Five Marcus Restaurant Properties Awarded Wine Spectator Recognition

Geneva ChopHouse, Bloomington ChopHouse, Mason Street Grill, Milwaukee ChopHouse, and Grey Rock Restaurant Receive Award of Excellence

 Five Marcus Restaurant Properties Awarded Wine Spectator RecognitionMarcus® Restaurant Group today announced that five of its premier properties have earned 2018 Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence to recognize their superior wine programs. The award-winning restaurants include:

  • Geneva ChopHouse located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and Bloomington ChopHouse located in Bloomington, Minnesota, which received the award for their first time;
  • Mason Street Grill, located in Milwaukee, which is celebrating its sixth award;
  • Milwaukee ChopHouse, also located in Milwaukee, which is receiving the award for its eighth year; and,
  • Grey Rock Restaurant, located at the Heidel House Resort & Spa in Green Lake, Wisconsin, which has earned the award for 16 years.

The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence recognizes fewer than 2,400 restaurants each year, requiring at least 90 wine options and a well-chosen assortment of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the restaurant menu.

“Wine contributes significantly to the exceptional experience that our guests expect from Marcus Restaurants,” said Joe Jackson, corporate director of food and beverage for Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “This significant recognition highlights our spirit of excellence and hospitality. I’m thrilled to see our team’s thoughtful work continue to be recognized year after year.”

To be considered for an Award of Excellence, each Marcus Restaurant property submitted a nomination highlighting its particular strengths:

Bloomington ChopHouse – Offers more than 175 different wines by the glass or bottle and has an inventory of almost 2,000 bottles on site. With a strong selection of California and Oregon wines, the restaurant is receiving the Award of Excellence for the first time in 2018.

Geneva ChopHouse – Offers more than 100 different wines by the glass or bottle. A first time Award of Excellence winner, the Geneva ChopHouse has wines from across the world and specializes in California vintages.

Mason Street Grill – Offers more than 330 different wines by the glass or bottle and has an inventory of over 3,000 bottles on-site. Mason Street Grill carries a diverse selection of wines from all major wine producing regions throughout the world and boasts a strong selection from the western U.S. The restaurant regularly brings in upper-tier and limited-release wines from that region and others.

Milwaukee ChopHouse – Offers more than 190 wine selections by the bottle, as well as more than 40 wines available by the glass. The Milwaukee ChopHouse regularly partners with vineyards and wineries across the U.S. to bring unique tasting experiences and wine dinners to guests dining at the restaurant.

Grey Rock – Offers approximately 120 wines by the glass or bottle. In a relaxed, lakefront setting, the restaurant offers fine dining, complemented by a diverse selection of wines with a strong emphasis on California wines. Grey Rock also features two Wisconsin wines on its menu.

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About Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches more than 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 18,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar AficionadoWhisky Advocate, Market WatchShanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.

About Marcus Restaurant Group

Milwaukee-based Marcus Restaurant Group, an operating unit of Marcus Hotels & Resorts, develops and operates distinctive nationwide establishments ranging from casual and fine dining to trendy lounges and creative concepts. From cuisine and cocktails to ambiance and vibe, each Marcus Restaurant Group experience is carefully designed to fuse with the local scene, offering the finest quality farm-to-table products, wine and craft beverages and inspired dishes that cater to every taste. Award-winning concepts include Miller Time Pub & Grill, ChopHouse, Mason Street Grill and SafeHouse Restaurants. Frequent diners are encouraged to partake in the Marcus Rewards loyalty program at participating restaurants, bars and lounges. For more information on Marcus Restaurant Group, please visit, or follow the company on Facebook andTwitter (@EatAtMarcus) for the latest news and updates.