: California, France, Italy

Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse – Best of Award of Excellence

27 Rahling Circle

Little Rock, Arkansas 72223

Wine Strengths: California, Bordeaux

Del Frisco’s Grille – Award of Excellence

17707 Chenal Parkway

Little Rock, Arkansas 72223

Wine Strengths: California

Postmasters Grill – Award of Excellence

133 W. Washington St.

Camden, Arkansas 71701

Wine Strengths: California

NORTHWEST

Vetro 1925 – Award of Excellence

17 E. Center St.

Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

Wine Strengths: Italy, California

Bordinos Restaurant and Wine Bar – Award of Excellence

310 W. Dickson St.

Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

Wine Strengths: California