Time to make those dinner reservations for Spring Break 2017. Here are 3 restaurants with some of the best wine lists in Florida. All of them carry the Wine Spectator Grand Award, the highest recognition given to restaurants with outstanding wine programs. There are only about 80 restaurants with this recognition in the entire United States, so these places are the real deal.
Bleu Provence - Naples, Florida (French)
Yelp 4.0 stars TripAdvisor 4.5 stars Google 4.1 stars
Located in the trendy 5th avenue district of downtown Naples, Bleu Provence boasts French cuisine at its finest. Beautiful outdoor garden seating area is highly recommended. The wine list is extensive with over 2,500 selections, all of which have extremely reasonable price tags. We have dined here and seen some bottles near the cost of direct purchase from the winery. Visit their retail wine shop called Bleu Cellar located next door. Great wines are available with 10% discounts on purchase of a case.
Website: Bleu Provence
Bern's Steak House - Tampa, Florida (Steak)
Yelp 4.3 stars TripAdvisor 4.5 stars Google 4.4 stars
This traditional old school steakhouse is a favorite stop in the Tampa area. Prime steaks with plenty of great wine from all over the world. Often referred to as the "world's largest wine cellar," the mind boggling wine inventory has been tallied at over 600,000 bottles and occupies an entire building located next door. You have a serious problem if you are unable to locate something you like here. The wine list looks something similar in thickness to your accounting textbook from college.
Website: Bern's Steak House
La Sirena - West Palm Beach, Florida (Italian)
Yelp 4.4 stars TripAdvisor 4.5 stars Google 4.6 stars
Authentic italian cuisine located on the East Coast of Florida. The selection of about 1,300 bottles is tilted toward wine from Italy, but has plenty of other Old World and New World offerings. One of the better options for a wonderful Italian dining experience you will find. Spend too much on last minute flights? Check out the restaurant's "50 under $50 list." Outstanding value.
Website: La Sirena
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