Place at Perry's has gone through many changes to overcome confusion between it and another steakhouse named Perry's.

Place at Perry's has gone through many changes to overcome confusion between it and another steakhouse named Perry's.

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 Place at Perry's, a restaurant located near a bustling bar district in Uptown, will close July 24.

The restaurant has recognizeable red art hanging inside.

The restaurant has recognizeable red art hanging inside.

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The steakhouse had been considering closure for some time.

Place at Perry's used to go by the name Perry's and opened in Uptown in 2001. The restaurant was named after the owner's late father and his first-born son. Then an unaffiliated restaurant Perry's Steakhouse & Grille opened less than a mile away, also in Uptown, years after the first one. Two Perry's in one neighborhood was confusing.

Perry's changed its name (in part because of the threat of a lawsuit), then moved to another spot in Uptown, then changed its name slightly again. It never quite recovered.

After years of dealing with patrons showing up to the wrong Perry's, Operating Partner Matthew Huntsman told The Dallas Morning News that closing the steakhouse was the best plan.

Place at Perry's

Huntsman also says Uptown isn't the right market for a high-end restaurant. "The direct market around us is not crying out for an upscale steakhouse," he says, pointing to party bars such as Kung Fu Saloon, 6th Street Uptown and Primebar nearby.

"We feel a fresh start, a new area and a new concept is best for us," he says. No word yet on what they plan to open, or where.

A Facebook post invites regulars to dine at Place at Perry's one last time. The staff has gotten smaller because of the impending closure, so diners visiting during its last two weeks are encouraged to make reservations.

Tuna tartare at Place at Perry's

Tuna tartare at Place at Perry's

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