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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 28 times today


1253 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Seafood, French American
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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
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Phone number
(512) 474-9898
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Shawn Cirkiel & Nathan Lemley
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Cross street
San Jancinto
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Parking details
Valet parking provided on San Jancinto every night from 5:00-11:00pm. Street parking is available as well.
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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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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
What 1253 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great food and customer service. It was a little pricey for the small portions.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great service. We were seated right away. The location was right on 6th st, but the place had a nice vibe...not dirty 6th. Food was good and the cocktails too.

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

Austintexas (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 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

Sbarden (Austin)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 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.

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 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.

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  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.

LaJoie (Austin)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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

vipShannon (Austin)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  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.

Poca (New England)
4.0  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.

Callie (New England)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  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.

vipchipgillespie (Houston)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Mexico City)
5.0  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.

VickyR (Austin)
3.0  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.