Texas definitely knows steak and Dallas in particular can hold claim on the title of Grill Master. With that being said, it is no surprise that Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille can make one good enough to eat. What makes Perry’s special is that they make one good enough to come back for – again and again. Since 1979 the good people there have been Mastering the skill of the grill and it shows. As compere of the DFW steak scene, Perry’s reputation is on the line with every customer that walks through the door and they have to deliver that perfect steak every time. Luckily for them (or is it luckily for us?) they deliver.
The restaurant’s main dining room layout is elegant and upscale but still retains its masculinity by incorporating a wine cellar theme and hard-edged chandelier lighting. Should you need a private room ask about the Cellar Room that has a very Al Capone feel to it with wall-to-wall oak barrels. The soft lighting is reminiscent of Houston’s and makes for a more authentic steakhouse ambiance.
Come with your taste buds prepared for a vacation. Whether you go for the Prime Bone-In New York Strip or the Double-Cut Lamb Chop the results should be identical. Amazing. On other occasions I have also had the Petite Surf & Turf consisting of a six oz. Filet Mignon and a four oz. Maine Lobster tail, which was so good it was nearly an out-of-body experience. Truth be told, the steamed asparagus was a bit undercooked, but you don’t go to a steakhouse to eat asparagus do you?
The waiters and waitresses there were fairly knowledgeable and could guide you through the menu and its details as close to effortlessly as it gets; the wine menu was more of a task. Of course because of Perry’s popularity it is always better to call ahead to assure speedy seating. Once your order makes it into the kitchen you should have time to start you conversation and not reach the point of utter boredom before your meal comes out. Everything was prompt; from greetings to orders, beverage refills, right down to check closeout.
The Prime Three Peppercorn 14 oz. New York Strip would satisfy anyone who ever questioned whether or not Perry’s was DFW steak royalty. This restaurant is completely suited to impress the significant other in your life. Ladies think of this as the perfect place to take that gainfully employed caveman that you wish to show some culture to and guys this is the type of steakhouse you bring her when you wish to erase that whole Outback fiasco from her memory. There is a massive wine selection, excellent seafood, chicken, and salads. Perry’s has the recipe to make anyone a steak impulse buyer.
Must haves: Ahi Tuna Duo, Pecan-Crusted Snapper, Bone-In New York Strip, or Symphony Kabob
Who eats there: Wine connoisseurs, hopeless romantics, and discerning carnivores
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
2000 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201