B.Y.O.W ! The Top 20 Restaurants
Montesquieu Wines Restaurant Recommendations
Bringing wine to restaurants is more accepted than you may think. It is a common practice amongst wine lovers and can be rewarding in more ways then one. Not only will you be able to enjoy a wine that you know you love, but you can also avoid the 400% markup which occurs when ordering a wine off a list. Not to mention, it can be a lot of fun bringing in unique Montesquieu wines and sharing a taste with the sommelier. Not to mention, by offering the sommelier a taste of your wine, he or she will often waive the corkage fee ' and be quite impressed!
Calling ahead and asking a restaurant to explain their corkage policy is the best way to ensure that the bottle of wine you plan to bring will be welcome. Most restaurants in California happily allow you to bring in your own wine. Other areas of the country are far less accommodating. But, it is not impossible to have a fabulous meal, and enjoy a wine from your own cellar ' if you know where to dine'
The following is a list of restaurants which are considered to be some of the best in the country, and have no problem uncorking a wine you bring from home.
Montesquieu Wines Selection of Top Restaurants
The French Laundry - Yountville, CA.
Mister A's - San Diego, CA.
Spago - Beverly Hills, CA.
Valentino - Santa Monica, CA.
Water Grill ' Los Angeles, CA.
Gary Danko ' San Francisco, CA.
Mille Fleurs - Rancho Santa Fe, CA.
Aubergine ' Newport Beach, CA.
Per Se - New York, N.Y.
Gramercy Tavern ' New York, N.Y.
Jean George ' New York, N.Y.
Charlie Trotter - Chicago, IL.
Kinkeads ' Washington, D.C.
CityZen ' (Mandarin Oriental) Washington, D.C.
Lutece ' (The Venetian) Las Vegas, NV.
Michael Mina ' (The Bellagio) Las Vegas, NV.
The Herb Farm ' Woodinville, WA.
Normans - Orlando and Coral Gables, FL.
Chef Allens ' Aventura, FL.
Blue Door (at the Delano) ' Miami, FL.