36 years ago, the Perry family opened its first restaurant, a modest meat market on Scarsdale Boulevard in southeast Houston.
A few years later, Chris Perry came to work at the market and persuaded his father to add tables, leading to expansion. As the markets gained popularity, Chris opened the first Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille in 1993 on Bay Area Boulevard.
In Nov. 2015, Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille will relocate its original Clear Lake steakhouse and debut the company’s newest concept at Baybrook Mall, the largest shopping center in the southeastern quadrant of Houston, and one of the prime shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations in the city.
The new 10,000-square-foot restaurant will accommodate 400 guests and include design elements unique to the location and Houston-area Perry’s Steakhouses. The restaurant will provide an expansive view from every angle of the main dining room offering a glance at chef creations in the kitchen and peeks of Bar 79 through the towering wine wall.
Layers of interest will be added by glass, lighting, and other textures, distinguishing the experience from that of a traditional steakhouse.
“This is the community where my father opened his first meat market. It’s where I learned about the business and where we opened our first steakhouse,” says Chris Perry, founder and CEO of Perry’s Restaurants.
By relocating its Clear Lake restaurant to the more accessible Baybrook Mall location, Perry’s will have the opportunity to provide this fine-dining experience to the rapidly expanding communities nearby. Perry’s will be part of the expansion project on the north side of Baybrook Mall and the restaurant’s spacious outdoor patio will provide a view of the mall’s grassy lawn, featuring gathering areas and community events.
Over the past decades, Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille has remained true to its roots with butcher-fresh USDA aged prime beef and signature table-side carving presentations, including its seven-finger-high pork chop. The restaurant has evolved to feature an engaging, open, and airy atmosphere, a vibrant Bar 79 (named after its founding year) with an extensive wine and mixology program, and elegant private dining rooms for groups and special occasions.
In addition, Perry’s has transitioned from a regional to a national footprint. Today, Perry’s operates 10 steakhouse locations in Texas and two locations outside of Texas, as well as their original two Perry & Sons Market and Grille locations in Scarsdale and Friendswood.
The Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille location at 487 Bay Area Blvd. will continue to serve its guests until the new Baybrook Mall location opens in Nov. 2015.
Perry’s owns and operates five other steakhouses in the Greater Houston area in Champions, Katy, Memorial City, Sugar Land, and The Woodlands.