Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

East Side ShowRoom

1100 E. Sixth St. (Medina St.) Send to Phone
512-467-4280 | Menu
A vibrant, artistic energy permeates the room; expect a share-plates menu and classic, pre-Prohibition cocktails.

Dinner nightly
Open late Fri.-Sat.
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Entertainment: Entertainment
  • Full bar
  • Outdoor dining
  • Accepts reservations for parties of six or more

* Click here for rating key

East Side ShowRoom, Austin, TX

East Side ShowRoom Restaurant Review

: Nourishment is not exclusive to gastronomic intake. Appropriately, East Side ShowRoom caters to all of your senses with verve. The exposed brick of the 1901 structure holds an eclectic and ever-changing art collection; in fact, the skillful craft of the co-owner/metal sculptor, Mickie Danae Spencer, is evident everywhere. Gypsy jazz bands play while black-and-white silent movies cement the immersion in the pre-war era’s exuberance. Even with all the stimulation, the food still takes center stage. The share-plates menu might include mussels in Creole red sauce; cannelloni with house-made ricotta, crab and crawfish; or oysters on the half shell with Pernod mignonette. The voluminous cocktail menu is equal parts science and art. Syrups, infusions, tinctures and preserves are made in-house to augment the craft drinks developed from a selection of nearly 200 liquors.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.