Restaurant for Two: a feature where I bring a friend to a restaurant and we write a review together. John is a foodie, so we made a date night out of it.
From start to finish, our meal at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Oak Brook was delightful. The service was impeccable; everyone – the hostess, our waiter, the Nutty D’Angelo maker (see below for video) – was polite, friendly, and willing to answer any questions we had. Starting right at dinner time, the lights were turned way down low to set the mood, the wine wall was fully stocked, and the pianist was crooning jazz.
Because we were there for a tasting for this review, John and I were served multiple dishes that were sized down so we could fit it all in. Please note that dishes are smaller in these pictures than they will be when served to you!
Our first course was served with a mini martini trio; the drinks menu offers nearly a dozen options for you to add to the trio. We were treated with Perry’s new Smoky Rita (Hornita’s Black Barrel tequila, fresh-pressed lime juice and agave nectar, with a habanero rim); the Mango Passion Fizz (mango passion Belvedere vodka, peach liquour, fresh-pressed lemon & lime juice, Chandon brut champagne); and the Mai Tai (two types of rum and fresh lime juice with a hibiscus rim and edible orchid).
The appetizers course included Perry’s Famous Pork Chop. While our portion was served bite-sized, the real deal comes out giant! The chop is hand-selected in the Midwest, and is cured, roasted, slow-smoked and caramelized, and served with homemade applesauce. Next was the Asian Ahi Tuna Tartare in a soy sauce glaze and served with wonton crisps, and the Tempura Fried Lobster Tail, the succulent meat was fried to perfection. Lastly, we also received their Signature Chopped Salad served with crispy bacon, cherry tomatoes, and sharp cheddar cheese.
The Chateaubriand was our main course. The tender beef filet was carved table-side with Truffle Merlot Demiglace, Béarnaise, and Roasted Peppercorn Reduction sauces. Perry’s Signature Fried Asparagus came on the side; it was topped with jumbo lump crab meat (this dish can be served as a starter or a side) making for a fun twist on this veggie.
Other delicious sides included Roasted Sherried Mushrooms, Sweet Sriracha Brussels Sprouts, and Au Gratin Potatoes. Our favorite of the three were the Brussels Sprouts; I don’t typically like spicy food, but the Sriracha added a great heat. These sides are usually served family-style for two or more people.
Not only is Perry’s well-known for its steaks, it is also a powerhouse with wines. Their wine list is ever changing; always in stock, though, is Perry’s Private Labels, including their Chardonnay and their Cabernet Sauvignon.
Last, but certainly not least was the famous Nutty D’Angelo, a flaming dessert made table-side. First, vanilla ice cream is topped with a crunchy white chocolate. Crushed pecans are flambeed with brown sugar and brandy as you watch making for a fun dessert for everyone!
At Perry’s, you get what you pay for: great service, delicious, well-prepared food, and an even better drinks and wine selection. Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille makes for a perfect date night, birthday celebration with the family, or for a luxurious dinner after shopping at the mall.
5 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523