For the third time in six years, The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar in Tustin took the top honor from the Orange County Concierge Association. The restaurant was named 2013 “Restaurant of the Year.” The restaurant is located at The District in Tustin (2647 Park Ave.). The honor comes at a time when the restaurant will be opening a new location in Newport Beach in 2014.
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar, known for bringing a taste of the wine country to the heart of Orange County, also won the award in 2008 and 2009. The Orange County Concierge Association represents a fellowship of concierges from Orange County’s finest hotels, retail destinations, residential properties and other businesses. The Association is a professional organization that acts as Orange County’s ambassadors to more than a half-million visitors to the area each year.
“It is with great pleasure that we announce The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar as ‘Restaurant of the Year’ again this year,” said Lisa Carpenter, public relations manager for the Orange County Concierge Association and Concierge at the Island Hotel. “Selecting one restaurant that meets the criteria for excellence established by the Association is not an easy task.” The decision is based on the quality of food, service, and ambiance and, of course, the restaurant’s working relationship with concierge.
"It is such an honor to be recognized for the third time since opening our restaurant. My partners and I have been privileged to work with many of these Concierges for almost 20 years now, and we believe that they have come to understand our ongoing commitment to excellence,” said JC Clow, managing partner at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar. “We appreciate the tremendous support and recognition of our Concierge friends and this prestigious award is really a result of a team effort here at The Winery.”
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar: 714-258-7600.