America's Best Wine Bars
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Grotto Wine Bar, Cleveland
Step through the door at Grotto, and there’s no question you’re in a wine bar—it has that mottled, faux-rustic sensibility, a hulking brick and stone wine cellar, and, hey!, is that part of an aqueduct? Located at Cleveland’s historic Shaker Square, this romantic hideaway serves up a range of great wines and Italian dishes, from small plates like calamari in a spicy tomato broth to gnocchi with lobster and sweet corn..
Great Match: Duck breast with a blackberry Frangelico demi-glace finished with Gorgonzola and walnuts, with a glass of Montoya Vineyards Zinfandel, $24 total.