The Wine Spectator is out with The List – a massive compilation of 3,595 restaurants and wine bars that the magazine says deserve attention for their wine programs.

Restaurants in 72 countries are included. The issue hits newsstands Tuesday, July 19.

Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. It covers three levels: Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award. The online list allows searches by location, restaurant and award.

The Northeast Ohio winners had an average inventory of 340 selections on their menus or in their wine shops.

They averaged having 2,574 total bottles, though quantity was not the overriding factor in determining quality programs. That number is a bit skewed by Chez Francois’ inventory of 14,000 bottles.

Here are Northeast Ohio honorees:

Cellar 59 Wine Bar

3984 Kent Road, Stow

Selections: 410

Inventory: 1,000

Chez Francois

555 Main St., Vermilion

Selections: 670

Inventory: 14,000


5669 Broadview Road, Parma

Selections: 150

Inventory: 800

Crop Bistro

2537 Lorain Ave., Cleveland

Selections: 200

Inventory: 1,000


2247 Professor Ave., Cleveland

Selections: 480

Inventory: 1,640

Edwins Restaurant

13101 Shaker Square, Cleveland

Selections: 220

Inventory: 1,000

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

4000 Medina Road, Akron

Selections: 190

Inventory: 1,200

Galaxy Restaurant

201 Park Centre Dr., Wadsworth

Selections: 425

Inventory: 4,350

Johnny’s on Fulton

3164 Fulton Road, Cleveland

Selections: 200

Inventory: 370


11401 Bellflower Road, Cleveland

Selections: 305

Inventory: 1,700


8001 Rockside Road, Valley View

Selections: 650

Inventory: 2,500


2058 E. Fourth St., Cleveland

Selections: 350

Inventory: 1,400


1600 W. Second St., Cleveland

Selections: 275

Inventory: 1,500

Nemo Grille

36976 Detroit Road, Avon

Selections: 105

Inventory: 1,200

Pier W

12700 Lake Ave., Lakewood

Selections: 300

Inventory: 3,000

750ml Wines

2287 W. Market St., Akron

Selections: 675

Inventory: 4,500

Wood & Wine

38790 Chester Road, Avon

Selections: 170

Inventory: 2,600