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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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GabrielP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Unfortunately they have very limited vegetarian options

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
86 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
16 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
101 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
19 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
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.

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vipjwaust
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden oasis with amazing food on 6th! Also has a great happy hour

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vipKshdmwkdhb
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food is decent; drinks are okay. Service was not great. Waited over 20 min for checks bc the waiter kept messing it up. Wouldn’t go back

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vipArro
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

This was an underwhelming experience. It used to be one of our favorite places in ATX. But the service and overall experience have declined. The menu is very limited and some items are overpriced.

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HenriettaA
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Dirty entrance, poor service and had to ask for things we ordered multiple times. Food wasn’t up to par or Shawn’s standards.

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Kaykay
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were amazing. The server had a trainee and both made us feel super welcome and taken care of.

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ReneM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Parkside happy hour! Great food, drinks, and service. Highly recommend!

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vipBoss
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Went to Parkside to redeem a coupon for $20 off our meal because last time it took 30mins to bring our chicken. This time it took 30mins to bring out a medium rare steak. Does not make sense. Unacceptable. It's a freaking steak, doesn't take 30mins. Place was practically empty.

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vipCriticali
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
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
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
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
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Excellent steak frites - sage bourbon cocktail was outstanding.

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

Feel the food has been going downhill. Bland.

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CandeeA
Austin
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
Miami
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
8 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
2 reviews
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
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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