Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, has unveiled the winners of the 2023 Restaurant Awards, which honor the world’s best restaurants for wine. This year’s awards program recognizes 3,505 dining destinations from all 50 states in the U.S. and more than 70 countries internationally.

 

There were three Arkansas restaurants to win awards this year: Bordinos Restaurant and Wine Bar in Fayetteville, Postmasters Grill in Camden and Vetro 1925 in Fayetteville.

 

“In a time of technological innovation, restaurants offer the human experience diners are hungry for—listening to their customers and offering personalized experience,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “This annual issue celebrates the places where wine is at the top of that conversation. I’m pleased to congratulate all 3,505 restaurants for their dedication to wine and wine-loving diners.”

 

Launched in 1981, the Restaurant Awards represent the world’s only program focused exclusively on restaurant wine service. They are assigned on three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award, with 2,001; 1,411; and 93 winners this year in each respective category.

 

Included in Wine Spectator’s special Restaurant Awards issue: a favorable forecast for restaurants—how today’s restaurants are staffing up, refreshing their menus and increasing their wine offerings creatively to engage their customers.

 

The Restaurant Awards issue, which features chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller on the cover, is available now.

 

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