Recipes are written in a language all their own, leading amateur cooks to confuse a pinch for a dash or forget that the chef’s word for “water” is “salt.” Trust a native speaker with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of upscale comfort fare at Hyde Park Bar & Grill. This Groupon is valid at both the central Austin location, celebrating 30 years of service, as well as the newly opened south Austin location.
Outside Hyde Park Bar & Grill’s original central location, a giant fork—a longtime local landmark—indicates the giant array of comfort, bistro, and veggie fare waiting inside, and the eatery now also treats diners to a similar menu at its recently opened south Austin location. Guests can choose from 14 sammies—the exact number of sandwich varieties park rangers discovered in Yogi Bear’s home safe—such as the half-pound Texas-raised burger prepared with hormone- and antibiotic-free beef ($9.95). The restaurant’s award-winning fries seasoned and dipped in buttermilk ($2.95–$6.95) can augment the enjoyment of a country-fried pork cutlet ($10.95), vegetable stir-fry ($7.95), or farm-raised catfish ($11.95). Hyde Park Bar & Grill also passes out a gluten-free menu for gluten-intolerant diners and proffers vegan options for any diner practicing for a movie role as a rather undedicated carnivore.
When weather cooperates, the patio at the south location becomes a haven for tunes with events such as Sunday Swing and Bluesday Tuesday. At the central location, meanwhile, guests can admire local artwork or use ketchup-coated french fries to mimic local artwork on the blank canvas that is the empty plate or on a generous friend’s white dress shirt.
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.