Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar
Perla's has Austin’s prettiest oak-shaded patio and a comfortable airy dining room featuring a huge saltwater fishtank, poured concrete oyster bar and open kitchen.
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Grilled Octopus & Papas Bravas
Capers, Parsley, Saffron Aioli
Lobster Roll, Bibb Lettuce, House Mayo, Drawn Butter
Wood Grilled Oysters, Creole Butter
Lambert's Bacon, Bread Crumbs
Outstanding service and the food was spectacular! I highly recommend trying the tuna tartare and the classic oyster shooter. Get one of the platters so you get a little taste of everything.
It was delicious food!
Amazing seafood, great service and perfect ambiance - will be back for special occasions!
Absolutely love this restaurant! Always great food and ambience, it is good to note that reservations only allow you to sit inside which is interesting but not bad!
Everything was delicious, we had a great time in family and friends
None of us had visited Perla’s before. We went on recommendation from a relative. Everything we ordered was above our expectations: the Frozen Scorpion Slush and the off-the-menu Negroni were excellent. The Wood-grilled Creole oysters were by far the best, memorable! Smoky, spicy, limey, delicious. The fish and chips were also a great choice. The servers were all knowledgeable, attentive and efficient. Keep it up!!!
Classic Perla’s lunch.
One word: Overpriced. $38 for scallops; a total of 3. And they were not the best scallops I’ve ever had. Not sure how they justify the price in relation to the quality of the food, service, and ambiance. Probably just because they can and for some reason people hype it up. I’d say it’s a decent casual spot at best with slightly above average food that charges Michelin recommended/Michelin star prices; lacking the creativity, finesse, and attention to detail and the associated dining experience you would expect. Service was average at best. Borderline American steakhouse style which I find a bit cringe. Will not be going there again. Save your money!
Excellent food, excellent service; good location for a business lunch meeting.
Fabulous!!!!! Casual, trendy, outside seating and a great part of town!!!!
Recommended by a friend who was raised here in Austin.
A great dining experience, Rachel our server was excellent and the food was amazing.
We had a great time!
Love Rachel -waitress. She is the reason we spend so much time and money with y’all.
Perla’s is an Austin staple. The food is delicious with friendly service and it’s surrounded by rustic local beauty. It’s a special place.. ❤️
Fantastic food and excellent friendly service
Great place to celebrate our son’s graduation.
Can't wait to go back the food and service was amazing.
Wonderful service and fantastic food. Would love to go back!
Perfect for a special occasion in Austin!
Delicious food and excellent service. Mark was our server and he didn’t skip a beat with food recommendations and timely service. Easily the best salmon I’ve ever had and the scallops were equally delicious!
Everything was wonderful but they set us in the section to the left of the fish tank as you enter. The tables were super close and the chairs were uncomfortable. I had made the reso two weeks early and felt we were seated in the worst spot.
Birthday. Our server save the day. Front desk attitude was terrible. I will not go back to visit for a very long time.
One of best seafood restaurants in Austin. The signature red snapper is highly recommended, as is the halibut. The food is always fresh and flavorful. The night's chocolate dessert with a kick of chili and lime capped the meal off perfectly.
Great fresh oysters & cocktails. Very helpful & cordial staff
Pretty good! The wait staff was great, food was great. It just would’ve been nice if I made reservations one month ago to be given the option for outside seating. Just know if your looking for this better to just show up early and put your name on the list.
When making a reservation, there’s no indication that the patio could not be reserved, which really doesn’t make sense - the value of eating at Perla’s is the patio ambience, and there’s no reason to reserve an indoor table, because all of the indoor tables are empty.
We were informed upon arrival that the patio couldn’t be reserved. Then, our server had to be asked to leave work, after appearing to be under the influence.
Perla’s prices are acceptable with the great outdoor ambience, but not so much when you’re one of 2 tables sat indoors.
Outstanding meal and service. We were celebrating our friends 50th and it
Always the best oysters & seafood in Austin! Amazing!!!!
We always enjoy Perla's fresh seafood and attentive service. It is one of our favorite seafood restaurants in Austin. We will be back.
Great weekday lunch while on vacation!
Excellent service, high quality and unique craft cocktails with really good food.
I've been to Perla's before and previously had good experiences so I wanted to take my mom for her birthday. I made a reservation thinking that was best given the times but it guaranteed us nothing but a bad table in a small corner next to the register stand. The service was so-so, our waitress was very kind but didn't come around much and glasses certainly went unfilled. It seemed like walk-ins had better seating and service. The food was great but for a $200+ meal it was a lackluster experience.
Excellent Service. Excellent Food.
Had the broiled oysters, grilled octopus, cerviche and lobster roll.
All was done to perfection
Weird times right now during this covid thing, but your restaurant did your best to make it feel a little closer to normal. Thank you.
Perla's is a staple for us. Friday night was such an awful experience, it will be a long time before we return. We had reservations, requested the outside. The hostess said they would not seat us outside, BTW, tons of outdoor tables open. Our waitress was annoyed from the second we sat down, had such a difficult personality it truly ruined our evening. Terrible terrible service. Have way too many choices to return to a restaurant that did not want us there. So bummed.
Very good sea food and choice of fish.
Highly recommend the ceviche!
Heard Perlas was the place to go in Austin, and it did not disappoint! Every single thing we ate was delicious! Oyster appetizer, rockfish, scallops with pea purée was my favorite meal of our entire trip. Would highly highly recommend, and will return on our next trip to Austin!
Usually we are very happy with Perlas but this time we tried some new dishes and were disappointed. I chose the rockfish in broth with clams. Extremely small clams and the broth was so spicy (fresno chiles I think) that I was unable to taste the seafood broth. The fish was awesome with a crispy coating. I was wanting their incredible bouilabaisse but it was off the menu for the season. My partner had the lobster in the shell in pasta. The problem was the pasta was in a somewhat greasy sauce of bacon lardons which made removing the lobster from the shell a slippery mess and the sauce again overpowered the lobster taste. My baby romaine salad was so good as always (my favorite salad in town) but his iceberg wedge had too much thousand island dressing so that the crab was drowned out. We were seated by the door with constant traffic, not so great. (with reservations) The wine was perfect, love their wine list.
We normally love Perlas but the overall experience just wasn’t great this time. Part of order never made it to the table (charge was removed). Some things just seemed under done. Hopefully this was a one off as it’s one of our favorite places.
Excellent oysters, fried okra, hush puppies, great bottle of Chardonnay. We have been loyal to Perla’s since they opened. Never disappointed.
Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 3142 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.