Parkside

4.4
1625 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Parkside, a gastro pub in Austin’s lively downtown area is home to chef/owner Shawn Cirkiel. Located directly on Sixth Street, it offers a casual venue for his unpretentious, but bold take on New American Cuisine. Offerings include a sumptuous raw bar—which often carries as many as 12 varieties of oysters. While the menu changes seasonally—even daily--diners can enjoy both dramatic dishes like seared scallops with butternut puree, jalapeno, and lime or comfort basics such as a cheeseburger or fried egg sandwich. Parksides dining room is now open and operating within all recommended social distancing standards from the state and CDC. A mask is not required but highly encouraged when not at a table. While we are allowing walk-ins, we do encourage making reservations to ensure a table and to help us maintain proper distancing. For more information on other steps we are taking to help ensure the safety of our community, please reach out to us directly.

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vipCriticali
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This is a "fake" nice restaurant. The oysters we got tasted like absolutely nothing. The service was inept. The chairs are uncomfortable. For the money, this is a really poor experience.

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vipDiner78722
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice spot, great burger! fun location on 6th but an upscale divergence from the all the bars

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vipPatMcD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Excellent steak frites - sage bourbon cocktail was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Feel the food has been going downhill. Bland.

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CandeeA
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had planned to come here to sit on the rooftop patio on the beautiful day. I filtered out restaurants with outdoor seating on Open Table and that is why we selected this place. The rooftop patio wasn't even open for seating and we got sat inside and the music was very aggressive. We got sat at a table that said the table wasn't open for seating so we also didn't have a QR code to scan for drinks even. Our drinks were good and that was all we decided to have as we wanted to get outdoors before it was too late to enjoy the sunshine. Overall nothing was spectacular. The service, the greeting, or the accuracy of outdoor seating.

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GinaR
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was quick, very nice and friendly staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

We were excited to return to Parkside since we hadn't been in a while. The ceviche was incredible. The burger and chicken sandwich were incredibly disappointing. The sandwiches looked like sliders not full size meals. The buns were hard. The meat had no flavor. The chicken was grisly with no flavor. We won't return.

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RobertJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Excited to try parkside after a number of unsuccessful attempts during covid environment, experience was underwhelming, drink menu was overcontemplated, yet narrow and food was average.

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JTATX16
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had calamari, oysters, steak & frites and the salmon. All very tasty. Service was attentive too. They also did a decent job of spacing all the customers out.

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KellyKapowski
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kate was perfect. The food was perfect, the cocktails were perfect. Everything was absolutely perfect.

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Pati
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parkside is always amazing! The food is delicious!! Mac and cheese is always a win. Wish they had not ran out of bone marrow and the calamari. :(

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BrookeM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening that spanned from craft cocktails and apps right into dinner. Which included two of our out of town Chloe provided superb service and delivery. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food was a little boring. Soup was luke warm. Cesar salad had so much red lettuce it didn’t resemble a Caesar salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipCharakaD
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

If you can’t say anything nice ....

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Not sure what our waitress name was but she has short black hair. She was very nice & accommodating to two New Yorkers in a rush 🤣

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NatalieS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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JulesP
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Was excited to visit on Wednesday for half off oysters. Once we got seated took awhile to get our drink order. Took 30 min to get our first platter of oysters to only be told they sold out. Had also ordered fries in the beginning and didn’t get them till the end. The waitress was nice just the wait for everything took too long.

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vipFloral
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The restaurant was very cute; however, I was disappointed by the menu selections. When I made the reservation online, there seemed to be a more robust offerings. I am going to attribute this to COVID restrictions but would have appreciated seeing the current menu online.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

simply amazing as always! parkside never disappoints!

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phillipc
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Park side is a lovely barebones food driven restaurant where service is at the for front. It has a well curated drinks menu with lots of creativity. I say this as a cocktail bartender with years of experience. Their happy hour deals are a great value. There’s a hit of rig raf on the streets around there but that just downtown in general. It’s worth going. Highlights for us were the drinks, oysters and the squash salad. I’m definitely trying some of the other menu items as lots of them looked great.

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CountryDickMontana
Montana
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was edible but poor quality. Just not a good experience from just about every angle!

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Mimi
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing!

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vipRene
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Terrible ripoff. Went for Valentine's Day. They forced my fiance and I to share a prix fixe menu for one person, and charged us $140. We had to split a moderately sized salad and 4 lamb chops that were fatty and mediocre. The menu indicated that we would both get entrees and appetizers. Not that we would have to share one persons.

They left the front door open for prolonged periods of time when it was freezing outside. We could see our breath inside the restaurant

Service was attentive but the restaurant was a ripoff and would never go back. Horrible horrible horrible

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cooleyo44
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a great time. Wonderful service. Our server Jack was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went there for my birthday and honestly their 1/2 off oysters and bubbles is one of the best deals in town! I’m only docking a star bc some of the food we ordered didn’t come out and we knew the bartender was busy doing other things so we just ended the night a little early which was kind of meh. That being said, since there wasn’t anyone really behind the bar we didn’t have anyone around us and it felt super safe!

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KrystalM
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful birthday celebration with good wine and LOTS of oysters! All five of us ordered the steak and frites as our entree and let’s just say our table was silent for a solid ten minutes! Would absolutely recommend!

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vipKellyE
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall our experience was enjoyable. We had a great waitress named Abby and she took good care of us. Everyone in our group enjoyed their dishes - the chicken sandwich, ceviche, salmon. I got the buttered chicken dish and it wasn’t my favorite - the peppercorn sauce made it taste burnt and weird. I ended up just getting a side of fries to neutralize the taste and feed my appetite. I did enjoy the music and it wasn’t very crowded the night we went so I’d go again but get something different. I plan to check out their Wed evening half off oyster and bubbles deal.

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JBollom
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Happy Hour in town coupled with the best service in town makes this spot our regular hangout.

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NoelH
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing happy hour with delicious food and drink options. My only complaint is that service is always slow, so be prepared for that going in. I would recommend this Austin gem

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Claire
Mobile
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tables seemed a little close together but the staff was amazing and the food was delish! Can’t beat 50% off oysters and sparkling wine on Wednesday!

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Sally
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Overpriced and over cooked. Food was rushed. Received my salad course while the appetizers were still on the table. So they just put the salads on the edge if the table. Jack our server just had no time for us. Maybe he had to many tables. It was a prefixed menu it should have been easy on them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing family dinner on Xmas Eve!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Cocktails bland, fried chicken sandwich was terrible - breading was falling off, under seasoned, bun was stale. Oysters were great, calimari was solid. The choice of music was awful....too loud and sounded like I was in a club. Didn't fit atmosphere at all. Great server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our food was good! The oysters were great as always as was the soup and raw bass. Our service was fantastic, kind, educated and attentive. Perfect. I love Parkside!

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vipGradDad
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner with adult children

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Virginia oysters were perfect. Service was excellent. Great venue. Bone marrow was only so-so this time, but has been excellent in the past. We were there during happy hour, the value was incredible

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Limited, weak menu right now. Cocktail options were bad combinations of flavors.

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Domo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food took forever. Food quality was not great and under seasoned.

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Thatgirlolivia
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time celebrating a birthday for my partner. Lauren the bartender was very accommodating and just absolutely delightful. 10/10 would recommend.

FAQs

Parkside does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Parkside also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 474-9898.

Parkside is rated 4.4 stars by 1625 OpenTable diners.

Parkside does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://egift.technology/Main.aspx?key=parkside.

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.

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