Cutting loose

Favorite downtown steakhouse carves out brand-new concept in South Austin

Favorite downtown steakhouse carves out new concept in South Austin

Carve Austin
Carve will feature a contemporary rustic interior. Rendering courtesy of Perry's Restaurants

One of Texas’ favorite steakhouse chains is slicing into the live fire cooking trend. On December 4, Perry’s Restaurants announced a brand-new concept, Carve American Grille, coming to South Austin's Lantana Place development at William Cannon Drive and Southwest Parkway in late summer 2019.

Although the release did not spill details on what exactly that menu would feature, it did promise an ingredient-forward approach, and that smoking and wood grilling would be used throughout. That extends to the pastry and bar programs, where smoke will add depth to a signature cocktail and dessert.

In keeping with the theme, wood accents are being used by Illinois-based Aria Group Architects, Inc throughout, including a cozy plank ceiling. The expansive patio, taking advantage of the Texas Hill Country views, will keep things crackling along with four fireplaces.

Carve will also feature an area that sells select cuts that can be enjoyed later at home, a nod to the brand’s heritage. Perry’s began as two Houston butcher shops founded by Chris Perry in 1979, now known as Perry & Sons Market and Grille.

“With Austin’s thriving culinary scene, we knew the city was a natural fit for Carve’s eclectic and surprising menu that we’ve been developing over the past several years,” said Perry’s founder and owner Chris Perry in a release. “We are looking forward to bringing the great quality food and service our customers have come to expect from our restaurants to this contemporary, elevated rustic setting.”

The restaurant will follow another big trend in the Austin hospitality scene. Faced with high costs in the city core and shifting population centers, restaurateurs are increasingly looking at the edges of the city for new projects.

With ever-growing housing developments and nearby employers like Yeti and NXP Semiconductors, Lantana Place’s South Austin locale certainly makes it an ideal fit for a neighborhood concept.