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Downtown’s best happy hour!

Half off cocktails, beer, and bar food menu
5:00-6:30!
Available Monday-Friday in the entire restaurant.

Stolpman Vineyards Dinner!

Experience the unique and beautiful wines from Stolpman Vineyards of Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara County paired perfectly with a seasonal 5-course meal!

Monday, May 2nd. 7:00p – 9:00p

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512.474.9898
info@parkside-austin.com
301 e 6th st
Austin, tx  78701

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paula@paulabiehler.com

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5pm – 11pm, sun

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We hold a portion of our dining room for walk-ins, but reservations are recommended… by phone or online. For larger parties or if your desired time slot is unavailable online, please call and we may be still be able to accommodate you.

For specific table requests please call several days in advance of your reservation. Due to our limited seating area, table requests are honored in the order we receive them. Parties must be complete to be seated and tables can only be held for 15 minutes during peak hours.

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Parkside’s private dining and event spaces are perfect for any occasion in the heart of Downtown Austin. We can accommodate groups large or small for seated dinners, dinner buffets, and cocktail parties. It is a prime location for rehearsal dinners, birthdays, wedding receptions, corporate events, luncheons, happy hour – the list goes on!

 

2nd floor event space :: private banquet room, bar, and rooftop patio overlooking historic 6th Street with seated dinners for up to 100 guests and cocktail receptions for up to 200 guests.

private dining room :: half of the modern-designed dining room at parkside is divided by curtains for a semi-private dining experience with seated dinners for up to 40 guests.

restaurant buyout :: includes 2 floors of restaurant space, 2 bars, and rooftop patio with seated dinners for up to 200 guests and cocktail receptions for up to 400 guests.

Contact our Events Team to begin planning your event today!

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First opened in 2008 on historic 6th street, Austin native Chef Shawn Cirkiel pays homage to his family with Parkside, named for the housing project in the Bronx where his father grew up.  Before “farm-to-table,”  “house made,” and casual but elevated service became the calling cards of Austin, Parkside has now set the standard for downtown dining for the better part of a decade.

Parkside, our original and our flagship restaurant, is best known for its extensive raw bar and its superior selection of oysters from around the country.  Patrons of Parkside feel at home in a suit or sandals, where a seasonal menu of locally sourced proteins and produce come together in the form of a beautiful lamb entrée or our awarding winning cheeseburger.  Not to be overlooked, Parkside’s acclaimed pastry chefs make dessert anything but an afterthought.  Austin’s original gastropub, Parkside continues to gain affection from tourists and locals alike, and its ingredient driven menu and consistent service are the foundation for every one of chef Cirkiel’s restaurant since.

Go to Parkside Projects for more about who we are.

Shawn Cirkiel’s creativity and innovation in the kitchen have made him one of Austin’s most coveted chefs and restaurateurs. Seven years ago, Cirkiel opened Parkside—the city’s first gastro pub—to much fanfare. The accolades continue on for this sophisticated spot, which is housed in a converted two-story space on East Sixth Street, as they do for Cirkiel’s subsequent ventures: the backspace, a widely popular Neapolitan-style pizzeria, olive & june, an updated version of family-style Southern Italian dining, and Bullfight, an authentic Spanish restaurant featuring a variety of small, shareable plates. Cirkiel’s passion for local and seasonal food extends beyond the scope of his restaurants and has become a driving force behind his notable community engagement.

Cirkiel’s devotion to smart (sustainable) cooking and the community is evident by his involvement in many projects, including an initiative at Austin’s Highland Park Elementary, where he has helped develop healthy-eating, exercise, and gardening programs. Cirkiel is also a founding chef of the Sustainable Food Center’s Farmers Market in downtown and a board member and secretary for the Sixth Street Austin Association, which has been fundamental in raising funds to restore the legendary district. And while the chef maintains a high profile around town and in the media—he’s been noted in numerous publications, including Southern Living, Food Arts, Cooks Illustrated, Bon Appetit and the Los Angeles Times—Cirkiel doesn’t stay out of the kitchen for long.

A graduate of The Art Institute of Houston, Executive Chef Nathan Lemley has sharpened his craft in restaurants across the country. After spending time in the kitchens of Atelier Crenn, L2O, Manresa, and McGrady’s, Lemley returned to Texas, where he worked under noted chefs Justin Bayse, and Michael Kramer. After landing in Austin, he spent three years as the Chef de Cuisine under Ned Elliot at Foreign & Domestic, helping create innovative and nationally recognized cuisine.

In 2014, Nathan connected with Chef Shawn Cirkiel, who recognized the culinary talent and capability in the young chef. After a year as Chef de Cuisine at Parkside under Chef Cirkiel, Nathan was promoted to Executive Chef. As Parkside’s Executive Chef, Nathan continues to honor the sophistication and innovation Parkside is known for — thoughtful seasonal dishes, which balance modern influences, and a respect for traditional technique.

For press inquires contact Paula Biehler.

USA Today Austin’s 10 Best Restaurants, including some newcomers…..this sophisticated spot is devoted to sustainable cooking in a playful, ever-evolving manner. Vegetarians will be happy as well; Executive Chef Nathan Lemley loves his veggies and delights in creating scrumptious meatless dishes.

Austin’s Best Restaurants For Private dining….Parkside’s private dining and event spaces are perfect for any occasion in the heart of Downtown Austin…It is a prime location for rehearsal dinners, birthdays, wedding receptions, corporate events, luncheons, happy hour – the list goes on!

Where to Celebrate National Oyster Day in Downtown Austin…. Parkside has a great reputation for serving an exceptional oyster selection.

…Austin Restaurants Land on Guide to the Ultimate Southern Roadtrip….Parkside, highlights the chef’s commitment to smart, sustainable cooking. Guests can start with small plates or go straight to hearty main courses like smoked pork chop or one of the best burgers in America. Plus, Parkside’s location gives guests a firsthand view of iconic Sixth Street.

The 12 Best Places for Happy Hour in Central Austin…. Parkside is a culinary oasis in the midst of Dirty Sixth. It’s a treat to watch chefs artfully prepare ceviche and raw-bar staples behind a long stainless-steel bar.

Guess which 5 Austin burgers are among the best in America… Parkside dishes up creative fare, but its simple cheeseburger really shines. “Parkside is commonly known for serving one of the best, if not the best, burgers in Austin,” notes Daily Meal. “Said to be modeled after his grandmother’s hamburger steak…. iteration is deceptively simple.

Where to Drink and Eat on a Roof Right Now in Austin….. Parkside’s rooftop space is a great place to look down, literally and probably also figuratively, on the Dirty Sixth melée. It’s one of the few downtown roof spots where the food is as good as the views.

The Best Burger Deals in Austin….. Parkside is famous for its generous happy hour which offers half-off all beer, liquor, and bar food, which, most importantly, includes the very popular cheeseburger & Parkside fries cooked to your liking.

Austin Guide to Oysters… Parkside stands in stark contrast to many other venues located on East 6th Street, offering upscale dining…

The 10 Best Happy Hours in Austin…. Even after all these years, Parkside’s daily happy hour is one of the best in town…enjoy half-off all liquor, cocktails, beer and bar food.

Parkside is one of the best restaurants in town and their happy hour offers a great deal given the quality of their food. It features half priced beer, cocktails and bar menu…

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Our gift cards can be used at Olive & June, Bullfight and The Backspace.

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Hiring quality over quantity is not an HR decision but our company culture. Most of our staff have been with us more than a few years and many since the beginning. That so many of our managers and chefs began their career with us as servers and cooks is a great source of pride. But we are even more proud of how many leaders of the best restaurants in our city and beyond first developed in our company.

While we love to promote from within, we love meeting new people to add new talent and perspective to our culture. Experience is important, but not paramount; being a good person matters most. Our staff love coming to work and many have made life-long friendships, because we hire good people first and foremost. Secondly, we treat them with respect and like family, and that’s why they stay with us so long. Beyond our food and service this the part of our company we are most proud of.

Whether you want to wash dishes or run our kitchen we want to meet you. Please email us your resume and tell us about yourself at careers@parksideprojects.com

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We hold a portion of our dining room for walk-ins, but reservations are recommended… by phone or online. For larger parties or if your desired time slot is unavailable online, please call and we may be still be able to accommodate you.

For specific table requests please call several days in advance of your reservation. Due to our limited seating area, table requests are honored in the order we receive them. Parties must be complete to be seated and tables can only be held for 15 minutes during peak hours.

private dining

Parkside’s private dining and event spaces are perfect for any occasion in the heart of Downtown Austin. We can accommodate groups large or small for seated dinners, dinner buffets, and cocktail parties. It is a prime location for rehearsal dinners, birthdays, wedding receptions, corporate events, luncheons, happy hour – the list goes on!

2nd floor event space :: private banquet room, bar, and rooftop patio overlooking historic 6th Street with seated dinners for up to 100 guests and cocktail receptions for up to 200 guests.

private dining room :: half of the modern-designed dining room at parkside is divided by curtains for a semi-private dining experience with seated dinners for up to 40 guests.

restaurant buyout :: includes 2 floors of restaurant space, 2 bars, and rooftop patio with seated dinners for up to 200 guests and cocktail receptions for up to 400 guests.

Contact our Events Team to begin planning your event today!

Book a Private Event

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