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The 2014 Eater Awards for Las Vegas

Find out the winners in six categories.


It is time now — drumroll, trumpets, gongs — to announce the winners of the 2014 Eater Awards. In more than a dozen categories in 24 cities, the winners comprise a diverse group of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators, and characters in the continent that have defined this year in dining. We applaud them. You are hereby instructed to applaud them. So, without further ado — actually, a few quick pre-ambling thoughts…

To recap, Eater's local editors in 24 cities nominated candidates for five major local categories: Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, So Hot Right Now, Bartender of the Year, and Stone Cold Stunner. Eater readers then voted to narrow the field to a final three in each category. From that final three, the Eater editorial team chose the winner.

Our Eater National brain trust then got together to decide the national winners for those categories. In addition to these main stage winners, said Eater editorial team has named worthy winners in more specialized categories, for myriad notable achievements. Nominees and winners alike will be feted at a party tonight in Manhattan. Those winners that couldn't make it should watch their mail for packages containing cans of Italian peeled tomatoes. And now, without further ado, the winners in Las Vegas. Click through for the full rundown of winners across the country on Eater National.

Eater Awards 2014
Restaurant of the Year

Nominees: Bazaar Meat, DB Brasserie, Yusho, Rose.Rabbit.Lie., Giada
Finalists: Bazaar Meat, Yusho, Rose.Rabbit.Lie.
Winner: Bazaar Meat
Chef of the Year
Nominees: Brian Lhee of Yusho; Kerry Simon of Carson Kitchen; David Middleton of DB Brasserie; Takeshi Omae of Japanese Cuisine by Omae; Giada De Laurentiis of Giada
Finalists: Brian Lhee of Yusho; Kerry Simon of Carson Kitchen; Giada De Laurentiis of Giada
Winner: Brian Lhee of Yusho
So Hot Right Now
Nominees: Japanese Cuisine by Omae, Carson Kitchen, Made LV, Pizza Rock, District One
Finalists: Carson Kitchen, Made LV, Pizza Rock, District One
Winner: District One
Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Ricardo Murcia at Petrossian, Paul Tanguay and Tad Carducci at Mercadito, Christopher Hopkins at Wynn Las Vegas, Tony Abou-Ganim, Mariena Mercer at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Finalists: Ricardo Murcia at Petrossian, Christopher Hopkins at Wynn Las Vegas, Tony Abou-Ganim, Mariena Mercer at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Winner: Mariena Mercer at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Stone Cold Stunner
Nominees: Giada at The Cromwell, Rose.Rabbit.Lie. at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Bazaar Meat at SLS Las Vegas, Wing Lei at Wynn Las Vegas, DB Brasserie at the Venetian
Finalists: Rose.Rabbit.Lie. at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Bazaar Meat at SLS Las Vegas, Wing Lei at Wynn Las Vegas
Winner: Rose.Rabbit.Lie. at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Empire Builder
Winner: Akira Back, Yellowtail and Kumi

Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar

3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV

Yusho Japanese Grill & Noodle House

3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, Paradise, NV 89109 702-730-7777 Visit Website

Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Bar

3600 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-693-8300 Visit Website

District One Kitchen & Bar

3400 South Jones Boulevard, , NV 89146 (702) 413-6868 Visit Website

Rose. Rabbit. Lie.

3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, , NV 89109 (702) 698-7440 Visit Website

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 698-7000 Visit Website

Bazaar Meat by José Andrés

2535 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 761-7610 Visit Website

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