Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille Comes to Downtown Leawood


A filet mignon at Perry's Steakhouse & Grille.

A filet mignon at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille.

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grill

Based in Houston Perry’s Steakhouse & Grill comes to Leawood Town center square.

An unnamed restaurant has been going through the Leawood Planning Commission for months, but there has been no official confirmation on the venture. But plans for the 12,681-square-foot building, in the center’s north parking lot, were approved Monday.

Perry officials confirmed their plans Thursday morning. The site is near a long-term tenant Hereford Houseand an opening in early 2024 is planned.

“Our team is thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille to Kansas City, known for its love of great steaks and great steakhouses,” Chris Perry, founder and owner of Perry’s Restaurants, said in a statement. . “As we look forward to unveiling our approach – wrapped in beautiful restaurant design and an award-winning menu – we look forward to calling Kansas City home and welcoming our new guests.”

Officials at locally owned Hereford House have previously expressed concerns about the proposed restaurant building, saying the plan “would eliminate a significant portion of its car park. Its site is owned by different owners than the mall.

On Thursday morning, he released this statement: “Although this is not the result we had hoped for, Hereford House is proud to celebrate 25 years in the town of Leawood! We remain committed to our loyal customers, team members and the Leawood community as a locally owned and operated, women-run business.

Town Center Plaza officials could not be immediately reached Thursday for comment.

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Perry’s Steakhouse & Grill in Nashville. Perry Restaurants

The Perry family opened their first location in Houston in 1979 – a modest meat market they called Perry’s Butcher Shop (still in operation as Perry & Sons Market & Grille). In 1986 they added tables and chairs for dinner and they quickly expanded with more locations.

They opened the first Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in 1993 in Houston and the company now has 20 locations in seven states, including Chicago, Denver and Nashville.

Perry’s Leawood Restaurant will be designed in partnership with Aria Group Architects Inc. in the Chicago area.

It will have a sprawling main dining room and a view of the open kitchen (behind glass) and Perry’s Bar 79 (79 after the year it was founded) through a towering wine wall. Perry’s offers a wide selection of wines, including a private reserve.

It will accommodate 350 people and will have four private dining rooms. The bar will have glass walls opening onto the patio that can accommodate 45 people.

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Perry’s Steakhouse & Grill in Nashville. Perry Restaurants

Every piece of meat is slaughtered in-house and cut to order – tenderloin, New York Prime Striploin, Prime Rib Eye and more. Other menu items include braised beef short ribs, spaghetti squash primavera, crusted ahi tuna, crispy-skinned wild red snapper, salads and salads, seven-finger pork chop, 17 sides variety ranging from burnt corn to cauliflower gratin and seasonal cheesecake.

Hours will be 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays; 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

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Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille signature 7-finger pork chop. Perry’s Steakhouse & Grill

Friday is the only day it’s open for lunch – with a “lunch” portion of its huge pork shop, mashed potatoes, and homemade applesauce for $17. Perry’s famous pork chop Friday lunch has become a cult favorite, with each restaurant serving 700 to 800 special dishes every Friday.

He also ships his signature items nationwide.

Perry’s said Leawood would be its “first location in the Kansas City area.” Are there others in preparation? The company said there are no plans to share at this time.

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The new 12,681 square foot Perry’s restaurant will be located in the north parking lot of Town Center Plaza near Hereford House. Leawood Planning Commission

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Joyce Smith has been covering restaurant and retail news for The Star since 1989 under the Cityscape brand. She appreciates topical advice.


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