Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence 201707-Jul-2017
Balaban’s has once again been recognized by Wine Spectator with it's coveted Award of Excellence. This is 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 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.
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.