Barry’s Downtown Prime – A Trip Back in Time

A Trip Back in Time at Barry’s Downtown Prime

By: Kate Emick

Filled with millions of lights from casinos, restaurants, and hotels, Las Vegas is considered to be the brightest spot on Earth. Among these restaurants is the glamorous and newly opened Barry’s Downtown Prime, located inside Circa Resort and Casino.

Owner and chef Barry S. Dakake grew up in Rhode Island, where cooking and feasting with his family were always a tradition. He fondly remembers going to the market with his Italian mother twice a week to pick out fresh vegetables and assorted proteins for the family’s weekly meals. His trips to the market and his family’s love for delicious food inspired him to pursue a career in the culinary world.

After working with several talented chefs throughout his career, Dakake refined his style of cuisine, creating simple yet soulful dishes. Dakake has been a part of the award-winning success in Las Vegas. Over the years, he has cooked for numerous presidents and celebrities such as Barack Obama, Joe Montana, Michael Jordan, Prince, and many more.

Inspired by old-school Las Vegas, Barry’s Downtown Prime brings guests back to the classic ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, but with a modern-day twist. Barry’s Downtown Prime is sure to take you back in time from the three-dimensional, glowing rose-inspired ceiling to the curated artwork by local Las Vegas artists and cozy booths upholstered with deep velvet jewel tones.

Delivering everything from dry-aged steaks to high-quality seafood and a unique cocktail and wine list, Barry’s Downtown Prime is proud to serve you. When guests dine in at the vintage steakhouse, they often order dishes like the Parmesan and pine nut crusted Colorado lamb chops, accompanied by a rosemary red wine sauce. When it comes to seafood, customers love the sautéed Dover Sole, accompanied by baby gulf Shrimp and a lemon butter sauce. The restaurant also serves delicious braised short ribs, baked stuffed Shrimp, tomahawk steaks, and more.

Barry’s Downtown Prime has developed a creative cocktail menu that goes hand in hand with the restaurant’s theme. It was designed to showcase movie and pop culture Americana from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. The cocktail menu features delicious concoctions with clever names such as Casablanca, Ocean’s Eleven, and Queen’s Mule.

The restaurant also has an extensive wine selection. With nearly a hundred different types of wine on their menu, guests are sure to find the perfect pairing to any dish. In addition, wine racks line the walls in “The Chef’s Table,” a private room for up to 12 guests, which is sure to impress

Barry’s Downtown Prime is big on private dining. The restaurant offers 3,200 square feet of private dining rooms, accommodating as few as eight guests to as many 350! Each private room is actually named after iconic eateries of Las Vegas’ past.

If you find yourself in the popular city of Las Vegas, be sure to make reservations at Barry’s Downtown Prime or visit them online at barrysdowntownprime.com.