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The Streak Continues: Wine Spectator Honors Atlantis For 21st Straight Year

Jun 29, 2021

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The Streak Continues: Wine Spectator Honors Atlantis For 21st Straight Year 

Atlantis Steakhouse and Bistro Napa wine lists shine again

Reno, NV – Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is proud to announce Atlantis Steakhouse and Bistro Napa have received the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, extending the two restaurant’s longest active win streaks in northern Nevada.

Atlantis Steakhouse has earned the Award of Excellence for 21 straight years while Bistro Napa has won it 20 consecutive years.

The Award of Excellence is given to restaurants with wine lists that feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. 1,673 restaurants worldwide received the honor this year.

“Our commitment to fine wines is personified by our dynamic sommelier Christian O’Kuinghttons,” said Cheraz Ecker, general manager of Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. “Christian’s vision has been influenced by his extensive culinary and wine studies, which have helped him create a comprehensive wine program that’s paired perfectly with our award-winning restaurants.”

Known for its impeccable service and captivating interior design, Atlantis Steakhouse offers a selection of over 315 wines to complement its exquisite menu that features the nation’s finest steaks from Allen Brothers of Chicago. Along with having a AAA Four-Diamond designation, Atlantis Steakhouse carries a Recommended rating from Forbes Travel Guide. Most recently, Atlantis Steakhouse earned honors for Best Fine Dining and Best Casino Restaurant in the Reno-Gazette Journal’s Best of Reno Awards.

Bistro Napa boasts a 4,000-bottle interactive wine cellar with a private dining and tasting area. The restaurant’s carefully crafted wine list has over 301 selections with an emphasis on California, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Chile and Argentina. Fine, hard-to-find wines are paired with Napa-inspired dishes to provide a delightful epicurean experience. Like Atlantis Steakhouse, Bistro Napa also has a Recommended rating from Forbes Travel Guide. In this year’s Best of Reno Awards, Bistro Napa was honored with Best Happy Hour and Best Bar.

Atlantis Steakhouse and Bistro Napa regularly showcase their dedication to creative fine dining with their popular Winemaker Dinner Series designed to pair a special, multi-course menu with a featured wine. The restaurants have previously hosted distinguished wineries and vineyards such as Alpha Omega Winery, Darioush Winery, Duckhorn Vineyards, John Anthony Vineyards, Rombauer Vineyards, Paul Hobbs Vineyards, Peju Province Winery, DOAU Vineyards and Peter Michael Winery.

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About Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is consistently ranked the #1 Reno resort on TripAdvisor, has the prestigious AAA Four Diamond designation, and is recommended by the Forbes Travel Guide. Minutes away from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Atlantis is recognized for its luxurious accommodations, eight award-winning restaurants, captivating bars and lounges, a world-class spa, and casino-wide action.  For more information, visit

About Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (, mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 15,000 wines each year.