Parkside

4.4
1660 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.

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Kayla
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly service and great food and drinks for happy hour!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I’ve been to Parkside a few times but this is my first during the pandemic and was surprised at how much it’s changed. There were clear problems with service and communication because it seemed like everyone was doing everyone else jobs and it was hard to track down any waiter. They also sat us in the middle of two crowded tables when there were at least a dozen empty tables throughout the restaurant. The food was good but not great, as I remembered it. I don’t know that I’ll be back.

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vipTexasfoodie
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

It was not what we expected. We received our steaks raw and had to send them back twice. Poor service. We will not be attending again nor do we recommend it.

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ToddR
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall phenomenal dining experience. Great service and great food. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Went for Wednesday half off Champagne and oyster platter with my bf and only spent $70 for both; good value

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went early during the week. No problem gotta table, obviously. The menu is modest but cocktails are delicious.

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vipKels
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to grab drinks and snacks before a Stubbs show!

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DawnM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got there a little before 6 and was informed it was happy hour til 6 we order our drinks and entire meal and got everything half price! It was amazing our waitperson was friendly and attentive. We throughly enjoyed our meal.

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DonaldD
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dining at Parkside! Wonderful oysters, good wines, the roast chicken was delicious.

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Richlynn
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The fries were good. The onion with the chicken was good. There was a flash of police lights throughout the room that reflected off of a mirror. The salads were entirely too salty.

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Shelby
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Overall horrible experience. The bartender didn’t know what was in a Mexican martini, the server was blatantly rude and forgot to ring in our food, and the music was so loud I could barely hear my friend from across the table.

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NoniC
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Parkside was a solid meal, with no issues with the food. I had the steak and frites and the steak was cooked slightly under what I ordered, but it was tender and flavorful. The fries were excellent. We also had oysters from the raw bar that were great.

The service was fine, but a little rushed. It felt a lot like the server wanted to get us in and out even though the restaurant didn’t seem super busy. Overall it was very good for the price, but not a meal I’m going to remember or talk about.

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mdivin
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your snapper was cooked perfect. Sides were good. Felt it was a good value.

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JonathanT
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the NY Strip and the steak tartar, the wife had the steak and frites. It was good. we'd eat here again. The cocktails were different and they stood out the most.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very knowledgeable and delightful wait staff. The Cesar salad and steak and frites were perfectly seasoned. The cocktails were fantastic!

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vipTTan
Austin
90 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and all around good time.

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GabrielP
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Reserved a table for the top level with a view. Got sat in the back.

I did have to change my reservation several times due to my company, but they assured me I would have the same spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Unfortunately they have very limited vegetarian options

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Steak was tough, ceviche and oysters were awesome. Overall a little pricey for the atmosphere/service

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KathleenW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Loved every sip and bite!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great, service was good, noise was a little much.

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vipTTan
Austin
90 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wed evenings at Parkside for their Oyster platters and bubbly specials are the bomb!

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Tourist2020
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is limited, but everything we had was delicious - the steak and frites and the buttered chicken were both cooked perfectly and well-seasoned. We had the steak tartare and it was flavorful and a generous portion. Our server was terrific and the atmosphere was fun - looking out at 6th Street while enjoying a great and tasty meal.

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Rinkabus
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I do not think this restaurant is bad it is not just what my wife and I like from a flavor perspective. Service was very slow though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food and drinks. Got seated right away. Busy, but not too loud. Very courteous staff. Overall, great experience and would definitely go again.

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vipSherryW
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joined for half off champagne & oysters
Service was amazing, as was the fish main entree.
The beef tartare was the one disappointing item.
Will be back.

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vipStewartM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best oysters I’ve ever tasted! Bone marrow is a must! Will most certainly be going back soon.

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vipJerryj2
Austin
102 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The other reviews are fairly accurate great martinis served in cool glasses - great oysters - great crab fritters - great friendly service and tasty entrées

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CherylV
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oysters were amazing! Hamburger was the Best I ever had! Great Customer Service😊

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. I highly recommend!!!

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vipAliT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Waited 90 minutes after our reservation for our food to show up before giving up and leaving. We did get one cocktail and a couple appetizers in that time period, but no one bothered to come check how they were or ask if we needed anything else or update us on our entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Had family in town. Unfortunately, Parkside did not have enough wait staff. We waited 30m for drinks and further for appetizers. Oysters were excellent. Our entrees were variable. The wahoo-- which sounded amazing -- came out overcooked. We sent back. Came back raw. Will not dine here again.

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vippmaddo
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

VERY loud - would not recommend for a nice date or bus meeting. The food was OK, service was slow. I definitely won’t be going back.

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vipdixiem
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect about our experience at Parkside! We will eat here again.

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vipPamelaB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a bit slow but the food made up for it!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful, oysters & bubbles here never disappoints

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CMRoman
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

We didn’t finish our food—it was flavorless and unappetizing. They were only serving a fraction of the menu that shows up here on OpenTable and were out of one of the few items that was actually on the menu. We waited 45 minutes for the food. So overpriced, wouldn’t go back.

Our waitress was very nice.

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DeanS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great oysters! Their crab fritters are great too! Highly recommend to try

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GregoryY
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute reservation on a Sat night, but they made room. Waitress was very cordial and friendly. Tables were spaced well and atmosphere was nice, quiet, romantic. Ordered cocktails (well-made), appetizer and split an entre'. Everything was delicious! So happy we found this gem.

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 1660 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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