6 Washington Eateries Make Wine Enthusiast’s America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants

Outstanding programs at Red Hen, Estadio, Fiola, and more.

Minibar (photo from Photograph by Scott Suchman

Washingtonian oenophiles have plenty to celebrate in Wine Enthusiast’s August issue, which includes their list of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants. Six Washington eateries made it into the Northeast category, joining the likes of New York’s legendary Daniel and Momofuku Má Pêche.

The editors emphasized “unique wine programs,” including Doi Moi’s collection “from the restaurant’s backyard in Virginia to Macedonia, Chile, and Serbia,” and Minibar’s unusual selection that offers the ability to order any wine or vintage in the world given three weeks notice (not to mention a price range from $140 to $6,000). Other noted wine programs include those at Estadio, Fiola, Red Hen, and Ripple; the latter just received a RAMMY for Wine Program of the Year. Spike Gjerde’s Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore also made the list.

The issue hits stands this week, and includes articles not yet online like 44 hall of famers who’ve been ranked on America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants three times. Happy sipping. 

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.