Only Three Restaurants in Tennessee have been Awarded this Level which is a huge honor for 1808 Grille!


1808 Grille Wine Spectator Award 2016

Wine Spectator announced today that 1808 Grille at the Hutton Hotel has earned the prestigious Best of Award of Excellence. This is the first Best of Award of Excellence honor for 1808 Grille; the restaurant has earned the Award of Excellence for the past seven years. 1808 Grille is one of only three Tennessee restaurants earning the award in 2016.


Last year, I wrote an article about their fabulous wine program at 1808 Grille. They strive to have a glass or bottle of wine to suit every palate. The wines by the glass menu is extensive and to be envied and enjoyed by all! The dining experience is an exquisite culinary experience with knowledgable staff to assist with dinner and wine pairings.

Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 2,414; 1,093; and 88 winners this year in each respective category.

“1808 Grille offers one of the finest wine lists in Nashville and we are proud to be recognized by Wine Spectator,” says Director of Food and Beverage Gary Crump. “We are devoted to continuously providing a first-rate dining experience to Nashvillians and its visitors.”


This year’s Best of Award of Excellence was awarded to restaurants with wine lists that display excellent breadth across multiple winegrowing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation.

(1) 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.

The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue, on newsstands July 19; online at, where visitors can search and access exclusive content on the more than 3,500 restaurants.

Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches more than 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (, mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 18,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Comm., Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.

1808 Grille, located within the Hutton Hotel, fuses traditional southern dishes with global flavors. Reclaimed wood décor and a warm, organic color palate form the backdrop for a refined, yet casual atmosphere in which to experience the award-winning farm to table cuisine. The restaurant’s carefully curated wine list features a wide variety of domestic and international varietals and vintages in additional to a full bar of cocktails, spirits, and beers. 1808 Grille is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with brunch served on weekends. 1808 Grille is located in the Hutton Hotel at 1808 West End Ave., Nashville, Tenn., 37203. For more information visit or call 615.340.0012.

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