Let’s start with some education: the restaurant on Routh many Dallasites know of as Perry’s has changed its name to The Place at Perry’s. Don’t be confused because they are both steakhouses – however, I am giving my thoughts only about the newly opened Perry’s on McKinney. That being said, here we go!
My visit to Perry’s was one of the most enjoyable happy hours I’ve had in quite a while. I have been back since my initial visit and loved it as much as I did the first time around – maybe even more actually.
From now on, you will be able to find me here most Fridays starting around 3:30 p.m. partaking in their Friday lunch special of Perry’s Famous Pork Chop served with whipped potatoes and homemade applesauce for only $13.95 before 4 p.m. If a pork chop doesn’t tickle your fancy, take part in one (hell, two, three, or even four) of the Social Hour appetizer options. My favorites were the fried asparagus with lump crab meat*, homemade Polish sausage, and the Kobe burger. My friend Casey made the following comment after eating the Kobe burger: “THIS burger for is on happy hour?”* Glances at girlfriend and says emphatically, “We’re comin’ back!”
After eating your fill, stay for a couple hours and enjoy the cocktail offerings they have for Bar 79 Social Hour. There is a cocktail for everyone here. If you can’t decide, try the flight of cocktails which includes three inventive concoctions in sippable sizes. Their mojitos are the perfect drink for summer, hands down. In addition they have a drink that is Perry’s take on a Manhattan that the men at the table thoroughly enjoyed (a few times over). Their fruit is incredible and is prepared fresh daily; head chef Danny does fruit quality control daily to ensure it’s at its best.
Aside from the fantastic discounted food and drinks, the atmosphere is relaxing and inviting with live music to lighten the mood in the bar and entertain. There is an air of sophisticated relaxation in the bar area and the patio boasts a giant inverted umbrella with plenty of seating. If you want to catch a game without spending time at a dive bar, they have a TV behind the hand-etched glass bar (with hilarious quotes about drinking) so you can nosh on their brilliant food while watching. If you can, try to get the middle table, though, you’ll feel like you’re in the VIP section!
The wait staff at Perry’s is unmatched; they offer VERY helpful suggestions, crack jokes, and are incredibly attentive. Between Mark, Howard, Rich the bartender, Kennan, and Martin, our waiter, we were never in want for another drink or a even a napkin.
I’ll see all of you there on Friday!
Drink strength: 3.8
Social Hour | Monday-Friday, 4-6:30 p.m.
discounted seasonal cocktails, wines, and appetizers
Live Music | Monday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday | 6-11 p.m.
*Initial post written quite a while ago. Pricing has been updated to reflect changes!