Vibrant food and wine lists and a chic collection of contemporary art make Sontes among the best restaurants in Rochester. Sontes is one of the rare restaurants with a cuvee wine system, which greatly expands its by-the-glass options. Reds are grouped under such headers as "Lighthearted," "Sultry," and "What the…?" and a savvy server can help you pick out, say, a hard-to-find Malvasia Nera that drinks with the boldness of a Zinfandel. Sontes food menu is mostly tapas-style small plates--spiced nuts, fried potatoes, duck tostones--with a just a few, entrée size meat, poultry, and fish options. And dishes are best enjoyed sunk into one of the couches next to the gas fireplaces, relaxing to flamenco guitar music, and sipping the wine of your choice from a Riedel stem.