- 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. 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.