Wine Spectator Awards

Annie Gunn's wine director Glenn Bardgett got the Chesterfield restaurant a 2015 Wine Spectator Award. He was also nominated for a James Beard Award this year.

More than 30 Missouri restaurants will be honored in this year's Restaurant Awards by Wine Spectator magazine. The annual issue, which goes on newsstands July 21, awards outstanding restaurant wine programs in three levels.

2,563 restaurants across the globe won the Award of Excellence, which "recognizes a wine list offering an interesting and diverse selection of wines that are well-presented and thematically match the restaurant’s cuisine in price and style." 973 restaurants we designated as the Best of Award of Excellence, for "offering a wine list of typically 350 or more quality selections with significant vintage depth or superior breadth in one or more major wine regions."

Just 81 winners in fifteen states and thirteen countries received the Grand Award for offering "more than 1,000 selections, with superior breadth and depth in many of the world’s classic wine-producing regions" and were subject to "rigorous independent, on-site inspections of the wine program, cellar, service, ambiance and cuisine of the restaurant."

No Missouri spots were included in the elite Grand Awards, but several were named the Best of Award of Excellence. Those winners are The American Restaurant, The Capital Grille, Osteria Il Centro, Rosso and JJ's Restaurant in Kansas City; Celebrations Restaurant & Bar in Cape Girardeau; and Annie Gunn's, Balaban's, 801 Chophouse, and Truffles in St. Louis.

Congrats, everybody! Here's the full list of Missouri winners:

The American Restaurant, 200 E. 25th St., Kansas City (Best of Award of Excellence)

Annie Gunn's, 16806 Chesterfield Airport Road, St. Louis (Best of Award of Excellence)

Balaban's, 1772 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield (Best of Award of Excellence)

The Capital Grille, Country Club Plaza, 4740 Jefferson St., Kansas City (Best of Award of Excellence)

Celebrations Restaurant & Bar, 615 Bellevue St., Cape Girardeau (Best of Award of Excellence)

Chateau Grille, Chateau on the Lake Resort, 415 N. State Highway 265, Branson (Award of Excellence)

Chaz on the Plaza, The Raphael Hotel, 325 Ward Parkway, Kansas City (Award of Excellence)

Cielo Restaurant and Bar, Four Seasons Hotel, 999 N. Second St., St. Louis (Award of Excellence)

801 Chophouse, 137 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton (Best of Award of Excellence)

801 Chophouse, 71 E. 14th St., Kansas City (Award of Excellence)

Eleven Eleven Mississippi, 1111 Mississippi Ave., St. Louis (Award of Excellence)

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 1855 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Frontenac (Award of Excellence)

Fogo de Chão, 222 W. 47th St., Kansas City (Award of Excellence)

Glenn's Cafe, The Tiger Hotel, 23 S. Eighth St., Columbia (Award of Excellence)

J. Buck's Restaurant, 101 S. Hanley Rd., Clayton (Award of Excellence)

JJ's Restaurant, 900 W. 48th St., Ste. 110, Kansas City (Best of Award of Excellence)

Justus Drugstore, 106 W. Main St., Smithville (Award of Excellence)

Lucas Park Grille, 1234 Washington Ave., St. Louis (Award of Excellence)

The Melting Pot, 450 Ward Parkway, Kansas City (Award of Excellence)

The Melting Pot, 6683 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis (Award of Excellence)

The Melting Pot, 294 Lamp and Lantern Village, Town and Country (Award of Excellence)

Michael Smith, 1900 Main St., Kansas City (Award of Excellence)

Mike Shannon's Steaks & Seafood 620 Market St., St. Louis (Award of Excellence)

Minsky's Pizza, 5105 Main St., Kansas City (Award of Excellence)

Osteria Il Centro, 5101 Main St., Kansas City (Best of Award of Excellence)

Pierpont's at Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City (Award of Excellence)

Plaza III, The Steakhouse, 4749 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City (Award of Excellence)

Remy's Kitchen & Wine Bar, 222 S. Berniston Ave., Clayton (Award of Excellence)

The Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange, 1924 Main St., Kansas City (Award of Excellence)

Room 39, 1719 W. 39th St., Kansas City (Award of Excellence)

Rosso, Hotel Sorella, 901 W. 48th Pl., Kansas City (Best of Award of Excellence)

Seasons 52, 340 Ward Parkway, Kansas City (Award of Excellence)

Truffles, 9202 Clayton Rd., Ladue (Best of Award of Excellence)

Vin de Set, 2017 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis (Award of Excellence)

The Wine Cellar & Bistro 505 Cherry St., Columbia (Award of Excellence)

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