The trend of restoring our old hotels into new grandeur has worked to the Royal House’s advantage, especially in its tony eatery, the Barrymore. This restaurant and its bar have been cool enough to create a resurgence, with local nightlife aficionados and tourists making a night (or day, if it’s brunch) of it. The intimate dining room marks a return to retro Las Vegas, complete with friendly, old-school service but with a modern take on the classic Vegas menu. Film reels adorn the ceiling while mirrored walls open up the chocolate, cream and blue space. Dishes such as deviled eggs, vitello tonnato and steak are done well and hit the spot, but chef Anthony Meidenbauer also does a good job with contemporary items such as roasted pork belly, octopus salad and lobster eggs Benedict. The Barrymore’s specialty drinks—such as the Barrymore 75 and the Virginia Hill—are not to be missed, but for an extra dose of nostalgia, opt for drinks from the champagne cocktail and Bloody Mary sections.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.