BAE15colorShula’s Hilton Naples Location is one of 973 Establishments Worldwide to Earn the Award.

NAPLES, Fla., August 4, 2015 – Shula’s Steak House in the Hilton Naples today announced that for the first time it has been awarded the Wine Spectator Magazine Best of Award of Excellence for its superior wine list. Wine Spectator’s restaurant wine list awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.

The Best of Award of Excellence is the publication’s second-tier award, created to give special recognition to restaurants that clearly exceed the requirements of the one-tier Award of Excellence. These lists typically offer 350 or more selections, along with superior presentation, and display either vintage depth, with several vertical offerings of top wines, or excellent breadth across several wine regions.

“At Shula’s Steak House Naples, we have continuously strived to improve our wine list with offerings that exceed the expectations of our guests,” said Tom Donahue, General Manager and Food & Beverage Director. “This award is a result of our commitment to providing the finest dining experience in Naples, which we hope will result in our receiving the Wine Spectator top-tier award.”

For the past nine consecutive years, Shula’s Steak House Naples had earned the one-tiered Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.


About Shula’s Steak House

Shula’s Steak House is known for The Shula Cut, center cuts of premium Black Angus beef, hand selected and aged to perfection. Located on the lobby level of the Hilton Naples at 5111 Tamiami Trail North, the restaurant is themed after the 1972 Miami Dolphins’ “Perfect Season”—the only team in NFL history to finish a season undefeated. Shula’s is recognized as the “Best Steakhouse in Southwest Florida” and as having the “Best Business Lunch”. Shula’s Naples can accommodate private group functions and dinners. For more information visit

About Wine Spectator Magazine

Published 15 times per year, Wine Spectator offers an exciting, insider’s view of the good life, including fine dining, wine travel, and entertainment. With more than three million readers, Wine Spectator reaches business leaders, trendsetters, epicureans and connoisseurs. The magazine’s readership also comprises the key buyers in the wine and spirits industry.

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