Enter this airy, all-white modern dining room, which opened in 2006, and the only reminder that you are not eating in the Hamptons is the fact that you had to reach Vintner Grill through an office park. Close to Red Rock Casino (a 15-20 minute drive from the Strip), the Mediterranean-influenced American dishes include Moroccan-spiced lamb spareribs; crispy wood-fired flatbreads (try prosciutto with roasted peppers, fennel, micro arugula, and white truffle oil); and halibut with toasted orzo, lemon gremolata, and sweet tomatoes. Everything is well paired with a reasonably priced wine list of more than 200 bottles, half-bottles, and wines by the glass, from 10 different countries.
Tip: Ask for a seat outdoors in one of the romantic tented dining cabanas.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.