Las Vegas’s Eater Awards Winners for 2021

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Now is the time – drum roll please – to announce the winners of the 2021 Eater Awards in Las Vegas. These winners include a diverse group of the best and most interesting chefs, restaurants and bars in the city. This year they have defined themselves in the hospitality industry and we applaud them.

First, a quick summary: Eater’s local editors in 25 cities have nominated candidates for three main categories: Restaurant of the Year, Design of the Year and Bar of the Year. These awards go to places that opened around the last year or to people who got involved in new projects or otherwise changed the game during this time, which is why many renowned veterans fail to show up.

The Eater editors selected the winners in each category. Without further ado, here’s who’s ahead of the curve in Las Vegas.

Nicole Brisson stands in front of the open kitchen of Brezza, her new restaurant in Resorts World. Louiie Victa / Eater Vegas

Restaurant of the year

breeze

Nicole Brisson, a James Beard Foundation semi-finalist in the 2020 Best Chef Southwest category, has partnered with Jason Rocheleau, who worked at the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group and the Mina Group, to open Brezza at Resorts World. The coastal Italian restaurant is in the District, the 70,000-square-foot mall at the front of the resort overlooking Las Vegas Boulevard. The menu includes antipasto, fresh crudo, handmade pasta, and dishes cooked on a Tuscan-style wood grill, which grills sustainable seafood, dry-aged prime steaks, traditional poultry and pork, and seasonal produce, including white oak and olive branches. Brunch, lunch and a terrace are available.

Delilah

The view from the stage at Delilah. Robert Miller

Design of the year

Delilah

The long-awaited Delilah, the H.Wood Group’s breathtaking supper club at Wynn Las Vegas, features a two-level space with lavish chandeliers, a fireplace, refined American cuisine, and entertainers dancing alongside a live jazz band. Todd-Avery Lenahan, President and Chief Creative Officer of Wynn Design & Development, created the look of Delilah by drawing on its original Los Angeles location, royal supper clubs of the past and a safari trip to Africa. At the entrance is the Little Bubble Bar, an intimate lounge with 34 seats and sofas upholstered in vintage Hermès fabric. Two curved staircases adorned with bronze sculptures commissioned for Delilah lead down to the Anchor Bar with a view of the stage, brass palms and a vintage atmosphere. Live entertainment and jazz on Sundays round off the intimate dinner with a show.

More than 30 hand-made plaster mold segments are used overhead on the ceilings. The seating consists of embossed silk velvet, French bed linen by Pierre Frey and Hermes Rich, piano-colored walnut with ebony inlays, and more than three dozen commissioned paintings and sculptures, as well as Cubist vintage works from around the world. Guests can stand up and dance on the chevron-patterned smoked oak and zebra wood floor.

On either side of the main dining room there are courtyards that take guests to the Amalfi Coast with lanterns for lighting and 75-year-old magnolia trees. On one side of the terrace is the Chef’s Table, a secret dining room with its own bar that those who want a bit of privacy can access via the kitchen.

The silver stamp

Rose Signor and Andrew Smith at The Silver Stamp. Louiie Victa / Eater Vegas

Bar of the year

Silver stamp

Think of the Silver Stamp like stepping into a 1970s cave, adorned with wood-paneled walls, low ceilings, and vintage beer memorabilia on the walls. The new 2,400 square foot beer bar in the Gateway District is owned by Rose Signor, former manager of Atomic Liquors, and Andrew Smith. The 20 beers on tap include Andrew’s Hips Don’t Lie, made exclusively for Silver Stamp by Juxta Nomad, and Astronomy Aleworks and Funk Yeah Apricot by Beachwood Blendery, along with hard-to-find beers like Dupont Avec Les Bon Voeux Saison Belgium. Another 50 beers are available in cans or bottles.