Exactly what Dallas needs now–another upscale steak joint–was revealed last night when the new Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille threw open its doors at 2000 McKinney Avenue to more than 400 folks from The Real Estate Council. (They were getting all jacked up for their May 6 FightNight fundraiser.) The eighth Texas eatery for Perry’s–it’s got six outposts in Houston and one in Austin–opens officially on Monday.
Standing in the airy crowded bar, owner Chris Perry said that he’s pumped $6.2 million into the Uptown restaurant–it features five private dining rooms and a pork chop that’s “seven fingers high”–and that his 31-year-old, Houston-based company rakes in about $40 million annually. What’s more, Perry added, he ain’t worried about all the local competition: “If you get ’em in and you wow ’em with great service and you have a good product, there will be room for you in any market.”