four Brookline Eating places Earn 2022 Wine Spectator Awards


BROOKLINE, MA – Four restaurants in Brookline have won a 2022 Restaurant Award from Wine Spectator Magazine.

Wine Spectator unveiled the winners of the 2022 Restaurant Awards, recognizing the world’s finest restaurants for wine. This year’s awards program honored 3,169 restaurants from all 50 states and more than 70 countries.

In Massachusetts, 80 restaurants were recognized. There have been three different levels of the Restaurant Awards since 1981: the “Award of Excellence”, the “Best of Award of Excellence” and the “Grand Award”.

Only 97 restaurants worldwide have received the coveted Grand Award. These include two at Bay State: Grill 23 & Bar (161 Berkeley St, Boston), which made the 2017 list, and Topper’s at The Wauwinet (The Wauwinet Inn, 120 Wauwinet Road, Nantucket), which received the award in 1996.

Then there’s the Award of Excellence, given to restaurants that carefully select their wine lists to have 100 or more selections that, according to the magazine, include both quality and diverse wines. This year there were 1,782 Award of Excellence winners, including two at Brookline.

The other two Brookline winners received the Best of Award of Excellence, given to restaurants that “go the extra mile.” These restaurants have lists of 350 or more selections from top producers, with a wide variety of regions and vintage depths. According to Wine Spectator, they can also carefully design the presentation of the list, train their staff to assist guests with the list, and curate wine nights. 1,290 restaurants worldwide received the Best of Award of Excellence.

Here are the Brookline 2022 winners:

  • Wine strength: Spain
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Taberna de Haro (999 Beacon Street, Brookline)

  • Wine strengths: Spain, Sherry
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Award for Excellence

La Morra (48 Boylston St., Brookline)

  • Wine strength: Italy
  • Cuisines: Italian, Northern Italian

Bowle (700 Brookline Ave., Brookline)

  • Wine strengths: California, France
  • Cuisine: American