Whether you are in the market for a rustic, full-flavored wine for an everyday meal or a bottle of something magical to celebrate an anniversary, corporate triumph, or just the fact that you really enjoy great wine, the Bottle Inn has what you are looking for. The owners have been collecting fine wines for over thirty-five years, and they have gems available – if you are looking for a bottle of Opus One from 1981 or a Barbaresco from the 1960’s, this is one of the few places that can oblige you. This is more than a bottle museum, though – whatever your price range, there is something for you, and the servers have the experience to match their selection. The result is the optimal bottle for your meal and your wallet, and smiles all around the table as you raise your glasses.
26 22nd St, HB (310) 376-9595, www.thebottleinn.com
Runner-up: Palmilla Cocina y Tequila: 39 Pier Ave, HB. 310-374-4440. www.palmillarestaurant.com