Plank Seafood Provisions – Detailed Review

Stefi Hsia | September 8, 2022

Ambiance of the Restaurant

Plank Seafood Provisions opened in the Spring of 2021 at the Domain in Austin with a focus and dedication to sustainable seafood, transparent sourcing, and a “coastally inspired” menu. This is Plank’s second location with the first one having opened in Omaha, Nebraska in 2013.

Plank was created by Flagship Restaurant Group, a collective focused on creating unique dining experiences. Flagship has restaurants ranging from Tex-Mex cantinas to a pub food restaurants with locations in the Midwest, Texas, and even Colorado.

The welcoming atmosphere, enhanced by all the natural light and the hanging greenery, combined with the new rustic decor enlivens the main dining area. The hull of a ship sways above diners as wooden lanterns keep the room alight. An open kitchen brings it all together into a warm medley.

Plank Seafood Provisions Menu

Although Plank doubles as an oyster bar and an upscale seafood restaurant in Austin, the simplistic menu offers just enough variety to ensure the need for return visits. Split into smaller sections, the menu includes everything from shareable, wood-grilled plates, Plank classics, and even a no-frills, grilled seafood section where all dishes are served with fingerling potatoes and a dressed frisee salad.

As for the most popular dishes, the ahi tuna served upon ginger scallion noodles was a standout favorite. And, the sea scallops alongside a squid-ink linguini layered with a sourdough gremolata and a carrot puree contained the most vibrant combination of colors and flavors.

Location + Opening and Closing Hours

Plank Seafood Provisions is located in the Domain towards north Austin right across from The Yard. They open Monday through Thursday at 11 am and close at 10 pm. On Friday and Saturday, they close an hour later, and on Sunday they open an hour later and close an hour earlier. Happy hour is from 3 pm-6 pm on weekdays.

Reservation Procedure for Plank Seafood Provisions

To reserve a table, one only needs to go to their homepage and follow the buttons listed ‘Reservations’. After two more web pages, you are taken to TABLZ, a 3D rendering of the restaurant where you can reserve specific tables at the locale. Or, you can be seated at random through Open Table. The option is presented to you when you are first taken to the TABLZ site for Plank.

Plank Seafood Provisions Online Order Process

To order online for pick up, press the button that says ‘Order Online – Austin’. It will take you to ToastTab, an application used to make ordering online incredibly easy. Select what time you would like to pick up the food to get started. From Toast you can browse the menu along with pictures of each individual dish. Once you have added the desired items to your cart, you can go to checkout and pay.

Conclusion

Plank Seafood Provisions’ depth and flavor provide for an incredible dining experience. The service is top-notch, and the actual presentation of the food is incredible. A wild array of colors make up each and every plate, and the excellent presentation turns every entree into an art piece.

One of the things I most enjoyed about Plank was the colors in the restaurant. From the decorations to the eye-popping food, everything impressed me. I will say that I wish there was more variety in oyster selection. The menu only provides one option which seems rather small for a self-proclaimed oyster bar.