Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Clifton, NJ and Westbury, NY Each Honored with a Wine Spectator 2-Glass Best of Award of Excellence

Industry: Restaurant/Hospitality

Westbury Spuntino Becomes 1 of only 5 Restaurants on Long Island to Win a 2-Glass Award Clifton Spuntino Wins its First 2-Glass Award and is only 1 in 12 NJ Restaurants So Honored

Allendale, NJ (PRUnderground) July 21st, 2022

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Clifton, New Jersey and Westbury, NY announced today that they have both won “Best of Award of Excellence” 2-Glass Awards in the 2022 Wine Spectator Magazine Restaurant Awards. The Best of Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants that excel in offering guests critically acclaimed selections from top producers and regions from around the world.

Each year, Wine Spectator Magazine honors “those restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.” This is the fourth consecutive year Westbury’s Spuntino bar has earned a 2-Glass recognition. This is the first year Clifton’s Spuntino Wine Bar has earned the prestigious 2-Glass recognition having earned Award of Excellence recognitions in the past.

“We’re very proud of this achievement because it affirms that our team is doing an outstanding job curating the best wines for our guests to enjoy,” said Gezim “Jim” Tula, General Manager of Spuntino’s Clifton location. “With over 350 world-class wines available by the bottle, more than 60 wines by the glass, four wines on tap, and three wine flights offered daily, we truly have a choice selection to please any taste.”

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas has made it a goal to introduce their guests to a wonderful breadth of world-class international wine that is paired with an expansive Italian, small plate menu. The restaurants focus on fresh, local and seasonal ingredients with a menu that changes four times a year. To make sure that they are using the best ingredients available, the Spuntino kitchen teams work closely with a number of area farms.

“We’re working hard to become the destination of choice for Long Island’s wine and food aficionados,” said Nicole Bartoline, General Manager of Spuntino, Westbury. “This 2-Glass Wine Spectator Award lets us know we’re well on our way to making that happen.”

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas Westbury Plaza is located at:

The Gallery at Westbury Plaza

1002 Old Country Road

Garden City, NY 11530

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas Clifton Commons is located at:

Clifton Commons

70 Kingsland Rd

Clifton, NJ 07014

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About Doherty Enterprises, Inc.

Established in 1985, Doherty Enterprises owns and operates more than 130 restaurants in New Jersey,
New York, Florida and Georgia, including five restaurant concepts: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar,
Panera Bread, Chevys Fresh Mex and its own concepts, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub and Spuntino Wine
Bar & Italian Tapas. In addition, Doherty Enterprises is also a franchisee of Sola Salon Studios with 11
locations in Staten Island and New Jersey. Doherty Enterprises is ranked 23rd in Top 200 Franchisees in
the United States by Restaurant Finance Monitor and is recognized as the 80th largest Foodservice revenue
company in the United States by Nation’s Restaurant News, the 73rd largest privately held business in
the New York Metro area by Crain’s Business, and 24th largest privately held company in New Jersey by
NJBIZ. The Doherty vision is to be the “Best Food Service Company in the Communities We Serve” and
its mission is to “Wow Every Guest Every Time, Wow our People, Wow Our Communities and Wow Our
Suppliers.” Doherty Enterprises has also been lending a helping hand to team members and their
immediate families when financially burdened through the WOW a Friend Foundation. To date, the
foundation has assisted more than 3,900 people and donated over $5.1 million directly back to those in
need. (www.DohertyInc.com).

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