Pitchfork Pretty

4.6
202 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(512) 494-4593
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Max Snyder
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
In addition to street parking around the area, we also have 27 parking spots located directly next to the restaurant. Feel free to drive up and park where you would like.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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.

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Austin
21 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. Service was exceptional - thank you, Dylan!
Ordered two of the crudite because the sunflower pesto paired with the freshest vegetable crudite was outstanding and had to order one more.
Fried Chicken - hands down, one of the best fried chicken ever. Light batter, sumptious flavor and moist chicken. Loved the sauces.
Didn't realize the Korean-theme when I made the reservation - don't let this deter you less-adventurous or non-asian types. The Korean flavors were nuanced - you will love it!
Definitely a favorite dining spot now!

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Y
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food I’ve had in Austin...or anywhere, for that matter. Really outstanding and creative without being too fussy or faux-fancy.

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j
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dishes were quiet impressive. We did the four course meal option and could barley finish it. I recommend the Bbqd crab or Maitake to start. We also shared the pork entree and beef rib. The cocktails are a little pricey so save some cash and get wine instead. Overall all a trmendous experience with good late night vibes and music to close the Saturday night

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LH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place with great food! We loved it!

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We went based on the generally positive reviews, and interesting menu. This was an anniversary dinner, so I did hope it would be exceptional, but it fell well short. The positives:

-attractive building, tasteful decor, social atmosphere.
-our best dish was our appetizer, a red snapper, green tomato sorbet, avocado. Bright, fresh, I could have eaten it all night. If I went again, it’s only for this.

That kind of ends the positives. Having worked in restaurants a hundred years ago, I try to give the benefit of the doubt when mistakes happen. There were just too many in this case. The negatives:

-when you ask if we’ve been there before, and we haven’t, explain thoroughly. Handing me a menu and saying the drinks are in the middle doesn’t tell me much. Are those your signature drinks? Do you have a full bar? Tell me a little about your local beers on tap. Also, in a place that’s a little loud, verify the order...I didn’t order a Chardonnay, my wife did, but I didn’t.

-bringing side plates out with an entree doesn’t make it family style, especially if portions are small. I’d say tapas more than family style.

-the flavors were all bold, which isn’t usually bad, but the beets were too smoky, and the tilefish coating was too salty, killing the great sweet taste of the meat.

-the roast pork was different, and pretty tough. When I think of roast pork I don’t think of what appears to be thinly sliced loin finished in an oven. Great flavors, but disappointing from a texture standpoint.

-last, but certainly not least, please remove the gluten free cornbread from your menu. There is absolutely no reason to serve something that inedible to customers. Rock hard, dry, burnt tasting. I don’t care if it was an error, it should have been caught before it was sent to a table, either in the kitchen or at service.

We really wanted to like this place, but it fell short in too many ways.

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S
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant had very good ambiance and the food was excellent. I had the pasta dish and it was very flavorful. It had just the right amount of spice to it as well. My friend and I shared the pimento cheese appetizer and it was also delicious. We had the chocolate and caramel creme brulee for dessert which was good but could use a little tweaking. We were told it was the first day for it to be on the menu. It wasn't as creamy as normal creme brulee but the salted caramel added a nice touch. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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SV
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We chose the Pick 4 option and LOVED it! The best choice was the bacon, shrimp and chicken skewers. The pork was amazing!!!

Can’t wait to come back!

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J
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every bite was a delight. Wait staff was knowledgeable and welcoming. Great experience, great food!!

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LW
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good food and drinks. The uninvited gnats at our table were a bit of a nuisance at an otherwise nice evening out.

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E
Austin
32 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

first time to visit the restaurant.. went for Sunday brunch and not overly busy... service was so bad that had to get the floor manager over to finally get the meal... she handled the situation very well... we had sat at the bar and the problem was that the bartender was more interesting in talking to his friends than waiting on the customers at the bar.. the floor manager did talk to him … he never apologized and would not even look at me.. too bad.. this person is costing them more business than making it for them.. their choose I guess...

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Houston
19 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went for Sunday brunch and really liked the ambience--very comfortable surroundings and very attentive service. The 5 mini biscuits with various condiments were superb and we enjoyed the egg dishes and oats with toasted coconut, kiwi and blueberries. The crab toast was disappointing as it had too much cabbage slaw and not enough crab meat.

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M
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday dinner here before heading to a show at the Zach Theatre. We were early and the restaurant was empty but filled up as the evening progressed. We elected to sit at the bar and we loved the overall ambience of the place. We elected for the 4 course option. Although the whole party has to participate each person can choose their own dishes. Also all the dishes are very sharable and the portions are more than adequate. Service at the bar was excellent. All the dishes were outstanding. We look forward to future visits.

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SH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter treated me to a Diana Krall concert so I treated her to Pitchfork Pretty. Thank

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KH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Korean bbq night on Mondays is delicious and a great value. Loved the special menu.

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TN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the new Monday night Korean BBQ menu. Every bite was delicious!

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RE
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good. The biscuits were amazing! Pork belly was yummy goodness. Chill atmosphere. Good service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! We let the server, manager, and chef chose our 4 course meal and wine pairing. The flavors and balance of the dishes were superb! Five start all the way!

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T
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the $45/per person 4 course meal - and y’all, that means you can share up to 8 different dishes! Produce was exceedingly fresh-tasting and the variety of food was really a pleasant. Don’t let the appetizer courses fool you - the entrees were more than generously portioned. We were way too full to finish the incredible fried chicken or the ribs. We’ll be back, and soon. The only thing they can improve (and sounds like they are working on it) is expanding wine by-the-glass menu.

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DA
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Go just for the fried chicken and drinks. The service is attentive and the atmosphere is inviting.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Trying to hard on the creative dishes. Service was friendly and prompt with the food. Drink service was slow. It was a ways from home and unfortunately was good enough for me to make the trek again.

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M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I’ve eaten here before and had outstanding experiences. Tonight was disappointing. One person in our party is a vegan, and they did a mediocre job satisfying her needs. The food I ate was delicious and creative. Sadly, I don’t think I’ll return with anyone who’s vegetarian or vegan.

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HH
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly little restaurant on Caesar Chavez that serves really good food. The steak and eggs where fabulous- with a generous portion of the marinated steak that was really good and filling. Excellent wait staff and excellent food. Can't wait to go back for the BBQ on Monday nights.

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EL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The starters, bites, appetizers were stellar. Entrees less so. Very pleasant dining outside.

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JM
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met for a girls brunch and the had the best time! We brunched for over two hours and our wait staff was attentive and helpful the entire time. The food is always wonderful as is the service. We appreciate being able to come to such a comfortable and rewarding place!

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D
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience we've had in Austin so far! Fun, creative and delicious dishes, great drinks and service and did I mention delicious? Highly recommend the chilled tomatillo soup!

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KS
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious creative locally grown and fabulous. Recommend the 4 course option. Amazing value for such quality. Great wine list too.

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LG
Austin
65 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A B to B+ overall. Atmosphere was good (an A) and so was the service (an A) the food however was OK but nothing great (say a C+ / B-). We went to dinner and ordered both appetizers and entrees which were OK but really nothing great. Lots of competition and choices in Austin so if we return it will not be soon.

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BA
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 5

Overall we enjoyed our experience at the restaurant. The wine list has a nice selection of wines by the glass. We shared three appetizers and two of the three were excellent! The third appetizer, listed as fois instead of our typical experience fois gras , was unexpected. We asked the waiter to clarify what that meant exactly and he said, “it’s just short for fois gras. It arrived as a raw glob of grayish liver on the plate. It was gross.

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D
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I reserved their high-top bar table for a birthday happy hour + small bites and it did not disappoint! The happy hour is only from 5:00-6:00 but has some great deals on all drinks ($12 off bottles of wine??) as well as bites. Their quail egg was rated the best single bite of the year by Texas Monthly, and you'll see why. During happy hour, each one is only $1 (normally $3). Everything else was fantastic as well, but the other big standout was the snapper crudo. It was so much like sashimi that my first thought was "where are the chopsticks?" All in all, this place is a do-not-miss. Put it on your list.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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LS
Austin
66 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Toooooo much salt! Every one of us agreed on this and there were different entrees and apps ordered by each of us. Unfortunate!

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C
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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E
Austin
32 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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BA
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere for brunch. Airy, open space that is tastefully decorated. The menu is small but everything is wonderful.

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BS
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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.

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ML
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 !

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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