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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar, Austin, TX

Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

4.8
4.8
3114 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 27 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 3,114 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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    Hot Spot

  • Austin

    Seafood

  • Austin

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  1. JS

    JasonS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was great. Met my national educator for George Dickel Whisky.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server (I might be messing up the spelling), Zach, was incredibly kind!! We enjoyed celebrating my grandmother with some very delicious dishes.
  3. MB

    MichaelB

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! One of our go to spots!
  4. J

    Jimmy

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Great food and ambiance !
  5. DH

    DelH

    Houston

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The raw oysters, broiled oysters, halibut and lobster tagliatelle are all awesome!!! Love Perla’s!
  6. EP

    EdwinP

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The halibut was fine but quite small.The salads had to much dressing the sides had to flavor.
  7. DS

    DSenior

    Houston

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was great. My wife and I had lunch there. Sat outside and were very comfortable. Server Justin was excellent. We shared crab cake, grilled oysters, gazpacho. All were excellent. Hush puppies were provided as a taster and were very good. Crab cake came with a salad on the side and some bread. We dipped the bread in the extra sauce from the oysters - nice. The gazpacho had a cheese toast on the side unlike any cheese toast we have ever had. All in all a very enjoyable experiencde.
  8. LC

    LynnC

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was extraordinary. We will be back!
  9. SB

    ShannaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for our birthday. Loved the way the server was attentive.
  10. KF

    KevinF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kudos to the chefs. The food here is simply amazing.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good Must go
  12. RM

    RustyM

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their food is amazing. Great service. Not Cheap. Need less expensive wine selections. Ambiance is great inside or out. one of my favorites in Austin.
  13. T

    Toonskis

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our 45th anniversary reservation table was in a busy spot next to the kitchen and restrooms. So busy and noisy. Very distracting. It was after 2pm we were only offered a brunch menu. Disappointing. But the service and food were good. The seafood is so fresh and well prepared.
  14. AH

    AmandaH

    Central Texas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant for seafood and a night out. It’s our 4-5th time and we wouldn’t go back unless it was fantastic EVERY time!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Cioppino…best I’ve ever had. Order extra broth and bread..thank me later
  16. MN

    MorganN

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ahi tuna tostadas are AMAZING!
  17. p

    pattiecw

    Austin

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food is always good. Didn’t have enough servers. Noise level was off the chart. Too hot to sit outside.
  18. KM

    KathyM

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious as always and our server was great! Had a business lunch and Perla's allowed me to extend the time to accomodate a guest that came later. Resteraunt is right in the HUB of activity and shopping.
  19. AW

    AubreyW

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers were amazing, meal was great. Everything was perfect to impress clients.
  20. DW

    DanielleW

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed a wonderful romantic birthday dinner on the outside patio.
  21. SH

    StuH

    Austin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience5
    All was good and fair priced. Beer $7 each, but I just ordered a glass of house Chardonnay… small portion. Got the bill and it was $22 a glass.. that’s unbelievable. At least kiss me before you frack me!
  22. AU

    dcmAUS

    Austin

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had heard great things and was excited to finally try this place. Outstanding oyster selection. Great fish as well. Inside seating was packed, but service was great and we could hear each other talk. I would definitely go back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always on point. Every dish, every drink plus the service.
  24. RA

    RAWarren

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The sauce with the scallops was amazing!
  25. JH

    JoeH

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time in Austin, chose Perlas because of great reviews - oysters selection was outstanding , we had 18. Fish was simple & delicious, perfectly cooked with assortment of sauces to choose. I had a red fish with chimchurri- highly recommend Perlas …bravo Perlas Managament & kitchen
  26. AB

    AnnetteB

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food, perfectly prepared. We really enjoyed this visit. Had we known that the heat was not really an issue we would have selected outdoor dining. The ambiance there was really nice.
  27. JC

    JulieC

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    This is my 2nd time here. First time, they sat us in the back. Today we had a nice table. Got our drinks, appetizer and then the electricity went out. I noticed, they bought these 4 women their drinks but they could not serve them. We got our food, the room was a little Smokey and now AC is not on. 102 degrees outside Food was good, they apologized for the inconvenience. Thought maybe they would have bought our drinks for the inconvenience.
  28. LJ

    LawrenceJ

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Service was great. Food was exceptional. Had tuna, best I’ve ever had. Oysters were great too.
  29. T

    Tommy

    San Antonio

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food is really good. Other than sandwiches, the portions are small. Service was bad. Maybe our server was having a bad day. Forgot to put in appetizers order and then must have forgotten a second time after we said we still wanted them. No apology or anything.. First time here because it’s always full and not easy to get a last minute reservation.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. One of our favorite places.
  31. ND

    NickD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food. Great selection. Professional n service too. Highly recommend this place. Grilled oysters were very tasty. Elite was great side. Fish great too
  32. TD

    ThomasD

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perla's never disappoints! Drinks, hushpuppies, and food are simply amazing! :)
  33. S

    Sylvinka

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had dozen oysters, we really enjoyed East Coast ones. Octopus was very tasty. The seared scallops were so good! Key Lime desert was delicious. We will be back next time in Austin for sure!
  34. AJ

    AmaJ

    Central Coast

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious and our server was really good. All staff was kind and corteous. We had the lobster bucatini and brioche crusted halibut. Both soooo good. Also had the melon burrata and spanish octopus. I loved the burrata. Octopus was good but I wouldn't order it again. Overall, it was a great experience and I will definitely return.
  35. S

    Sage

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    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.
  36. BE

    BenE

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 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.
  37. 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
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

FAQs

Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 3114 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 27 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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