Stella’s Restaurant and Wine Bar
Owner Peter Mikedis is a wine collector himself, so it’s not surprising to find rare wines, like a Cabernet Sauvignon from Caymus Vineyards, by the glass at Stella’s. The by-the-bottle list nearly 200 wines strong is equally appealing, with wine at every level—many in the $30 to $40 range, like the charming Rickshaw Pinot Noir from California—stretching all the way to $1,375 for a 2014 Chateau Margaux from Bordeaux.
94 Lafayette St., Salem, 978-594-8960, stellaswinebar.com
Ledger Restaurant & Bar
Wine director Charlie Gaeta brings the same passion for authenticity to his wine list that Ledger’s food displays. The international selections are mostly small production, and entirely delicious.
125 Washington St., Salem, 978-594-1908. ledgersalem.com