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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.
Austin, TX 78701
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking provided on San Jancinto every night from 5:00-11:00pm. Street parking is available as well.
Shawn Cirkiel & Nathan Lemley
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This was our first experience at Parkside and we quite enjoyed it. We went for happy hour and got a few appetizers and cocktails. We believe our server was new because she wasn't super informative and spoke very softly. But she was prompt and did bring us some bread to use to finish off the butter drippings from our potato gnocchi appetizer, it was delicious! Our cocktails were great and the overall vibe was exactly what we were looking for for a Friday night happy hour date night. We will be back!
I would not recommend Parkside. The food was average at best. The entrees were small portions- they described them as 6 ounces. So basically they gave me a Half of a NY strip and someone else the other half but charged enough for the entire steak. The porchetta was poorly executed as it ended up being a plate of fat not properly rendered. Inedible. The sides weren't any better. The noise level was ridiculous, poor acoustics. I couldn't hear the person across the table from me.
This is one of those rare places where I feel at home dressing up or wearing a T-shirt and cut off jeans no matter what time I go. Happy Hour gets loud, but I could see having a quiet, more romantic dinner there during the later hours. The food is absolutely delicious and unique. The service is always friendly and never pretentious, unlike some other "foody" places. The happy hour food deals are great, and Wednesdays features half price oyster platters and sparkling wine all night. Fantastic!
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