They say everything is bigger in Texas. That boast certainly applied to the pork chops at Perry’s Steakhouse in downtown Austin: 32 ounces of perfection, butchered on site and carved right at the table. It is just what you would expect from a restaurant that began life as a butcher shop and has retained its respect for all things meat.
The atmosphere at Perry’s is very sophisticated, while at the same time comfortable. The building is a former bank – one of the dining rooms is located inside an abandoned vault. It all seems cozy in spite of the fact that one wall features floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a view of the busy street scene outside.
A special mention goes out to the restaurant’s Bar 79, a very nicely appointed and comfortable spot to enjoy an adult libation while waiting for a table or to meet with a client after closing another successful deal. All in all, Perry’s is my new favorite dining spot deep in the heart of Texas.
114 West 7th Street