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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!

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Parkside will be requiring credit card information for all Valentine's Day reservations.

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Parkside Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
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Romantic (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Cozy (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Business Meals (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Groups (7)
People Watching (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Casual (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Healthy (4)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

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 January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 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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·Dined on December 28, 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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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 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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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 22, 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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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 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 25, 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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·Dined on November 23, 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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·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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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