Hunger, unlike ambulance sirens, meningitis, and restraining orders, is not something you can safely ignore. Answer the mighty call of a bellowing belly with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of upscale comfort food from Hyde Park Bar & Grill. This Groupon can be used at the central (Duval) or the south (West Gate) location.
Apart from the ever-changing comestibles adorning the giant fork outside the open-until-midnight Duval Street location, the most memorable aspect of Hyde Park Bar & Grill is the mouth-watering menu of comfort-food creations. Dig a regular-sized fork into tender fried artichoke hearts ($6.95) served with creamy Hyde Park sauce and chipotle-ranch dressing while discussing affairs of the heart or heart-pounding artichoke phobias. Add an order of award-winning fresh-cut, buttermilk-dipped Hyde Park fries ($1.99 as a side with a sandwich, $5.95 for a full order). This bar and grill knows everything there is to know about chicken, from the road-crossing habits to the creation of perfect southern-fried chicken breasts ($9.95) and chicken-fried steaks ($9.95), both served with homemade cream gravy and a choice of side. For more chicken options, stop in on Monday and Tuesday nights for Tony's Southern Comfort fried chicken ($9.95). Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu options are also available for healthful consumption.
All of the meat served at Hyde Park Bar & Grill is refreshingly free of hormones, antibiotics, and low self-esteem. Hydrate your meal with hibiscus mint tea ($1.99), homemade lemonade ($2.49), or non-alcoholic beer ($3.49). Conclude your dining experience with a dessert baked in-house, such as Wom Kim’s creamy, steamy peach pudding, sure to sweeten any meal or awkward blind date with a sentient steamed peach. Though the Westgate location is tragically empty of giant forks, it boasts plentiful seating, a luscious outdoor patio, and live music. Weekend brunch is a feature at both locations.
This Groupon is not valid toward the purchase of alcohol. Not valid with happy hour or other specials.
Hyde Park Bar & Grill won the Best of Citysearch award for American Food and French Fries in 2005. The restaurant has consistently won Best French Fries in the Austin Chronicle Readers’ Choice Restaurant Poll since 2000. The Austin American-Statesman and Community Impact featured the restaurant. Frommer’s highly recommends it, and eighty-six percent of nearly 615 Urbanspooners recommend the Duval Street location. Nearly 170 Yelpers give the Duval Street location an average of 3.5 stars:
- Its unique charm and great character make it a perfect location to bring out-of-town guests; the low lighting and rotating collections of original artwork create an ideal spot for a romantic evening or casual first date; and to top it off, the price is right. – Kelsey Wilkinson, Community Impact
- In addition to the chicken-fried steak (and more healthful options, such as the roast chicken or any one of the various salads), people come here for the battered French fries, which are perennially voted best fries in Austin. The atmosphere at Hyde Park -- a one-story former home now divided into different dining rooms -- is cozy, and the service is quick and unobtrusive. – Frommer’s
Hyde Park Bar & Grill
Hyde Park Bar & Grill's two locations serve as neighborhood hubs where patrons can devour comfort fare while enjoying local art and discussing the newest local news. The Duval Street location’s signature oversize fork marks the eatery for groups seeking a space to converse without having to yell over the clangor of clouds bumping into nearby skyscrapers. At the Westgate Boulevard location, a covered patio welcomes diners to dine among fireflies and savor the live music that's staged at least twice a week. The menu surveys classic southern and American comfort fare, such as chicken-fried steak, mac ‘n’ cheese, hand-cut french fries, and burgers made with hormone-free beef. Along with a multitude of local and international wines, Hyde Park Bar & Grill rolls out vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes, as well as an assortment of desserts baked in-house by the eatery's chefs.