A Rare Treat – Without Traffic
Feb 01, 2018 02:11PM
● By Maleesa Johnson
Say goodbye to trudging all the way to Frisco or Uptown for your Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille fix. Despite a few delays, the steakhouse is opening in Grapevine this month, much to the delight of local carnivores. The location – right at the corner of Highway 114 and Southlake Boulevard – is perfect. The menu promises to give guests the same thrills that the other locations serve up. And while the signature Chateaubriand will remain consistent among the North Texas eateries, Perry’s in Grapevine will have a few promising twists to set it apart.
“Every detail in the restaurant was deliberately selected to create an inviting environment that the local community should appreciate,” founder and owner Chris Perry says.
Those who frequent the other two Dallas-area locations will immediately notice a vibrant new interior look. From the exquisite use of glass, a vivid color palette, modern lighting and other textures, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille is getting a Grapevine makeover, aptly showcasing a towering wine wall.
“Perry’s Grapevine will feature a towering wine wall offering hundreds of wines researched to complement the menu perfectly, including rare vintages from all major wine regions of the world as well as Perry’s own private reserve Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon,” Perry says.
While still remaining as elegant as ever, the steakhouse is down-to-earth in the sense that a Pork Chip Friday Lunch doesn’t seem out of the question. The lunch menu features delectable entrees and entrée salads at reasonable prices. For example, the aforementioned pork chop is served with whipped potatoes and homemade applesauce for $15. As the sun goes down, however, Perry’s delicately transforms its menu into one even more worthy of special occasions. With menu prices easily landing in the $50-range for meat alone, the steakhouse can serve as the venue for a perfect date night – hint: Valentine’s Day is this month.
With an emphasis on the company’s mantra of proving a “Rare and Well Done Experience,” Perry’s Steakhouse is truly a meat-eater’s paradise. The restaurant serves up unexpected specialties such as its famous seven-finger-high pork chop carved tableside. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves – the appetizers are just as tempting. Tantalize your palate with Perry’s Signature Fried Asparagus – topped with jumbo lump crabmeat – or the Asian Ahi Tuna Tartare. It would be a gross oversight to skim past the soups and salads. With menu items ranging from creamy Lobster Bisque to savory Spinach & Warm Bacon Vinaigrette Salad, it’s hard to save room for the main course. But, it’s well worth it. Signature entrees include Filet Perry – a filet mignon wrapped with Nueske’s applewood smoked bacon topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and herb garlic butter and served with steamed asparagus – as well as the Chateaubriand, which is carved tableside with a Truffle Merlot Demiglace, Béarnaise and Peppercorn reduction sauces.
For those more on the pescetarian spectrum, the seafood at Perry’s is its own showstopper. The Pecan-Crusted Gulf Red Snapper is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and white wine sauce. For a more rare experience, try the Sushi-Grade Sesame Crusted Ahi-Tuna, served with red chili lime, miso butter and sushi rice.
If you have managed to save room for dessert, Perry’s Steakhouse is well known for its flaming treats. This includes decadent dishes such as Mont Blanc a la Frisc – vanilla ice cream served on a homemade sponge cake with freshly cut strawberries, topped with a flambéed Belgian white chocolate sauce and Bailey’s Irish Cream. It doesn’t end there. The Nutty D'Angelo is another fiery dessert, consisting of crushed pecans flambéed with brown sugar and brandy and served over vanilla ice cream, dipped in white chocolate and toasted almonds.
While all of these menu items are more than worth the drive to Frisco or Uptown, it can now be enjoyed just a few miles from home.
PERRY’S STEAKHOUSE & GRILLE
2400 W. Texas 114,