Texas-based Perry’s Restaurants, a group of award-winning restaurants, recently announced the anticipated opening of its first Middle Tennessee-area location, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, at Franklin's McEwen Northside in Cool Springs in early Summer 2020.
“We’ve been waiting for the right moment to introduce Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille to Tennessee and are excited to finally make our way into the Nashville area,” said Chris Perry, founder and owner of Perry’s Restaurants. “A city known for its Southern hospitality, Nashville is a perfect fit for Perry’s signature service and dedication to quality.”
The freestanding 11,000-square-foot space was designed in partnership with the renowned restaurant architect Aria Group Architects, Inc. It will provide a view of every angle of the main dining room including a glance at chef creations in the kitchen and glimpses of Perry’s Bar 79 through the towering wine wall.
From the vibrant color palette to its exquisite use of glass, lighting and other textures, every detail in the restaurant was deliberately selected to create an inviting environment that the local community will appreciate, whether they’re enjoying an intimate dinner, a business meeting, an elegant celebration or Perry’s special Pork Chop Friday Lunch.
The restaurant, which can accommodate up to 350 people, includes an expansive main dining room, four private dining spaces prefect for any occasion and outdoor dining for approximately 46.
“McEwen Northside is bringing an urban feel to the heart of Cool Springs, and we’re thrilled to announce the addition of a restaurant of the caliber of Perry’s Steakhouse,” said Mark Traylor, retail partner at Boyle Investment Co. “This is a special project that continues to attract benchmark brands and new-to-Nashville concepts and experiences. We can’t wait to show the community what’s in store at McEwen Northside.”
The Perry family opened its first restaurant in Houston in 1979 as a modest meat market called Perry’s Butcher Shop and Deli. In 1986, Perry persuaded his father, Bob Perry, to add dining tables, which eventually led to an expansion and the opening of a second market.
As the markets gained popularity, Chris Perry opened the first Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in 1993. Since its founding, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille has earned a loyal following and expanded to 15 steakhouse locations in Denver, Chicago, Birmingham and across Texas.
Perry’s award-winning menu, impeccable service and vibrantly elegant, yet comfortable atmosphere creates an experience for guests that is truly Rare and Well Done®.
The menu will offer signature elements including butcher-fresh USDA Aged Prime Beef, signature tableside carvings and flamed desserts, as well as its mouth-watering pork chop.
An unexpected specialty, the Famous Pork Chop is Perry’s flagship menu item that measures seven fingers high — just as butchers measured back in the day. It’s rubbed with proprietary seasoning, cured and slow smoked with pecan wood for up to six hours. Upon order, the chop is glazed, caramelized and topped with Perry’s signature herb-garlic butter, then carved tableside.