Wine Spectator Recognizes the Best of St. Pete/Clearwater

Wine lovers unite! Wine Spectator announced the 2017 Restaurant Awards, recognizing the world’s best wine lists. St. Pete/Clearwater is home to 13 restaurants who earned a spot on this coveted list. Visit these restaurants to wine and dine at the best of Tampa Bay.   

 

1 Alfano's Restaurant

Located in Clearwater, this Italian restaurant offers a sophisticated wine list that pairs perfectly with their classic Italian cuisine. Come here to enjoy a romantic date night or an evening with the family.  

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2 Forlini's Restaurant

Home to over 650 selections of wines from several of the top wine-producing regions of the world, you won’t have a problem finding a wine you love at Forlini's Restaurant! Still undecided? Take a tour of their wine room and browse through their collection of over 8,000 bottles.

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3 Fetishes Dining & Wine Bar

Enjoy a fine dining experience brought to you by old school expertise at this St. Pete Beach dining & wine bar. Their menu and wine collection has earned them numerous awards including recognition by Bon Appetit Magazine!  

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4 Rococo Steak

In a 1920s mansion, this baroque-chic steakhouse offers an exclusive wine list that is always growing and evolving. Enjoy the finest selection of rare and boutique bottles from some of the best and most respected winemakers in the United States. 

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5 Sea Salt St. Pete

Overlooking the Sundial St. Pete, Sea Salt is one of the few restaurants in the area that features a large selection of fine Italian wines. In the center of the restaurant is a 22 foot tall tower that is home to over 4,000 bottles wine, with new wines coming in all year long. Enjoy a glass on its own, or paired with a meal recommended by their sommelier. 

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6 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House

Settled on the world famous Beach Drive in St. Petersburg, enjoy a view of North Straub Park while sipping on a glass of wine from their extensive selection. 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House is a favorite among both locals and visitors for its coastal vibe, prime location, and diverse food and wine menu. 

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7 Annata Restaurant & Wine Bar

Visit Annata Wine Bar on Beach Drive in St. Petersburg to explore their rotating and growing wine list. This chic spot offers a personalized experience based on each guest’s wine preference, in addition to a delectable selection of entrees, charcuterie meats and cheeses, and tapas! 

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8 Birch & Vine Restaurant

Offering a wine list that spans the length of the restaurant, Birch & Vine has over 12,000 bottles of the finest wines to choose from. Uncertain what to order? Ask their sommelier to recommend a glass (or bottle) that will satisfy your preference. 

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9 Caretta on the Gulf

What goes better with your favorite glass of fine wine than breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico?! Located in the Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach, you can enjoy wine pairings carefully selected by their professional sommeliers. 

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10 Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro

Enjoy free wine tastings, live music, and a pet friendly outdoor courtyard at this wine bar & bistro located on the north end of beautiful Clearwater Beach! Come here to explore great wine from around the world and relax in an inviting atmosphere. 

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11 Parkshore Grill

Treat yourself to a glass of fine wine while either seated inside or outside overlooking the St. Petersburg waterfront on world famous Beach Drive. Come here for an unforgettable experience and an award winning wine list. 

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12 Ruth's Chris Steak House

Whatever your preference, come here to find the perfect wine for any occasion. Located in St. Petersburg’s premier dining and shopping destination, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse at the Sundial St. Pete offers an award winning wine list paired with a fine dining experience. 

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13 Salt Rock Grill

This beach landmark, located in Indian Shores overlooking the inter-coastal waterway, has earned the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence every year since 1999! Each wine in their collection is carefully selected to compliment their unique menu featuring U.S.D.A prime and choice grade beef and fresh dayboat caught seafood. Enjoy their diverse wine selection of both popular well-known wines as well as many that have very limited availability and particularly eclectic appeal. 

 

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1Alfano's Restaurant

City: Clearwater
Category: Dining

Address
1702 Clearwater Largo Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33756-1164

Phone: 727-584-2125

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2Forlini's Ristorante & Bar

City: Clearwater Beach
Category: Dining

Address
435 Mandalay Ave.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Phone: 727-441-1111

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3Fetishes Dining

City: St. Pete Beach
Category: Dining

Address
6305 Gulf Blvd
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Phone: 727-363-3700

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4Rococo Steak

City: St. Petersburg
Category: Dining

Address
655 2nd Ave. S
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-822-0999

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5Sea Salt St. Pete

City: St. Petersburg
Category: Dining

Address
183 2nd Av N
Sundial Shoppes
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-873-7964

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6400 Beach Seafood & Tap House

City: St. Petersburg
Category: Dining

Address
400 Beach Dr. N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-896-2400

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7Annata Wine Bar

City: St. Petersburg
Category: Dining

Address
300 Beach Dr NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-851-9582

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8Birch & Vine

City: St. Petersburg
Category: Dining

Address
340 Beach Dr NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-896-1080

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9Caretta on the Gulf

City: Clearwater Beach
Category: Dining

Address
500 Mandalay Ave.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Phone: 727-441-2425
Toll Free: 877-726-3111

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10Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro

City: Clearwater Beach
Category: Dining

Address
483 Mandalay Ave. Suite 133, First Floor
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Phone: 727-446-8805

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11Parkshore Grill

City: St. Petersburg
Category: Dining

Address
300 Beach Dr. N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3482

Phone: 727-896-WINE

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12Ruth's Chris Steakhouse St. Petersburg

City: St. Petersburg
Category: Dining

Address
131 2nd Ave N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-821-4139

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13Salt Rock Grill

City: Indian Shores
Category: Dining

Address
19325 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Shores, FL 33785

Phone: 727-593-7625

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