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Fearless Critic restaurant review
Upmarket restaurant

Mon–Thu 11:00am–10:00pm
Fri–Sat 11:00am–11:00pm
Sun 11:00am–8:00pm

Features Date-friendly, veg-friendly, Wi-Fi
Bar Beer, wine, liquor
Credit cards Visa, MC, AmEx
Reservations Accepted


2911 Routh Street
Dallas, Texas
(214) 871-9991
The Place at Perry’s
Steak in sustainable guise

The moniker has changed and the vibe has been refreshed. But these shifts have neither dented the reputation of The Place at Perry’s nor chilled its warm, clubby atmosphere. The Place serves all-natural Niman Ranch beef and chops and chickens raised in “environmentally friendly ways.” So its faddy “sustainable menu” cred is really beefed-up.

Steaks such as the Prime bone-in rib eye are skillfully prepared with an alluring sear and complex and rich flavors slathered in juices. The lush 23-ounce bone-in rib eye is also a noteworthy menu entrant. Sides include rich sautéed mushrooms; giant baked potatoes packed with toppings; mac ‘n’ cheese; and creamed spinach. Yet the sides can be plagued with inconsistencies.

Still The Place does have a phenomenal blue cheese wedge, bulging with craggy mounds of cheese accented with tomato and bacon. The ambience reeks chic without being stuffy: subtle drapery accents, crisp lighting, lots of wood grain richness, and cozy secluded booths begging for naughty tête-à-têtes to be had within their lushness. The wine selection is tight and brief yet thoroughly unimpressive and while service is unobtrusively attentive and inviting, it can be uneven (i.e. servers don’t seem to have a good grasp of the menu). Beef up them menu briefings.

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