Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence 2017
Balaban’s has once again been recognized by Wine Spectator with it's coveted Best of Award of Excellence. This the eighth year that Balaban’s has been recognized by Wine Spectator and includes every year the restaurant has been open in Chesterfield. To win the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence, a restaurant’s wine list must display excellent breadth across multiple wine growing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation. Typically offering 350 or more selections, these restaurants are destinations for serious wine lovers, showing a deep commitment to wine, both in the cellar and through their service team. Read more here
Balaban’s was one of 15 Restaurants in the St. Louis area to receive the Wine Spectator magazine's Restaurant Awards this year. In 2016, seventeen restaurants (including Balaban’s) received the award. The St Louis Business Journal has published an article high lighting the awards and Balaban’s receipt of the Wine Spectator Award for the eighth straight year.
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Balaban's is widely acclaimed both for its fine dining and its outstanding wine list. At Balaban's, we offer excellent wine and food so our customers will remember their experience. Renewing and refining the original Cafe Balaban's style and flair, the flavors of France, Spain and Italy weave through the contemporary American menu at Balaban's. Unlike most restaurants, which often charge a substantial markup for the privilege of enjoying wine service in their dining rooms, Balaban's allows patrons to choose from from it's over 650 different wines, including its celebrated Library Wine Collection, consisting of over 250 wines now maturing after up to 25 years, and enjoy any of those wines at retail price plus a mere $8 corkage fee.