An "oasis of sanity amid the drunken antics of Sixth Street", this moderately priced Downtown American from chef Shawn Cirkiel is known for its "innovative" small plates, "great raw bar" and "interesting cocktails" served up by an "accommodating" crew; the atmosphere's hip, and it's open late too.
parkside Restaurant Review:
Chef Shawn Cirkiel’s dedication to fresh, seasonal ingredients and boldly forward-thinking (yet not overreaching) creations yields a menu to match the lively setting, smack in downtown Austin’s bar scene. The bare brick walls add a feeling of coziness that suits the pub-meets-fine dining concept. Always of note is parkside’s raw bar, with ten to 12 oyster varieties starring alongside elegant...
Here's where people who think they know oysters aim to impress their friends. Rappahanock. Kumomoto. Beavertail. Those are the options. And then some. The ceviche is an ideal starting spot. And the mini-burger isn't just a fallback for those who struggle with the menu. Downstairs is all brick walls and exposed air ducts. Upstairs there's a rooftop balcony overlooking 6th Street's neon...
Great food in the heart of downtown:
Located in the heart of Sixth Street, this place offers a bit of relief from the mayhem often found downtown at night. Upbeat music and dim lighting set the mood for this cozy restaurant. They have...
+ quality of food and service
- high prices for the portion sizes