Best Of 2016

Best Wine Bar: Rocky River Wine Bar

Tucked off the main drag, in a grotto of sorts off Linda Street, Rocky River Wine Bar has long been a westside gem. Credited informally with kicking off River's Linda/Detroit development boom (see Bomba, Whole Foods, Market, etc.), the place is upscale without being snooty. You can pretty much cite any rationale for dining here: from graduation dinners and anniversaries to, hey, it's Tuesday night and we're hungry. The wine is the centerpiece, but the food is top-notch. Oh, and do order a round of sweet potato fries while you're at it.

1313 Linda St.,  440-799-4300,

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