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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English Muffin, Poached Eggs, Lump Crab, Griddled Tomato, Lemon Spinach, Hollandaise
Fish & Shrimp Ceviche
with Avocado & Fresh Fried Tostaditos
Ahi Tuna Tartar
with a Quail Egg, Baguette Crostini
If you make a reservation in the middle of the afternoon (our reservation was at 3:30 p.m.) you will not get lunch or dinner. They have snacks instead, an "abreviated" menu that was not mentioned in their website. Had I known that's all that was available I would not have made the reservation. Snacks were ok at best
excellent service and food. very clean. will definitely return!
So cute and good food. Cocktail
Menu to boot too!
Our server was amazing. Drinks, oysters, main dish and dessert were all 5-star!
Great service, beautiful space, crazy expensive, patio was way more crowded than I expected it to be (re: COVID)
Perlas is always amazing ama our waitress was wonderful
We did not get offered dessert for my friend’s birthday.
Jacob was a great server and the food was amazing!
Austin staple, excellent grill oysters!
Great oysters, PEI variety tops, then WA followed by MA
One of our favorite restaurants in Austin. Loved the oysters but you have to get the shells and cheese and the butterscotch custard for sure.
We love Perla's and it never disappoints! From the food, atmosphere, and amazing service!!
Been to Perla's a few times. Always slightly disappointed in the service. Food is good, not great. Wait staff. has never impressed. Always seems disinterested.
Everything was perfect,
And our waitress, Rachel, was great.
Made our Austin trip wonderful.
We went Christmas Eve. Masked and socially distanced because of Covid restrictions. Sat outside under the twinkling lights and it was magical! The BEST pozole I have ever had. And the sticky toffee dessert was amazing. Our fish entrees were great too, but oh that pozole ❤️
It’s been awhile since we have been to Perlas and it did not disappoint. Our Server, Rach G was awesome. She was so friendly and helpful by answering our questions about the menu. As for our food....it was delicious!!
This is my favorite restaurant in Austin simply because I love the ambiance on the patio. The food is delish! The service is great! The cocktails impeccable! I can come here alone and just people watch or have an intimate date with the hubby or a girlfriend. Sunday brunch is the ultimate!
Great food and service. Oysters were phenomenal.
Great place for a romantic date night.
We have been coming here since it opened. Great seafood, drinks and service. Always. Lovely staff who get it right.
In light of those compliments, it seems a little whiney to criticise the mignonette! But is our only complaint. Someone told the chef that the shallots only need to briefly visit the vinegar. That someone is alone in their opinion. In our opinion. Please leave the shallots in the mix!
Here is my favorite recipe from J Sheekey in London:-
For the Shallot Vinegar
300ml red wine vinegar
150g shallots, peeled & finely chopped
Mix all the ingredients together
NB For the shallot vinegar, it is important to splash out and buy the best quality red wine vinegar. It makes all the difference to the taste of the shallot vinegar. We use half red wine vinegar and half Forum’s solera aged Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar, which is available online and in specialist food stores such as Brindisa.
Thanks for being a great seafood restaurant. Mark & Cheryl
Loved the food and overall menu!
Loved Perla’s - the brunch menu, service, and ambiance was all excellent! We will be back!
Very great all around. I just wish they had told us that the ahi tuna tostadas had jalapeños. Beyond that, fantastic dinner.
Me and my wife’s 3rd anniversary and it was fantastic! Our first date was at Perla’s over 8 yrs ago so it has always been a special place for us and the dining experience has been consistently spectacular over the years. Thank you!
Fresh seafood is scarce in Austin. Thankfully there's Perla!
What a wonderful surprise! Amazing outdoor dining! Felt like we were on vacation.
Perfect oysters from the raw bar as always. And Trevor was a fantastic server; sweet, informative, and hilarious. Will always recommend.
My go-to for business lunches and dinners - great ambiance, not loud outside, a bit louder inside, but always impressive in every way!
Great date spot or place to celebrate an occasion.
The best seafood in Austin!
Great food! great service! Get the shrimp and grits. Yum.
Coconut curry clam chowder and wedge salad were fantastic.
Perfect for brunch
My colleagues from out of town really enjoyed this meal. Our service was excellent and the food was great as well.
Always a solid meal, good service, and beautiful ambiance under the gorgeous tree on the patio with great people watching on SoCo. We got oysters (wonderful waiter recs!), grilled octopus, and curry chowder. Everyone loved it!
The food is quite pricey for what it is. It not as fresh as you might hope being seafood. But the very best part I will always go for is the raw oysters! Divine and the ahi tuna tostadas.
Our server was one of the best I’ve had in 14 years of Austin dining.
Fish quality and variety is completely lacking compared to what it used to be.
Perla's always is amazingly good! They were spectacular when we were there last. Food - amazing. Service - amazing. Good vibe - amazing! We sat inside this time because of the cool night. Always sat outside before. Now I know either has a great ambience! Don't miss this restaurant!
Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 3047 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.