8323 Sand Lake Road
AWARD: Golden Spoon
Forget the tourist crowds on Restaurant Row. The locals head here for the modern American staples, done up with exceptional craft and warmth from a wood fire. Gotta try the snapper with cornmeal, corvina over coconut mash and smoked brisket with jalapeno creamed corn. Or you could go straight from charcuterie (all housemade) to apple-pie cream puffs with $6 house wines and a vast list of bottles.