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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 - 10:00p

Friday - Saturday 5:00p - 11:00p

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

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for a Date (14)
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Special Occasion (13)
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Cozy (11)
Romantic (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Hot Spot (7)
People Watching (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Business Meals (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Authentic (5)
Fun (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Casual (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had a great experience for Valentine’s Day. Great food, a great waiter (Kate), and they were very flexible with us even though we were 30 minutes late for our reservation. Would definitely recommend! .. already have!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyed our time at Parkside, pretty mellow night at the bar. Service was a little slow but then warmed up to one of the bartenders which was nice to chat with him! not overly impressed but all in all it was a good experience

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great cocktails and wine selection
Great mac n cheese
Everything else was take it or leave it
Pork was dry and salmon was okay, broccoli had too much mustard? On it
Crab bisque was good but lacking in substance
Kind of fits the mold of high dollar and mediocre quality. Only reason to revisit here would be macnchz and drinks

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Parkside never disappoints.
Favorites this time: ceviche, crab fritters, crab chowder.
Love that the calamari is lighter and not greasy.
Really liked the large broccoli side with horseradish sauce.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tapas, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was okay. Nice to finally see a upscale restaurant on 6th Street. The service was poor. Maybe their first fine restaurant position. Give it time they will either grow into a great place or close.

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·Dined on January 30, 2018

Parkside has a nice, upscale atmosphere along with unique, creative dishes and drinks. The service is very friendly with generous offers to match tastes with particular dishes. The kitchen is willing to prepare your meal to your liking.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fun, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Most of the vegetarian courses were tasty, although the miso butternut squash soup entree was a bit bland (perhaps it needed more miso). The mac and cheese and the broccoli were delicious, and the green salad was quite nice. Everyone else seemed happy with their food. Our cheerful waiter was great. We were a group of six friends and it was simply too noisy and the table was too long and narrow to have a group conversation, so I don’t think we would return at peak times or with more than four people.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Loved it! The food was delicious and the service was great.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed Parkside for a birthday celebration dinner! Such creative and flavorful dishes. Can’t wait to go back!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service and food are consistently excellent. As new restaurants come and go in Austin, Parkside continues to be a place I'd rather go back to than hit the new places.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fabulous food. Terrific selection of east coast oysters and other raw bar items. Scallop dish was wonderful - fresh, sweet scallops with a richer accompaniment of mushrooms, ancient grains and greens. Bartenders are friendly and informative. Just a wonderful experience from start to finish.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Wait staff was very friendly. Same with the people at the front.

Food was very good. Just the right portion for me.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We liked the ambiance of the restaurant. However, all of our food came out cold and it was disappointing. My friends also got steaks and asked for them Medium, but they were very under-cooked. Even when they sent them back they still came back quite rare. The service was also pretty slow. It wasn't a terrible experience, but I probably wouldn't go back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great place for a delicious meal right on 6th street. If it is cold, don’t sit near the front door.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Parkside never disappoints. Our server Kate was excellent - knowledgeable about the menu and friendly. The gnocchi was delicate and delicious and the acorn squash is a definite “don’t miss” side dish. Incredible. We will definitely book again, and will definitely ask for Kate.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We always enjoy Parkside. They have great raw food... Have a few oysters and then some steak tartare. Always pleasant. I really enjoy the attitude adjustment cocktail. We usually have the first drink at the bar and watch them shuck oysters. Somewhat casual and usually interesting people watching.

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 (México)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We chose it for a New Years Eve! It was pretty, exceptional and cozy at the same time! We loved the attention of all the staff, and the food was outstandingly delicious.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were looking forward to our NY’s eve dinner at Parkside, having been recommended by our hotel’s Concierge. The restaurant was cozy and inviting, but the food and service was disappointing. It took over 30 minutes for our amuse biuche to be delivered. Our waiter was friendly, but it took him three times to get my appetizer delivered correctly. When it arrived, the peekytoe crab bruschetta was sitting on a cold piece of toast that you could barely slice through and it also lacked flavor. We were let down that the pasta dish consisted of only one piece of agnolotti (albeit a delicious one). Our sirloin steak was tough and about 2 inches long. The wine pairings were delicious and much enjoyed. For the price we paid, we did not think we received good value for what we expected to be a delicious meal.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good, but fixed meal for New Years with very, very small portions @ $70 per person. Expected better for the amount we spent. My wife didn’t like the New York strip, and it was a very small piece, maybe 2-3 ounces. We were disappointed overall.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food and cocktails in a darling little restaurant in heart of downtown. We took two kids, still received great service, and the burgers were perfect for them.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We do not live in Austin but visit once or twice per year. We make a point of dining at Parkside every time we're in town. Everything about it is first-class.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went for Christmas dinner and overall was a bit disappointed in the over all experience. The food was hit or miss. The beet and Cesar salads were both very good. The Blue Crab Soup tasted like roux and was warm at best. I loved the mac and cheese. The dessert we selected was very salty.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was delicious. Service was great, it’s a little noisy but otherwise very good!

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Even though the restaurant was having a quiet night, our server made our time there a lot of fun and very enjoyable! Cait gave us great wine and food suggestions - the food was delicious!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were not very excited about the menu options and the food we had was mediocre, at best. It's been a while since we've been to Parkside and we have always loved the place, but this time was a miss :-(

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food and service were ok. Menu seems a little pretentious.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was so salty we could not eat it. Offered free dessert.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Good food, great location. Only negative was service was a bit slow on Thursday night.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Parkside has been my favorite restaurant since I moved to Austin 8 years ago. The food and cocktails are amazing! Their service is always very attentive and nice. I love that they have a changing menu that always keeps our visits new and exciting. Their Happy Hour is definitely the best in town! The staples that are always excellent are the hamburger, bar steak, mac n'cheese, ceviche and gnocchi.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The oysters made both me and my fiance sick. Other than that, good service and food. Will steer clear of oysters moving forward....

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great time with great friends

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 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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 (Austin)·Dined on November 4, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Amazing service - our waiter was one of the best I've ever had!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 3, 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 1, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Not as great as all the reviews say

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 21, 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 20, 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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