We are staying at the JW Marriott for New Years. Are there are good restaurants close by. We prefer the independent restaurants with local appeal. Cost is not an issue
The JW is a drive from the strip. We dined at Via Brasil not far from the JW. Excellent Brazilian Steakhouse/Churrascaria. I highly recommend if your a meat eater.
I don't know local restaurants in the area. However, there's supposedly a fantastic steakhouse at the Red Rock Casino, which is 6 miles away.
On the Strip, you can try The Barrymore inside of the Royal Resort, 12 miles away.
Try your luck on vegaschatter.com, they always have restaurant reviews and tips.