Naperville Magazine: Suburban Cowboy—Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

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Despite its Texas roots, the vibe at Perry’s is more Vegas chic than spurs-and-lassos, with sleek modern lighting fixtures and rich leather appointments throughout the lively dining area and adjacent Bar 79. Even on a run-of-the-mill Tuesday night, the room was crowded and boisterous well before 7 p.m., suggesting that amid the glut of high-end restaurants now competing for diners’ attention at Oakbrook Center, Perry’s was making an early connection with Midwestern sensibilities and appetites.

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As is customary in this genre, and at this price point, service was nothing short of impeccable, with our waiter always at the ready to help us navigate the massive wine list or talk us through some of the noteworthy menu items. Two of these items, the symphony kabobs featuring either several cuts of beef or seafood selections suspended on a wire hanging from a tabletop harp-shaped frame, seemed to be popular throughout the room, with patrons in several nearby booths batting at their meals like curious kittens playing with knots in a shoestring.

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