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About Parkside

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. Parkside accepts a limited number of reservations and reserves a section of the restaurant for walk-in guests each night. Seating is done on a first-come, first serve basis. All parties must be complete prior to being seated.

301 E. 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, French American

Hours of Operation:
Open nightly at 5 pm with Happy Hour till 6:30 pm.

Sunday - Thursday 5:00p - 11:00p

Friday & Saturday 5:00p - midnight

Cross Street:
San Jancinto

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 474-9898

Website:
http://www.parkside-austin.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking provided on San Jancinto every night from 5:00-11:00pm. Street parking is available as well.

Executive Chef:
Shawn Cirkiel & Nathan Lemley

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy hour Monday - Friday until 6:30pm features 1/2 price all beer, liquor and bar food. Available in the entire restaurant!

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Parkside Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Romantic (17)
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Creative Cuisine (15)
Cozy (12)
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Fun (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Business Meals (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Casual (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tapas (4)
Authentic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great time with great friends

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was so wonderful. The service was fantastic and the food incredible!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Happy Hour, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I chose this restaurant for a date with my wife on a Saturday evening at 8pm. We ordered two cocktails, the soup, NY Strip and Salmon entrees. The food was good, on par with other business casual dinning restaurants in Austin, but prices a bit more expensive. Everything is a la cart, no bread included. My wife found the one-page menu somewhat limited. The noise level in the dinning room next to the bar area was horrible. I could not have a conversation with my wife because everyone else in the room seemed to be screaming their conversations. The seats at the booths were too low for the table for a person 5'8" or shorter. I felt like I was eating at the "kids" table. The noise level in the bar area seemed more reasonable. We hurried to finish our entrees and left without coffee, dessert or more drinks.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This place was so loud that we could not hear ourselves speak at the same table. I will not return until they get some acoustic tiles put in the ceiling. It is a terrible shame because the food was terrific.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

It's a new favorite. I make it a point to go to whenever I am in town!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Not as great as all the reviews say

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Simply the WORST experience ever! Poor management and really bad client servicing. Food was ok.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food with unique preparation. Real chunks of crab in the soup bowl which broth is poured over and avacado in the ceviche we're all excellent. Flat iron pork was excellent with a very light fennel sauce was super tasty that came out precut made it easy to eat. Missed on the in warpper Zesta crackers for the civiche and non warmed bread, but overall still excellent food in a great atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our seat next to the kitchen was awful. Food, service both excellent. If you get seated at the last table next to the kitchen --especiallymif you have a reservation (like we did) ask to be moved.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

5th time dining at Parkside and it is amazing. The food is so good and I always try something new.
Took my new boss from Cali to Parkside and she raved about.
Staff, location and especially the food always the best.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Organic
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent food. Nice ambience. Parking expensive but downtown...
Wood floors and not too noisy.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Music way too loud, service really slow, the ambiance doesn’t match the space

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This place was a major let down. Our table was unbalanced & wonky right off the bat, so we had to be moved, and our server was inconsistently attentive throughout. After all the research and local recommendations I had pretty solid expectations. My wife likes salt, but both of our main dishes were so salty as to be difficult to eat. Our appetizers of ceviches, fritters, and tuna toast were minimalist, unimaginative, and merely 'good'. When the bill came at $180 for 2 (only one glass of wine each, no dessert) and we weren't even full or satisfied, the disappointment came all the way home to roost. For $210 for 2 with tip on a special occasion leaving without a full belly or a buzz - PASS. There are so many places where we could have done so much better for 50% of the cost, let alone the full investment.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our dinner at Parkside was perfect. The wine went well with the dishes and everything came out at the proper times and at proper temperatures. From the steak to the mac n cheese, these dishes came to the table to please. Topnotch waitstaff as well.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

A very nice restaurant amid dirty 6th. We finally got a bottle of Sancerre in Texas. It was Delaport. It is always very good but this bottle could have been colder for our taste. Our shared appetizer was a tuna tartine. Tuna salad on toasted bread with garnishes. It was very good.
We also shared a mixed greens salad that was finished with Gorgonzola pecans and apples It was very good too.

The entrees, although sparse, were excellent. My wife enjoyed the salmon and the ny strip was cooked perfectly med rare. The mushrooms and sauce with this was outstanding.

We ended the meal with a frozen yogurt dessert which was very refreshing and delicious.

Overall it was an excellent experience and the service was outstanding.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Parkside is always solid, always good. Great location as we saw a concert on 6th street. Parkside was a great place to start the night. We brough out of town guests and they were impressed.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I had a dozen Oysters, Ceviche, Caesar salad and three of the signature cocktails during happy house. Outstanding food and cocktails and walked out for about $50.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 28, 2017

One of my favorite spots in Austin, the cocktails, food, oysters, and service are always spot on. I'll go back again and again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Fun, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great food, good selection of fresh, hot and tasty options for every customer taste preference. Ambiance is chilled and laid back, casual yet some noise and a great place to reconnect with friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Appetizers and soup and desert were amazing.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Fabulous staff, incredible food, amazing sommelier...Bravo!!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Good value at happy hour

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The Oysters were amazing, wonderful restaurant for a date.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was fantastic and service was phenomenal. Cate and the entire staff made our meal fun, delicious, and overall the perfect start to a night out in Austin. I'll be back here for sure!

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Really excellent service, and the food was terrific. Happy hour is a great value

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

The food overly salted. Meat tough. Waiter didn't listen.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We enjoyed the food and cuisine very much. We are from out of town and our grandaughter suggested the restaurant. It did not disappoint us at all.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic, Healthy, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This was our first experience at Parkside and we quite enjoyed it. We went for happy hour and got a few appetizers and cocktails. We believe our server was new because she wasn't super informative and spoke very softly. But she was prompt and did bring us some bread to use to finish off the butter drippings from our potato gnocchi appetizer, it was delicious! Our cocktails were great and the overall vibe was exactly what we were looking for for a Friday night happy hour date night. We will be back!

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Excellent happy hour! Great value for incredible bites. I am looking forward to returning with friends.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Great experience. Great staff. Great food.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The raw platters were outstanding, as was the service and ambience- great place!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (México)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I would not recommend Parkside. The food was average at best. The entrees were small portions- they described them as 6 ounces. So basically they gave me a Half of a NY strip and someone else the other half but charged enough for the entire steak. The porchetta was poorly executed as it ended up being a plate of fat not properly rendered. Inedible. The sides weren't any better. The noise level was ridiculous, poor acoustics. I couldn't hear the person across the table from me.

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 26, 2017

This is one of those rare places where I feel at home dressing up or wearing a T-shirt and cut off jeans no matter what time I go. Happy Hour gets loud, but I could see having a quiet, more romantic dinner there during the later hours. The food is absolutely delicious and unique. The service is always friendly and never pretentious, unlike some other "foody" places. The happy hour food deals are great, and Wednesdays features half price oyster platters and sparkling wine all night. Fantastic!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Casual, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Consistently one of our favorite spots in Austin. Their bread and butter is better than a full meal at some other places.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We had a very nice server and the oysters were fabulous. But the wine seemed off, was very vinegary and seemed like a compromised bottle. Also they were out of the scallops I ordered so I went for the steak. Both our steak entrees were overlooked. There were parts of the med rare strip I ordered that were well done and none of it was med rare. Would go back for oysters but not much else.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Loved Parkside! Only thing that was disappointing is that they advertise their outside seating that's not actually available unless you're there for an event.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Food was delicious, especially the ceviche. Service was excellent.

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 (Austin)·Dined on June 24, 2017

our waiter Marten was fabulous! He was very familiar with all the menu and made great suggestions. Very personable!!!
All our food was great except my husband got the berkshire porchetta,though it was tasty, it was a very thin cut and really crispy. He was just ok with his entree. The rest of or party loved everything!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 24, 2017

This restaurant had a great ambiance. However, the food was just fair. I ordered the Duck. It was not flavorful at all, but the side dishes that came with the meal were good. We also ordered a side of the fries. They were incredibly salty. We were not going to say anything, however the waitress, noticing that we barely touched them, asked if we did not like them. She then took the fries off our bill. Great customer service!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 23, 2017

My husband and I went on a date here and really enjoyed it. Our service was excellent - the server was knowledgeable and friendly. The food was delicious and unique - my only complaint was that the servings were very small considering the pricing.

Tags: Authentic
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