About.com Travel: Restaurant Review – Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille Opens in Frisco
More great news for the residents of Frisco: a fantastic new restaurant option is now available to you. No, you don’t have to wait for the completion of the $5 billion-dollar mile to develop or the Dallas Cowboys to open its world headquarters. A fine-dining establishment is now open to take care of your steak and seafood desires.
If you’re not familiar with Perry’s, it first opened in 1979 as a meat market. That’s obvious because when you walk in, you can view the finest cuts of meat that are on display. They feature steaks, chops, seafood, salads, soups and desserts and a fabulous bar. Texas locations are in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.
Bar 79 is a place you’re going to want to visit once inside Perry’s. It was named for the year that Perry’s Meat Market opened: 1979. Enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail made from the finest ingredients, beer or wine. During Social Hour, enjoy specially-priced drinks and appetizers. Social Hour takes place Monday – Friday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sommelier/Mixologist Susi Zivanovic created some amazing cocktails for us to sample and highlighted Perry’s wine list. I sipped a classic Manhattan made from Bulleit bourbon. It was garnished with a maraschino cherry imported from Italy. Now that was one sweet finish.
I also tried a Side Car because I’m a fan of old-fashioned, prohibition-era cocktails. It’s made from Henessey Cognac, Grand Marnier, limoncello and fresh juices. Perry’s cocktails are perfectly balanced and well-mixed. Expect freshness because lemons and limes are fresh-squeezed daily. No cheap mixers are used in this bar. Cheers!
Yes, Perry’s has some fine (USDA Prime grade) steaks and seafood but it’s really known for its chops. Perry’s Famous Pork Chop are cured, roasted, slow-smoked and caramelized and served with homemade applesauce. Typically, pork chops are not at the top of my must-order list at a fine dining establishment. HOWEVER, throw that idea out the window. These chops are simply divine and yes I would definitely order them again. This dish stands seven fingers high (not little dainty fingers that some women have — but more like my sausage fingers)!
My suggestion (to lighter diners especially): order the pork chops at lunch on Friday. Every Friday is Pork Chop Friday and they are specially priced at only $12.95. Rumor has it that people line up out the door on Fridays to get the pork delights at that price. Worth every penny!
Also worth checking out: the Chateaubriand with Truffle Merlot Sauce was fantastic.
The menu at Perry’s has enough options for meat and seafood lovers without being overwhelming. Vegetarians can find some tasty options as well. It can be a little pricey for some ($51.95 for a Bone-In Ribeye or NY Strip) but there are less expensive options and a lot of food is perfect for sharing. It’s the perfect special occasion dining place and I hear that Valentine’s Day is one of its busiest days.
The décor is beautiful. It’s classy and upscale — just the kind of place that booming Frisco needed.
I found the cocktails to be smooth, the appetizers tasty and the meats were flavorful and did not disappoint. There was no room for dessert but you had me at flambéed. Two items on the menu intrigue me: Bananas Foster and Mont Blanc a la Frisc, which is Vanilla ice cream served on a homemade sponge cake with freshly cut strawberries, topped with a flambéed Belgium white chocolate sauce prepared tableside with Bailey’s Irish Cream. If that doesn’t wow ’em in Frisco, nothing will!
There’s also a location in Dallas at 2000 McKinney Avenue, #100, Dallas, TX. 214-855-5151.
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