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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar, Austin, TX

Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

4.8
4.8
3089 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Perla's offers fresh fish and oysters flown in daily from both coasts with an emphasis on sourcing from the gulf and locations around the world. The bar makes delicious coastal cocktails and the wine list is stocked with fun sparkling, rosé & white wines.
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.

Learn more about McGuire Moorman Hospitality and their family of restaurants at www.mcguiremoorman.com.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (737) 271-3200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Larry McGuire, Tommy Moorman

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Fallon Gaskamp: (855) 482-0732

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Gibson

  • Parking details

    There is validated parking in the garage located behind Perla's.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,089 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Austin

    Outdoor Dining

  • Austin

    Seafood

  • Austin

    Outdoor Dining

  • Austin

    Seafood

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  1. S

    Sage

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We loved the food and our server was - for the most part - very attentive. However, the interior is very loud when busy with several patrons. Suggest you visit, but only perhaps when you can sit outside and not bake in the Austin heat.
  2. BE

    BenE

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were great. I’d suggest sitting outside for the best experience. Inside isn’t anything special.
  3. O

    Onelongtable

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was superb, but just as superb was our server Zachary
  4. JA

    JuanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is exquisite, the service was also impeccable. All the drink and food recommendations we got were spot on. The seafood is delicious. The oysters were fresh and they have an excellent variety of East Coast and West Coast. I would highly recommend for a date night, a special occasion, or just a fun, casual night out. I will be coming back without a doubt.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    We have always loved Perlas but this time it had been mo the since our last visit & we were disappointed over all. Oysters were a hit per usual. The Lobster Pasta, Fish & Chips & Crispy Snapper were also good. Lobster dish is a great portion. The tomato with the crispy Sapper was great. The Snapper dish is certainly on the lighter end. Service certainly lacked. The server couldn’t be bothered to show excitement or explain a dish more than the menu stated when we asked. The wine for the meal came after a reminder mid dish. Sodas were pretty flat. When a refresh was brought, the new soda was still flat. Temperature inside the restaurant was also fairly warm. Overall under impressed with service compared to the past. Certainly doesn’t get us jumping to go back anytime soon.
  6. I

    Iaracely

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Perla’s is delicious! The oysters are fresh and delicious as well.
  7. JD

    JoeD

    Austin

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been waiting to go to Perla's for quite some time and we were not disappointed! Everything we had the entire evening was excellent from the cocktails right through to the desserts. Crabcakes and BBQ shrimp first coursed were both perfect and our first cocktails were served quickly and delicious. All four of us were thrilled with our entrees and the only problem was whose was the best. Very good bottle of Zinfandel which was a delight. Key Lime Semifreddo and Salted Butterscotch Pot de Crème for dessert, shared amongst all were the perfect finish for a wonderful dinner. We stayed two hours and enjoyed every minute of our stay. Our waiter, Ken, was attentive, kind, and helpful. The only negative was the cost, but I think you get what you pay for and it was completely worth it. Perlas is now on our short list for a special occasion restaurant.
  8. LD

    LuisD

    Austin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great Service. I had their lobster roll. It was okay but not great. It was worth the try to to see if the seafood was as good or better than the East Coast.
  9. JM

    JacquiM

    Pittsburgh

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fabulous!
  10. N

    Nancy

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town for son’s graduation! We ate out side and from the oyster apps , lobster bisque, salads and Lobster Bucatini (?sp), it was all amazing! Our service was impeccable! I cannot speak highly enough about Perla’s, it is a definite must go to in Austin.
  11. M

    Maria

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambience. Service was attentive. I would definitely recommend dining here.
  12. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food all around. Will definitely come back when I’m in Austin again!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The food was delicious and the outside patio was nice on a summer day. My steak was not a bit over cooked, but the oysters had made our day.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Aesthetic and location were great. Wasn’t a fan of the food and menu options for brunch. Okay, but wouldn’t recommend.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always!
  16. TP

    TyP3

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great dining experience.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambiance were impeccable
  18. K

    Katie

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love Perlas. Great service from Dylan and I can’t get over how good the potato crusted sea bass was
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was able to get a table on the patio which was great!
  20. B

    Bdelicious

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing lobster bisque - a must have! Also had the lobster roll and it was piled high with lobster meat.
  21. T

    Taylor

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    super great atmosphere and food, one of the best restaurants i’ve been to in austin!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cape cod ish vibe, loved the food
  23. c

    csmith

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This peace is great.
  24. AH

    AmyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose Perla’s for our 16th anniversary dinner this year and it did not disappoint. The oysters were amazing and fresh as well as everything else we ordered. Even better than our dinner was the service. Dylan was our server and he did an outstanding job of taking care of us and making sure we had the best time. This was an anniversary that we will never forget!
  25. C

    Cindy

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Great fresh oysters. Highly recommend!
  26. H

    Happydiner

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food and great ambiance. Waiter was not terribly attentive but still good service.
  27. JG

    JustinG

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed Perla’s Poco Grande Platter. Really delicious.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food and Service!
  29. WE

    WeEat

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Poco Platter and everything was amazing!
  30. F

    Foodlovin

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great ambiance, great food with a good menu, and great service.
  31. DH

    DougH

    Sacramento

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked reservations two weeks before our trip to Austin...and were not disappointed...truly wonderful experience...great food, Mark F was fantastic explaining the menu...a highlight of our trip...
  32. M

    Mateo

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We arrived 10 minutes early for our 6:15 pm reservation and were hoping to dine outside. There was one table left on the patio. The hostess told us it was being held. My 77-year-old father politely asked how it was being held when they don't accommodate "outside specific" reservations. It was a legitimate question. The hostess replied with an uncomfortable amount of hostility that it was being held for the owner. Totally legitimate reason delivered in a totally appalling tone. Think "Mean Girls". I was so taken aback by her rudeness that I didn't think to ask which one. (Perla's is owned by McGuire Moorman Hospitality). She sat us at a table in the corner. The food was ok. The fish was all exceptionally fresh, but the preparation isn't as stellar as it used to be. Good, but not excellent. The fried okra was tasty, but half of the order was inedible because it was so tough and stringy. Shame on us for ordering a summer vegetable in March. Shame on them for poor quality control. Our server Travis was a doll. Pleasant and professional. As we left we noticed that one outdoor table was occupied by a group of girls who appeared to be the hostess's friends. We probably won't be back.
  33. s

    sfrick

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perla’s had some of the best seafood we have ever tasted. The redfish was prepared just perfectly and the crusted snapper was delicious! Definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone dining in Austin.
  34. KK

    KristiK

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous in every way. Terrific service and food. Love this place.
  35. BS

    BradS

    New Mexico

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service very good.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love this place. The food and service is always good.
  37. JC

    JackC

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This was a birthday celebration dinner and Perla's was a great choice. Excellent service and great food
  38. EB

    ElizabethB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal experience, Cassidy really took the time to explain the different types of Oyster
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Inattentive service. Items left out of order, so no entree for one of our party. Good excellent. Obvious in trying to move our table. Would likely go back but w trepidation.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food

FAQs

Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 3089 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

1400 S Congress Suite B100 Austin, TX 78704

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gibson

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is validated parking in the garage located behind Perla's.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Larry McGuire, Tommy Moorman

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (737) 271-3200

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Fallon Gaskamp: (855) 482-0732

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