Great wines are no stranger to Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group. The brand was once again honored by Wine Spectator magazine for 2012 the twenty-fifth consecutive year. Each location received the Award of Excellence given each year to restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. The Chicago location received its fourth successive Best of Award of Excellence while Houston and Las Vegas received their second Best of Award of Excellence. This award recognizes those restaurants clearly exceeding the requirements of the Award of Excellence.