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Barley Swine

New American Restaurant and American Restaurant · Brentwood
2024 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78757, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 154 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Alyson R.
    "Bruce won best new chef in food and wine!"(2 Tips)
    Joel G.
    "The prix fixe menu is exciting and delicious."(5 Tips)
    Ron B.
    "The new share menu is incredible."(2 Tips)
    Open Air P.
    "... Book" created for iPads."(2 Tips)
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  • good for dates
  • wine
  • new share menu
  • scallops
  • pork belly
  • tasting menu
  • cozy
  • healthy food
  • romantic
  • ice cream
  • beer
  • hipster
  • trendy
  • great value
  • authentic
  • goat cheese salad
  • mezcal
  • scenic views
  • scrambled eggs
  • corn soup
  • ♞Eddie♚

    The menu changes daily, if it's your 1st time, enjoy the 13/or so tasting menu; however, if you get there by 5:30pm they may have a Happy Hour menu you can order a la carte (order everything).

    ♞Eddie♚ · December 10, 2015
  • ♞Eddie♚

    Take someone, make a reservation in advance or arrive before opening, have your date order the Tasting Menu and yourself order by the Ala Carte Menu, and share. Enjoy the moment, really enjoy!

    ♞Eddie♚ · December 12, 2015
  • Austin Chronicle

    Small plates, small space: Only 34 seats, so expect a wait. It’s worth it. A farm-to-table ethos and thoughtful flavor combinations distinguish this first brick & mortar from Bryce Gilmore. Read more

    Austin Chronicle · January 17, 2013
  • Mike W.

    Grab a seat at the chef's counter then sit back and enjoy 12-courses of inventive, flavorful, Southern, hipster, cheffy brilliance. Read all about it on WinstonWanders below! Read more

    Mike Winston · January 20, 2015
  • ArtJonak

    Great “locavore” hot spot! Chef Bryce Gilmore creates memorable small tapas-style plates made for sharing and enjoying. A foodie gathering spot. The space is small so arrive early or be ready to wait.

    ArtJonak · March 11, 2013
  • Kyle B.

    Another of the great places opened during the Great Restaurant Rush of '08-10 in Austin. Only complaint is that it's a very intimate setting, so you better get a reservation or be prepared to wait.

    Kyle Bunch · August 16, 2011
  • Emily B.

    Delicious food and wine. Our most expensive meal in Austin by far, but a great experience. We went on Halloween and all the waitresses were dressed up and super attentive. Fun. Get the pig face!

    Emily Butler · November 4, 2012
  • Anna M.

    Every bite is so precious! Don't expect a Texas-supersized meal, but rather plan to take your tastebuds on the joyride of their comfort-loving lives. Magic on tap and artistes de sabor in the kitchen!

    Anna Mentzer · January 3, 2011
  • Ron B.

    The new share menu is incredible. Had a very special evening. Visiting with the chefs and staff and the other diners created a wonderful ambiance.

    Ron Barger · October 20, 2013
  • Manuel F.

    Get anything on the menu, I mean anything. You will not be disappointed. If Jeffery is working at the bar sit at the bar close to him. He'll make your night a ton of fun. Read more

    Manuel Fernandez · July 12, 2011
  • Nom Nom PR

    Ridiculously delish, artfully crafted and albeit tiny small plates. Go with a fat wallet and be prepared to eat your way through the menu. GREAT craft beer selection as well.

    Nom Nom PR · May 3, 2012
  • Kyle B.

    Absolutely amazing small plates. Typically a bit of a wait, but come, put your name in, then go next door to Henri's or Horseshoe Lounge for a drink to pass the time.

    Kyle Bunch · February 24, 2013
  • Kimberly B.

    Arrive early or be prepared to wait. But food "lives up to the hype." Fresh ingredients from local farmers. Bring small group and order the seasonal plates!

    Kimberly Barrero · September 16, 2013
  • Eater

    Food & Wine Best New Chef 2011 winner Bryce Gilmore's South Lamar restaurant lives up to the hype. Go with a group and order everything on the seasonal small plates menu. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · October 4, 2011
  • Erika H.

    The new share menu is epic. Ten small dishes made from local producers and nothing disappoints. Beer and wine list is impressive as always.

    Erika Hermanns · November 10, 2013
  • miachel p.

    Let the waitress recommend plates – WD40 would approve. And nab the best spots in the place: at the bar with full view of the kitchen.

    miachel pruett · February 19, 2013
  • Brian H.

    Bryce Gilmore is a magician. No word to describe this place besides incredible. Make sure to check his other spot called Odd Duck!

    Brian Herschaft · August 22, 2014
  • Jessica F.

    Try the Corn Soup, Coconut, Tamarind, Fig, Thai Chili - Wow, spin on gazpacho...but a Thai coconut. Love, love, love it!

    Jessica Fradono · July 18, 2012
  • Tasting Table

    Don’t miss Kyle McKinney’s desserts, from pumpkin cheesecake to a beet cake topped with raw goat’s-milk ice cream. The hyper-local ingredient sourcing makes these dishes shine.

    Tasting Table · February 7, 2012
  • Randy H.

    The entire menu was amazing. I didn't have one dish that didn't blow me away. A little expensive but for sure worth it.

    Randy Helmcamp · August 6, 2013
  • Open Air P.

    Try the Bacon-Liver Mousse with Lager Onions. Then make them at home. Chef Bryce Gilmore's recipe is featured in "The Better Bacon Book" created for iPads.

    Open Air Publishing · April 16, 2012
  • Open Air Publishing

    Try the bacon-liver mousse with lager onions. Then make them at home. Chef Bryce Gilmore's recipe is featured in "The Better Bacon Book" created for iPads.

    Open Air Publishing · April 24, 2012
  • Natanya A.

    Go with a group of friends and order the entire menu to share. A perfect way to taste the chef's full range.

    Natanya Anderson · December 7, 2011
  • Jessica F.

    Try the Grilled Peach, Marsala, Goat Milk Ice Cream, Black Pepper Crumble - A wonderful combo of sweet flavors and textures!

    Jessica Fradono · July 18, 2012
  • Katherine M.

    Food blogger Hank Shaw of Hunter Angler Gardener Cook said he loved the crispy trotter, pork loin, and ham with lentils here.

    Katherine M. · July 5, 2014
  • Caith C.

    small plates but super tasty. the wine bar next door is a great place to have a drink while you wait.

    Caith Chapman · December 7, 2012
  • Jessica F.

    Try the Mussels, Watermelon, Avocado, Mezcal - It's like tempura fried mussels with avocado. So lovely!

    Jessica Fradono · July 18, 2012
  • Josh S.

    Really good. Super creative ideas backed by perfect execution and fantastic staff. Lousy name :-) Get the goat.

    Josh Seiden · March 10, 2013
  • Avery E.

    small plates, ideal for groups, intimate pairings, order all the dishes and take one bite of each

    Avery Epstein · February 19, 2015
  • Jessica F.

    Try the Grilled Watermelon, Tomato & Goat Cheese Salad - So delicious. Amazing blend of flavors!!!

    Jessica Fradono · July 18, 2012
  • Jessica F.

    Try the Scallops, Okra, Pickled Corn, Buttermilk - This has been my favorite dish so far...

    Jessica Fradono · July 18, 2012
  • Angela

    The chef's tasting menu is not only ridiculously creative, but also amazingly delicious.

    Angela · April 3, 2015
  • Christine H.

    Tiny & busy so go early to avoid long wait. Shared small plates. Good beer selection.

    Christine Ha · March 16
  • Andy W.

    Everything is good. New tasting menu (only) is interesting but takes away choice.

    Andy Wang · November 25, 2014
  • Bijoy G.

    Make sure you ask for their little spatulas - they come in different colors! You will need one to app up all the goodness on the plate.

    Bijoy Goswami · August 28, 2012
  • Tammy G.

    The best way to attack the menu here is to figure out what, if anything, you don't want to order. Then order one of everything else.

    Tammy Gordon · March 11, 2012
  • Austin Fine Properties

    Considering how much Austinites love Barley Swine, it's no wonder that Bryce Gilmore, chef of Barley Swine, is a semifinalist for Rising Star Chef of the Year.

    Austin Fine Properties · July 12, 2013
  • Tina W.

    The price is right and execution has always been perfect. One of my favorite places in Austin.

    Tina Wang · June 27, 2011
  • Ben L.

    The chickpea fritters blew my mind. Incredible meal so far and we're only 2 plates in!

    Ben Lewis · December 18, 2011
  • Chris C.

    Sit at the bar (8 seats total) so you can watch your food being made.

    Chris Collins · December 4, 2015
  • Stephanie C.

    There's nothing like getting served mouth-orgasm food from a sexy man... Do yourself a favor: go, and often if you can...

    Stephanie Cunningham · January 23, 2014
  • Gregori P.

    The pairings make up for bite-sized courses, bring 5 friends so you can have a dedicated table

    Gregori Parker · August 18, 2014
  • Jessica F.

    Try the Pork Belly, Curried Eggplant, Cous Cous, Pickled Peach - Yum

    Jessica Fradono · July 18, 2012
  • Jessica F.

    Try the Hopelessly Blue Cheese, Honey Bun And Figs - Divine!!!

    Jessica Fradono · July 18, 2012
  • Sam D.

    An amazing 12 course tasting with lovely bursts of spring throughout the progression

    Sam D · April 11, 2015
  • Anthony A.

    The veal glands "sweet breads" we're out of this world delicious.

    Anthony Armendariz · October 9, 2011
  • Jenny

    The desserts are phenomenal; the pastry chef is a genius!

    Jenny · February 22, 2014
  • Josie M.

    Just go! This place cannot be missed! You will not be disappointed!

    Josie M · August 15, 2013
  • Brian S.

    One of the best restaurants in America. Get the wine pairing and just surrender.

    Brian Strauss · November 4, 2014
  • Honey B.

    Don't miss out on the scrambled eggs. They are FANTASTIC !

    Honey Bear · July 13, 2013
  • Jason F.

    Nothing bad on the menu. Come with a friend(s) and share!

    Jason Freshly · January 15, 2011
  • Lisa

    I've been here 3 times and never been disappointed. Try ANYTHING on the menu!!

    Lisa · November 13, 2011
  • Joel G.

    The prix fixe menu is exciting and delicious.

    Joel Goodman · November 4, 2014
  • Paula F.

    You can ask for a mini-spatula to scrape your plate. Just saying.

    Paula Forbes · February 10, 2012
  • Paulie D.

    Austin's best eat. Order one of everything. Wait in line at the Horseshoe next door.

    Paulie Dery · July 17, 2012
  • Alyson R.

    Bruce won best new chef in food and wine! Check out this rising star!!!!!

    Alyson Rodgers · April 24, 2011
  • Sacha D.

    Amazing. On my top 3 restaurants List ever. Thumbs up.

    Sacha Declomesnil · March 12, 2014
  • Carmen M.

    The goat with the crunchy wild rice is the yummiest thing I have eaten in a while!

    Carmen Magar · March 8, 2013
  • Andy Y.

    Sweet breads, beets, and scallops were Excellent!

    Andy Yu · March 17, 2012
  • Disposable M.

    Camera 336 of the Disposable Memory Project was left here on May 7, 2011 by Zach C. Did you find it? Read more

  • Bill J M.

    Kristy is an awesome person who waited on us. We loved her. Fabulous!!!

    Bill J McCarley · November 9, 2011
  • Kyla K.

    If they recommend the pork belly or sweetbreads. Do what they tell you.

    Kyla Kanz · November 18, 2011
  • TY

    Order anything and everything and share!

    TY · August 23, 2012
  • Michael C.

    Open your mind and bring a friend that is ready for a food adventure.

    Michael Champagne · September 9, 2013
  • Esther B.

    Check out their duck, honey & lavender pate....divine!

    Esther Bernaldo de Quirós · February 25, 2014
  • @JustinDoesBlog

    Probably the best restaurant in Austin. Review coming soon at

    @JustinDoesBlog · April 10, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    David Bull, chef of Bar Congress, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Scrambled egg w/ broccoli. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 5, 2014
  • susana g.

    Amazing food and service! Get there early.

    susana garza · May 23, 2011
  • Angela S.

    Trust them on the beer selection. It's no joke.

    Angela Saunders · August 20, 2013
  • Duncan W.

    More fancy-pants than the name would imply, but very nice!

    Duncan Watwood · October 5, 2011
  • Kevin N.

    Get to know your food neighbors. Don't fight it.

    Kevin Nuut · October 9, 2012
  • Richard V.

    Come after 9pm. Shouldn't be that long a wait.

    Richard Vu · June 10, 2012
  • Justin R.

    One of the best meals of all time. No question!

    Justin Riemer · April 28, 2013
  • Havalah W.

    Amazing! Every bite was as good as the next!

    Havalah Winslow · February 26, 2013
  • Piper J.

    Fried brussel sprouts, lemon, capers - oh my

    Piper Jones · February 27, 2011
  • Dehron H.

    Do the alcohol pairing! It's worth it.

    Dehron Hite-Benson · November 25, 2015
  • Zahir W.

    Fantastic food. Cold service

    Zahir Walji · February 24, 2014
  • Rosa L.

    Just get everything on the menu!

    Rosa Lantigua · October 12, 2012
  • janine c.

    good prices. great food.

    janine corn · March 17, 2011
  • Julia Z.

    If you only have one meal in Texas

    Julia Zhu · April 21, 2014
  • Sam M.

    Make sure you have a steady job.

    Sam Murray · November 22, 2013
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Barley Swine as seen on No Reservations Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 1, 2014
  • Will F.

    Just get one of each.

    Will Franklin · August 31, 2013
  • Mark P.

    Try one of everything, literally.

    Mark Puckett · January 15, 2012
  • Brian M.

    one other spot.

    Brian Merz · February 28
  • Alyson R.

    Bryce!! I meant bryce. Damn autocorrect..... sorry bryce

    Alyson Rodgers · April 24, 2011
  • Laila L.

    Wow. Amazing

    Laila Lamb · April 25, 2013

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