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Barley Swine
American Restaurant$$$
Today 5:30 – 10:00 pm
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2024 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78704
2024 South Lamar BoulevardUSTexasAustin78704
$$$American Restaurant, BarToday 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:30 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:30 – 10:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSunday Closed
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Foodie hot spot serving a fixed-price menu with seasonal American small plates & a deep beer list.- Google
"I had the carrots, duck foie gras, and the soft shell crab."
"But they did give us a free "appetizer" small plate for the trouble!"
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3 months ago
Stopped in here during my first visit to Austin a few days ago based on online reviews, and was blown away. Best food I've ever had. I consider myself a good cook, and have certainly ate at some very good, highly rated establishments, and they all pale in comparison to the food I had here. I've been to other restaurants rated at 4+ stars that don't even deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence. On top of the fantastic food, the decor/ambiance was great, the service was amazing, and the drink pairings were spot-on. The extra cost for the drink samples is well worth it and adds to an already spectacular dining experience. If you can bring yourself to venture out of your comfort zone and trust the chefs here, you will enjoy food that is in a league of it's own. While it's on the pricey side, it is worth every last penny. I will definitely be back when I visit Austin again, no question. Not enough stars to rate this place.
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Christina Ly
10 months ago
The space is very comfortable, country, and 'homey' with wooden floors and wood overhead beams, casual bar stools/tables, and cute decorative touches like fresh autumn flowers and small squashes/pumpkins centering each table. The staff were casually dressed, warm, welcoming, and strangely all ridiculously good looking. I loved that the dining ware are beautiful handmade ceramics. We had their 14-course prix fixe w/ wine pairings, and everything was just jaw-droppingly delicious. I loved every bite. The most notable and fun dishes would be their beer cheese doughnut, and matsutake. The roasted chicken dumpling and truffle was legit. Both the quail and lamb loin courses were also cooked to perfection. Each course is about a few bites each, which was just perfect since there were so many courses. I ended up having to share my last few courses to hold out tummy room for the two(!) desserts. The staff were all on point, working together like a fine tuned instrument, bringing course after course and providing great descriptions of each dish as well. It was such a treat, and I would highly recommend this place for a 'splurge' or celebratory dinner in Austin.
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Kyla Myers
a year ago
Barley Swine is one of our go-to places whenever we have out of town foodies visiting. It's a farm to table, small plates restaurant and each night they have a slightly different menu. Occasionally they have items on their small plate menu that I don't like, for instance beets. I've learned to set aside my likes and dislikes and trust the Chef, Bryce Gilmore, who is a James Beard award recipient. Bryce has a real flare for flavour combinations. While I'm still not a big red beet fan, having set aside my likes and dislikes, I've found I don't hate yellow beets. Each time I eat at Barley Swine I discover a new combination I love. Like his ice cream and foie gras combination that's truly a mouthgasm. Do yourself a favour and give this restaurant a try, and don't hold back just because you think you don't like something!
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Jeff Bennett
3 months ago
Building another location in The Domain, under construction now. See you in September.
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Joe Chambers
8 months ago
This is probably the most enjoyable eating experience of my life. My wife took me here for my birthday. 13 courses at a flat rate of $75 I believe. The food was some of the best, and most interesting I have ever eaten. The open kitchen allows you to appreciate the craft that goes into making the food. Rather than having a designated server, the entire staff participates in serving you. Notably, one of the staff served as a roving bartender who offered excellent suggestions on pairing beer or wine with upcoming courses.
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Adrian Najera
a year ago
I have to say that i expected more from them. Especially after having eaten at the Odd Duck trailer several times. The ambiance is ok, it felt a bit cold, i think the staff had something to do with this though. I love eating and i especially enjoy smelling the food as it is being cooked, i would expect that from this restaurant since the kitchen is open to the dining room. I was surprised that you can't really smell the food as it is being cooked. Here is the main reason that i would never go back: we spent 400+ and were asked to give up our table once we were finished with our meal, we still had deserts on the table that i had to scarf down. A lot of people in Austin love it so I'm sure it will continue to do well.
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Law Office of David D. White, PLLC
a year ago
Great place to bring out of town guests for a unique dining experience. Area to sit outside and have wine while you wait for a table. Go in with an open mind and you will absolutely NOT be disappointed.
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Jon Morgan
2 years ago
Super spot-- a true culinary adventure that won't break your bank or your gut. Small plates that are creatively prepared and presented. A sort of bohemian Danko's or French Laundry feel--very Austin. Menu changes but all was very good to excellent so go with what instinctively sounds good! Limited parking so take a taxi if possible.


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