Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
On the ground floor of the wedding cake building that is the historic Norwood Tower, this plush steakhouse primarily sates the carnivorous appetites of the legislative lobby. But when the lawmakers and their entourages have departed the city limits, come sample life where more is more. The bar area is nice for a romantic evening; a pianist sings Billy Joel covers at the baby grand at a level where you can still carry on a conversation. The true experience, though, is sitting in one of the overstuffed booths feasting on traditional steakhouse fare in exaggerated servings. Everything is oversized: the colossal shrimp cocktail, the orb of hot bread with a light crackling crust, the portion of Gulf red snapper with lumps of crab in a white wine sauce. Go ahead and go all the way. If red meat isn’t your thing, skip the steaks and go straight for the famous pork chop; carved table-side, it can be shared with a family of four with enough left to take home. A nutmeg-heavy creamed spinach provides the illusion of vegetables, but crispy lyonnaise-style potatoes just add to the excess. We hear Perry’s serves dessert but have yet to be able to even look at the menu.
Address: 114 W. 7th, Austin, TX, 78701
Hours: L Fri. D 7 days.
Last updated: June 22, 2017