Restaurant of the Year: Andiron Steak & Sea
The third concept from Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla brings a steakhouse to the new Downtown Summerlin on the west side of Las Vegas. Fans have raved about the menu at Andiron Steak & Sea that offers Strip-quality fare to the "suburbs." The newest? Brunch.
Bartender of the Year: David English
Dan Krohmer's Other Mama has taken Las Vegas by storm with its raw bar and inventive cocktails from David English. This little gem is worth the cab ride for tourists.
So Hot Right Now: Salute Trattoria Italiana
Salute Trattoria Italiana brings lighter fare from the Mediterranean off-Strip from the relatively new Clique Hospitality. In the short time Salute has been open at Red Rock Resort, fans have raved about the table side service and smaller, lighter fare from chef Luciano Sautto.
Stone Cold Stunner: Rivea
Alain Ducasse’s Rivea at the top of the Delano features one of the best views of the Strip, peering north from its perch on the 64th floor of the resort. But inside, the lighted "Wave Wall," made with hundreds of glass squares in a pattern that reflects the lapping motion of the Mediterranean garners diners’ attention. In a nod to the restaurant’s former decor, those 15,000 hand-blown glass spheres that made up the centerpiece custom-designed chandelier made in Murano, Italy, still sit in the center of the room. Plus inside the restaurant’s 50-seat private dining room find views of the Strip through floor-to-ceiling windows. There, a light fixture made from twinkling lights that mimic the constellations overhead may detract from Ducasse’s fare.