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Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards 2024 honors several Tampa Bay Area restaurants

Last week, Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine btw, shared the winners of the 2024 Restaurant Awards. This year’s awards recognized about 3,800 dining spots across the country and more than 75 countries.

“The restaurant industry is growing and thriving, with restaurant openings surpassing pre-pandemic levels for the first time. To take advantage of the uptick, restaurateurs are investing in their wine programs,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “Restaurants that make wine a priority are what the Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards program is all about. I’m pleased to congratulate all 3,777 restaurants for their dedication to wine and exemplary wine lists.”

The Restaurant Awards represents the world’s only program focusing only on restaurant wine service. Awards are based on three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award, which four were awarded this year to Grasing’s in Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA, Lazy Bear in San Francisco, CA, Le Bistro de l’Hôtel in Beaune, France and The Yeatman in Porto, Portugal.

Fortunately for the Tampa Bay Area, we won several awards this year. Here’s the list of restaurants awarded this year:

  • Alfano’s Restaurant

  • Allelo

  • Bern’s Steak House

  • Bin6South

  • Birch & Vine

  • 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

  • The Capital Grille

  • The Rez Grille

  • Timpano Hyde Park

  • Ulele

  • Union New American

Have you been to any of these restaurants? Which are your fave? Lemme know in the comments below.