Last week I had the opportunity and pleasure to try The Barrymore Restaurant a few days shy of their Grand Opening.
The restaurant is to the left of the lobby inside the Royal Resort located on Convention Center Drive.
The feel and decor evoke Art Deco,South Beach & Old Hollywood. The space has an intimate feel...this is not a corporate, mega resort celebrity chef collaboration.
The chefs, managers, and servers were on their game. For a soft opening there wasn't a miss.
We started in the Bar area w a glass of wine. The Barrymore offers a nice cocktail and wine list. They also feature 50 wines for under $50 ....many from small boutique vineyards.
The outdoor patio (almost complete) will offer a beautiful view of the Vegas Skyline and include a firewall which will be perfect for our cooler evenings ahead.
We moved into the dinigroom which was decorated in a retro film motif with overstuffed comfy half moon booth and black and gold brocade wallpaper. It was beyond cool!
We started our meal w/ the Lobster deviled eggs and the roasted artichoke. Both were lovely, light and flavorful. The presentation was beautiful.
For our main entrees we ordered the Diver Scallops, ox-tail stew, potato galette & mushroom emulsion. The pairing was unusual but worked well. The ox tail was braised pefectly and it's made specifically for this entree
Crispy Pork Belly braised with korean flavors, kimchee fried rice, ginger carrot emulsion.
This was a hearty flavorful dish.
It was nice to see classic items on the menu such as Vitello Tonnato, Oysters Rockafeller and Chicken Matzo Ball Soup.
Dining at the Barrymore was a real treat, Price points werent sky high, parking is easy and there is no smoky casino which added to the ambiance of the evening.
I loved this place! I look forward to re visiting on my next trip!