Mooo…, Boston

Mooo..., Boston

Mooo..., Boston

Nestled in Beacon Hill is Mooo…,Boston a contemporary steakhouse located adjacent to the XV Beacon Hotel. Mooo is the brainchild of chef/owner Jamie Mammano who creates an atmosphere that is elegant and class, with a modern appeal. The decor is modern and inviting, creating a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere. Despite it’s old time charm of a traditional steakhouse, Mooo tends to draw a variety of diners from all over Boston. Mammano’s menus highlight dishes that are classic to a steakhouse, yet appealing to a newer crowd. Dishes like Beef Wellington are served with Foie Gras and Spinach Duxelle, sides of mushroom risotto or B&B mushrooms are enough to share, and to compliment any meal. In fact, all of the Mooo dishes are generously portioned.

Also available at Mooo is an incredibly extensive wine list with over 325 labels. The selections range from the great Crus of Burgundy and Bordeaux to rarities from the Rhône Valley; from the iconic wines of Piedmont and Tuscany to a deep roster of touchstone Napa Valley producers. Their wine selection often rotates but is curated to carefully pair with any dish on the menu(s) to elevate any dining experience.

Mooo..., Boston

Mooo..., Boston

Harry’s Oyster and Seafood, Atlantic City

Harry's Oyster and Seafood, Atlantic City

Harry's Oyster and Seafood, Atlantic City

Atlantic City is known for is eclectic variety of restaurants, nightclubs, and tourist hot spots. The seaside city in New Jersey is also known for another thing: fresh seafood. Opened in 2011 on the site of the historic Dennis Hotel is Harry’s Oyster and Seafood, Atlantic City. This is a microbrewery that promised to make waves in Atlantic City. An affiliate of Dock’s Oyster House, this microbrewery was created and established by Harry (Dock) Dougherty’s great-grandson and his wife who were both seeking to reinvent the Oyster bar that Dougherty began in 1897. The restaurant showcases high quality, fresh seafood at reasonable prices, as well as some modern touches for all those who may stop into Harry’s.

Harry’s menu offers a dozen daily oyster selections both from the Pacific and the Atlantic, as well as multi-tiered shellfish displays of clams, lobster, and crab. This fusion restaurant combines sports, fresh seafood, and an approachable yet well curated selection of drafts, bottled beers, craft cocktails, and wine. The wine selection at Harry’s is a modest one but certainly not disappointing. With classic selections from Coastal California to the Pacific Northwest, you can’t go wrong with a glass of your favorite wine.

Harry’s Oyster and Seafood, Atlantic City is a fun, fresh way to spend an afternoon or an evening on the boardwalk. With a casual setting and an outstanding menu, Harry’s is a definite go-to.

Harry's Oyster and Seafood, Atlantic City

Harry's Oyster and Seafood, Atlantic City

Le Rouge Wine and Tapas, Orlando

Le Rouge Wine and Tapas, Orlando

Le Rouge Wine and Tapas, Orlando

Le Rouge Wine and Tapas, Orlando is a lush wine bar and tapas restaurant unlike any other in the Orlando area. The contemporary and upscale space (that also doubles as a music venue) was created by Mounir Elidrissi who wanted to develop a tapas lounge reminiscent of the ones he’d visited in Europe. Here you’ll find a warm, comfortable and welcoming décor, paired with a distinctively different meal and an evenly matched glass of wine. The carefully curated wine list offers a selection from around the globe- from Napa Valley to Spain.

Described as “little feasts”, these tapas are known to create the perfect amount of romance between you and your food. Real Spanish tapas have recipes revolving around the local products of Andalusia—ham, seafood, olives, salt cod and sausages—made to be eaten with casual company and a glass of a particularly tasty wine.

Live entertainment is also a benefit of Le Rouge. But Elidrissi’s european creation doesn’t offer your typical entertainment. While sipping on a Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, you can enjoy artists that are typically found in large cabarets.

Le Rouge is located on the well known “Restaurant Row” in Orlando, Florida. Tucked within the beautifully landscaped plaza, it looks like a destination for a glass of wine or a first date, but foodies visiting town also come in seeking it out.

Le Rouge Wine and Tapas, Orlando

Le Rouge Wine and Tapas, Orlando

Fleetwood’s on Front Street, Lahaina HI

Fleetwood's on Front Street, HI

Fleetwood's on Front Street, Lahaina HI

Everyone knows who Mick Fleetwood is, but what many don’t realize is that aside from being one of the founding members and drummer of the legendary Fleetwood Mac, he is also a successful restauranteur in Lahaina, Maui. Fleetwood’s on Front Street, Lahaina HI was opened by Mick with the idea of serving “comfort food in solid portions” within a fine dining establishment. The restaurant, run by chef Scott Leibfried (formerly featured on Gordon Ramsey’s “Hell’s Kitchen”), strives to honor the land, the people, and the neighborhood in this Hawaiian town. All ingredients are bought from local purveyors and farmers, and the restaurant grows its own herbs. Leibfried’s kitchen is all about freshness, and familiarity within the local community.

When dining at Fleetwood’s one can enjoy a variety of flavors, from Gnocci and Pears to a 72 Hour Short Rib served with rosemary polenta, rainbow carrots, and a savory demi glace. The sommelier also curates an extensive and enjoyable wine list that boasts plenty of Mick Fleetwood’s own wines as well as a selection from Coastal California and other popular wine regions. If you find yourself touring the beaches of Maui, this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s restaurant is a perfect spot for any relaxing, and flavorful dining experience.

Fleetwood's on Front Street, Lahaina HI

Ai Fiori, New York

Ai Fiori, New York

Ai Fiori, New York

Run by the Altamarea Group’s Michael White, this New York restaurant offers inventive preparations from the land and the sea, inspired by the Italian Riviera. Ai Fiori, New York is a classic fine dining experience that offers inventive Italian cuisine with French preparation and technique. White’s signature pastas offer flavorful interpretations of Italian cuisine in a refined yet playful setting in Midtown NY’s Setai Midtown Hotel. A meal here could begin with the roasted squab breast with Madeira sauce, parsnip puree and a foie gras filled croquette, only to move on to one White’s unique dishes that incorporates blue crab, lemon, chilies, and fresh bottarga atop spaghetti— giving a classic ingredient an inventive and flavorful spin.

White is a world renowned chef with his Michelin starred restaurants spanning the globe. We love White’s cuisine and his sophisticated take on some of our favorite ingredients.We also love his expansive and well curate wine list that carries wines to effortlessly pair with any meal from his kitchen. This master list carries wine from all different region, from California, to Italy, to France. White’s refined restaurant offers a sophisticated meal, with a one of a kind dish, and a one of a kind glass of wine– what more can we ask for?

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J&G Steakhouse, Scottsdale

J&G Steakhouse Scottsdale

J&G Steakhouse Scottsdale

Inspired by Michelin starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is J&G Steakhouse, Scottsdale. This extension of the Jean-Georges name is located at the top of the Phoenician and offers diners breathtaking views of the Valley and of the Arizona sunsets. Surrounded by the beautiful views and the lush, comfortable decor, is what Vongerichten calls “elevated comfort food”. The dishes at J&G Steakhouse, Scottsdale are traditional yet refined. Luxurious yet accessible. The dinner menu offers a large selection of meats from the grill, as well as seafood dishes such as a Slow Cooked Salmon with brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, and a truffle vinaigrette.

As with any top tier steakhouse, J&G curates an exceptional wine list. Wines come from France, to South Africa, to Coastal California and more. This dining experience offers a brief and satisfying break from reality in Scottsdale. From the spectacular view, to the traditional culinary favorites, this Steakhouse is a new favorite in Arizona.

J&G Steakhouse Scottsdale

Patois, New Orleans

Patois, New Orleans

Patois, New Orleans

The building that houses executive chef Aaron Burgau’s Patois isn’t where you’d expect to find the latest Uptown hot spot in New Orleans. The space previously housed a smokey barroom that was frequented by LSU and Tulane sports fans, and known for not much more than their neighborhood appeal and po’ boys. After its first renovation is became an Italian restaurant but after its second renovation, it became one of the most exciting restaurants in the area.Patois is intimate and artful with a rustic feel that can only be found in the rich history of Louisiana. A part of that rustic charm can be found in Burgau’s plates, that often build upon traditional Louisianan culinary themes.

To start you can order a small plate of the Bayou Pigeon Frog Legs with Vietnamese caramel, cherry tomatoes, shaved fennel, and red onion before moving onto the Gulf Fish Almondine, or the ever intriguing Mississippi Rabbit. The dishes, rich with fresh seafood and other staple ingredients, offer traditional southern indulgence with an elegance you could only find in the city.Richer dishes like the rabbit stuffed with boudin allow for more indulgence with a glass of red wine, perhaps from the Russian River Valley, or other Coastal Californian selections. The wine list at Patois is diverse enough for all varieties of drinkers (and grapes), enough so that it almost seems necessary to compliment your Patois dish with a glass.

Patois is a must for any New Orleans diner. Aaron Burgau has been labeled as the “Seafood King of Louisiana”, but his menu goes far beyond that. This NOLA dining experience leaves you not only with the flavor of Louisiana but with the pulsing energy that only the city of New Orleans can provide.

Patois, New Orleans

Salt’s Cure, Los Angeles

Salt's Cure, Los Angeles

Salt's Cure, Los Angeles

Salt’s Cure, Los Angeles may not have the flair of other trendy LA restaurants, but the food speaks for itself. Tucked into the West Hollywood scene is a deceptively modest restaurant with a bare aesthetic and a seemingly humble menu scrawled on a blackboard: Raw beef. Blackened albacore. Goat chops. Straight to the point, yes. The food however, is far from basic. Cleverly so, large portions and “hunks” of everything meat is the specialty at Salty’s Cure. Chefs Chris Phelps and Zak Walters may lure you in with the promise of a carnivore’s dream but they have something much more distinct.
Straight-ahead flavors and simple presentation.

Every meal at Salt’s Cure includes ingredients grown and raised in California, all of which are carefully butchered and crafted in house. Despite the simple aesthetic, every detail is carefully placed from the food to the drinks. The award-winning wine list is carefully crafted to make for excellent wine-and-food pairings. And of course, all of the wine is from California and produced either organically and/or biodynamically by small producers.

Salt’s Cure manages to find complexity in simplicity while opting to showcase flavor through straightforward preparation. The open kitchen and laid-back concept makes the restaurant friendly and engaging. Charming and relaxed. There is a dedication to offering honest food that supports the local community, and the principle that “if it’s not within six hours of the restaurant, it’s not on the plate”. This restaurant is one not overlooked on Santa Monica Boulevard.

Salt's Cure, Los Angeles

Salt's Cure, Los Angeles

BLT Steak, Honolulu

BLT Steak, Honolulu

BLT Steak, Honolulu
As a part of the Trump Hotel chain, BLT Steak in Honolulu maintains the standard of sophistication and quality in this tropical location. Designed around the idea of the traditional steakhouse, BLT Steak brings its signature culinary style and impeccable French technique to Honolulu’s famed Waikiki Beach. Elevating the classic American steakhouse with its signature style, the fine dining menu at BLT offers prime cuts of beef, fresh seafood, a wide variety of tempting side dishes, and classic American desserts. Regional blackboard specials feature local fish, local produce, and a number of raw bar selections for those wanting to indulge in Hawaii’s fresh selections from the sea.
And like any well equipped steakhouse, there is an extensive and well curated wine list to complement the world class dishes. Their wine selection showcases a number of pairing wines from California to Italy and France. An indulgent dinner can’t be without an indulgent pairing.
The dining experience at BLT Steak is one of elegance and class. If you’re ever in Honolulu don’t forget to stop by BLT for a night out in paradise with LOLA Wines.
BLT Steak, Honolulu
BLT Steak, Honolulu

MR CHOW, Los Angeles

MR CHOW, Los Angeles

MR CHOW, Los Angeles

Another restaurant in which its reputation precedes it, is MR CHOW’s chic Los Angeles location. Beginning in 1974, the Beverly Hills location of this world famous restaurant immediately put a stamp on Hollywood as a bustling high-end Chinese restaurant where traditional cuisine meets a trendy ambience that attracts the “Who, What, and Where” of the city.
The walls are adorned with the works of Andy Warhol, and the tables are adorned by plates inspired by Old Beijing and glasses filled with a selection from MR CHOW’s cocktail and wine menu. Master Chef Eddie Wong’s recipes and hand pulled noodles are perfect for a taste of the old world meeting the new.
This longstanding Hollywood restaurant is perfect for any adventurous night out in Los Angeles where the atmosphere is buzzing, the food is consistent and interesting, and the wine is always flowing.

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MR CHOW, Los Angeles

Nobu, New York

Nobu, New York
When you think of Nobu Matsuhisa’s ongoing trend of chic, contemporary fusion restaurants, you must first think of Nobu’s New York location— the starting place of the Nobu partnership and dedication to style, and innovative cuisine. Settled in the city’s Tribeca neighborhood is the Nobu vision where one can experience the always interesting trend and standard of Japanese fusion cuisine.
This restaurant’s longstanding popularity and devoted following are a tribute to Nobu putting his own spin on traditional Japanese cooking. The resulting dishes over the years have included Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño, Tiradito Nobu Style, Lobster with Wasabi Pepper Sauce, and Black Cod Miso. These popular dishes have made Nobu the innovator of new style Japanese food.
But it is often for the atmosphere and bar that the people in Manhattan travel to Nobu for. The Nobu flagship offers a large selection of signature craft cocktails, sake, and an extensive wine selection that allows for a pairing that can be crafted to a wide variety of tastes. Known for its indistinguishable and infamous reputation, this Nobu location remains a longtime favorite.

Nobu, New York

Nobu, New York