The owners of swanky, Houston-based steakhouse Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille are bringing a more casual American grill concept to an area of down craving more dining options. Carve American Grille will open at Lantana Place (7415 Southwest Parkway, Building 1) on December 17.


The restaurant from restaurateur Chris Perry will serve happy hour and dinner (with lunch and brunch starting in the new year), featuring dishes served from a live fire grill. The menu, developed by Perry’s Master Development Chef, television personality and 2010 James Beard Best Chef Southwest finalist Rick Moonen, will serve custom-cut steaks, wood-fired pizzas, pastas, chicken-fried pork chop, cedar plank-grilled redfish, mesquite grilled baby back ribs and more.


The lunch menu also features salads and burgers. Carve will also offer regular specials like Smoked Strip Friday Lunch and Prime Rib Thursday Dinner. Brunch service begins January 4 and will feature dishes like hashbrown breakfast pizza, open-faced steak and eggs po-boy, and chicken and waffles.


The bar will feature 25 wines on tap, offered in four different pour sizes. Carve’s Happiest Hour runs daily from 3 to 6:30 p.m., with $2 off small bites, eight-ounce wine pours, cocktails and draft beers.


The Southwest Austin location of Carve will be the first for the Perry’s team, which operates 13 Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille locations in Texas, as well as locations in a half-dozen other states.


Full menu, hours and link to reservations at carveamericangrille.com.