Circa Las Vegas Shares Metric Hell-Ton of Steakhouse Renderings and Details

Circa’s opening date is fast approaching, and that means the new downtown resort is spilling the toasted sesame seeds about its steakhouse, Barry’s Downtown Prime.

Barry's Downtown Prime

Even the check-in desk has flair at Barry’s.

The “Barry” involved is Chef Barry Dakake (pronounced “day-cake”), and it appears Circa has spared no expense to make Barry’s Downtown Prime a destination steakhouse.

Circa’s restaurants, casino and pool complex open Oct. 28, 2020. The hotel opens Dec. 28, 2020.

Barry's Downtown Prime

Fun fact: They were going to call it Barry’s Downtown Composite, but opinions were divided. Congrats if you’re one of the three people who got this joke. Yes, it was a joke. Rude.

The restaurant’s menu will feature a range of steakhouse favorites, including seafood and all the meats.

Here are the words that jumped out at us in the news release: Surf & Turf Sushi Roll, Chilled Shellfish Platter (Maine lobster, king crab legs, East and West Coast oysters), shrimp cocktail bites, 12-ounce Rib Cap, Tomahawk Ribeye, Japanese Wagyu Beef, filet mignon, Lobster Flambe, Baked Alaska Flambe and classic creme brulee. Mostly that last thing.

Yes, we skipped over the Vegan section, all due respect.

Barry's Downtown Prime

The Sultan’s Table features bovine busts, which would make a pretty good band name.

Barry’s boasts an impressive group of private dining areas, and the renderings speak for themselves.

Here’s a list of the private rooms, several with sweet throwback names: The Chef’s Table, The Pioneer Club, The Sultan’s Table, The Garden Room, The Sabre Room, The Fremont Room, The Mint Room and The Main Street Room.

Barry's Downtown Prime

The Mint Room is a nod to a longtime Fremont Street casino. Well, either that or the great Indian place on Flamingo. Probably the casino.

Circa also announced the restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine (also known as an Executive Chef) will be Chef Patrick Hodge III.

Hodge started with Barry Dakake in 2001 when the pair helped make N9NE Steakhouse one of the best-regarded restaurants in town during its run at Palms. N9NE closed, with the requisite drama, in Sep. 2017.

Barry's Downtown Prime

The technical term is “interior designing the crap out of this place.”

These renderings for Barry’s Downtown Prime got us a little giddy, and it’s worth nothing we were mostly sober at the time.

Barry’s is set to give other downtown steakhouses a run for their money, including our favorites Vic & Anthony’s at Golden Nugget, Oscar’s at Plaza, Top of Binion’s at You Figure It Out, Hugo’s Cellar at Four Queens and Andiamo at The D.

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Circa frequents Glamour Shots, apparently.

Get more details about Barray’s Downtown Prime steakhouse at Circa on the official site.

Here are more glorious renderings. You can bet we’ll be sharing some of our poorly-framed and out-of-focus food and cocktail pics from Barry’s Downtown Prime soon.

In case you’re curious, while it’s never been officially announced or confirmed, our sources say Circa resort in Las Vegas cost $1.156 billion.

8 thoughts on “Circa Las Vegas Shares Metric Hell-Ton of Steakhouse Renderings and Details

    1. Scott Roeben Post author

      No menus available yet. It won’t be cheap for downtown, but it’ll be cheap for The Strip. Everything is relative. “)

  1. John

    Just noticed that all the restaurants are not operated by Circa but rented out. Boss man kept all the liquor joints to himself. Sadly, I think the first casualty will be the Asian venue. Hope the booze profits are enough to keep the hotel afloat. Last new hotel lasted only 15 months.

  2. Joe

    While I’m sure they used high-quality and expensive materials, that has got to be one of the fugliest steakhouse decors I have ever seen, and I’ve eaten at steakhouses across the country. I am sure the first
    time I eat there will be the last time I eat there. I don’t care how good the food is, but that decor will do nothing but grate on me the entire time I’m eating.

  3. danglingdave

    I went down there and applied for a job and have never seen a more disorganized operation. What a fuster cluck. Hopefully they will figure it out. BTW, I did get hired.

  4. Bill Hampshire

    That Circa Pool will be nicknamed “The Frying Pan.” I get that they want people to be able to see that enormous screen from their rooms but with absolutely zero shade that joint will post a lot of toasties.

  5. Michael Robles, Jr.

    Is it Barry’s or Barray’s; is it Barry Dakake or is it Barry S. Dakake. Place looks hideous, why all of the separate rooms? I will take the under.


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