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Parkside

New American Restaurant and Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
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  • Olga P.
    Creative & amazing cocktails. Tater tots as a starter is delicious! Make sure you try acorn squash as a side. Yummy! They change their menu every season- so we like to get a bunch of plates to share.
  • Hsiu-Fan W.
    Happy hour is super worth it. Oysters!
  • PureWow
    PureWowJanuary 5
    Their mac and cheese is a brilliant combo of Gruyère and cheddar baked in a skillet pan is our version of heaven. Read more
  • Duffy K.
    Duffy KNovember 24, 2016
    Katelyn is one of the best servers ever! Knowledgeable about the menu, fun and peppy, and just awesome!
  • Duffy K.
    Duffy KNovember 24, 2016
    Oysters are the bomb-diggity!! And Wednesday they are half off!
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarAugust 11, 2016
    Happy hour on point here. Inexpensive strong cocktails and great oysters and snacks. Calamari, fried okra, pretzel bites! I will definitely be back.
  • Javier S.
    Javier SanchezAugust 3, 2016
    Great atmosphere and crab starter was great!
  • Aditi M.
    Aditi MishraFebruary 9, 2016
    Great oysters
  • Frank R.
    Frank RodriguezJanuary 24, 2016
    The duck is so delicious and well cooked! spaghetti quash is also delicious. Definitely recommend going here!
  • The Toth Team, Ann Arbor Area Real Estate Expert - Keller Williams Realty
    Absolutely amazing food! Visited last night and I am blown away with the excellent customer service and tasty entree!
  • The Toth Team, Ann Arbor Area Real Estate Expert - Keller Williams Realty
    Try some local craft beers or have a private roof top party
  • Shirley A.
    Shirley ArosemenaJune 20, 2015
    Rehearsal dinner Chris♡Matt
  • Emily S.
    Emily ScruggsMay 8, 2015
    Had awful service but oysters and cocktails are great
  • Avery E.
    Avery EpsteinFebruary 19, 2015
    Happy hour from 5-630
  • Colin
    ColinFebruary 18, 2015
    Parkside has one of the best happy hours in downtown Austin!
  • S. Z.
    S. ZornJanuary 29, 2015
    Great happy hour spot with cocktails and bar menu half-off. The space is clean and beautiful and the service is friendly.
  • Chris N.
    Chris NucamendiDecember 29, 2014
    The food its just amazing. Fantastic ambiance. A lil bit expensive. They should have an spanish menu, music should be better.
  • Anna W.
    Anna WeissDecember 12, 2014
    Group dinner spot
  • Josh A.
    Josh ADecember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Nom. Some of the best presentation in Austin especially the desserts. Homey new american food and tasty cocktails. Oysters for those who care. Definitely worth visiting.
  • Frank R.
    Frank RodriguezNovember 30, 2014
    The braised duck and salmon were extremely delicious.
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa SneedOctober 24, 2014
    Such a surprise for Austin! It's in a crappy neighborhood but you forget all about that once you go inside. They have some of the most unique and interesting drinks EVER!
  • John F.
    John FOctober 23, 2014
    Their Hog Jowl will always have a place in my heart.
  • Sandra P.
    Sandra PimentelOctober 3, 2014
    Upscale American dining is a great description which equates to quality over quantity in this case. Amazing food, but portions are small. For dessert, pear cake and donuts are a win.
  • Ginger C.
    Ginger CourtneyOctober 2, 2014
    Everything is fantastic!
  • Scott
    ScottOctober 1, 2014
    The food was great - the calamari was great - especially salty and tasty. The NY strip was perfect and finished with cinnamon doughnuts dessert. Recommend highly!!
  • Austin T.
    Austin TalbertAugust 16, 2014
    One of the best happy hours in Austin. Insanely good burger and fries, great cocktails and cool atmosphere right in the epicenter of dirty sixth. Also, it's every day of the week.
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleyAugust 10, 2014
    Wednesday night oysters and champagne. Awesome.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    David Bull, chef of Bar Congress, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Oysters on the half shell. Read more
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    Start off the meal with the fried green tomatoes, which are crisp and firm, and the Texas onion rings, crunchy and sweet. But make sure to order the all-you-can-eat family-style BBQ dinner. Read more
  • Clinton C.
    Clinton CalderMay 29, 2014
    Gruyere mac and cheese is exceptional
  • Cassandra
    CassandraMay 25, 2014
    Raw Bar Bass is delish. Mac is good, and gnocchi is muy bueno.
  • Norm F.
    Norm FazekasApril 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Their beer selection is so bad I'm getting water
  • oli m.
    oli maughanMarch 14, 2014
    Drink menu
  • oli m.
    oli maughanMarch 14, 2014
    Brussel spouts are amazing... Tempura Quail was okay.. Best kale salad I've ever had. Great drinks
  • Whitney F.
    Whitney FishmanMarch 9, 2014
    Truffle fries and ceviche that make you want to bypass all the BBQ
  • Anika
    AnikaMarch 6, 2014
    Bass, avocado + oysters. V good. Keen to try the rest of the menu - great reviews all round the table.
  • Gilbert D.
    Gilbert DavilaFebruary 15, 2014
    Would come back here for apps & dessert only. Was not impressed with the lamb. Steak tartare & bass were unlike anything I've ever had. A must try! Banana bread dessert was excellent!
  • Shadd S.
    Shadd ScottJanuary 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Little Island oysters!
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 7, 2014
    Shawn Cirkiel's first restaurant has made its mark as a dining oasis on Dirty Sixth. They're an especially good bet for seafood, and the rooftop seating is lovely in good weather. [Eater 38 Member]
  • J
    JJanuary 3, 2014
    Large selection of oysters.
  • David P.
    David POctober 10, 2013
    Wednesday specials: half off oysters, half off champagne. Menu changes daily. Great quality spot to eat on 6th street that isn't bar food.
  • Gregory H.
    Gregory HellerOctober 8, 2013
    Monday is martini night, $5 martini drinks. Happy hour is until 6:30, half price bar menu,.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MateerAugust 24, 2013
    Named because the location could have potentially been next to a park 200+ years ago.
  • Dan K.
    Dan KatzAugust 11, 2013
    The lamb chops are really good! Get the roasted wild mushrooms if they have them.
  • Cat N.
    Cat NunneryJuly 31, 2013
    Overall this place doesn't feel like it fits the Austin food scene. It didn't taste homemade or amazing. There is way better food (and more extensive cocktail lists) elsewhere.
  • Mister G.
    Mister GoldyJuly 22, 2013
    Recommend Ceviche, broccolini, coconut donuts
  • Jamie H.
    Jamie HoangMay 30, 2013
    Get the blonde pâté!!
  • Shelby H.
    Shelby HallMay 16, 2013
    The upstairs patio was gorgeous, our dinner was sublime, and the service rocked! I loved it!
  • Tara K.
    Tara KohlerMay 16, 2013
    Wednesday Happy Hour 1/2 off oysters 1/2 off champagne. Yes pls!
  • Melody F.
    Melody FuryMay 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    It's no secret but Parkside has the best happy hour in town. Cocktail specials all night Monday, bubbly + oysters on Wednesdays. Get fried okra.
  • Will
    WillMay 6, 2013
    What a gem right on 6th! The bacon-wrapped salmon was to die for! Hot waiters and bar staff. Excellent cocktails!
  • Jen W.
    Jen WaldenApril 29, 2013
    We love sitting at the bar..great food, great staff. Excellent oysters and ceviche. Buy the bar staff a round when the raw bar staff (Cory) wins an oyster shucking challenge from visiting celeb chefs.
  • jon n.
    jon nguyenApril 29, 2013
    Try the Pork Croquettes - wish yall coulda seen the insides of these...straight up filled with pulled pork and nothing else...and the strawberry jam was a nice touch
  • jon n.
    jon nguyenApril 29, 2013
    Try the Fried Okra - i friggin love that they have this on their menu...okra might be one of my favorite veg to fry...next to pickles and maybe potatoes
  • Carey C.
    Carey CassidyApril 27, 2013
    Get the raw salmon. Best I've ever had. The horseradish foam is the perfect compliment.
  • Kurt K.
    Kurt KleidonApril 26, 2013
    Scallops were delish.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChizickApril 25, 2013
    Try the donut dessert
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LeungApril 11, 2013
    The patio at Parkside had a great 6th street view :) great place for an event!
  • Rachael
    RachaelApril 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour specials on the bar menu, beer and cocktails. But not wine. Boo
  • Sem
    SemMarch 21, 2013
    Wednesday's oyster platter + half off champagne = great way to start the night. Those blue pt oysters are divine.
  • Matt d.
    Matt de CaussinMarch 15, 2013
    Great Bloody Mary!
  • Jia Jia
    Jia JiaMarch 12, 2013
    The goat cheese custard is the most amazing desert ever. Sweet, salty, unique, crunchy, smooth. Must get.
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BunchMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best butt dimples on dirty Sixth.
  • Steve H.
    Steve HallamMarch 9, 2013
    The chicken is excellent.
  • Brett D.
    Brett DiamondMarch 6, 2013
    Great food. Amazing calamari and steak.
  • Nirmal D.
    Nirmal DeshpandeFebruary 24, 2013
    While I am sure the entrees are great their small plates are spectacular. I thoroughly enjoyed my roasted cauliflower with citrus glaze and spicy chicken meatballs. Makes for a great bar meal.
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleFebruary 15, 2013
    It's worth navigating the Sixth St. circus for this divine bistro. Best as a late-night haven or at happy hour, when the half-price bar menu gets you steak frites & a killer martini for under $20. Read more
  • Meagan D.
    Meagan DFebruary 7, 2013
    First time having sweetbreads and marrow and it was an amazing surprise. Loved it!
  • Jason F.
    Jason FeirmanJanuary 29, 2013
    Note: Mac & Cheese
  • Monica N.
    Monica NearyJanuary 3, 2013
    Also! Try the Fries and the Ceviche!!!
  • Monica N.
    Monica NearyJanuary 3, 2013
    Steven Kak and Shaquille are both amazing Chefs. Try the Siberian Donkey cocktail and the Koren or Toyko drink. Both exquisite! Wow!!
  • Monica N.
    Monica NearyJanuary 3, 2013
    Everything we ordered was divine and extremely amazing! Wow this chef is extremely creative and the food here is free range and healthy!! I recommend the Hen or the Rabbit! Both orgasmic.
  • Monica N.
    Monica NearyJanuary 3, 2013
    Everything we ordered was fuckidope and the hen was free range
  • Knox K.
    Knox KnoxJanuary 2, 2013
    Scallops were fantastic!
  • Knox K.
    Knox KnoxJanuary 2, 2013
    NY Strip looked awesome!
  • Knox K.
    Knox KnoxJanuary 2, 2013
    Don't get the pork flank. It wasn't worth it.
  • Roberto V.
    Roberto VillegasDecember 30, 2012
    Though pricey, this is a great place to have a nice time out that still feels casual. Good first impression.
  • David M.
    David MastronardiDecember 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the bah bah meatballs. #todie
  • Kate B.
    Kate BierbaumDecember 17, 2012
    Eat all the desserts
  • Dustin C.
    Dustin CustenDecember 16, 2012
    What a great spot. The lamb pastrami is amazing. Steak is tasty, properly cooked and tender. Definitely coming back here.
  • David S.
    David SelfSeptember 29, 2012
    The calamari is phenomenal.
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole ForbesSeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Oysters & Champagne Special on Wednesdays!
  • Deborah C.
    Deborah ColeyAugust 1, 2012
    Try the Oyster Platter - Awesome!
  • Travis L.
    Travis LumJuly 26, 2012
    Try the Cheeseburger With Fried Egg - Hits the spot when all you need is a burger.
  • Dieter v.
    Dieter von SchrammJuly 16, 2012
    If you enjoy seafood and you've never had Tilefish, try it! It's a delicious, flaky whitefish.
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas SvendsenJuly 12, 2012
    Excellent NY strip...
  • Steven H.
    Steven HarveyJuly 5, 2012
    The salmon wrapped in bacon was absolutely amazing.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 25, 2012
    There's lots of delicious drinks at Parkside but its really the couture food and atmosphere that bring this place to life. Oyster platter is half off during happy hour, and the fries are delicious!
  • Jason C.
    Jason CMay 9, 2012
    Juicy oysters
  • Rick K.
    Rick KernApril 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Request that the chef leave off the cumin - it's on everything.
  • Steve P.
    Steve PolandMarch 17, 2012
    I know this is old fashioned, but our compliments to the chef! Like wow!
  • Caryn P.
    Caryn PolandMarch 17, 2012
    Some of the best scallops Ive ever had! Try them and you won't be disappointed
  • Steve P.
    Steve PolandMarch 17, 2012
    White fish with kale. Amazingness. Def recommend!
  • Curt L.
    Curt LundeenMarch 17, 2012
    3 dollar bloody maries
  • Brian U.
    Brian UmlandMarch 17, 2012
    Rude personnel. No sense of humor. Very snobby. Would rather take attitude from McDonald's employees then pay a premium for wobbly seats and a negative atmosphere. Never again.
  • James D.
    James DissMarch 13, 2012
    Bring a snack while you're waiting for your food. Calamari is good though.
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin LanceMarch 13, 2012
    Mac n cheese. Top 3 in Austin.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MontalentiMarch 9, 2012
    Grilled chicken sandwich with avocado was very good, as was asparagus with parmesan.
  • Kate
    KateMarch 9, 2012
    Holy canoli, basil ice cream leaves me breathless.
  • marjolijn k.
    marjolijn kamphuisMarch 9, 2012
    Love the risotto!
  • Carlos C.
    Carlos CorreiaMarch 12, 2013
    hmmm o camarão grelhado é muito bom :)
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