Monday, October 31, 2011

Reserve Wine & Food in GR Receives OpenTable “Diner’s Choice Award” for Top Wine List

Reserve Wine & Food in Grand Rapids has been named a winner of OpenTable Diner’s Choice Awards for Top Wine Lists in the United States. The list of 50 winners is derived from more than 10 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Reserve is one of only two restaurants in Michigan to make the list; the other is Vinology in Ann Arbor.

“We are very pleased to be recognized by OpenTable for our wine list,” says Peter Marantette, Sommelier and General Manager of Reserve Wine & Food. “We have worked hard to create a wine list that fits into our guests’ everyday lives, while also providing selections for those extra special occasions.”

Reserve Wine & Food is home to one of the country’s largest cruvinet systems, holding 102 wines that are served by the glass. This intricate wine preservation system extends the life of wine exponentially, giving Reserve the liberty to offer a wider range of varietals and price points.

“We can now pour bottle wine by the glass, something that other restaurants wouldn’t dream of opening, for fear they wouldn’t sell it before the wine turned,” Marantette says.

An additional 200 wines are available by the bottle at Reserve, including local, domestic and international favorites, as well as many exclusive and hard-to-find wines.

“The sommeliers at the winning restaurants put as much passion into carefully curating their wine lists as chefs put into their menus,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “We’re so proud to be able to honor the winners and their commitment to building wine lists that excite and educate diners seeking the ultimate compliment to their meal.”

Based on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between October 2010 and September 2011, some 50 award-winning restaurants received the highest scores. For more information about all restaurants on the list, visit

OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners, and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. OpenTable has more than 20,000 restaurant customers, and since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 200 million diners around the world. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and services are available throughout the United States, as well as Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

Located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids at 201 Monroe Avenue NW, Reserve Wine & Food offers a world-class menu fully embracing the West Michigan farm-to-table philosophy, paired with over 100 wines available by the glass and 200 wines by the bottle, in an elegant yet casual fine dining setting. (616-855-WINE |

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