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Here Are the Winners of the Best of Silver State Awards

The Best of Silver State Restaurants & Lounges Awards were announced last Friday night with a bevy of Las Vegas restaurants, nightclubs and bars raking in awards. The awards ceremony from the Nevada Restaurant Association Educational Foundation took place in the Sands Showroom at the Venetian with dignitaries from up and down the Strip sitting in the crowd.

Perhaps the most touching moment of the night came when chef Kerry Simon was honored with The Visionary Award. Top chefs and restaurateurs gathered onstage to support their friend and colleague, who just last week announced that he is battling a severe form of Parkinson's disease. Simon came out on the stage in a wheelchair with chefs and friends surrounding him.

Sirio Maccioni was presented with the honorary Pioneer Award, Emeril Lagasse received the Leadership Award and Alex Stokes was recognized with the Industry Champion Award.

Here's a look at the winners from the night.

Best New Restaurant, Fine Dining: Honey Salt

Best Restaurant, Fine Dining: Cut

Best Neighborhood Restaurant: Vintner Grill

Best Chef: Julian Serrano

Best Bar/Tavern: Commonwealth

Best Buffet: Wynn

Best Interior Design, Restaurant: Andrea's

Best Nightclub: XS

Best Restaurateur: Elizabeth Blau

Best New Restaurant, Casual Dining: FIVE50 Pizza Bar

Best Restaurant, Casual Dining: Eat

Rising Star Chef: Bank Atcharawan

Best Restaurant Wine/Spirits Selection: Aureole

Best Happy Hour: Blue Martini

Best Sunday Brunch: Wynn Country Club

Best Interior Design, Bar/Nightclub: Hakkasan

Best Service, Restaurant: Picasso


3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 632-7427 Visit Website


3600 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-693-7223 Visit Website

Vintner Grill

10100 West Charleston Boulevard, , NV 89135 (702) 214-5590 Visit Website


3325 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-607-6300 Visit Website

Julian Serrano Tapas

3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 590-8520 Visit Website


525 E Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101 Visit Website

Honey Salt

1031 South Rampart Boulevard, , NV 89145 (702) 445-6100 Visit Website


3730 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89158 877 230 2742


707 Carson St., Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-534-1515 Visit Website