Great hh deals, the crab cake fritters are amazing! This will be a spot I come back to again.
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Happy Hour
This is a great spot for a happy hour with better than average fare. The drinks and bar food are 1/2 off, but that includes oysters! The fried okra is fabulous. Just to be safe, make a reservation, even for happy hour. I would also think that this place would be great for dinner, just haven't done that, yet.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Farm to Table in downtown Austin
Really like the farm-to-table concept. However, the menu on OpenTable's website (or the link to Parkside) displayed the winter menu not the current one. Since more and more people have food allegies and sensitivities, it would be helpful to keep that information updated. Scallops were very good and subbed out grilled asparagus as the side. Ate at the bar; very attentive service.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
6th Street Austin, upscale
Parkside combines the upscale dinning and bar experience with a blend of old Austin and contemporary culinary dining. In the heart of the 6th Street "scene" with valet parking, an essential for the area. The staff are all well informed, superbly helpful and pleasant. We had a fabulous meal and great fun.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stellar waitstaff. Food was amazing. Best oysters (Blue Point) I've ever had. Also, order the okra (from the bar menu); best okra in town. Seared pork chop (the night's special) was great, too. Flavorful and moist. Brought along some diners who had never been before, and they can't wait to go back.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Introducing friends to Parkside
We have been to Parkside before and loved it so we invited some friends that were interested in trying it. Everyone loved it! We got there early enough for happy hour and ordered a variety of half-priced appetizers and drinks. The appetizers (and drinks) were delicious! The ceviche and crab fritters are my favorites off the bar menu, but the Bass appetizer off the regular menu is my all time favorite!! Each of us thoroughly enjoyed our entrees which were all different. It was nice to dine with people who appreciate good food and understand how each individual ingredient in a dish is put there for a reason. Parkside has fantastic, creative chef's who put a lot of thought in to their dishes and it shows!
Our waiter, Jacob, was the best.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We started the evening with drinks and appetizers at the bar. The bar staff was friendly and knowledgable. Enjoyed meeting and chatting with our bar mates. Moved to the dining room for dinner. Again, our server was friendly and made great recommendations. He was accessible when we needed him (he didn't "hover"). We did not feel rushed to vacate the table. The restaurant was clean, perfect lighting - loved the old pictures on the walls. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would recommend it to others.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always have great food there and the atmosphere is very energetic.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the 4th time I have
This is the 4th time I have brought customers here in 3 months. Perfect meal and fantastic service each time!!!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were visiting from H-Town a d had a great time at this great little place. Staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. I recommend having a handcrafted cocktail at the bar before sitting. The menu was creative and fresh. I had the locally sourced rabbit dish (amazing) and my fiancé had the NY strip ( also amazing). Oh and I forgot about the rich and flavorful crab fritters. I would certainly return!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
True Taste on 6th
An excellent bar staff started our group off with excellent crafted cocktails. The atmosphere is lively as this is a solid place to socialize with friends while enjoying a large selection of oysters, classic ceviche, and outstanding main course selections like NY Strip, lamb chops, scallops and pork chops. The pâté and prawns were delicious starters for our table, while the ceviche and oysters here should be mandatory fare as they are outstanding. The quality of service at the bar was good once you grabbed their attention, as this is a very busy cocktail hub. The waitstaff for our table was informed, fast, and friendly. This place is a gem that shouldn't be overlooked despite its 6th Street location.
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was really good and
The food was really good and imaginative. I really enjoyed the ceviche and rabbit.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our night at Parkside was
Our night at Parkside was another phenomenal experience starting with the food and service. When those two come together you have the foundation for a great dining experience. We had too many good things to mention them all here but suffice it to say that from the sea bass appetizer to the salmon to the chocolate dessert were spot on in taste and presentation. Our waitress was attentive without being intrusive. In fact as I write this my only regret is that the evening had to end.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great favors, small portions
Very nouvelle, wanted more. Excellent flavors and interesting choices. Oyster choices were limited night we were there. Branzini was excellent but wanted more. Service was somewhat leisurely and uninformed, but at least friendly. A nice 6th street spot- certainly a step way above anywhere else on the street cuisinely.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, wine so-so
Very good food. Oysters were a rip off, extremely small for a lot of $
Entrees were excellent, salmon and scallops. Portions are tiny though and sides are extra.
Took us 5 tastings of wine to find something decent by the glass.
Accommodated my gluten allergy. Am from out of town so it was a nice find.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super service and food!
Outstanding food and wonderful service. It was very noisy, but the host kept offering to move us away from the noisy group.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our recent dinner at Parkside was wonderful. They have a great wine list and all of our dishes were excellent. Don't let the location on a rather yucky part of 6th Street scare you away...it's an awesome place.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was wonderful!
My mom took me out for a "Birthday-observed" meal. I picked Parkside since it's been on my to-do list forever. Everything we got was very very good.
My lamb was cooked perfectly and the flavors on the plate were delightful. I also got the roasted mushrooms which were earthy and delicious.
My only criticisms:
I expected more anchovies on the Caesar salad and I would have wanted a little more from the dessert.
All in all though, I thought Parkside was aces. I'll definitely be back.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perhaps the best HH in town
For a foodie (who is also on a budget), Parkside provides amazing food at ridiculous prices. All food on the bar menu is 1/2 off. The crab cake fritters ($5.50) are an absolute must and I highly recommend the fried okra ($3.50)! For those with a bit more of an appetite the steak and frittes ($10) or the burger ($5.50) are also solid choices.
All cocktails are half off and beer is 1/3 off.
Service is excellent and they were very accommodating when more people showed up to join our party.
Will definitely be back many times!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable with a great location
We found the food to be creative with well balanced favors and prepared correctly. A key to any evening out the wait staff was nothing less than excellent. Our waiter made us feel comfortable and made sure we were well taken care of throught out the meal. Great location being on sixth street for an early dinner then onto the music.
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
A surprise on 6th Street!
Amid the honky tonk of 6th St is a little gem. Arriving at Parkside I had low expectations. I was afraid it was going to be another restaurant serving warmed over food to tourists and 6th st partiers. Wow was I wrong!!! Great food and a nice, understated wine list in an energetic setting. The only negative is the rooftop dining area is usually reserved by large parties on weekends.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My third time there. The food is very fresh and delicious.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is AMAZING!!! Totally
The food is AMAZING!!! Totally worth the money! Atmosphere is great and the drinks are phenomenal as well! The service was a little slow but it was a Saturday and there were lots of patrons.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took a friend who was in town for one night due to lay-over. Happy hour was solid and specialty drinks were perfect. Will be back to try entrees; however, cerviche was excellent recommendation from the server!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We just had our 2nd year anniversary at Parkside and we were blown away by the food. We didn't get any entrees because the oysters, starters and sides looked too good to pass up! Every dish was amazing. The only one that didn't score a perfect ten was the prawn. I really wanted shrimp and that was the closest they had but it was a bit too fishy for my taste. We even tried the sweetbreads (expecting actual bread) and thought it was amazing. I never would have tried it if our waitress had told us what it was beforehand, but I'm so glad I did! It was overall one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. Thank you, Parkside!!!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Parkside in Austin
I, a person who uses words as a daily part of my work, am at times speechless when it comes to Parkside restaurant. Today is not one of those times. Sublime is the word that immediately comes to mind when I speak of Parkside and my dining experience. Simply because that dining experience is unparalleled, unless one is speaking of Olive and June, another restaurant of the Shawn Cirkiel group. No matter my expectations of a dining experience, I am completely charmed by the experience at Parkside! Excellent service, delicious beyond description and served with a keen appreciation of the first class dining experience, Parkside delivers!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food. Fried oyster
Excellent food. Fried oyster po boy was one of the best things I've ever eaten.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
1 Sep 13 Din w/Con/Mel/Cat/Kayla
Great foodie selections and drinks! Service from Brooke was even better.
8/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
From the pleasant greeting when we walked in to when we left 3 hours later, my group's experience with the food, service and atmosphere was 5 out of 5 stars. Whether you are looking for a nice place for business, a date or just casual dining, Parkside is on my must visit again list.
The food.....the food! Our group had some foodies in it and this was their first Parkside experience. All of them will be back. The taste buds got new and delightful experiences. There are many restaurants that claim to be different. And, the assumption is that they are supposedly better. I have learned that different isn't necessarily better, but that better is always different.
Parkside is better and that's what makes them different.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of 6 and had a tremendous time. Our group ordered a variety of different things from menu and everything was great. The food was terrific and the wine list was diverse. I am definitely going back to Parkside again in the near future.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had my sister's bachelorette party dinner at Parkside and every thing was perfect. Trip was amazing a long with the food and atmosphere! All 20 girls were very impressed!
Thank you for making the evening that much better!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great BD dinner
This was my second visit to this restaurant, the first was a walk-in on a Wednesday night& we really enjoyed it. For this instance my husband & I were looking for a great place to celebrate our daughter's birthday & suggested we try Parkside again. I was happy to learn that we could get a reservation on the dayf. Everything was great &we will definitely come back again.We started with calamari & crab puff appetizers & both really good - we nearly always get calamari as our appetizer for this group,we scarfed it down - it was crispy and tasty (not chewy). Everyone loved their entrees the rack of lamb and salmon were especially good. NY Strip was flavorable but mine was a bit tough (but did not change my enjoyment). Service great. RECOMMEND!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, ambiance and service. Food took quite a while to come out, which was fine, but when it did it was not hot, and my plate was missed when it came to polishing the edge, lots of gross fingerprints.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot on 6th
If you like oysters, you must go here...especially during happy hour...half off oyster platters...amazing!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Starting with a great selection of oysters and roasted bone marrow, to mac and cheese with gruyere this menu has a little something for everyone. The service was very friendly and knowledgeable with quality suggestions. I would recommend Parkside to everyone.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first visit to Parkside. Varied menu, all food was nicely prepared and generous portions. The calamari was crisp and served with a delicious dipping sauce. The scallops were amazing!
Overall a good experience, but if I had to make a suggestion for improvement, it would be on the attention from the serving staff. All was good for the first hour or so, but towards the end of my meal, it was difficult to get the servers attention to order dessert and to get my bill. The girls were quite busy in a personal conversation, so I waited about 20 minutes with an empty plate in front of me and no check-in to see if I wanted anything else. Not a huge issue, but it was a bit strange. Would recommend however!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my boss here for dinner while we were in town. The staff kept his drinks filled and we both adored the food. Good place to go if you're looking to make a good impression. I highly recommend it.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Timing was off but you get
Timing was off but you get the impression all staff are proud of the product and, an environment
Breath o fresh air on 6th
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious. Service
Food was delicious. Service was great. The kale salad was divine! My steak (rare) was cooked perfectly.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff at the Parkside were very accommodating and allowed me to make a reservation for 7 even though we were only having cocktails and my guests were arriving at different times.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location, excellent food
Parkside just about does it all if you want superb food with low-key, friendly service and a hip,casual atmosphere. We found the reception to be especially refreshing, as if they actually wanted us there (a great contrast to the "I'd rather be someplace else" faux-snobbery we've experienced in some other high-end restaurants). Dress is Austin casual. Be aware that, like so may other interior designs, Parkside's architects made full use of hard surfaces and it is on the loud side (though there are worse offenders). We're still not sure how shouting improves a night out.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an excellent time. The good was fantastic and the server was wonderful!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic all the way
I received the kind of upscale classy dining I expect in NYC!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a great dining experience - we were there celebrating a birthday and everything went smoothly. Only complaint is that before we sat down and told the hostess we were waiting on the rest of our party, she had quite the attitude. Otherwise, everything was great - food, waitress, ambience, etc!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but a little hot...
Hot as in temp of the place. I mean like sweating buckets and I was in a tank and short sleeve cardigan. This is my only complaint. All four of us had something different: rabbit, pork, salmon and risotto. We would've gorged out on oysters but the pregnant one can't eat them so we passed. Its in a fabulous area on 6th and the valet parking is totally worth the $10.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We absolutely loved this place, the service was excellent. We got there early and everything off the bar menu was half price. We ordered oysters, three kinds, oysters from RI, Va, Nova Scotia! Our second appetizer was the Ceviche, delicious. I ordered the steak which was cooked to perfection and my husband had the burger. We ordered 1/2 a caraf of wine and had a wonderful evening. I would highly recommend visiting this restaurant. Also our server Dylan was great, unobtrusive but attentive very knowledgable about the menu and guided us in the right direction when it came to cocktails, food, and wine. Again, Parkside is well worth the visit!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the exposed brick decor. But it's the food that will bring us back. The crab fritters were amazing and the fish in a puddle of delicious chowder will have to be revisited. Lamb Osso Buco was delish, too. Run, don't walk to this restaurant. :-)
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Burgers.,wine, fried green tomatoes
Service was friendly and prompt. Dark and cozy ambiance. Burger was so good.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding service very friendly and knowledgeable. Great variety of dishes the Osso Buco was very good.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and great service!
So much great food and service was impeccable! I will definitely be back next time I'm in Austin. Love love love it too that I can get my Aviation here.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM