Wine Spectator 2023 Restaurant Awards Winners include several Tampa Bay locations

Recently, wine magazine Wine Spectator released the winners of its 2023 Restaurant Awards, honoring the world’s best restaurants for wine. Over 3,500 restaurants from all 50 states and 70 countries were recognized.

“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.”

Awards are given to restaurants based on three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award.

Several Tampa restaurants were winners this year”

  • 717 South Restaurant
  • Alfano’s Restaurant
  • Allelo
  • Bern’s Steak House
  • Bin6South
  • Birch & Vine Restaurant
  • Boulon Brasserie
  • Caretta on the Gulf
  • Ceviche
  • Charley’s Steak House
  • Cipresso
  • Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro
  • Columbia Restaurant
  • Council Oak Steaks & Seafood
  • Del Frisco’s Grille
  • Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
  • Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar
  • Forlini’s Restaurant
  • Haven
  • Lilac
  • Meat Market
  • Rococo Steak
  • Salt Rock Grill
  • Sea-Guini
  • Sea Salt St. Pete
  • SoHo Sushi
  • The Capital Grille
  • The Rez Grille
  • Timpano Hyde Park
  • Union New American

To read about all the other Wine Spectator 2023 Restaurant Awards winners, head over to

Photo c/o Boulon/Patrick Michael Chin