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About Pitchfork Pretty

A warm A-Frame setting serving imaginative Hill Country Cuisine featuring local produce, pastured meats, wild fish… and sometimes fried chicken.

2708 East Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78702
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 494-4593

Website:
http://pitchforkpretty.com/

Parking Details:
In addition to street parking on East Cesar Chavez, we also have 27 parking spots located directly next to the restaurant. Feel free to drive up and park where you would like.

Executive Chef:
Max Snyder

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Pitchfork Pretty Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (32)
Good for a Date (29)
Creative Cuisine (28)
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Local Ingredients (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Special Occasion (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Worth the Drive (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Casual (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Fun (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Authentic (11)
Business Meals (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Seasonal (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Romantic (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Organic (8)
Cozy (7)
Healthy (7)
Tapas (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Spicy (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vegan (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Late-night Find (1)
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food5
ambience5
service5

 
·Dined 5 days ago

Great meal, fantastic service.

food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding food, probably one of the top 10 Ever. Extremely creative in preparation both on the food side as well as the bar. The drinks left you talking about them for days.

Highly recommend - will be going back soon! Please just don’t come join us, as we don’t wanted to be too crowded.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Once again, had a great overall experience. Service was ok but server did not make regular eye contact and that gets really frusrating. Will definitely be back.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined 5 days ago

The cornbread...they should sell this by the loaf! Seriously, package & market it.

food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Pitchfork Pretty is beautifully decorated and its unique menu is an awesome addition to the Austin food scene. Save room for drinks - those cocktails are strong and delicious.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Loved it! The menu allows you to try a lot of tasty, creative, pretty food. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Healthy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Cozy, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Vegan, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Lauren? Was very helpful. Skewers of shrimp y chicken delish. Nice setting. Friendly staff tho front lady a bit smart. Cocktail list small y ok i suppose. I will share with friends as it has mucho potential. Kemuri close by too.

food3
ambience4
service2
value3

 
·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had high hopes for this restaurant but the results were mixed. Menu choices are creative, ambitious and enticing. A great mix of recognizable organic/farm-to-table ingredients in new and different concoctions. The fact of the matter is that the resulting tastes to the pallet are just average. I want to try the place again because so many menu items are really intriguing.

But...for us, we found the pork entree was dry and overly breaded, smothering the quality of the meat. The gnocchi / cauliflower was modestly interesting but nothing special. The quail egg bite was barely that and gone before you know it. Buckwheat cornbread was a bit dry and heavy.

And...to add to the experience, our waitstaff was distracted and delayed. A second drink was forgotten. We had to track down someone to get that one addressed. Our waiter was training a new waiter, who trailed him silently and unhelpfully. Odd.

So...we're not giving up on Pitchfork Pretty but they fell way below expectations.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
·Dined on February 1, 2018

I might have expected too much. Thought the food was more complicated than it was good. Thought overall, the place was just ok. There are many better choices in Austin.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We love Pitchfork Pretty!! We've eaten there 3 times and each time is consistently delicious, fun, and memorable. The food and drinks are incredible. The environment is lively and stunning. We will be back again and again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This might be my next favorite brunch resto!

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My wife and I visited for the first time during Sunday brunch this past weekend. The food was wonderful and we saw most items on the menu as things we need to come back and try. Our server Rebecca could not have been more friendly, helpful and professional. We will be back - hopefully soon!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fun, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
food3
ambience3
service1
value2

vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Disappointing dinner.
Hostess told us our table was not ready, that the diners had just ordered dessert and it would be a while -- but we could eat on the patio (1/27 -- not ideal) and they would comp a round of drinks. She said the dinners were just taking a long time, that they allow 2 1/2 hours for a table and it had been 3 hours.
Apparently she didn't know I could add. Reservation at 7:15p, restaurant opens 5:00p -- at most the diners had been at table for 2 1/4 hours.
It is obvious that the restaurant is trying to fill the patio even with customers who have made reservations.
Food was not a good as I remembered.
Also, bill arrived with the round of drinks included.
I'll not be back.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great food and great service!

food4
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Some things (yucca dumplings, gnocchi, beef rib, cranberry sorbet) were absolutely yummy! Others good but not outstanding. Very loud so conversation was work. They ran out of the beer I wanted and the dessert my wife wanted. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing food and service. Love the quail eggs, and most everything on the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Organic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Pitchfork pretty was really fun, they have a good atmosphere and great food. The yuca dumplings were great. The restaurant was a little cold and maybe a little overpriced but it was great for date night.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Tapas, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Austin)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We had to continually chase our waiter for drinks and service.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Could not have been more accommodating
Delicious and very tasty
Loved it!!!

Tags: Quick Bite, Vegan, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Spicy, Fun, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients
food2
ambience5
service5
value1

vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 12, 2018

My hopes were high but the food just wasn’t good. Seasoning was off on every item we tried (3 appetizers and two entrees) and though the restaurant was not half full, the kitchen was very slow.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent service and the food is inventive, creative and delicious!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great place for the happy hour. Good assortment of choices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I love this place! Local, eclectic, fresh..........great service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Tapas, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Amazing service and food. I cannot say enough nice things about this experience. Everything felt special, unique and full of hospitality. Can’t wait to come back!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing food and service

food4
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Loved all our plates, especially the gnocchi! Only dish that could be improved is the chicken / shrimp skewer. It needed more meat to be a full dish. Or a different discription.

All in all, great service decor and location (love that you don’t have to valet).

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent new Austin restaurant
Nice menu with somewhat limited but very well prepared offerings
Good variety and not just the "same ole thing"

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great sausage and apps. Packed on a Thursday and music was too loud. Service was excellent and drinks good.

food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Amazing vegetarian options, and killer buckwheat cornbread.

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wow. Pretty darn good food. Definitely will go back again. The fried chicken was perfect.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food - the staff was super friendly - drinks were spot on!

food3
ambience5
service4
value3

 
 (Austin)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere & available parking!! We enjoyed all the dishes we shared but portion size was small for price. Wonderful combination of ingredients , texturing, & layering. Attentive service & good explanation of menu items. All the pickled items were spot on. Stirred cocktails were complex & amazing

food5
ambience5
service4
value3

vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food and cocktails were outstanding; both innovative and well executed. Management has decided to go with no busboys, so all service is provided by waitstaff. As a result, water service was sporadic (at times slow) and plate collection slow. Pet peeve of mine is when shared dishes are served and no serving utensils are provided. This restaurant hit that peeve. Overall, however, an excellent option. Recommendation to management: How can your hostess not know the physical address or major cross street. Print out a card for her for goodness sake if the woman is cardinal direction impaired.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This place has the best executed food in Austin right now. Cocktails are quite good, beer selection is not bad and the wine by the glass has been pretty darn good. Seriously, the fried chicken here may be the best you ever had. None of us can stop talking about it. Those dumplings....they should name them dopelings because they were straight dope.

This is the best under the radar restaurant in Austin now. I'm going to be sad when people catch on and there's hour long waits to get a table.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Austin)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing Brunch! Don't skip the oysters! Also make a reservation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 5, 2017

First time at Pitchfork Pretty and it won't be our last. The food was outstanding and the service was first rate. An architectural beauty spot in the edgy/funky part of town, but not to worry, great parking right next door. The drink creations are yummy and "potent." The menu is extremely versatile based on how you want to eat. Light sampling or pig out on the main courses. Family style or individual. Great! Highly recommended.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Pitchfork pretty was the real deal. Go there be because it will be twice as expensive next year. The chef has his own style and it comes out in his presentation and taste.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
food4
ambience5
service2
value4

 
 (Austin)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Kind but aloof waitress. Super cute space and good food.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
food5
ambience4
service5

vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great spot to go with friends or an intimate date.

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Houston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

What a wonderful discovery! Quirky name, quirky menu and far-away location (we live in Lakeway) but we will definitely be back here--soon! The fried chicken was about the best I've had in Austin and my hubby loved his tile fish. Inventive, creative and very tasty all around from appetizers to entrees to the dinner rolls(!) Just all around delicious food...and the staff does a great job of explaining the dishes and the presentations. If I have a complaint (and it's very minor) the noise level inside got a bit loud, mostly to talk over music that was not to our liking...

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy

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