Pitchfork Pretty in East Austin is serving some of the best bagels in town at brunch, and also has a reliable Southern menu for dinner.
Very enjoyable experience. The waitress was helpful in helping us navigate through the wine and dinner options. My wife and I each had the 4course dinner option. Together we sampled eight items. Every one was creative and memorable. Service was impeccable without being intrusive. If I lived in Austin I would return frequently. I highly recommend.
Toooooo much salt! Every one of us agreed on this and there were different entrees and apps ordered by each of us. Unfortunate!
My absolute favorite Austin local restaurant. The staff is outstanding. Brent our server was incredible. I love this place so much, I actually move down the street so I could frequent with ease.
Everything was very nice. The only hiccup was my request at the beginning of the waiter/patron dance was to ask for a salad with a piece of protein on it. Could not be accommodated. So, spouse and I ordered a salad and a salmon, requesting the cook to split the entrees in the kitchen to avoid messing up the table. The waiter came back from kitchen and recommended that we order two salads, and that the chef would split the salmon in half and distribute a portion to each salad. Had to charge for three entrees but were able to obtain the unobtainable just an hour earlier. Why irritate me with “can’t do” comment. The answer should always be, “of course,” and then charge me for the piece of protein. Other than that, the waiter was delightful and accommodating. Food was quite good. A happy time was enjoyed by all.
Lovely atmosphere for brunch. Airy, open space that is tastefully decorated. The menu is small but everything is wonderful.
Some dishes were great and some really needed some help. They served powdered decaf coffee which was so weird and not good. If you're out of decaf either don't serve any or run out and get some. Also, the bagels were a little tough. The biscuits were delicious though.
Pitchfork pretty exceeded all expectations. Every dish was so innovative and delicious. We shared everything so we could get a few bites of it all. Their special tomatillo soup with basil and zuchinni was insanely amazing and I’m still thinking about it. The grilled mushroom dish was also outstanding with a homemade cottage cheese that put any cottage cheese you’ve ever had to shame. The gnocchi was so great and light as well! Lastly, the fried chicken was so light and crispy and tasted like salt and vinegar chips in the best way. Highly recommend and would come back in a heartbeat. Thanks pitchfork pretty !
An incredible dining experience all around. . . atmosphere, service, and menu all exceeded my expectations. Thanks to Cathy for helping me plan a special evening and Bell for her outstanding service. We will be back soon! - Brittany, Renee, and Terry
REMARKABLE food. This was one of the few new restaurants we have been to lately that really wowed me with the food. The ceviche was not perfectly tart, the crab was one of the best bites of food I have had in awhile, and the beef rib was perfect. Service started off a little snooty and way slow (similar to what you see in way to many restaurants in Austin these days) but once they saw we were ordering alot of different items the staff became more attentive. Would definitely go back
Visiting from Ohio. Very good chicken!!!
We came here just a month ago and the menu and prices have changed for the worst. Maybe its different during the week than the weekend but when we first visited they were promoting that their food was more “tapas style” and the prices reflected that. But the prices seem much much higher this time where the fried chicken is $31! The prices for everything else seemed much higher too at $24. The drinks are watered down when the used their slushy ice so be careful to ask for large cubes. The food is good there but the prices make it way less attractive and no longer a good value. You can get much tastier food elsewhere in Austin with better drinks and comparable price points such as Launderette and Odd Duck.
Didn't let us sit outside even though there was an open table, servers just wanted to be cut.
The food and the space was really delightful. This was a celebration, and we felt like we were very well taken care of. At one point we were given the rolls for our fried chicken when we requested the sweet bread, and the host could not have been quicker fixing the issue.
Our primary waiter did a great job, although his insistence on how we order was confusing and unnecessary (there seemed to be some emphasis on getting appetizers and entrees together, or quick bits first, or some other sequence of ordering that he kept instructing us on when we simply wanted to order at our leisure).
The food itself was very good, no single dish was far better than any other. We particularly loved the cocktails, and I would say the cocktail program here is level or above other establishments in the same echelon as this. All in all a very enjoyable meal. I would come back.
Emma our server was AMAZING!! She was very patient and easy to talk to about the menu & had great suggestions! I would definitely go back to try other things - the app’s were phenomenal!
This place gets better and better. Another impeccable meal with perfectly timed service and great drinks. Can’t wait to go back.
Amazing food. Tremendous service. Perfect evening!
Have been to Pitchfork Pretty on two occasions - once with a friend and once with a larger group (family) and both times it was fabulous. Wonderful, creative cuisine, great service, excellent cocktails. Will be coming back!
The restaurant was good, but for the price, not great. The best thing on the menu was the fried chicken, which I would recommend to anyone going there. One weird thing that kept happening is every time one of us got up and left our napkin on the table, someone would come by very quickly and refold the napkin. Once it was refolded by two different servers while a member of our party was in the bathroom. It was so odd, it almost became comical by the end of the night.
Pitchfork Pretty was so yummy! Hubs and I have been exploring East Austin eateries lately and you should definitely put PP on your list. We had the Fried Chicken (AH~mazing), grilled beets, and the gnocchi. We had bread pudding for dessert. Everything was delicious and PP put a unique twist on these American originals. I would highly recommend this restaurant and hubs and I are looking forward to heading there again!
We each had the four course meal, which is a good value considering the portions, but would've been even better if the desserts were good. We had the chocolate cake and the banana pudding, both were nothing to write home about.
As far as the rest of the meal, we started with the pimento cheese and the pickled apricot and watermelon radish. Pimento cheese was pretty classic as a nice snack. The pickled apricot and watermelon radish was perfectly seasoned. For the appetizers, we had the duck confit salad and the grilled maitake mushrooms. The duck confit salad was a miss. The duck got lost among the bulgar wheat and didn't really taste like much at all. You can never go wrong with grilled maitake mushrooms, so that was a nice surprise. For entrees we got the fried chicken and the beef rib. These were really delicious, and the fried chicken was in the style of Korean fried chicken... Perfectly battered and came with pickled daikon. The serving size was plentiful, too. The beef rib was savory and juicy. They cut it up for you so it's not a messy experience.
I didn't know what to expect with this place, and while overall it was really good, the menu doesn't seem consistent. My takeaway is that it's elevated comfort food.
Despite indicating that it was our anniversary on the reservation, and the fact that there were several other open two-person tables, they sat us at a small table directly next to where the wait staff checks in, and where everyone goes in and out of the kitchen. It was very distracting and not romantic at all. We tried to ignore it, but it really ruined the experience.
The food was good, but not great. We really liked the ceviche. The fried chicken was pretty good, but for over $30, it felt overpriced for what it was. The grilled beets and quail eggs were okay, but we wouldn't order again.
Our server, however, was awesome. We were overall really disappointed and don't plan to go back.
Best gluten-free fried chicken I've ever tasted! The cocktails were also inventive and yummy. I had a creative take on the old fashioned. The shredded beets knocked my socks off, and we loved dining al fresco under the heat lamps. Fun and festive!
My husband and I had an early dinner here and the food knocked our socks off! This is a flavor fest of fresh ingredients and imagination. We enjoyed the grilled radishes, halibut ceviche, and the shrimp skewers. Everything was amazing.
Prix fixe menu option was fun. We sampled a lot of the options. Carrot soup was delicious. The pork and fried chicken entrees we're great too.
I don't usually leave reviews, but just wanted to say that management was on point at Easter brunch. I saw you greeting tables, running food/drinks, and being present on the floor and attentive to the goings-on during a long an busy holiday shift. I salute you! Not to be overshadowed, food was delicious (that crab toast tho!), wine list was rad, and service was on point. Great, detailed service, especially for a holiday brunch. (insert hand clap emoji)
Yummy brunch. Try the smoked pork belly! The spiced banana bread was delicious. Very nice atmosphere. Service was very good. I look forward to trying it for dinner!
Amazing fresh dishes and great, knowledgeable staff!
the food was incredible & the staff was a delight! every one used our names as they caught on and really made our experience personal! Lauren was awesome & super attentive!
we’ll definitely be back!
Absolutely loved Pitchfork Pretty! Everything was on-point: food, service, atmosphere. My favorite restaurant experience since moving to Austin from NYC.
Very gluten free friendly. $45.00 prix fixe meal is totally worth it. Fried chicken is amazing!!
The ceviche was outstanding. I loved the pineapple, it made it a bit different than the standard dish I expected. We also loved the tartare, again just a little different and elevated. The star of our meal was the poached salmon. My husband and I shared dishes and I wasn’t necessarily excited for this but it blew me away. So much flavor packed in that bowl. I can’t wait to go back and order it again.
I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. This is our
New go to for out of town guests to impress.
Lovely dinner. Second time to restaurant. First was sublime. Second merely excellent. Can’t wait to get back. On of the best places to share lots of dishes in Austin.
Go early for happy hour discounts on drinks and snacks. Stay for an amazing meal cook with care. Maybe travel back to Austin just to dine there again. I love a farm to table restaurant. This one hit it out of the park. East side Austin ... love it!!
The brunch menu was limited and most of the items were very heavy. Our server was very short with us and seemed to just want us to order and get out the door. I'm not sure how the rest of the menu is but I wouldn't recommend this place for brunch.
Great service. Cool space.
This was our first time to dine at Pitchfork Pretty. The building is new and stylish, has a parking lot, and is easy to find. I highly recommend the fried chicken, it is crispy and juicy. Be sure and ask for explanations of menu items. The crab salad is in Spanish, we thought we were ordering fried plantains and we ended up with crab salad on top of the plantains. The service was excellent.