Las Vegas restaurants have been through several phases over the years–cheap steaks, celebrity chefs, severely trendy–and the newest entry into this list is "hidden gem." The Barrymore, at the Royal Las Vegas, opened in mid-2011, and patrons and reviewers were quick to find it, with The Barrymore's reputation growing largely by word of mouth. It's tucked away in the remodeled Royal Resort, just off the Strip on Convention Center Drive. Unless you know to go looking for it, it's unlikely that you'll stumble across The Barrymore, thus its status as the premier Hidden Gem of the current crop of Vegas restaurants.
The Barrymore's Restaurant — Photo courtesy of The BarrymoreNo restaurant gets acclaim just for its out-of-way location. You've got to have good food to draw people, and the Barrymore hasn't neglected the food. Dishes like the lobster deviled eggs, the steakhouse burger, and traditional steaks are winning rave reviews from both locals and visitors. The prices are also a hit, and a welcome change from the high cost of food on the Strip, where world-class restaurants command some heart-stopping tabs.
The Barrymore's Bar — Photo courtesy of The BarrymoreOnce you've located the Royal–a small place with plenty of parking and no casino (although you're quite close to all the action on the Strip), just walk in the front doors and take a left. The Barrymore is open for lunch and dinner, and conveniently located within walking distance of the Convention Center.